Archive for September, 2010

Heavyweight: 2010, Aug 23-29

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on September 24, 2010 by danboxing
Tomasz Adamek had to stand up to some heavy shots from Michael Grant in the latter part of their fight, but ultimately outboxed the much taller man to a decision.  Robert Helenius unleashed hell upon overmatched prospect Gregory Tony, stopping him in round 6 after four total knockdowns.  In other action, gatekeeper Nicolai Firtha could only manage a majority decision over total non-entity Mike Sheppard.  None of these fights affected any fighter’s ranking, however.
For Comparison, here are the Current Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko
1) Vitali Klitschko
2) David Haye
3) Alexander Povetkin
4) Tomasz Adamek
5) Ruslan Chagaev
6) Eddie Chambers
7) Denis Boytsov
8 ) Nikolai Valuev
9) Alexander Dimitrenko
10) Chris Arreola

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (61-274-274)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- KO12 Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 9/11/2010 vs. #6 Samuel Peter
1) Vitali Klitschko (98-98-98)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: Unknown
2) David Haye (21-75-75)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: Unknown
3) Alexander Povetkin (21-148-148)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (13-73-73)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (14-197-197)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (13-13-13)
Last Fight: 3/12/2010- TKO2 Nagy Aguilera
Next Fight: 9/11/2010- vs. Champ Wladimir Klitschko
7) Nikolai Valuev (13-245-245)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (13-13-13)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (13-13-13)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (13-18-18)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- UD12 Michael Grant
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Chris Arreola (13-75)
Last Fight: 8/13/2010- UD12 Manuel Quezada
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Denis Boytsov (13-62)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Ray Austin (6-13)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Robert Helenius (6-13)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- TKO6 Gregory Tony
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Alexander Dimitrenko (6-93)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Francesco Pianeta (13-13)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Odlanier Solis (13-13)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Jean Marc Mormeck (13-13)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Timur Ibragimov (9-9)
Last Fight: 6/15/2010- UD12 Oliver McCall (UNR)
Next Fight: 8/24/2010- vs. Gurcharan Singh (UNR)
20) Sam Sexton (10-13)
Last Fight: 11/6/2009- RTD6 Martin Rogan
Next Fight: 9/18/2010- vs. Derek Chisora (UNR)

THE WEEK AHEAD: #19 Timur Ibragimov meets unbeaten but untested Indian prospect Gurchuran Singh on Tuesday in Florida, and gatekeeper Chazz Witherspoon fights journeyman Livin Castillo in what should be an easy win.

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Heavyweight: 2010, Aug 16-22

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on September 24, 2010 by danboxing
Former Champion Hasim Rahman was in action Saturday, dispatching overmatched journeyman Damon Reed in 6.  On Friday, #11 Chris Arreola had more trouble than expected with journeyman Manuel Quezada, but still won comfortably despite apparently breaking both hands.  Arreola appeared in poor shape again, and is likely to miss some significant time due to necessary surgery.
For Comparison, here are the Current Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko
1) Vitali Klitschko
2) David Haye
3) Alexander Povetkin
4) Tomasz Adamek
5) Ruslan Chagaev
6) Eddie Chambers
7) Denis Boytsov
8 ) Nikolai Valuev
9) Alexander Dimitrenko
10) Chris Arreola

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (60-273-273)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- KO12 Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 9/11/2010 vs. #6 Samuel Peter
1) Vitali Klitschko (97-97-97)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: Unknown
2) David Haye (20-74-74)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: Unknown
3) Alexander Povetkin (20-147-147)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (12-72-72)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (13-196-196)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (12-12-12)
Last Fight: 3/12/2010- TKO2 Nagy Aguilera
Next Fight: 9/11/2010- vs. Champ Wladimir Klitschko
7) Nikolai Valuev (12-244-244)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (12-12-12)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (12-12-12)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (12-17-17)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- MD12 Chris Arreola
Next Fight: 8/21/2010- vs. Michael Grant (UNR)
11) Chris Arreola (12-74)
Last Fight: 8/13/2010- UD12 Manuel Quezada
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Denis Boytsov (12-61)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Ray Austin (5-12)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Robert Helenius (5-12)
Last Fight: 3/26/2010- UD8 Gbenga Oloukun
Next Fight: 8/21/2010 vs. Gregory Tony (UNR)
15) Alexander Dimitrenko (5-92)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Francesco Pianeta (12-12)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Odlanier Solis (12-12)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Jean Marc Mormeck (12-12)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Timur Ibragimov (8-8)
Last Fight: 6/15/2010- UD12 Oliver McCall (UNR)
Next Fight: 8/24/2010- vs. Gurcharan Singh (UNR)
20) Sam Sexton (9-12)
Last Fight: 11/6/2009- RTD6 Martin Rogan
Next Fight: 9/18/2010- vs. Derek Chisora (UNR)

THE WEEK AHEAD: #10 Tomasz Adamek faces gatekeeper Michael Grant on an unnecessary PPV on Saturday.  Earlier in the day, #14 Robert Helenius tangles with undefeated French prospect Gregory Tony in Germany.  Finally, American gatekeeper Nicolai Firtha fights journeyman Mike Sheppard on Friday.

Heavyweight: 2010, Aug 9-15

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on September 24, 2010 by danboxing
Former fringe contender Nagy Aguilera continues his fall from contention, losing to veteran journeyman and late-’90s contender Maurice Harris on Friday.  Meanwhile, the 34 year old Harris may be on his way to a significant fight and a chance to crack the rankings in the near future.
For Comparison, here are the Current Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko
1) Vitali Klitschko
2) David Haye
3) Alexander Povetkin
4) Tomasz Adamek
5) Ruslan Chagaev
6) Eddie Chambers
7) Denis Boytsov
8 ) Nikolai Valuev
9) Alexander Dimitrenko
10) Chris Arreola

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (59-272-272)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- KO12 Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 9/11/2010 vs. #6 Samuel Peter
1) Vitali Klitschko (96-96-96)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: Unknown
2) David Haye (19-73-73)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: Unknown
3) Alexander Povetkin (19-146-146)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (11-71-71)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (12-195-195)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (11-11-11)
Last Fight: 3/12/2010- TKO2 Nagy Aguilera
Next Fight: 9/11/2010- vs. Champ Wladimir Klitschko
7) Nikolai Valuev (11-243-243)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (11-11-11)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (11-11-11)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (11-16-16)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- MD12 Chris Arreola
Next Fight: 8/21/2010- vs. Michael Grant (UNR)
11) Chris Arreola (11-73)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L(MD12) vs. Tomasz Adamek
Next Fight: 8/13/2010- vs. Manuel Quezada
12) Denis Boytsov (11-60)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Ray Austin (4-11)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Robert Helenius (4-11)
Last Fight: 3/26/2010- UD8 Gbenga Oloukun
Next Fight: 8/21/2010 vs. Gregory Tony (UNR)
15) Alexander Dimitrenko (4-91)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Francesco Pianeta (11-11)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Odlanier Solis (11-11)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Jean Marc Mormeck (11-11)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Timur Ibragimov (7-7)
Last Fight: 6/15/2010- UD12 Oliver McCall (UNR)
Next Fight: 8/24/2010- vs. Gurcharan Singh (UNR)
20) Sam Sexton (8-11)
Last Fight: 11/6/2009- RTD6 Martin Rogan
Next Fight: 9/18/2010- vs. Derek Chisora (UNR)

THE WEEK AHEAD: Chris Arreola and former Champion and current fringe contender Hasim Rahman are both in light this week against journeymen Manuel Quezada and Damon Reed, respectively.

Heavyweight: 2010, Aug 2-8

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on September 24, 2010 by danboxing
Dimitrenko took care of business, stopping Zavorotnyi in 5, while Juan Carlos Gomez needed all of his meager 8 round fight to win a decision over the mediocre Zack Page.
For Comparison, here are the Current Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko
1) Vitali Klitschko
2) David Haye
3) Alexander Povetkin
4) Tomasz Adamek
5) Ruslan Chagaev
6) Eddie Chambers
7) Denis Boytsov
8 ) Nikolai Valuev
9) Alexander Dimitrenko
10) Chris Arreola

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (58-271-271)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- KO12 Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 9/11/2010 vs. #6 Samuel Peter
1) Vitali Klitschko (95-95-95)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: Unknown
2) David Haye (18-72-72)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: Unknown
3) Alexander Povetkin (18-145-145)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (10-70-70)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (11-194-194)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (10-10-10)
Last Fight: 3/12/2010- TKO2 Nagy Aguilera
Next Fight: 9/11/2010- vs. Champ Wladimir Klitschko
7) Nikolai Valuev (10-242-242)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (10-10-10)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (10-10-10)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (10-15-15)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- MD12 Chris Arreola
Next Fight: 8/21/2010- vs. Michael Grant (UNR)
11) Chris Arreola (10-72)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L(MD12) vs. Tomasz Adamek
Next Fight: 8/13/2010- vs. Manuel Quezada
12) Denis Boytsov (10-59)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Ray Austin (3-10)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Robert Helenius (3-10)
Last Fight: 3/26/2010- UD8 Gbenga Oloukun
Next Fight: 8/21/2010 vs. Gregory Tony (UNR)
15) Alexander Dimitrenko (3-90)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Francesco Pianeta (10-10)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Odlanier Solis (10-10)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Jean Marc Mormeck (10-10)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Timur Ibragimov (6-6)
Last Fight: 6/15/2010- UD12 Oliver McCall (UNR)
Next Fight: 8/24/2010- vs. Gurcharan Singh (UNR)
20) Sam Sexton (7-10)
Last Fight: 11/6/2009- RTD6 Martin Rogan
Next Fight: 9/18/2010- vs. Derek Chisora (UNR)

THE WEEK AHEAD: Gatekeeper Nagy Aguilera takes on journeyman Maurice Harris Friday in Hinckley, Minnesota.

Heavyweight: 2010, July 26-Aug 1

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on September 24, 2010 by danboxing
Nothing of note this week.  Since I am now months behind on the rankings, I’ll dispense with news and all the other frills like “upcoming” fights until I get caught up and merely explain any changes made to the rankings.
For Comparison, here are the Current Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko
1) Vitali Klitschko
2) David Haye
3) Alexander Povetkin
4) Tomasz Adamek
5) Ruslan Chagaev
6) Eddie Chambers
7) Denis Boytsov
8 ) Nikolai Valuev
9) Alexander Dimitrenko
10) Chris Arreola

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (57-270-270)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- KO12 Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 9/11/2010 vs. #6 Samuel Peter
1) Vitali Klitschko (94-94-94)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: Unknown
2) David Haye (17-71-71)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: Unknown
Harrison-Haye unfortunately still looks like a good bet.
3) Alexander Povetkin (17-144-144)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (9-69-69)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (10-193-193)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (9-9-9)
Last Fight: 3/12/2010- TKO2 Nagy Aguilera
Next Fight: 9/11/2010- vs. Champ Wladimir Klitschko
7) Nikolai Valuev (9-241-241)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (9-9-9)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (9-9-9)
Last Fight: 6/4/2010- UD8 Oezcan Cetinkaya
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (9-14-14)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- MD12 Chris Arreola
Next Fight: 8/21/2010- vs. Michael Grant (UNR)
11) Chris Arreola (9-71)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L(MD12) vs. Tomasz Adamek
Next Fight: 8/13/2010- vs. Manuel Quezada
12) Denis Boytsov (9-58)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Ray Austin (2-9)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Robert Helenius (2-9)
Last Fight: 3/26/2010- UD8 Gbenga Oloukun
Next Fight: 8/21/2010 vs. Gregory Tony (UNR)
15) Alexander Dimitrenko (2-89)
Last Fight: 7/4/2010- L(MD12) vs. Eddie Chambers
Next Fight: 7/30/2010 vs. Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (UNR)
16) Francesco Pianeta (9-9)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Odlanier Solis (9-9)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown

18) Jean Marc Mormeck (9-9)

Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Timur Ibragimov (5-5)
Last Fight: 6/15/2010- UD12 Oliver McCall (UNR)
Next Fight: 8/24/2010- vs. Gurcharan Singh (UNR)
20) Sam Sexton (6-9)
Last Fight: 11/6/2009- RTD6 Martin Rogan
Next Fight: 9/18/2010- vs. Derek Chisora (UNR)

THE WEEK AHEAD: Juan Carlos Gomez and Alexander Dimitrenko are both in action this week against journeymen.  Dimitrenko fights Zavorotnyi in Hamburg and Gomez fights Zack Page in an 8 rounder, both on the Universum card in Hamburg.