RING Ratings Update: Charlo’s win highlights a busy weekend
A very busy weekend resulted in relatively few changes in the RING Ratings.
Junior middleweight Jermall Charlo (No. 3 last week) made the biggest slash over the weekend, stopping Julian Williams (No. 8 last week) in the fifth round on the Abner Mares-Jesus Cuellar card Saturday in Los Angeles, but he only switches places with Erislandy Lara (No. 2 last week).
Williams, who was competitive before he was hurt by an uppercut, drops to No. 10.
In other divisions:
Anthony Joshua (No. 5 last week) retains his position after knocking out Eric Molina (unrated last week) in the third round Saturday in Manchester.
Joshua was impressive but the quality of his opponent was relatively weak, which precluded him from rising in the ratings.
Also, Joseph Parker (No. 6 last week) narrowly outpointed Andy Ruiz on Saturday in New Zealand. Parker holds his position. Ruiz (No. 10 last week) did enough to remain in the Top 10.
This coming Saturday will see two heavyweights who have been idle for 13 months, Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Povetkin, facing off in Russia. It’s an opportunity for each to make a statement.
Eleider Alvarez (No. 4 last week) outpointed Norbert Dabrowski (unrated last week) on Saturday in Montreal to retain his position.
Callum Smith (No. 6 last week) stopped Luke Blackledge in the 10th round. Smith stays put.
RING champion Terence Crawford stopped John Molina (No. 6 last week) in the 8th round Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. Molina, who came in overweight, drops out of the ratings. Sergey Lipinets, who knocked out Leonardo Zappavigna (unrated last week) on the Mares-Cuellar card, enters at No. 10.
Raymundo Beltran (unrated last week) takes Mason Menard’s No. 10 position after stopping Menard in the seventh round on the Crawford-Molina card.
Abner Mares (No. 5 last week) retained his spot after outpointing Jesus Cuellar (No. 7 last week) In L.A. Cuellar drops to No. 9.
Scott Quigg (No. 2 last week) moved up in weight and Hozumi Hasegawa (No. 7 last week) retired, leaving two vacancies at 122 pounds. Hugo Ruiz and Cesar Juarez come in at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
Khalid Yafai (No. 7 last week) moves up one spot after outpointing Luis Concepcion (No. 5 last week) on the Joshua-Molina card. Concepcion, who came in overweight, drops to No. 8.
Ken Shiro (No. 10 last week) remains where he is after stopping Lester Abutan (unrated last week) in three rounds Thursday in Tokyo.