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Champ – Vacant

  1. Anthony Joshua (19-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Deontay Wilder (38-0-0, 37 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Kubrat Pulev (25-1-0, 13 KO’s)
  4. Luis Ortiz (27-0-0, 23 KO’s)
  5. Joseph Parker (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (24-0-0, 17 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. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO’s)
  3. Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0-0, 12 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0, 11 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-1, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Gilberto Ramirez (36-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  3. George Groves (26-3-0, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Callum Smith (23-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Chris Eubank Jr (26-1-0, 20 KO’s)

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. David Lemieux (38-3-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (29-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Miguel Cotto (41-5-0, 33 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Demetrius Andrade (24-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Austin Trout (30-3-0, 17 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Errol Spence Jr (22-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 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, IBF, WBA WBC, WBO

  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. Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 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. Terry Flanagan (33-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Robert Easter (20-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Denis Shofikov (38-3-1, 20 KO’s)
  5. Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1-0, 7 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Miguel Berchelt (32-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Jezreel Corrales (22-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31, KO’s)
  5. Gervonta Davis (19-0-0, 18 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (28-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (23-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (25-1-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jesse Magdaleno (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Rey Vargas (30-0-0, 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. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  2. Juan Carlos Payano (19-1-0, 9 KO’s)
  3. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1-0, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Zolani Tete (25-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Ryan Burnett (17-0-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (14-0-0, 12 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 (22-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kazuto Ioka (22-1-0, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Diago Higa (13-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  5. Vincent LeGrand (24-0-0, 14 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kosei Tanaka (10-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  3. Milan Melindo (37-2-0, 13 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Ryoichi Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Carlos Canizales (18-0-1, 15 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Chayaphon Moonsri (48-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (16-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (20-3-3, 9 KO’s)
  4. Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0-0, 6 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KO’s)   IBF
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After being totally obliterated by Andrzej Fonfara, Julio Cesar Chavez JR (48-2-1, 1NC, 32 KO’s) is back in action tonight against the hard hitting Marcos Reyes (28-1, 22 KO’s).  Chavez failed to make weight again coming in at 170.8 lbs, rather then the 169 pound limit.  Reyes even allowed Chavez to come in at 170 and he still failed to make it.  This has been problem for Chavez lately, and a permanent move to a 175 pounds should be strongly considered.  Chavez is looking to bounce back from that disappointing loss to Fonfara, which just happened to be the only time he was ever stopped, so look for him to come on strong. Never the less, here’ stye breakdown:

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR

-Record:  48 – 2 – 1, 1NC, 32 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Super Middleweight (168 pound)

-Height:  6′ 1″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Sebastian Zbik  —  Win, MD 12 rounds, 6/4/11.  (Won WBC Middleweight title)
  • Andy Lee  —  Win, TKO 7th round, 6/6/12.
  • Sergio Martinez  —  Loss, UD 12 rounds, 9/15/12.  (Lost WBC Middleweight title)

Chavez Jr was boxings golden boy for a long time, largely due to his father of course, but he’s trying to get back on the right track.  After losing to Sergio Martinez, Chavez impressed with back to back victories against Brian Vera.  He clearly won both fights, but then layer a goose egg against Fonfara.  He just looked like he didn’t want to fight on that particular night.  Hopefully tonight he gets in gear and proves that he is a good boxer.  Look for chavez to enter the ring with a chip on his shoulder, and be full throttle from the opening bell.

MARCOS REYES

-Record:  28-1, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Super Middleweight (168 pounds)

-Height:  6′ 2″

-Reach:  76″

-Notable Fights

  • Christian Solano  —  Win, TKO 4th round, 6/4/11.

Chavez must be careful in this fight because Reyes has some power.  22 of his 28 wins come by knockout, so look out.  Reyes’ resume is not very impressive at all, having been 12 rounds only 5 times in his career.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out tonight, with Reyes having the height and reach advantage over Chavez.

Prediction:

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr  —  def  —  Marcos Reyes  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision (10)

David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

2013 was the best year in boxing that I have ever seen personally.  2014 was definitely not far behind, and we are heading toward a great start to 2015.  The Heavyweights are back on the scene starting with Deontay Wilder VS Bermane Stiverne.  Wladimir Klitschko has signed with HBO, and Tyson Fury and Bryant Jennings are heading for big money fights.  Andre Ward will step back into the ring,  GGG takes on Martin Murray, and the road to Rios/Alvarado 3 has begun.  The year is starting of with a bang, and I can’t wait to watch it all.

Before we get ahead of ourselves with excitement, here are my top 5 picks for best fights of 2014:

#5.  Floyd Mayweather VS Marcos Maidana 1   (Showtime)

After a blazing start to the fight by Maidana, which had Mayweather bewildered, Floyd does what he does and dominates.  Maidana smoked Adrien Broner with this exact game plan, and tried the same against Mayweather.  This one was tremendously more entertaining then their boring rematch which should have never even took place.  Mayweather was stunned early on, and it was like Jose Luis Castillo all over again.  The pound for pound king adjusted to Maidana’s aggression, and ultimately used it against him.  A brilliant and flawless second half won Floyd the fight, and he looked like the boxing god that he is.

#4.  Terence Crawford VS Yuriorkis Gamboa   (HBO)

All out slug fest would be the best way to describe this fight.  Gamboa seemed to have the speed and power advantage in the early rounds, pretty much embarrassing Terence Crawford, and peppering him with one hard shot after another.  Crawford had to find an answer to Gamboa’s onslaught, which he eventually would.  He simply switched to southpaw, which at first looked like a mistake, but Crawford saw an opening in Gamboa’s defense and took over the fight with knockdowns and eventually a knockout.

#3.  Juan Manuel Marquez VS Mike Alvarado   (HBO)

I Watched this fight twice in the past 2 weeks, and it was great.  Juan Manuel Marquez showed boxing brilliance in this fight.  Mike Alvarado didn’t really get going until the second half of this one, but once he did, they traded knockdowns in the 8th and 9th rounds.  No one has a bigger heart then Mike Alvarado, the heart of a champion, and it was on display in the later rounds.   Marquez was masterful with 3 and 4 punch combinations throughout the whole fight, his accuracy and timing showed why he is one of the greatest ever.

#2.  Miguel Cotto VS Sergio Martinez   (HBO)

This one is rated so high on the list because of all the factors that came with Cotto’s victory.  Sergio Martinez was a great Middleweight Champion.  He was the bigger man.  He was the favorite to win.  He was the WBC, Lineal, and The Ring Middleweight champ.  Miguel Cotto transformed his career by pairing up with Freddie Roach, who will quite possibly go down as the greatest trainer of all time.  From the opening bell, Cotto banged Martinez with hard shot, and after the 3 knockdowns in round one, it was shockingly apparent to everyone that Sergio had no chance.  Cotto became “the man” of the Middleweight division after moving up in weight, and I don’t see him slowing down.

#1.  Lucas Matthysse VS John Molina   (Showtime)   Fight of the year

John Molina’s right hand is deadly.  He has used it at opportune times even in fights that he was losing, to score dramatic come from behind knockouts.  It was no different in this one, when he sent Matthysse to the canvas several times in this brutal war.  Matthysse being the better fighter, weathered the storm and battered Molina pretty good.  His superior boxing skill combined with his awesome power, took over the fight.  By the tenth round, the bloody Molina could no longer weather the amazing onslaught displayed by Matthysse, and it was another knockout for the Argentine warrior.

-David

After a great start to 2014 in the squared circle, things seemed to have cooled off a bit.  They have become almost stale at this point in time, so we must look ahead.  The year should have a great finish with a lot of interesting fights coming up.  Tonight of course, Gennagdy Golovkin will get back in to the ring against Marco Antonio Rubio, which should feed the boxing fans thirst for knockouts.  On November 8th we will see Bernard Hopkins against Sergey Kovalev which should also be a banger.  And later that month on the 22nd, Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring with Chris Algieri.  On the 29th of November, Terrance Crawford squares off against Raymundo Beltran which I will definitely have my eyes on.  And finally on December 13th, Timothy Bradley fights Diego Chavez in what should be an all out brawl.  So things should be looking up to cap off 2014.

Here are 5 fights that absolutely need to happen in 2015.  I’m not even going to state the obvious one (Mayweather VS Pacquiao), because we all already know that needs to happen.

#5.  Deontay Wilder VS Bermane Stiverne

Lets face the facts.  The heavyweight division stinks.  Klitschko won’t fight outside of Germany, and there’s not much else happening at this weight class.  Wilder is hungry for better competition, and Stiverne still has to prove himself.  This is the only thing that makes sense here.  And Klitschko should be forced to fight the winner of this.  Stiverne has beaten Chris Areola twice, but that was his first real test in a division that lacks talent.  Wilder hasn’t really fought anyone worth mentioning except Malik Scott who he KO’d in the first round.  Wilder is 32-0, with all 32 wins coming by knockout.  It would be really nice to see him step up in class and get that win against a formidable opponent that has evaded him so far.

#4.  Guillermo Rigondeaux VS Leo Santa Cruz

Rigondeaux is an amazing boxer.  He needs a real challenge.  Santa Cruz has been criticized and needs to prove himself.  What better way to do that then try to take down the best in your weight class.  Rigondeaux has only 14 professional fights and is already #5 on most pound for pound lists.  I truly don’t think anyone can beat him at this weight.  He’s going to have to move up.  This needs to happen in order for both of these fighters to further their careers.

#3.  Adrien Broner VS Lucas Matthysse

After beating Emanuel Taylor, Broner made a mistake.  He called out Lucas Matthysse.  If this happens, it WILL be the fight of the year.  Yes, Matthysse has been around for a while, but he’s hungry again.  I know he wants back in with Danny Garcia.  He will have to do it by going through Adrien Broner.  I am personally a huge fan of both of these guys, and when Broner called out Matthysse, I got the goosebumps.  Broner has all the talent in the world.  The only speed that comes close to Mayweather level.  He just doesn’t have the right head on his shoulders.  You can tell that just by looking at his obnoxious father.  I thought Marcos Maidana straightened out Broners attitude, but I was wrong.  Lucas Matthysse will do that if this fight happens, and then Adrien Broner will finally become the fighter that I no he can be.  The best!!!

#2.  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez VS Miguel Cotto

Altough I’d personally rather see Cotto fight Golovkin, I think “GGG” has other things on his mind which I will mention next.  Besides looking back at the classics of course, Miguel Cotto was the first boxer I started watching, and I fell in love with him.  With Freddie Roach by his side, Cotto cannot be stopped.  This mega fight needs to happen.  Roach has made all the difference in this mans career.  Cotto has been criticized for never defeating an “A” opponent.  He’s always kind of defeated “B+” fighters.  Well he stepped up and destroyed Sergio Martinez, which I will admit caught me off guard.  Why stop there?  Canelo is considered by most to be a great fighter.  On that “A” level.  Personally I think he lost to Erislandy Lara.  It was a very close fight and I think Canelo needs to prove his worth to himself.  This would be a war, and the winner would shut his critics up for good.

#1.  Gennady Golovkin VS Andre Ward

Andre Ward desperately needs to get back into the ring.  Yes, he was injured.  Yes he is having problems with his promoters.  But come on already.  The “Drake” look-a-like last fought on November 16th of 2013 against Edwin Rodriguez.  Ward is #2 in the world, pound for pound and if he wants to keep that spot, he’s got to stay relevant.  He needs a comeback, and in a huge way, and what better way to do it then fight Golovkin.  It’s no secret that Golovkin is running out of opponents.  The Peter Quillin fight doesn’t look like its ever gonna happen, and Sergio Martinez seems to be on the downside of his great career.  The only other fight that would make sense here, is if Golovkin takes on Cotto.  Golovkin has already dominated the Middleweight division, and has nothing left to prove here.  If he moves up in weight, the possible opponents are endless.  The Super Middleweight division is loaded, with the likes of Carl Froch, George Groves, Arthur Abraham, Anthony Dirrell, and many more.  He should move up to Super Middleweight and take on Ward.

-David