Ring Ratings Update: Upsets highlight busy time in boxing
Heavyweight: RING champ Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 knockouts) retained his titles with a unanimous decision over No. 5-rated Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs). Jennings was much more impressive in losing than Bermaine Stiverne was earlier this year handing his title to Wilder with a pedestrian no show. No change.
Light heavyweight: Good win for No. 8-rated Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) forcing Chavez Jr. to retire in his corner at the end of the ninth round. No change.
Super middleweight: Chavez Jr. will be dropped from the ratings. Chavez Jr. was ranked No. 9. Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KOs) will take over the No. 9 spot. Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC title with a majority decision against No. 6-rated Anthony Dirrell, 27-1-1, 22 KOs. With Jack’s win, he comes into the ratings at No. 8 and Dirrell drops to No. 10.
Middleweight: No. 9-rated Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) stopped unrated Caleb Truax in the final seconds of the fight. Jacobs to stay at No. 9.
Junior welterweight: No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) won a majority decision over tough Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs). Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) won the WBO belt with a sixth-round TKO victory over Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KOs). Dulorme will exit the ratings. Crawford will enter the ratings taking over the No. 5 spot with everyone else below Crawford dropping one spot each.
Bantamweight: No. 1-rated Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-9-2, 17 KOs) retained his WBC title with an emphatic seventh-round KO over unrated Diego Santillan. No change.
Junior bantamweight: No. 8-rated Felipe Orucuta (30-3, 25 KOs) stopped unrated Ricardo Roman in seven rounds. No change.
Flyweight: Second time was a charm for Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs) winning the secondary WBA title by outboxing Juan Carlos Reveco (35-2, 19 KOs). Ioka to advance to No. 5 with Reveco dropping to No. 6.
Junior flyweight: Randy Petalcorin (23-1-1, 18 KOs) retained his second string WBA title stopping unrated Ma Yi Ming in a round. Alberto Rossell (33-9, 13 KOs) bounced back from losing his title late last year, winning a decision over unrated Jeyson Cervantes. No change.
Strawweight: Katsunari Takayama (29-7, 11 KOs) retained his IBF title with a ninth-round technical decision over unrated Fahlan Sakkreerin, Jr. No change.