Archive for October, 2010

Heavyweight: 2010, Oct 11-17

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on October 26, 2010 by danboxing
Argentine Prospect Emilio Zarate was upset by journeyman Sebastian Ceballos this weekend in his home country.  This is a nice win for Ceballos in a rematch of their draw from March, but he has enough adverse results in his recent past to keep him shy of contention even after the victory.

 

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 (68-281-281)
Last Fight: 9/11/2010- KO10 #6 Samuel Peter
Next Fight: Unknown
1) Vitali Klitschko (105-105-105)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: 10/16/2010- vs. Shannon Briggs (UNR)
2) David Haye (28-82-82)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: 11/13/2010- vs. Audley Harrison (UNR)
3) Alexander Povetkin (28-155-155)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (20-80-80)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (21-204-204)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (20-20-20)
Last Fight: 9/11/2010- L(KO10) vs. Champion Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Nikolai Valuev (20-252-252)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (20-20-20)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (20-20-20)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (20-25-25)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- UD12 Michael Grant
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Chris Arreola (20-82)
Last Fight: 8/13/2010- UD12 Manuel Quezada
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Denis Boytsov (20-69)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Dereck Chisora (4-4)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- TKO9 #20 Sam Sexton
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Ray Austin (4-20)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Robert Helenius (4-20)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- TKO6 Gregory Tony
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Alexander Dimitrenko (4-100)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Francesco Pianeta (4-20)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Odlanier Solis (4-20)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Jean Marc Mormeck (4-20)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
20) Timur Ibragimov (4-16)
Last Fight: 10/2/2010- UD10 Luis Pineda (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: This is a pretty active week.  #1 Contender Vitali Klitschko takes on former Heavyweight Champion (by gift) Shannon Briggs, who is certainly over the hill and not a serious contender right now.  This should be a gimme, but at least it’s a name for Vitali, which is about all he can hope for after he and his brother have all but cleaned out the non-cowards of the division.  Former light heavyweight Champion Antonio Tarver makes a big jump up in weight, hoping to contend in the Heavyweight division.  He takes on Nagy Aguilera, who was once a pretty exciting prospect after stopping contender Oleg Maskaev, but has since proven less promising than advertised.  This is a good first test for the 41-year-old Tarver, but is unlikely to earn him any ranking initially, win or lose.  Listless contender Alexander Povetkin continues his pattern of not fighting anyone significant by fighting fading former prospect Teke Oruh, and giant prospect Alexander Ustinov fights journeyman Oezcan Cetinkaya in Hamburg.

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Heavyweight: 2010, Oct 4-10

Posted in Heavyweight, Rankings on October 26, 2010 by danboxing
#20 Timur Ibragimov defeated his mediocre opponent Luis Pineda, but if the scores are any indication he may not have met expectations, with the average score being about 117-111.  Ibragimov deserves credit for staying busy, but it would be great to see him try to climb the ladder against some tougher competition.

 

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 (67-280-280)
Last Fight: 9/11/2010- KO10 #6 Samuel Peter
Next Fight: Unknown
1) Vitali Klitschko (104-104-104)
Last Fight: 5/29/2010- KO10 Albert Sosnowski
Next Fight: 10/16/2010- vs. Shannon Briggs (UNR)
2) David Haye (27-81-81)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- TKO9 John Ruiz
Next Fight: 11/13/2010- vs. Audley Harrison (UNR)
3) Alexander Povetkin (27-154-154)
Last Fight: 3/13/2010- TKO5 Javier Mora
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Eddie Chambers (19-79-79)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- L(KO12) vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Ruslan Chagaev (20-203-203)
Last Fight: 5/22/2010- UD12 Kali Meehan
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Samuel Peter (19-19-19)
Last Fight: 9/11/2010- L(KO10) vs. Champion Wladimir Klitschko
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Nikolai Valuev (19-251-251)
Last Fight: 11/7/2009- L(MD12) vs. David Haye
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Tony Thompson (19-19-19)
Last Fight: 4/16/2010- TKO4 Owen Beck
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Juan Carlos Gomez (19-19-19)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- UD8 Zack Page
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Tomasz Adamek (19-24-24)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- UD12 Michael Grant
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Chris Arreola (19-81)
Last Fight: 8/13/2010- UD12 Manuel Quezada
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Denis Boytsov (19-68)
Last Fight: 1/9/2010- KO2 Kevin Montiy
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Dereck Chisora (3-3)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- TKO9 #20 Sam Sexton
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Ray Austin (3-19)
Last Fight: 10/31/2009- TKO4 DaVarryl Williamson
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Robert Helenius (3-19)
Last Fight: 8/21/2010- TKO6 Gregory Tony
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Alexander Dimitrenko (3-99)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- TKO5 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Francesco Pianeta (3-19)
Last Fight: 12/5/2009- UD8 Evgeny Orlov
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Odlanier Solis (3-19)
Last Fight: 3/20/2010- RTD3 Carl Davis Drumond
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Jean Marc Mormeck (3-19)
Last Fight: 5/6/2010- UD10 Fres Oquendo
Next Fight: Unknown
20) Timur Ibragimov (3-15)
Last Fight: 10/2/2010- UD10 Luis Pineda (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: One notable fight this week: 10-1 prospect Emilio Zarate faces solid journeyman Sebastian Ceballos in Argentina.  This is a rematch of a March fight that ended in a draw.  Ceballos, only 25-6-2 against an mostly average competition level, comes in on a pretty good run.  Since his last loss in May 2008, he’s 14-0-1, with only the Zarate fight going the distance.  Zarate’s only loss was to veteran Fabio Moli.

Super Middleweight: 2010, Oct 4-10

Posted in Rankings, Super Middleweight on October 24, 2010 by danboxing
The big story this week was Serge Yannick, a once-beaten prospect originally from Cameroon pulling off a minor upset of gatekeeper Joseph Kwadjo.  In a vacuum, this victory alone would be enough to earn Yannick a ranking, but when coupled with his loss late last year to fellow prospect Michael Bolling, he falls well short.  In Serbia, another prospect by the name of Nicola Sjekloca did what he was supposed to by dominating a 8-round decision over the less than compelling Gordan Glisic, and Andy Lee knocked down hapless Troy Lowry 5 times en route to a 4th round stoppage in Hammond, Indiana.

 

Here are The Ring’s top 10 for comparison purposes:
1) Lucian Bute
2) Andre Ward
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Carl Froch
5) Andre Dirrell
6) Sakio Bika
7) Arthur Abraham
8 ) Robert Stieglitz
9) Librado Andrade
10) Brian Magee

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: None
1) Lucian Bute (45-235-235)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- TKO3 Edison Miranda
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #15 Jesse Brinkley
2) Andre Ward (45-73-73)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Allan Green
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #5 Andre Dirrell
3) Mikkel Kessler (24-305-305)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- UD12 Carl Froch
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Carl Froch (23-226-226)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L (UD12) vs. Mikkel Kessler
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #7 Arthur Abraham
5) Andre Dirrell (14-28-28)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- DQ11 Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- #2 Andre Ward
6) Robert Stieglitz (14-59-59)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- UD12 Eduard Gutknecht
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Arthur Abraham (28-51-51)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- L (DQ11) vs. Andre Dirrell
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #4 Carl Froch
8 ) Librado Andrade (16-177-177)
Last Fight: 5/28/2010- RTD8 Eric Lucas
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Jermain Taylor (14-14-14)
Last Fight: 10/17/2009- L (KO12) vs. Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Dimitri Sartison (10-10-14)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- UD12 Khoren Gevor (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Sakio Bika (10-183)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- L(DQ1) vs. #17 Jean Paul Mendy
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Eduard Gutknecht (10-14)
Last Fight: 7/17/2010- RTD9 Michel Bilak
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Karoly Balzsay (14-14)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- KO5 Aziz Daari (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Edison Miranda (14-14)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- L (TKO3) vs. Lucian Bute
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Jesse Brinkley (14-14)
Last Fight: 1/29/2010- UD12 Curtis Stevens
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #1 Lucian Bute
16) Thomas Oosthuizen (14-14)
Last Fight: 4/27/2010- KO8 Saul Roman
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #18 Isaac Chilemba
17) Jean Paul Mendy (14-14)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- W(DQ1) #10 Sakio Bika
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Isaac Chilemba (14-14)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Michael Bolling
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #16 Thomas Oosthuizen
19) Daniel Geale (14-14)
Last Fight: 6/2/2010- TKO11 Kariz Kariuki
Next Fight: 10/31/2010- vs. MW contender Roman Karmazin (at MW)
20) Peter Quillin (14-14)
Last Fight: 2/6/2010- UD10 Fernando Zuniga
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: Nada.

Super Middleweight: 2010, Sep 27- Oct 3

Posted in Rankings, Super Middleweight on October 24, 2010 by danboxing
No fights of note occurred this week, but I have a couple scheduling notes to report.  Carl Froch, who postponed his 10/2 matchup with Arthur Abraham due to an injured back, has come together with Abraham to announce a new date and venue: November 27 in Helsinki, Finland.  On the same split-site telecast, Andres Ward and Dirrell will duel in a fight which fell through on September 25 due to venue disagreements.

 

Here are The Ring’s top 10 for comparison purposes:
1) Lucian Bute
2) Andre Ward
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Carl Froch
5) Andre Dirrell
6) Sakio Bika
7) Arthur Abraham
8 ) Robert Stieglitz
9) Librado Andrade
10) Brian Magee

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: None
1) Lucian Bute (44-234-234)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- TKO3 Edison Miranda
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #15 Jesse Brinkley
2) Andre Ward (44-72-72)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Allan Green
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #5 Andre Dirrell
3) Mikkel Kessler (23-304-304)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- UD12 Carl Froch
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Carl Froch (22-225-225)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L (UD12) vs. Mikkel Kessler
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #7 Arthur Abraham
5) Andre Dirrell (13-27-27)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- DQ11 Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- #2 Andre Ward
6) Robert Stieglitz (13-58-58)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- UD12 Eduard Gutknecht
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Arthur Abraham (27-50-50)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- L (DQ11) vs. Andre Dirrell
Next Fight: 11/27/2010- vs. #4 Carl Froch
8 ) Librado Andrade (15-176-176)
Last Fight: 5/28/2010- RTD8 Eric Lucas
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Jermain Taylor (13-13-13)
Last Fight: 10/17/2009- L (KO12) vs. Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Dimitri Sartison (9-9-13)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- UD12 Khoren Gevor (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Sakio Bika (9-182)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- L(DQ1) vs. #17 Jean Paul Mendy
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Eduard Gutknecht (9-13)
Last Fight: 7/17/2010- RTD9 Michel Bilak
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Karoly Balzsay (13-13)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- KO5 Aziz Daari (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Edison Miranda (13-13)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- L (TKO3) vs. Lucian Bute
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Jesse Brinkley (13-13)
Last Fight: 1/29/2010- UD12 Curtis Stevens
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #1 Lucian Bute
16) Thomas Oosthuizen (13-13)
Last Fight: 4/27/2010- KO8 Saul Roman
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #18 Isaac Chilemba
17) Jean Paul Mendy (13-13)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- W(DQ1) #10 Sakio Bika
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Isaac Chilemba (13-13)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Michael Bolling
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #16 Thomas Oosthuizen
19) Daniel Geale (13-13)
Last Fight: 6/2/2010- TKO11 Kariz Kariuki
Next Fight: 10/31/2010- vs. MW contender Roman Karmazin (at MW)
20) Peter Quillin (13-13)
Last Fight: 2/6/2010- UD10 Fernando Zuniga
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: A few skirmishes are on the horizon this week.  Solid Ghanian gatekeeper Joseph Kwadjo takes on Cameroon/Australian 9-1 prospect Serge Yannick.  This one could conceivably move the rankings.  Also, undefeated Montenegran prospect Nikola Sjekloca squares off with weak journeyman Gordan Glisic in Serbia.  Finally, Andy Lee stays crazy-busy by fighting soft journeyman Troy Lowry just  two weeks after his last fight, marking his third fight in just ten weeks.

Super Middleweight: 2010, Sep 20-26

Posted in Rankings, Super Middleweight on October 24, 2010 by danboxing
Andy Lee stopped solid journeyman Michael Walker in the 8th round this week.  Walker doesn’t appear good enough at this stage to warrant advancement for Lee, who is difficult to pigeonhole in terms of proper ranking.  He technically has two wins at 168, but both were against slightly overweight Middleweights.  He has yet to beat a legit 168 pounder of consequence, and probably needs to to enter the top 20.  Also, Maxim Vlasov, the Russian prospect, moved to 19-0 with a 7th-round stoppage of journeyman Mikhail Krinitsin.  Nothing too notable about that win…just keeping busy and getting some rounds in.  Vlasov has been in the Ring enough to fight better competition now, though.

 

Here are The Ring’s top 10 for comparison purposes:
1) Lucian Bute
2) Andre Ward
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Carl Froch
5) Andre Dirrell
6) Sakio Bika
7) Arthur Abraham
8 ) Robert Stieglitz
9) Librado Andrade
10) Brian Magee

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: None
1) Lucian Bute (43-233-233)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- TKO3 Edison Miranda
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #15 Jesse Brinkley
2) Andre Ward (43-71-71)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Allan Green
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- vs. #5 Andre Dirrell
3) Mikkel Kessler (22-303-303)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- UD12 Carl Froch
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Carl Froch (21-224-224)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L (UD12) vs. Mikkel Kessler
Next Fight: Unknown Date vs. #7 Arthur Abraham
5) Andre Dirrell (12-26-26)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- DQ11 Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- #2 Andre Ward
6) Robert Stieglitz (12-57-57)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- UD12 Eduard Gutknecht
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Arthur Abraham (26-49-49)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- L (DQ11) vs. Andre Dirrell
Next Fight: Unknown Date vs. #4 Carl Froch
8 ) Librado Andrade (14-175-175)
Last Fight: 5/28/2010- RTD8 Eric Lucas
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Jermain Taylor (12-12-12)
Last Fight: 10/17/2009- L (KO12) vs. Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Dimitri Sartison (8-8-12)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- UD12 Khoren Gevor (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Sakio Bika (8-181)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- L(DQ1) vs. #17 Jean Paul Mendy
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Eduard Gutknecht (8-12)
Last Fight: 7/17/2010- RTD9 Michel Bilak
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Karoly Balzsay (12-12)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- KO5 Aziz Daari (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Edison Miranda (12-12)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- L (TKO3) vs. Lucian Bute
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Jesse Brinkley (12-12)
Last Fight: 1/29/2010- UD12 Curtis Stevens
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #1 Lucian Bute
16) Thomas Oosthuizen (12-12)
Last Fight: 4/27/2010- KO8 Saul Roman
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #18 Isaac Chilemba
17) Jean Paul Mendy (12-12)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- W(DQ1) #10 Sakio Bika
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Isaac Chilemba (12-12)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Michael Bolling
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #16 Thomas Oosthuizen
19) Daniel Geale (12-12)
Last Fight: 6/2/2010- TKO11 Kariz Kariuki
Next Fight: 10/31/2010- vs. MW contender Roman Karmazin (at MW)
20) Peter Quillin (12-12)
Last Fight: 2/6/2010- UD10 Fernando Zuniga
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: Nothing on tap for this week.

Super Middleweight: 2010, Sep 13-19

Posted in Rankings, Super Middleweight on October 24, 2010 by danboxing
Journeyman Roman Aramyan retired on his stool in the midst of being shut out on the cards by fringe contender Brian Magee.  Magee’s choice of opponent smacks more of the borderline-top-25 fringe contender I believe him to be than the top-10 fighter that the Ring inexplicably holds him up as.  The biggest news this week involves one fight that’s on and another that’s not.  #19 Daniel Geale, who is also a more serious middleweight contender, has signed for a fight with fellow middleweight contender Roman Karmazin, at middleweight.  Geale will maintain his ranking at 168 despite this move down until such time as he’s been inactive at this weight for a year or until he is displaced by a more deserving contender.  In the meantime, this fight, set for Halloween night, will doubtless have huge implications on my as-yet unpublished middleweight rankings.  And the biggest news of all: Carl Froch has been announced to have injured his back, and will postpone his huge fight with Arthur Abraham which had been set for October 2 in Monaco.  Early estimates for the reschedule date are for late November or early December.

 

Here are The Ring’s top 10 for comparison purposes:
1) Lucian Bute
2) Andre Ward
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Carl Froch
5) Andre Dirrell
6) Sakio Bika
7) Arthur Abraham
8 ) Robert Stieglitz
9) Librado Andrade
10) Brian Magee

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: None
1) Lucian Bute (42-232-232)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- TKO3 Edison Miranda
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #15 Jesse Brinkley
2) Andre Ward (42-70-70)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Allan Green
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- vs. #5 Andre Dirrell
3) Mikkel Kessler (21-302-302)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- UD12 Carl Froch
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Carl Froch (20-223-223)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L (UD12) vs. Mikkel Kessler
Next Fight: Unknown Date vs. #7 Arthur Abraham
5) Andre Dirrell (11-25-25)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- DQ11 Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- #2 Andre Ward
6) Robert Stieglitz (11-56-56)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- UD12 Eduard Gutknecht
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Arthur Abraham (25-48-48)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- L (DQ11) vs. Andre Dirrell
Next Fight: Unknown Date vs. #4 Carl Froch
8 ) Librado Andrade (13-174-174)
Last Fight: 5/28/2010- RTD8 Eric Lucas
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Jermain Taylor (11-11-11)
Last Fight: 10/17/2009- L (KO12) vs. Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Dimitri Sartison (7-7-11)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- UD12 Khoren Gevor (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Sakio Bika (7-180)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- L(DQ1) vs. #17 Jean Paul Mendy
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Eduard Gutknecht (7-11)
Last Fight: 7/17/2010- RTD9 Michel Bilak
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Karoly Balzsay (11-11)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- KO5 Aziz Daari (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Edison Miranda (11-11)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- L (TKO3) vs. Lucian Bute
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Jesse Brinkley (11-11)
Last Fight: 1/29/2010- UD12 Curtis Stevens
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #1 Lucian Bute
16) Thomas Oosthuizen (11-11)
Last Fight: 4/27/2010- KO8 Saul Roman
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #18 Isaac Chilemba
17) Jean Paul Mendy (11-11)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- W(DQ1) #10 Sakio Bika
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Isaac Chilemba (11-11)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Michael Bolling
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #16 Thomas Oosthuizen
19) Daniel Geale (11-11)
Last Fight: 6/2/2010- TKO11 Kariz Kariuki
Next Fight: 10/31/2010- vs. MW contender Roman Karmazin (at MW)
20) Peter Quillin (11-11)
Last Fight: 2/6/2010- UD10 Fernando Zuniga
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: A couple notables are in action this week.  18-0 Russian prospect Maxim Vlasov, who has been brought along somewhat slowly, takes a step down in competition from recent victim Jerson Ruvelo by locking horns with Mikhail Krinitsin.  Though 9-1-2, Krinitsin is decidedly more journeyman than prospect.  In other action, Andy Lee is back in action after only 7 weeks off.  He takes on journeyman Michael Walker.  Walker may not be a complete stiff- he looked really good at times against Danny Jacobs on the Pacquiao-Hatton undercard last year- but he has lost three straight and definitely looked sluggish before getting stopped by Fernando Guerrero in April.  He was even once a minor player at 160 and 168, but appears to be on the downslope.  This matchup won’t earn Lee a ranking or a ton of recognition for bravery, but it’s not a complete joke, either.

Super Middleweight: 2010, Sep 6-12

Posted in Rankings, Super Middleweight on October 24, 2010 by danboxing
Nothing happened this week…again.

 

Here are The Ring’s top 10 for comparison purposes:
1) Lucian Bute
2) Andre Ward
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Carl Froch
5) Andre Dirrell
6) Sakio Bika
7) Arthur Abraham
8 ) Robert Stieglitz
9) Librado Andrade
10) Brian Magee

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: None
1) Lucian Bute (41-231-231)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- TKO3 Edison Miranda
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #15 Jesse Brinkley
2) Andre Ward (41-69-69)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Allan Green
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- vs. #5 Andre Dirrell
3) Mikkel Kessler (20-301-301)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- UD12 Carl Froch
Next Fight: Unknown
4) Carl Froch (19-222-222)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L (UD12) vs. Mikkel Kessler
Next Fight: 10/2/2010- vs. #7 Arthur Abraham
5) Andre Dirrell (10-24-24)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- DQ11 Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: 9/25/2010- #2 Andre Ward
6) Robert Stieglitz (10-55-55)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- UD12 Eduard Gutknecht
Next Fight: Unknown
7) Arthur Abraham (24-47-47)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- L (DQ11) vs. Andre Dirrell
Next Fight: 10/2/2010- vs. #4 Carl Froch
8 ) Librado Andrade (12-173-173)
Last Fight: 5/28/2010- RTD8 Eric Lucas
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Jermain Taylor (10-10-10)
Last Fight: 10/17/2009- L (KO12) vs. Arthur Abraham
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Dimitri Sartison (6-6-10)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- UD12 Khoren Gevor (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Sakio Bika (6-179)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- L(DQ1) vs. #17 Jean Paul Mendy
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Eduard Gutknecht (6-10)
Last Fight: 7/17/2010- RTD9 Michel Bilak
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Karoly Balzsay (10-10)
Last Fight: 7/31/10- KO5 Aziz Daari (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Edison Miranda (10-10)
Last Fight: 4/17/2010- L (TKO3) vs. Lucian Bute
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Jesse Brinkley (10-10)
Last Fight: 1/29/2010- UD12 Curtis Stevens
Next Fight: 10/15/2010- vs. #1 Lucian Bute
16) Thomas Oosthuizen (10-10)
Last Fight: 4/27/2010- KO8 Saul Roman
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #18 Isaac Chilemba
17) Jean Paul Mendy (10-10)
Last Fight: 7/31/2010- W(DQ1) #10 Sakio Bika
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Isaac Chilemba (10-10)
Last Fight: 6/19/2010- UD12 Michael Bolling
Next Fight: 11/6/2010- vs. #16 Thomas Oosthuizen
19) Daniel Geale (10-10)
Last Fight: 6/2/2010- TKO11 Kariz Kariuki
Next Fight: Unknown
20) Peter Quillin (10-10)
Last Fight: 2/6/2010- UD10 Fernando Zuniga
Next Fight: Unknown


THE WEEK AHEAD: Finally something to report!  Brian Magee, who is indefensibly ranked #10 by the Ring, but who is nevertheless a solid fringe contender, is in action this week in what is, unfortunately, a pointless matchup.  His opponent, Roman Aramyan, is a mediocre journeyman, and is a prototypical stay-busy opponent.  The question that arises, though, is why Magee couldn’t do a little better when he’s not actually staying particularly busy- 8 months since his last fight.