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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (July 5, 2021): Chris Colbert making move at 130, more

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The unbeaten junior lightweight is trending up after another win.

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Rankings go up on Mondays at 10 am ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Light Heavyweight: (8) Zurdo Ramirez vs Sullivan Barrera, July 9
  • Junior Middleweight: (6) Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark, July 7
  • Lightweight: (6) Javier Fortuna vs Joseph Diaz Jr, July 9
  • Women’s P4P: (9) Seniesa Estrada vs Tenkai Tsunami, July 9

Upcoming Fights: (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, July 24 ... (7) Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam, July 24 ... (2) Anthony Joshua vs (6) Oleksandr Usyk, Sept. 25


Upcoming Fights: TBA


Upcoming Fights: (8) Zurdo Ramirez vs Sullivan Barrera, July 9


Upcoming Fights: (3) David Benavidez vs Jose Uzcategui, Aug. 28 ... (1) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 18


Upcoming Fights: TBA


Upcoming Fights: (6) Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark, July 7 ... (1) Jermell Charlo vs (2) Brian Castano, July 17 ... (7) Sebastian Fundora vs (10) Sergio Garcia, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (1) Errol Spence Jr vs (3) Manny Pacquiao, Aug. 21 ... (6) Yordenis Ugas vs TBA, Aug. 21 ... (2) Terence Crawford vs Jose Zepeda, Oct. 23 ... (10) Mikey Garcia vs Regis Prograis [junior welterweight], TBA


Upcoming Fights: (5) Jose Zepeda vs Terence Crawford [welterweight], Oct. 23 ... (1) Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall, TBA ... (2) Regis Prograis vs Mikey Garcia, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (6) Javier Fortuna vs Joseph Diaz Jr, July 9 ... (1) Teofimo Lopez vs (9) George Kambosos Jr, Sept. 11


Notes: Chris Colbert was solid in a good win over Tugstsogt Nyambayar on Saturday, and moves up a spot, trading places with Tevin Farmer, who looked pretty bad last time out, and last time out was in Jan. 2020. He should return sometime soon-ish, but he’s also a free agent and might be moving up to 135.

Colbert is coming as a contender, though. PBC like him, Showtime are willing to headline with him (he’s had two straight main events on the network), and if/when Gervonta Davis vacates the WBA belt, Colbert and Xavier Martinez — another good PBC propsect — are in line to fight for the vacant belt, maybe. Kinda. I mean, you’d think the WBA would bump up “world” (“regular”) champion Roger Gutierrez, but they’ve proven before in this division that they can be talked into playing favorites, and Gutierrez has no name value.

Upcoming Fights: (7) Shavkat Rakhimov vs Kenichi Ogawa, Aug. 20 ... (1) Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao, Sept. 10


Notes: Assuming Nyambayar goes back down to 126 after that loss to Colbert, where size definitely played a role. The Mongolian fighter is fun to watch usually, but he’s proven fairly limited in recent fights. Usually has his moments, sometimes looks really good, but has lulls and can be out-boxed by quicker, more consistent guys like Colbert and Gary Russell. Those are two good fighters with obvious on-paper advantages and all, but Nyambayar has flaws. I think he’s still a top 10 featherweight for the moment, in part because the division is in need of some new life in bigger fights.

Upcoming Fights: (3) Kid Galahad vs Jazza Dickens, Aug. 7 ... (4) Xu Can vs Leigh Wood, July 31 ... (5) Mauricio Lara vs (6) Josh Warrington, Sept. 4 ... (1) Gary Russell Jr vs Rey Vargas, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (2) Stephen Fulton Jr vs (3) Brandon Figueroa, Sept. 11 ... (4) Danny Roman vs (10) Ra’eese Aleem, Sept. 11 ... (1) Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs (8) Ronny Rios, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) John Riel Casimero vs (4) Guillermo Rigondeaux, Aug. 14


Upcoming Fights: (7) Joshua Franco vs (9) Andrew Moloney, Aug. 14 ... (2) Kazuto Ioka vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr, Sept. 1 ... (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs (4) Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA ... (3) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (7) Joshua Franco vs (9) Andrew Moloney, Aug. 14 ... (2) Kazuto Ioka vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr, Sept. 1 ... (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs (4) Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA ... (3) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) Junto Nakatani vs (6) Angel Acosta, Sept. 10


Upcoming Fights: (1) Kenshiro Teraji vs Masamichi Yabuki, Sept. 10 ... (2) Hiroto Kyoguchi vs (10) Esteban Bermudez, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (9) Ginjiro Shigeoka vs Toshiki Kawamitsu, July 14


Upcoming Fights: (9) Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder, July 24 ... (3) Errol Spence Jr vs Manny Pacquiao, Aug. 21 ... (4) Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, Sept. 11 ... (8) Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua, Sept. 25 ... (6) Terence Crawford vs TBA, Oct. 23 ... (10) Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (9) Seniesa Estrada vs Tenkai Tsunami, July 9 ... (6) Mikaela Mayer vs (10) Maiva Hamadouche, TBA