Boxing Landscape

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WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Deontay Wilder Anthony Joshua [Super]
Manuel Charr [Regular]
Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua

Overview

Tyson Fury returned from his hiatus and propelled himself to the top of the division with a hard fought draw against Wilder, while the majority of fans believe he won the fight. Anthony Joshua meanwhile remains top of the pile however fight fans remain frustrated with his promoters stance regarding negotiations with the other big names in the division.

The heavyweight supporting cast of 4 or 5 have a new contender to worry about in Cruiserweight conquerer Oleksandr Usyk, following his demolition of Tony Bellew.

Ones to Watch

Usyk is exciting and technically brilliant and brings plenty of intruige to the division. Will his power carry up the ladder and will he cope with bigger opponents? Besides the Ukranian there's little to get truly excited about in the heavyweight scene.

British trio of Joe Joyce, Natahn Gorman and Daniel Dubois are on the rise with some hype. While Joyce is proven in the amateur ranks he is a latecomer to the professional scene and will need to move fast to make a name for himself. At the other end of the spectrum, Dubois is raw and powerful and only 21 years old with plenty to learn and improve on while Gorman only 22 himself is moving along nicely, however there is questions regarding his conditioning moving forward.

Outside of the UK, Croatian novice Filip Hrgovic is tall, quick and powerful yet very untested so far. In China Junlong Zhang has 20kos from 20 wins, but at 37 and only fighting in China is very much an unknown quantity and may not even trouble the western fighters. Unbeaten German Agit Kabayel scored a majority decision over Derek Chisora and is coming into his prime years.

Last updated: 05/12/2018

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Oleksandr Usyk Oleksandr Usyk [Super]
Beibut Shumenov [Regular]
Oleksandr Usyk Oleksandr Usyk Oleksandr Usyk

Overview

Oleksandr Usyk will likely make a profitable move up to the heavyweight division following his cleaning up of the Cruiserweight landscape. Other participants of the World Boxing Super Series Murat Gassiev & Mairis Briedis lead the field of an overall not very exciting division, while some light heavyweights may offer some competition should they move up.

Ones to Watch

In a lacking division, American Andrew Tabiti is coming through the ranks, while one or two Light Heavyweight names could possibly try their luck. Superman Stevenson & Sergiy Kovalev aren't getting any younger and may jump ship before younger talent comes calling.

Last updated: 14/11/2018

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Oleksandr Gvozdyk Dmitry Bivol Artur Beterbiev Sergiy Kovalev
Vacant

Overview

One of the most stacked divisions in the sport. Oleksandr Gvozdyk knocked out Adonis Stevenson in brutal fashion to claim the WBC crown. Sergy Kovalev made amends in his rematch against Eider Alvarez to regain his WBO crown.

Fearful Russian duo Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev are the new kids on the block. Bivol handily beat game Joe Smith Jr and along wth Artur may struggle for willing opponents.

Ones to Watch

The title holders are all exciting to watch and the division is red hot right now. In terms of hot prospects UK's Anthony Yarde is blasting through opposition with ease and will hope to step up to world level in 2019 and Olympian Joshua Buatsi is also turning heads with his displays. Ukranian Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk takes on Adonis Stevenson, could be one to keep an eye on for the future.

Last updated: 20/03/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Anthony Dirrell
Callum Smith [Super]
Canelo Alvarez [Regular]
Caleb Plant
Gilberto Ramirez
Callum Smith

Overview

Callum Smith finds himself top of the Super Middle pile after winning the prestigious World Boxing Super Series tournament. Caleb Plant stole the IBF title away from José Uzcátegui who had previously scored a big win over Andre Dirrell, while Gilberto Ramirez holds one of the longest unbeaten runs in the sport with 25 knockouts from 38 victories. Dirrell picked up the vacated WBC strap beating Avni Yildirim while former champion David Benevidez returned with an impressive 2nd round knockout to bring some more excitement to the division.

Canelo Alvarez ventures up to the Super Middleweight division following his famous win over Golovkin when he takes on WBA "regular" champion Rocky Fielding while Chris Eubank Jr's win over a faded James Degale puts him back into the mix.   

Ones to Watch

Benavidez was the promising man of the division and will hope to reclaim his WBC title, with a possible future showdown with Callum Smith. 

Last updated: 20/03/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez [Super]
Robert Brant [Regular]
Danny Jacobs
Demetrius Andrade
Canelo Alvarez

Overview

Canelo Alvarez sits atop of the middleweight division having beaten Gennady Golovkin following huge controversies. From the questionable draw of the first fight, to the meat scandal, the Golden Boy fighter finds himself top of the pile.

The following pack is filled with talent led by Danny Jacobs, himself a Golovkin victim, bounced back with three good wins. Unbeaten duo Demetrius Andrade and Billy Joe Saunders' clash was cancelled following a failed drug test from Saunders, while fellow unbeaten challenger Jermall Charlo has a fair claim to becoming the best in the division.

Ones to Watch

Not much in terms of untested prospects in the middleweight division. Charlo might be the most interesting one to follow for a while. Other interest is in Golovkins next move.

Last updated: 26/02/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Tony Harrison
Jarret Hurd [Super]
Brian Castano [Regular]
Jarrett Hurd
Jamie Munguia
Vacant

Overview

A fun division with a healthy mix of upcoming and experienced fighters. Jarrett Hurds last gasp knockout of Erislandy Lara sent him to the top of the lot. Over 6ft and great power he is the man to beat in the division. Equally as imposing Mexican Jamie Munguia is wrecking opponents and is only 21, with a long unbeaten record. Tony Harrison caused a huge but controversial upset as he got the decision over Jermell Charlo to claim the WBC strap.

Briton's Kell Brook is still in the field but may well be a faded force following his latest poor showing in December 2018 while Erislandy Lara will continue to be a tough opponent for any up and comer. 

Ones to Watch

The top prospects are already at the top with Hurd and Munguia providing great excitement. Unbeaten trio; Argentinian Brain Carlos Castano, Dominican Carlos Adames and Spaniard Sergio Garcia could be ones to keep an eye on.

Last updated: 24/01/2019

WBC WBA IBO WBO Ring
Shawn Porter
Keith Thurman [Super]
Manny Pacquai [Regular]
Errol Spence Jr
Terence Crawford
Vacant

Overview

Probably the most stacked division in boxing right now. Terence Crawford has a legitimate argument to lay claim as the best pound for pound boxer on the planet. Keith Thurman fights so infrequently he is becoming a forgotten man, while Shawn Porter has propelled himself back up the divison following his win over Danny Garcia, who continues to linger around the division along with Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson. Manny Pacquiao produced a great display, cruising to a points win over Broner who suffers his 4th defeat, retaining his "regular" WBA title.

Errol Spence Jr proves to be an exciting fighter and swatted aside Mikey Garcia who jumped up two divisions. The boxing world awaits a showdown with Crawford, but doesn't hold it's collective breathe.

Ones to Watch

Spaniard Karmen Lejarraga has been demolishing European fighters while Britain's Josh Kelly has been highly regarded in his short pro career.

Last updated: 20/03/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
José Ramírez Kiryl Relikh Ivan Baranchyk Maurice Hooker
Vacant

Overview

A transitional division generally used as a quick stop off between lightweight and welterweight for those moving up, is an exciting division right now with few exciting talents in the ranks and currently featuring in the second World Boxing Super Series.

Veteran Jorge Linares will remain a fixture following his move up from lightweight while American Jose Ramirez might just be the one waiting in the wings of the winner of the WBSS, in which Scotland Josh Taylor and exciting and highly touted American Regis Prograis are on course to clash in the final. Maurice Hooker remains unbeaten after claiming the WBO strap from Manchester's Terry Flanagan and back to back victories.

Ones to Watch

The WBSS is where all eyes should focus as well as the rise of Ramirez. Prograis is getting boxing folk talking with excitement as a potential superstar while there are high hopes for Josh Taylor as he's cleaned up the UK scene.

Another name in the WBSS who will hope to upset the odds is relentless workhorse Belarussian Ivan Baranchyk.

Last updated: 20/03/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Mikey Garcia
Vasyl Lomachenko Richard Commey
Vasyl Lomachenko Vasyl Lomachenko

Overview

Two stella names sit atop of the lightweight division in Vasyl Lomachenko, mostly regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the sport, and American Mikey Garcia who is also mentioned amongst the sports elite. Lomachenko unified the WBO belt with his WBA strap beating Jose Pedraza, while Garcia lost heavily to fellow but bigger American elite Errol Spence Jr as he stepped up two weight classes.

Richard Commey has come back from back to back loses in 2016 to claimed the vacant IBF title while division boasts a strong supporting cast with Britain's Luke Campbell in the mix following his loss to former king Jorge Linares as well as Robert Easter Jr who's only lost out to Garcia.

Veteran Yoriokis Gambia remains in the mix as well as Briton's Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns.

Ones to Watch

There aren't any stand out lightweight prospects, though unbeaten Argentinia Gustavo Daniel Lemos and Russian
Zaur Abdullaev 22 and 24 respectivley, feature in the BoxRex top 20.

Last updated: 20/03/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Miguel Berchelt
Gervonta Davis [Super]
Andrew Cancio [Regular]
Tevin Farmer
Masayuki Ito Vacant

Overview

Miguel Berchelt has that come forward style with the power to stop 86% of his foes in 32 fights, with just 1 loss while Gervonta 'Tank' Davis 21-0[20kos] may bring even greater power and skill in abundance to the exciting super featherweight division.

The supporting pack is led by Cuban veteran Guillermo Rigondeaux, IBF titlist Tevin Farmer and Francisco Vargas with an array of experiencd fights amongst the mix. Andrew Cancio caused a major upset in stopping the highly touted ALberto Machado in 4 rounds to take the WBA regular title.

Ones to Watch

Those first three names will be around the top of the division for years to come while Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson [21] is making waves since his debut putting on spectaclar displays. Russian Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov already occupies Boxrec top 10 within 13 pro fights.

Last updated: 12/02/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Gary Russell Jr
Leo Santa Cruz [Super]
Can Xu [Regular]
Josh Warrington
Oscar Valdez
Vacant

Overview

Santa Cruz and Oscar Valdez head up this divison buzzing with decent talent and plenty of fights to be made. Josh Warrington caused back to back upsets and has propelled himself into the top tear with wins Lee Selby and most recently Carl Frampton. Gary Russell Jr has bounced back well from his loss to Lomachenko in 2014 winning the WBC title and making several defences.

Ones to Watch

Oscar Valdez, unbeaten and a beltholder at 24 years old will be a fixture in the division for the foreseeable future. UK fighter Kid Gallahad remains unbeaten in 25 fight but questions remain how he will fair when he steps up in levels.

Last updated: 12/02/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Rey Vargas
Daniel Roman
TJ Doheny Emmanuel Navarrete
Vacant

Overview

Mexican Rey Vargas heads up the super bantamweight division while Daniel Roman is maybe the most exciting one on the scene, having racked up 18 wins in the last 5 years while stepping up in levels along the way. Emmanuel Navarrete caused an upset win over Ghanian Isaac Dogboe for the WBO title.

Ones to Watch


Last updated: 24/01/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Nordine Oubaali Nonito Donaire [Super]
Naoya Inoue [Regular]
Emmanuel Rodríguez Zolani Tete Vacant

Overview

Currently featuring in the second World Boxing Super Series this is a fun, exciting and stacked division. Tete provides some serious power in winning the WBO inside of a round and progressing to the semi finals since then. Nonito Donaire is also in the semi after overcoming unbeaten Ryan Burnett [who suffered an injury].

IBF champ Emmanuel Rodríguez also features in the semi finals along with "Monster" Naoya Inoue who looks to be the man to watch in the divison having won 15 of his 17 wins by knockout.

Luis Nery holds the longest unbeaten run in the division with 28 wins, while French fighter Nordine Oubaali maintained his unbeaten record and claimed the WBC title with a win over American Rau'shee Warren

Ones to Watch

All about Inoue!!

Last updated: 24/01/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Khalid Yafai Jerwin Ancajas Donnie Nietes
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Overview

Srisakat Rungvisai became "the man" when he dethroned former pound for pounder Roman Gonzalez who went 44 fights unbeaten to that point. Rungvisai has remained unbeaten since 2014 and leads the way in the Super Fly divison.

Jerwin Ancajas has shown glimpses of being a new Filipino sensation though has showed some lacklustre outings in recent times, while Khalid Yafai won a lucky decision to retain his WBA title.

Kazuto Ioka of Japan and Filipino Donnie Nietes give the division extra depth with the latter picking up the WBO title on the last day of 2018.

Ones to Watch

Intrigue into how long Rungvisai can top the division as well as the rise of Ancajas keeps this divison in mind.

Last updated: 24/01/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Charlie Edwards
Artem Dalakian Moruti Mthalane Kosei Tanaka Vacant

Ones to Watch

Artem Dalakian

Last updated: 05/12/2018

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Ken Shiro
Hiroto Kyoguchi
Felix Alvarado Ángel Acosta Hiroto Kyoguchi

Ones to Watch

Ken Shiro

Last updated: 24/01/2019

WBC WBA IBF WBO Ring
Chayaphon Moonsri
Thammanoon Niyomtrong Carlos Licona Vic Saludar Vacant

Overview

Chayaphon Moonsri holds the longest unbeaten record in the world of boxing [52-0] and has held the WBC title since 2014.

Last updated: 24/01/2019

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