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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (August 9, 2021): Kid Galahad, Michael Hunter, more

No movement this week, but a few things to note.

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Rankings go up on Mondays at 10 am ET. (Late this week, yes.)

Ranked fights this week:

  • Welterweight: (7) Vergil Ortiz Jr vs (10) Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Aug. 14
  • Bantamweight: (3) John Riel Casimero vs (4) Guillermo Rigondeaux, Aug. 14
  • Bantamweight: (6) Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Gary Antonio Russell, Aug. 14
  • Bantamweight: (7) Jason Moloney vs Joshua Greer Jr, Aug. 14
  • Junior Bantamweight: (7) Joshua Franco vs (9) Andrew Moloney, Aug. 14
  • Junior Flyweight: (3) Felix Alvarado vs Erick Lopez, Aug. 14

Notes: We learned absolutely nothing new in any way about Michael Hunter in his easy win over Mike Wilson, but he got a fight in. Hopefully he does something more substantial next.

Upcoming Fights: (2) Anthony Joshua vs (6) Oleksandr Usyk, Sept. 25 ... (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, Oct. 9


Upcoming Fights: TBA


Upcoming Fights: (4) Joe Smith Jr vs Umar Salamov, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) David Benavidez vs Jose Uzcategui, Aug. 28


Upcoming Fights: (1) Gennadiy Golovkin vs (5) Ryota Murata, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (7) Sebastian Fundora vs (10) Sergio Garcia, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (7) Vergil Ortiz Jr vs (10) Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Aug. 14 ... (1) Errol Spence Jr vs (3) Manny Pacquiao, Aug. 21 ... (5) Yordenis Ugas vs Fabian Maidana, Aug. 21


Upcoming Fights: (7) Ivan Baranchyk vs Montana Love [welterweight], Aug. 29 ... (1) Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall, Dec. 18


Upcoming Fights: (1) Teofimo Lopez vs (8) George Kambosos Jr, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (7) Shavkat Rakhimov vs Kenichi Ogawa, Aug. 20 ... (1) Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao, Sept. 10 ... (3) Jamel Herring vs (5) Shakur Stevenson, TBA


Notes: Kid Galahad was dominant in claiming the IBF featherweight title on Saturday, beating Jazza Dickens thoroughly and forcing a stoppage after 11 rounds. Neither the result nor the manner in which it came was really a surprise, as Galahad had stopped Dickens back in 2013, too, and while both of them are better fighters now than they were then, Dickens never on paper had much that was going to trouble Galahad, brave as he is in the ring. Galahad immediately and quite hilariously dumped on two fights that Matchroom could pretty easily put together — Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington — leaving Eddie Hearn standing without much to say in the post-fight interview, which may have been the biggest thing Galahad accomplished on Saturday, really. Either one could still happen (Warrington needs to win on Sept. 4, obviously) but it was good, awkward TV. A really intriguing possible matchup would be Galahad against Mauricio Lara, of course, if Lara beats Warrington again.

Upcoming Fights: (5) Mauricio Lara vs (6) Josh Warrington, Sept. 4


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


Notes: Lee McGregor didn’t have his best showing on Friday, which sounds weird because he stopped Vincent LeGrand inside of four rounds, but he got the win without any debate or anything, and he moves forward. He’s in an odd spot. At 24, he has the clear potential to be a top-level, world class guy. He’s also pretty clearly going to be too much at the domestic or European levels, though Kash Farooq might argue about that, and setting up that rematch now would be a fine idea. But McGregor is probably still a few fights and just as importantly a few good training camps away from being fully ready for the top class opponents. He might already do well, but when you have someone with this potential, it’s a better idea to be 100 percent sure when you step him up.

Upcoming Fights: (3) John Riel Casimero vs (4) Guillermo Rigondeaux, Aug. 14 ... (6) Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Gary Antonio Russell, Aug. 14 ... (7) Jason Moloney vs Joshua Greer Jr, Aug. 14 ... (9) Takuma Inoue vs Shingo Wake, Nov. 11


Upcoming Fights: (7) Joshua Franco vs (9) Andrew Moloney, Aug. 14 ...(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 ... (2) Sunny Edwards vs Jayson Mama, Sept. 11


Upcoming Fights: (3) Felix Alvarado vs Erick Lopez, Aug. 14 ... (1) Kenshiro Teraji vs Masamichi Yabuki, Sept. 10 ... (2) Hiroto Kyoguchi vs (10) Esteban Bermudez, TBA


Upcoming Fights: TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) Errol Spence Jr vs Manny Pacquiao, Aug. 21 ... (1) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 18 ... (8) Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua, Sept. 25 ... (9) Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder, Oct. 9 ... (7) Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall, Dec. 18 ... (4) Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, TBA ... (6) Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter, TBA ... (10) Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) Amanda Serrano vs Yamileth Mercado, Aug. 29 ... (1) Katie Taylor vs Jennifer Han, Sept. 4 ... (6) Mikaela Mayer vs (10) Maiva Hamadouche, TBA