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Champ – Vacant

  1. Anthony Joshua (20-0-0, 20 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Deontay Wilder (39-0-0, 38 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Joseph Parker (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Luis Ortiz (28-0-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Alexander Povetkin (33-1-0, 23 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Mairis Briedes (23-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Denis Lebedev (30-2-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Yunier Dorticos (22-0-0, 21 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0-0, 12 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (12-0-0, 12 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Gilberto Ramirez (36-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  2. George Groves (27-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Callum Smith (23-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Chris Eubank Jr (26-1-0, 20 KO’s)
  5. Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s)   IBF

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (32-2-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (26-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Jermall Charlo (26-0-0, 20 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (30-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Jarret Hurd (21-0-0, 15 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Sadam Ali (26-1-0, 14 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Brian Castano (14-0-0, 10 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA, WBC
  2. Errol Spence Jr (23-0-0, 20 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Kell Brook (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  5. Danny Garcia (33-1-0, 19 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (32-0-0, 23 KO’s)   RING

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)
  2. Viktor Postol (29-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  3. Antonio Orozco (26-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Regis Prograis (20-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Julius Indongo (22-1-0, 11 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Jorge Linares (43-3-0, 27 KO’s)   RING, WBA

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Robert Easter (21-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s)
  4. Richard Commy (25-2-0, 22 KO’s)
  5. Felix Verdejo (23-0-0, 15 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Miguel Berchelt (32-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Gervonta Davis (19-0-0, 18 KO’s)
  4. Alberto Machado (19-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Francisco Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (28-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (24-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (26-1-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jesse Magdaleno (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Rey Vargas (31-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Diego De La Hoya (20-0-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Moises Flores (25-0-0, 17 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KO’s)   RING

  1. Zolani Tete (26-3-0, 21 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  3. Ryan Burnett (18-0-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  4. Juan Carlos Payano (19-1-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2-0, 18 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (15-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  4. Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Khalid Yafai (23-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Diago Higa (14-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  4. Moruti Mthalane (35-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Sho Kimura (16-1-2, 9 KO’s)   WBO

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA

  1. Ken Shiro (12-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Milan Melindo (37-3-0, 13 KO’s)
  3. Carlos Canizales (19-0-1, 16 KO’s)
  4. Pedro Guavara (30-3-1, 17 KO’s)
  5. Ganigan Lopez (28-7-0, 17 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (49-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (16-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0-0, 7 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Byron Rojas (24-3-3, 10 KO’s)
  5. Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KO’s)
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On Saturday November 28th 2015, Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO’s) will defend his RING/WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Championships against undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place in the Esprit Arena of Dusseldorf Germany and brought to you live by HBO Boxing at 4:30 PM ET.  For those who miss it, HBO will re run the bout at 8:30 PM ET.  In the co-feature, Huggie Fury (17-0, 9 KO’s) takes on Adnan Redzovic (16-1, 5 KO’s).   Here is the breakdown and predictions:

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO

-Record:  64 – 3 – 0, 53 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 6″

-Reach:  81″

-Born:  3/25/76 (age 39)

-Notable Fights:

  • Chris Byrd #1  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/14/00.  (Won WBO Heavyweight Title)
  • Ruslan Chagaev  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 6/20/09.  (Won TheRing Heavyweight Title)
  • Alexander Povetkin  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/5/13.

Klitschko has defended his heavyweight title successfully 18 times in a row.  Overall he has defended successfully 22 times, placing him behind only Joe Louis, who by many is considered the greatest heavyweight ever.  Klitschko will go for title defense #19 in a row on Saturday night against Tyson Fury.

TYSON FURY

-Record:  24 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 9″

-Reach:  85″

-Born:  8/12/88 (age 27)

-Notable Fights:

  • Kevin Johnson  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/1/12.  (Won WBC title eliminator)
  • Steve Cunningham  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 4/20/13.  (Won IBF title eliminator)
  • Christian Hammer  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 2/28/15.

After winning not one but two title eliminators over 3 years ago, Fury finally gets his shot against the champ.  If Fury can indeed back up his trash talking, he should cruise to an easy victory.  The odds are considerably against him though.

Predictions:

  • Huggie Fury  —  def  —  Adnan Redzovic  —  via  —  TKO 7th round
  • Wladimir Klitschko  —  def  —  Tyson Fury  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

After seemingly endless months of trash talking, Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KO’s) will finally get his wish, and take on Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO’s) in Dusseldorf Germany.  Klitschko will be defending his RING/WBAsuper/IBF/IBO/WBO Heavyweight titles in this bout, so its a huge opportunity for Fury.  Can he put his money where his mouth is, or will he simply be the latest victim of Dr Steelhammer?

Although Tyson Fury will probably be a pretty big underdog in this one, its sure to be more interesting then Klitschko’s recent opponents, because Fury probably is better then them anyway.  The Bryant Jennings fight was a joke, as were the Pulev and Leapai fights, as Klitschko totally dominated both opponents and knocked them out within 5 rounds.  As a matter affect, Klitschko’s best opponent in recent years has been Alexander Povetkin, who actually went all 12 rounds with Wladimir.  Other then that, its been overmatched heavyweights in the ring with Klitschko, and the out come is always the same.

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Although Tyson Fury has not had top tier opposition yet, he is one of the better heavyweights out there at the moment.  He even went as far as to say today, that he will KO Klitschko.  I don’t know about that one, but it should be an interesting fight.  The list of “good” heavyweights is short these days, but Fury is near the top of the list.  He has knocked out his last 4 opponents, who actually have been names worth mentioning.  He knocked out Steve Cunningham in April of 2013, followed by Joey Abell in February of 2014, then Derrick Chirosa in November of 2014, and finally Christian Hammer in February of this year.  So besides the obvious elephant in the room (Deontay Wilder), Fury actually does deserve this fight more then any other heavyweight fighter right now.  When Fury beat Steve Cunningham in 2013, he actually won the IBF Title Eliminator, but hasn’t got the shot until now.  The politics of mandatory contenders is ridiculous in my opinion, and Fury actually had to wait almost 2 years to get his shot at the IBF title, which Klitschko holds.  Fury is already looking past Klitschko, for a unification with Wilder, but he better keep his head in the game, because like it or not, Klitschko is the best heavyweight in the game.

Deontay Wilder wished Fury good luck today.  Saying, “you know I’m ready for you whenever.  Good luck bro.  You’ll need it.”  If Fury were to beat Klitschko, he says he wants Wilder right away to make history, and unify all the belts.  Whether or not he can actually get past Klitschko is another story, but I do believe that a Fury VS Wilder fight would be a lot easier to make then a Wilder VS Klitschko fight.  For now we wait until October 24th.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE