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Ring Ratings Update: Mayweather is RING welterweight champ

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There were numerous changes to THE RING’s divisional and pound-for-pound rankings after a big weekend of boxing, highlighted by Floyd Mayweather’s RING welterweight title winning unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero.

I’ll start with the pound-for-pound ratings. While the divisional ratings are primarily based on the most recent fights, the Pound For Pound is based on the overall cumulative resumes of the fighters.


1. Mayweather

2. Andre Ward

3. Juan Manuel Marquez

4. Wladimir Klitschko

5. Abner Mares

6. Adrien Broner

7. Sergio Martinez

8. Manny Pacquiao

9. Timothy Bradley

10. Saul Alvarez


At heavyweight, Klitschko retained his RING championship and other various titles by beating Francesco Pianeta.

At welterweight, Mayweather won THE RING championship with a UD over Guerrero, which resulted in some changes in the rankings:

Champion: Mayweather

1. Marquez

2. Pacquiao

3. Kell Brook

4. Paul Malignaggi

5. Bradley

6. Devon Alexander

7. Guerrero

8. Victor Ortiz

9. Keith Thurman

10. Luis Carlos Abregu


At junior welterweight, Antonio Orozco had an impressive win stopping Jose Reynoso in the third. No changes.

At featherweight, Mares looked impressive beating WBC titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon. Thus, Mares will move to No. 2 in the rankings, replacing the spot Ponce de Leon previously held. Other changes in the division are as follows:

Champion: Mikey Garcia

1. Chris John

2. Mares

3. Orlando Salido

4. Jhonny Gonzalez

5. Ponce de Leon

6. Evgany Gradovich

7. Billy Dib

8. Nicholas Walters

9. Javier Fortuna

10. Juan Manuel Lopez


At junior featherweight, Leo Santa Cruz moves from bantamweight, dropping Hozumi Hasegawa from the rankings, which now look like this:

Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux

1. Nonito Donaire

2. Jeffrey Mathebula

3. Carl Frampton

4. Scott Quigg

5. Vic Darchinyan

6. Tomoki Kameda

7. Victor Terrazas

8. Jonathan Romero

9. Leo Santa Cruz

10. Fernando Montiel


At bantamweight, Santa Cruz’s move up in weight moved everyone rated under him (Nos. 4 through 10) to move up a spot, opening the way for Jamie McDonnell to re-enter the rankings at No. 10.

At junior bantamweight, Kohei Kono is dropped from the rankings since he has lost four of his last seven fights. Yota Sato lost to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who won Sato’s WBC title by eighth-round stoppage. The new rankings are:

1. Omar Narvaez

2. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai

3. Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr.

4. Carlos Cuadras

5. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

6. Sato

7. Tepparith Singwancha

8. Ryo Akaho

9. Oleydong Sithsamerchai

10. Arthur Villavueva


At strawweight, Carlos Buitrago stopped Yader Escoar in a round. It was an impressive win and justifies his spot at No. 8 with no changes.



Chuck Giampa, the Chairman of THE RING Ratings Committee, can be reached at [email protected]