Junior Middleweight: 2013, Mar 18-24

Undefeated Canadian Adam Trupish was shockingly upset by 7th round knockout on Friday in Richmond, British Columbia.  Journeyman Dashon Johnson was the one to do it.  The fight was actually contested at middleweight.  Johnson has enough bad losses on his record to ensure that he is nowhere near a ranking in either division, though.  No changes.

 

Dan’s Top 20 (Weeks in Current Position-Weeks in Top 10 if applicable-Weeks in Top 20)
Champ: None
1) Carlos Molina (7-89-104)
Last Fight: 2/1/2013- UD12 #11 Cory Spinks
Next Fight: Unknown
Ishe Smith says he plans to offer Molina a shot at his alphabet belt.
2) Saul Alvarez (7-107-122)
Last Fight: 9/15/2012- TKO5 WW#? Josesito Lopez
Next Fight: 4/20/2013- vs. #3 Austin Trout
Canelo’s fight with Trout has been moved to April 20 after he had a falling out with Floyd over the apparent cancellation of their agreement to fight each other on September 14.  Canelo plans to fight in a September 14 PPV still, but is now looking at Cotto, Angulo, or Martinez (though Martinez says he would only fight him at 160 on HBO.
3) Austin Trout (4-42-111)
Last Fight: 12/1/2012- UD12 #6 Miguel Cotto
Next Fight: 4/20/2013- vs. #2 Saul Alvarez
See Alvarez’s notes, above.
4) Erislandy Lara (4-89-111)
Last Fight: 11/10/2012- D* (TD9) vs. #15 Vanes Martirosyan (robbery- should be win)
Next Fight: Unknown
Lara has been ordered by the WBC to fight Emanuele Della Rosa in an eliminator, but his side says he may fight that fight, take on Sergey Rabchenko, or may even go direct to a Canelo fight.
5) Ishe Smith (4-4-4)
Last Fight: 2/23/2013- W (MD12) vs. #3 Cornelius Bundrage
Next Fight: Unknown
See Molina’s notes, above.
6) Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (16-46-46)
Last Fight: 5/5/2012- UD12* #4 Miguel Cotto
Next Fight: 5/4/2013- vs. WW #? Robert Guerrero (at WW)
Mayweather will officially be fighting Robert Guerrero on Showtime PPV on May 4.  That’s just a day before the 1-year anniversary of his last fight at 154, and since the fight will be at 147, he will likely be removed the following week.
7) Miguel Cotto (16-146-146)
Last Fight: 12/1/2012- L (UD12) vs. #8 Austin Trout
Next Fight: Unknown
Cotto has laid out the plans for the rest of his career.  He says he’ll fight in October or November, twice in 2014, and then retire.
8) James Kirkland (16-72-72)
Last Fight: 3/24/2012- W*(DQ10) vs. #6 Carlos Molina (Robbery)
Next Fight: Unknown
Kirkland is deep in managerial problems, and needs to schedule a fight by Monday to remain ranked.
9) Cornelius Bundrage (4-137-137)
Last Fight: 2/23/2013- L (MD12) vs. Ishe Smith (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
Bundrage should probably retire after how awful he looked against Smith.
10) Alfredo Angulo (4-182-182)
Last Fight: 12/15/2012- UD10 Jorge Silva (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Gabriel Rosado (4-111)
Last Fight: 1/19/2013- L (TKO7) vs. #3 MW Gennady Golovkin (at MW)
Next Fight: Unknown
Rosado appears likely to fight undefeated prospect J’Leon Love on the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard on May 4, at 160.
12) Sergey Rabchenko (4-40)
Last Fight: 11/24/2012- W (SD12) vs. Cedric Vitu (UNR)
Next Fight: 3/30/2013- vs. Adriano Nicchi (UNR)
Rabchenko will fight Tuscan journeyman Adriano Nicchi in Monte Carlo on March 30.
13) Delvin Rodriguez (4-88)
Last Fight: 2/15/2013- TKO6 George Tahdooahnippah (UNR) (at MW)
Next Fight: Unknown
Having not come all that close to making 154 against Tahdooahnippah, Rodriguez will need to schedule a fight at 154 before June 2 to maintain his ranking.
14) Lukas Konecny (4-84)
Last Fight: 10/6/2012- L* (UD12) vs. Zaurbek Baysangurov (UNR) (Robbery)
Next Fight: 3/23/2013- vs. Karim Achour (UNR) (at MW)
Konecny will fight March 23 on the Abraham-Stieglitz undercard in Magdeburg.  The fight will be at 160, against journeyman Karim Achour.
15) Keith Thurman (4-17)
Last Fight: 11/24/2012- TKO4 #16 Carlos Quintana
Next Fight: 3/9/2013- vs. #? WW Jan Zaveck (at WW)
Thurman will fight welterweight contender Jan Zaveck on HBO March 9 in Brooklyn, at 147.
16) Vanes Martirosyan (4-94)
Last Fight: 11/10/2012- D* (TD9) vs. #6 Erislandy Lara (robbery- should be L)
Next Fight: 4/6/2013- vs. Javier Maciel (UNR)
After ducking a rematch of his robbery draw with Lara, Vanes will fight April 6 in Macau, China against Argentine Champ Javier Maciel.
17) Yuri Foreman (4-8)
Last Fight: 1/23/2013- UD6 Brandon Baue (UNR)
Next Fight: 4/6/2013- vs. Unknown Opponent
Foreman continues his comeback on April 6 in New York.
18) Sechew Powell (4-157)
Last Fight: 6/1/2012- L (TKO9) vs. #10 Gabriel Rosado
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Willie Nelson (3-3)
Last Fight: 3/1/2013- TKO1 Michael Medina (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
After being dropped multiple times in a close decision with fellow prospect Vincent Arroyo at 147, Nelson has gone on quite a hot streak.
20) Michel Soro (3-10)
Last Fight: 1/12/2013- UD12 Kris Carslaw (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown Date- vs. Frederic Serre (UNR)
Soro’s fight with Serre for the French title has been postponed, but I don’t know the new date yet.

 

The Week Ahead: No notable action in the division this week at 154, though #14 Lukas Konecny will see action in a stay-busy fight at 160.
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