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August 2022- Some wishes do come true … there was indeed a clear winner in the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch on Saturday night. It was a good, suspenseful fight untainted by a draw, no decision/contest, an unjustified DQ, or a bad decision. Oleksandr Usyk is now Heavyweight King. He succeeds Tyson Fury. Fury had a good time keeping everyone off balance until last week when he acted on his words by disavowing one of his belts while again declaring his retirement –that was when and why the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board declared the championship open in time for the #1 vs. #2 bout we saw Saturday night. The former heavyweight champion will likely be back to challenge Usyk, much like Joe Louis did Ezzard Charles in 1950 after he retired in 1949. But remember, no one was declaring that bout a title defense for Louis. Because it was a comeback. If Fury challenges Usyk, it will likewise be a comeback.

There was a clamoring for Usyk to take #1 at P4P, but it just missed. (Take a look at who took #10 with Fury’s retirement).

As for Anthony Joshua, his efforts were not unrewarded even in defeat. Someone should remind him that Jack Dempsey himself did not find a lasting place in the hearts of boxing fans until after he lost to Gene Tunney, and then lost again. Boxing is often about character as much as it is about conquest. As for Joshua’s emotional acts and words in the minutes following the fight, Alex Steedman said it best the other day: “Our fighters deserve a pass now and then.” AJ got one, of sorts, from the board this week. The chairs proposed that he drop to #1 below Deontay Wilder but it was overwhelmingly overruled and he’s sitting pretty at #1.

Callum Smith moves up a spot in the Light Heavyweight rankings with a 4th round stoppage of #10 ranked Mathieu Bauderlique, who exits. Spider Richards enters, primarily because of a relatively good loss against the formidable #1 contender Dmitry Bivol last year.

Jr. Welterweight Alberto Puello bumps out Teofimo Lopez with a win against Botirzhon Akhmedov to maintain his undefeated record. Down in Shakur Stevenson’s Jr. Lightweight kingdom, the #2 contender Roger Guiterrez was defeated by the #5 contender Hector Garcia. Garcia is now #2 and Guiterrez #6. Rau’shee Warren, the #5 contender in Naoya Inoue’s Bantamweight kingdom, was surprisingly defeated by Francisco Pedroza in a 6-round prelim. He was voted out of the rankings altogether. Japan’s Ryosuke Nishida enters at #10.


HeavyweightOleksandr Usyk19-0-0 (13)UKR
CruiserweightJai Opetaia22-0-0 (17)AUS
Light HeavyweightArtur Beterbiev17-0-0 (17)CAN
Super MiddleweightSaul Alvarez57-2-2 (39)MEX
Junior MiddleweightJermell Charlo35-1-1 (19)USA
Junior WelterweightJosh Taylor19-0-0 (13)SCT
LightweightDevin Haney28-0-0 (15)USA
Junior LightweightShakur Stevenson18-0-0 (9)USA
BantamweightNaoya Inoue23-0-0 (20)JPN
Junior BantamweightJuan Francisco Estrada41-3-0 (28)MEX


1Naoya Inoue *JPN23-0-0 (20)Bantamweight
2Oleksandr UsykUKR19-0-0 (13)Heavyweight
3Terence CrawfordUSA37-0-0 (28)Welterweight
4Errol Spence Jr.USA27-0-0 (21)Welterweight
5Saul Alvarez *MEX57-2-2 (39)Super Middleweight
6Roman GonzalezNIC51-3-0 (41)Jr. Bantamweight
7Dmitry BivolRUS20-0-0 (11)Light Heavyweight
8Jermell CharloUSA35-1-1 (19)Jr. Middleweight
9Artur Beterbiev *CAN18-0-0 (18)Light Heavyweight
10Shakur Stevenson *USA18-0-0 (9)Jr. Lightweight


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOleksandr Usyk19-0-0 (13)UKR1
1Anthony Joshua24-2-0 (22)ENG2
2Deontay Wilder42-2-1 (41)USA3
3Andy Ruiz Jr.34-2-0 (22)USA4
4Joseph Parker30-2-0 (21)NZ5
5Joe Joyce14-0-0 (13)ENG6
6Dillian Whyte28-2-0 (19)ENG7
7Luis Ortiz33-2-0 (28)CUB8
8Otto Wallin24-1-0 (14)SWE9
9Michael Hunter20-1-2 (14)USA10
10Martin Bakole18-1-0 (13)DRC


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsJai Opetaia22-0-0 (17)AUS
1Mairis Breidis28-2-0 (20)LVA1
2Lawrence Okolie17-0-0 (14)ENG2
3Yuniel Dorticos25-2-0 (23)CUB3
4Ilunga Makabu29-2-0 (25)COD4
5Thabiso Mchunu23-6-0 (13)RSA5
6Aleksei Papin14-1-0 (13)RUS6
7Richard Riakporhe15-0-0 (11)ENG7
8Mateusz Masternak46-5-0 (31)POL8
9Brandon Glanton15-0-0 (12)USA9
10Chris Billam-Smith16-1-0 (11)ENG10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsArtur Beterbiev18-0-0 (18)CAN***
1Dmitry Bivol20-0-0 (11)RUS1
2Gilberto Ramirez44-0-0 (30)MEX2
3Joshua Buatsi16-0-0 (13)ENG3
4Callum Smith28-1-0 (20)ENG5
5Joe Smith Jr.28-4-0 (22)USA4
6Anthony Yarde22-2-0 (21)ENG6
7Marcus Browne24-2-0 (16)USA7
8Callum Johnson20-1-0 (14)ENG8
9Jean Pascal36-6-1 (20)CAN9
10Spider Richards17-3-1 (10)ENG


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsSaul Alvarez57-2-2 (39)MEX***
1David Benavidez26-0-0 (23)USA1
2Caleb Plant21-1-0 (12)USA2
3David Morrell7-0-0 (6)CUB3
4Lerrone Richards15-0-0 (3)ENG4
5Carlos Gongora20-1-0 (15)ECU5
6John Ryder31-5-0 (17)ENG6
7Danny Jacobs37-4-0 (30)USA7
8Pavel Silyagin10-0-0 (5)RUS8
9Christian Mbilli21-0-0 (19)FRA9
10Azizbek Abdugofurov14-1-0 (5)UZB10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOPEN (Saul Alvarez abdicated 1/1/2021)
1Gennady Golovkin42-1-1 (37)KAZ1
2Jermall Charlo32-0-0 (22)USA2
3Demetrius Andrade31-0-0 (19)USA3
4Carlos Adames21-1-0 (16)DR4
5Jaime Munguia40-0-0 (32)MEX5
6Chris Eubank Jr.32-2-0 (23)ENG6
7Zhanibek Alimkhanuly12-0-0 (8)KAZ7
8Maciej Sulecki30-2-0 (11)POL8
9Erislandy Lara29-3-3 (17)CUB9
10Sergiy Derevyanchenko14-4-0 (10)UKR10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsJermell Charlo35-1-1 (19)USA***
1Brian Castano17-1-2 (12)ARG1
2Sebastian Fundora19-0-1 (13)USA2
3Tim Tszyu21-0-0 (15)AUS3
4Tony Harrison29-3-1 (21)USA4
5Erickson Lubin24-2-0 (17)USA5
6Israil Madrimov8-0-0 (6)UZB6
7Jesus Ramos19-0-0 (15)USA7
8Magomed Kurbanov22-0-0 (13)RUS8
9Liam Smith31-3-1 (18)ENG9
10Bakhram Murtazaliev20-0-0 (15)RUS10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOpen (since 4/2016 when Manny Pacquiao retired)
1Errol Spence Jr.28-0-0 (22)USA1
2Terence Crawford38-0-0 (29)USA2
3Yordenis Ugas27-5-0 (12)CUB3
4Vergil Ortiz Jr.19-0-0 (19)USA4
5Jaron Ennis29-0-0 (27)USA5
6Keith Thurman30-1-0 (22)USA6
7Eimantas Stanionis14-0-0 (9)LIT7
8Cody Crowley21-0-0 (9)CAN8
9David Avanesyan29-3-1 (17)RUS9
10Conor Benn21-0-0 (14)ENG10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsJosh Taylor19-0-0 (13)SCT***
1Jose Ramirez27-1-0 (17)USA1
2Regis Prograis27-1-0 (23)USA2
3Jose Zepeda36-2-0 (28)USA3
4Arnold Barboza, Jr.27-0-0 (10)USA4
5Jack Catterall26-1-0 (13)ENG5
6Sandor Martin40-2-0 (13)ESP6
7Montana Love18-0-1 (9)USA7
8Gary Antuanne Russell15-0-0 (15)USA8
9Subriel Matias18-1-0 (18)PR9
10Alberto Puello21-0-0 (10)DR


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsDevin Haney28-0-0 (15)USA***
1George Kambosos Jr.20-1-0 (10)USA1
2Vasiliy Lomachenko16-2-0 (11)UKR2
3Gervonta Davis27-0-0 (25)USA3
4Ryan Garcia23-0-0 (19)USA4
5Isaac Cruz23-2-1 (16)MEX5
6Gustavo Daniel Lemos28-0-0 (18)ARG6
7Jeremiah Nakathila23-2-0 (19)NAM7
8Joseph Diaz32-2-1 (15)USA8
9Jamaine Ortiz16-0-1 (8)USA9
10William Zepeda26-0-0 (23)MEX10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsShakur Stevenson18-0-0 (9)USA***
1Oscar Valdez30-1-0 (23)MEX1
2Hector Garcia16-0-0 (10)DR5
3Joe Cordina15-0-0 (9)WAL3
4Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov16-0-1 (13)RUS4
5O’Shaquie Foster19-2-0 (11)USA6
6Roger Gutierrez26-4-1 (20)VEN2
7Lamont Roach23-1-1 (9)USA7
8Robson Conceicao17-1-0 (8)BRA8
9Eduardo Ramirez27-2-3 (12)MEX9
10Kenichi Ogawa26-2-1 (18)JPN10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOPEN (since Pacquiao abdicated 3/2005)
1Mauricio Lara24-2-1 (17)MEX1
2Emanuel Navarrete36-1-0 (30)MEX2
3Rey Vargas36-0-0 (22)MEX3
4Mark Magsayo24-1-0 (16)PHI4
5Gary Russell Jr.31-2-0 (18)USA5
6Leigh Wood26-2- 0 (16)ENG6
7Josh Warrington31-1-1 (8)ENG7
8Brandon Figueroa23-1-1 (18)USA8
9Kiko Martinez43-11-2 (30)ESP9
10Isaac Dogboe24-2-0 (15)GHA10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOPEN (since Guillermo Rigondeaux abdicated via abandonment, July 2022)
1Stephen Fulton, Jr.21-0-0 (8)USA1
2Murodjon Akhmadaliev11-0-0 (8)UZB2
3Daniel Roman29-4-1 (16)USA3
4Azat Hovhannisyan21-3-0 (17)ARM4
5Takuma Inoue16-1-0 (3)JPN5
6Ra’eese Aleem19-0-0 (12)USA6
7Marlon Tapales36-3-0 (19)PHI7
8Luis Nery32-1-0 (24)MEX8
9Zolani Tete30-4-0 (23)RSA9
10Ludumo Lamati19-0-1 (10)RSA10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsNaoya Inoue23-0-0 (20)JPN***
1John Riel Casimero31-4-0 (21)PHI1
2Emmanuel Rodriguez20-2-0 (13)PR2
3Jason Moloney24-2-0 (19)AUS3
4Nonito Donaire42-7-0 (28)PHI4
5Gary Antonio Russell19-0-0 (12)USA6
6Vincent Astrolabio17-3-0 (12)PHI7
7Lee McGregor11-0-1 (9)SCO8
8Alexandro Santiago25-3-5 (13)MEX9
9Paul Butler34-2-0 (15)ENG10
10Ryosuke Nishida5-0-0 (1)JPN


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsJuan Francisco Estrada42-3-0 (28)MEX***
1Roman Gonzalez51-3-0 (41)NIC1
2Bam Rodriguez16-0-0 (11)USA2
3Kazuto Ioka29-2-0 (15)JPN3
4Fernando Martinez14-0-0 (8)ARG4
5Joshua Franco18-1-2 (8)USA5
6Srisaket Sor Rungvisai50-6-1 (43)THA6
7Francisco Rodriguez, Jr.36-5-1 (25)MEX7
8Andrew Moloney24-2-0 (16)AUS8
9Jerwin Ancajas33-2-2 (22)PHI9
10Kosei Tanaka17-1-0 (10)JPN10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOPEN (since Roman Gonzalez abdicated 10/2016)
1Sunny Edwards18-0-0 (4)ENG1
2Julio Cesar Martinez18-2-0 (14)MEX2
3Junto Nakatani23-0-0 (18)JPN3
4Artem Dalakian21-0-0 (15)UKR4
5David Jimenez12-0-0 (9)CR5
6Ricardo Sandoval20-2-0 (15)USA6
7McWilliams Arroyo21-4-0 (16)PR7
8Angel Ayala13-0-0 (6)MEX8
9Muhammed Waseem12-2-0 (8)PAK9
10Giemel Magramo26-2-0 (21)PHI10


NameRecordNationalityLast Week
Image: Boxing RankingsOPEN (since Giovani Segura abdicated 4/2011)
1Kenshiro Teraji19-1-0 (11)JPN1
2Hiroto Kyoguchi16-0-0 (11)JPN2
3Jonathan Gonzalez26-3-1 (14)PR3
4Masamichi Yabuki13-4-0 (12)JPN4
5Hekkie Budler34-4-0 (10)RSA5
6Daniel Matellon13-0-2 (6)PAN6
7Elwin Soto19-3-0 (13)MEX7
8Mark Vicelles17-0-1 (10)PHI8
9Esteban Bermudez14-4-2 (10)MEX9
10Carlos Canizales25-1-1 (19)VEN10

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