Light Heavyweight: 2010, Nov 29-Dec 5

No notable fights in the division last week.

 

For comparison, here are the current Ring Magazine Ratings:
Champ: Jean Pascal
1) Chad Dawson
2) Tavoris Cloud
3) Glen Johnson
4) Bernard Hopkins
5) Nathan Cleverly
6) Adrian Diaconu
7) Karo Murat
8 ) Beibut Shumenov
9) Chris Henry
10) Gabriel Campillo

 

Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Jean Pascal (16-76-76)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- TD11 #1 Chad Dawson
Next Fight: 12/18/2010- vs. #3 Bernard Hopkins
1) Chad Dawson (56-235-235)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- L (TD11) vs. #3 Jean Pascal
Next Fight: Unknown
2) Tavoris Cloud (17-66-66)
Last Fight: 8/7/2010- UD12 #4 Glen Johnson
Next Fight: 12/17/2010- vs. Fulgencio Zuniga (UNR)
3) Bernard Hopkins (16-234-234)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- UD12 Roy Jones, Jr.
Next Fight: 12/18/2010- vs. Champ Jean Pascal
4) Glen Johnson (16-389-389)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- KO8 Allan Green (UNR) (at SMW)
Next Fight: Unknown Date- vs. SMW #3 Carl Froch (at SMW)
5) Gabriel Campillo (16-23-23)
Last Fight: 5/15/2010- KO1 Luzimar Gonzaga
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Nathan Cleverly (11-43-43)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- TKO10 #16 Karo Murat
Next Fight: 12/11/2010- vs. Alejandro Lakatos (UNR)
7) Jürgen Brähmer (11-23-23)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- TKO5 Mariano Plotinsky
Next Fight: 1/8/2010- vs. #9 Beibut Shumenov
8) Chris Henry (11-29-29)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- TKO1 Hugo Garay
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Beibut Shumenov (11-19-23)
Last Fight: 7/23/2010- UD12 #18 Vyacheslav Uzelkov
Next Fight: 1/8/2010- vs. #7 Jürgen Brähmer
10) Roy Jones, Jr. (16-16-23)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- L(UD12) vs. Bernard Hopkins
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Adrian Diaconu (16-186)
Last Fight: 10/15/2010- UD10 Omar Sheika (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Yusaf Mack (5-23)
Last Fight: 2/5/2010- L(TKO6) vs. Glen Johnson
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Dmitri Sukhotski (5-5)
Last Fight: 10/29/2010- TKO6 #16 Alexei Kuziemski
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Thierry Karl (5-23)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- UD6 Arturs Kuliauskis (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Hugo Garay (5-23)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- KO1 Marcelo Da Silva (UNR) (at CW)
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Zsolt Erdei (2-2)
Last Fight: 11/20/2010- UD8 Samson Onyango (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Gayrat Ahmedov (2-19)
Last Fight: 7/23/10- KO1 Dallas Vargas (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Karo Murat (2-51)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- L(TKO10) vs. #9 Nathan Cleverly
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Danny McIntosh (2-23)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- TKO3 Hastings Rasani (UNR) (at CW)
Next Fight: Unknown
20) Mariano Plotinsky (2-19)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L(TKO5) vs. Juergen Braehmer
Next Fight: Unknown

 

The Week Ahead: Friday in Australia, up-and-down gatekeeper Joel Casey- who made his name by edging Tim Bell in August, returns to the ring against weak journeyman Kashif Mumtaz, who has been stopped more often than he’s won.

 

On Saturday, Kenyan gatekeeper Kariz Kariuki battles Randy Griffin in a rare show in China.  Griffin was a serious contender at middleweight, but has been off more than two years since dropping a fairly close decision to Felix Sturm in the summer of 2008.  All in all, this is an interesting matchup.  Also Saturday, prospect Vitali Rusal, whose only loss was a stoppage at cruiserweight to Marco Huck, will fight completely unproven prospect Alexander Cherviak, who is coming off his first career loss to fellow unproven prospect Salambek Baysangurov, in the Ukraine.

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