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Who is boxing’s second-best featherweight right now?

Mark Magsayo made for more chaos at 126 lbs on Saturday, and a strange division has gotten even harder to call after the top dog.

Watson’s Winners and Losers (Jan. 25)

Mark Magsayo was definitely the week’s biggest winner, but there was more going on in the sport this past week.

Rankings (January 24): Magsayo arrives at featherweight, more

Mark Magsayo shoots into the featherweight rankings plus more in this week’s update.

Predictions: Gary Russell Jr vs Mark Magsayo

Will Gary Russell Jr emerge from hibernation for another win, or can Mark Magsayo end his long reign with the WBC title?

Matias looking to settle score with Ananyan with title shot in play

Subriel Matias has emerged as a legitimate contender at 140, but he’s got a score to settle on Saturday with Petros Ananyan.

Stevenson hyping “big surprise” for next opponent, could Kambosos be the plan?

Could Shakur Stevenson have his sights set on George Kambosos Jr for his next fight?

2022 resolution: treat the WBC like we did the WBA

Gilberto Mendoza got (somewhat) whipped into shape. Now it’s Mauricio Sulaiman’s term.

My five-fight wishlist for 2022

It’s a new year and I have some renewed hope for boxing, so let’s see which fights I’m keeping my fingers crossed for.

Rankings (Jan. 3): Reshuffling and house cleaning for the new year

It’s a new year for boxing, with some shuffling and house-cleaning in the rankings to kick off 2022.

Predictions: Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin

Will Luis Ortiz or Charles Martin work their way back into contention on Saturday night?

Is PBC’s Ortiz vs Martin PPV worth your money?

Yet another PPV comes our way Saturday, with Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin headlining. Should you pay for another boxing show?

Would Chavez Jr be a logical opponent for Jake Paul?

Jake Paul needs an opponent, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr does bring some "positives" to the table. But a licensing issue could scrap that plan before it even gets started.

Rankings (Dec. 20): Beterbiev, Parker, Inoue, Estrada, Serrano, more

Plenty of notes and results from a busy week in boxing as we wrap up with the final rankings of 2021.

What comes next for Jake Paul after knocking out Tyron Woodley?

Jake Paul needs an intriguing next opponent, but the realistic options may be few.

Predictions: Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley square off again Saturday in the last of this year’s many Showtime pay-per-views. Who wins?

Predictions: Deron Williams vs Frank Gore

Deron Williams and Frank Gore enter a new arena Saturday, as the two square off in a four-round, fully sanctioned boxing match.

Predictions: Zurdo Ramirez vs Yunieski Gonzalez

"Zurdo" Ramirez headlines in San Antonio on DAZN, with a light heavyweight title shot on the line against Yunieski Gonzalez. Who wins?

Predictions: Parker-Chisora 2 and Gongora-Richards

Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora left things feeling unsettled seven months ago, who wins the rematch?

Predictions: Beterbiev-Browne and Madrimov-Soro

Two big fights on Friday to kick off the final busy weekend of boxing in 2021. Who wins Beterbiev-Browne and Madrimov-Soro?

Rankings (Dec. 13): Lomachenko, Donaire stand pat as top players, plus more

Vasiliy Lomachenko and Nonito Donaire are still in top contention, Katie Taylor is still Katie Taylor, plus notes on Dmitry Bivol, Conor Benn, and more.

What’s next for Lomachenko, Donaire, Benn, Bivol, and other weekend winners?

We had a lot of action this weekend, so what comes next for some big name winners?

Forrest and DiBella still angry with Hunter draw, another call for judging reform

You could say Jerry Forrest has had bad luck, but is luck really part of the equation?

Predictions: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey

Vasiliy Lomachenko takes on Richard Commey as the lightweight division continues to take shape going into 2022.

Predictions: Nonito Donaire vs Reymart Gaballo

Nonito Donaire looks to keep his incredible career rolling on Saturday, facing Reymart Gaballo on Showtime.

Predictions: Dmitry Bivol vs Umar Salamov

Dmitry Bivol returns again to defend his WBA title, can Umar Salamov take it from him in Russia?

Predictions: Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri

Will Conor Benn stay undefeated going into 2022, or can veteran Chris Algieri surprise him in Liverpool?

Preview: Lomachenko vs Commey

It’s Vasiliy Lomachenko and Richard Commey this weekend as the two continue a strong run for the lightweight division.

Preview: Donaire vs Gaballo

Nonito Donaire’s legendary career continues on Saturday. Is Reymart Gaballo a viable spoiler?

Preview: Benn vs Algieri

Is Conor Benn taking the right next step against Chris Algieri, or has he picked the wrong opponent this time?

Preview: Bivol vs Salamov

Will Dmitry Bivol retain again, or is he ripe for an upset against Umar Salamov?

Rankings (Dec. 6): Davis and Haney in lightweight shuffle, more

The 135 lb division continues to shift around, with Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney winning this weekend, plus much more.

Predictions: Davis vs Cruz and Fundora vs Garcia

Will Tank Davis avoid the upset? Who wins Fundora vs Garcia?