Unhealthy Left Hook Boxing Rankings (April 26, 2021): Emanuel Navarrete makes case at 126, extra

Rankings go up on Mondays at Midday ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Heavyweight: (4) Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola, Could 1
  • Heavyweight: (8) Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora, Could 1
  • Mild Heavyweight: (2) Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards, Could 1
  • Middleweight: (7) Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison, Could 1
  • Junior Middleweight: (3) Erislandy Lara vs Thomas Lamanna [middleweight], Could 1
  • Junior Middleweight: (9) Sebastian Fundora vs Jorge Cota, Could 1
  • Flyweight: (2) Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards, Apr. 30
  • Girls’s P4P: (2) Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas, Could 1

Upcoming Fights: (4) Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola, Could 1 … (8) Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora, Could 1 … (1) Tyson Fury vs (2) Anthony Joshua, TBA … (9) Michael Hunter vs Filip Hrgovic, TBA


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Upcoming Fights: TBA


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Notes: Marcus Browne did wind up combating Denis Grachev final Tuesday, and PBC did have the nice style to easily not put it on tv. Grachev reportedly provided no resistance, Browne shook some rust, now we’ll see if PBC can put collectively a Pascal-Browne rematch, possibly. Or a Browne-Jack rematch. One thing.

Callum Johnson additionally received again after two years off, stopping Emil Markic in a two-round firefight. I really like watching Callum Johnson, he’s gonna take pictures, he’s gonna give pictures, and somebody’s gonna crumble first. That’s his method damaged right down to the naked bones of all of it. I’m glad he’s again and lively. I’d watch him combat anybody.

Upcoming Fights: (2) Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards, Could 1


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Upcoming Fights: (1) Canelo Alvarez vs (4) Billy Joe Saunders, Could 8 … (3) David Benavidez vs Jose Uzcategui, Aug. 28


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Notes: Felix Money in all probability has nearly as good a declare as anybody to the No. 10 spot after his win over Denzel Bentley, however I’m going to attend one or two extra fights, relying on opposition. It’s not like Kanat Islam has performed something unimaginable, actually, however Money has dominated at home stage, too. You possibly can have Money or Islam or certainly one of a handful of others, I feel. Most definitely Erislandy Lara is coming in, although; he’s combating at middleweight for the secondary WBA belt this weekend, and if he wins as everybody expects, he’s on this combine regardless that Thomas Lamanna shouldn’t be precisely a contender.

Upcoming Fights: (7) Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison, Could 1 … (2) Jermall Charlo vs Juan Macias Montiel, June 19 … (8) Jaime Munguia vs TBA, June 19


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Upcoming Fights: (3) Erislandy Lara vs Thomas Lamanna [middleweight], Could 1 … (9) Sebastian Fundora vs Jorge Cota, Could 1 … (4) Jeison Rosario vs (8) Erickson Lubin, June 26 … (1) Jermell Charlo vs (2) Brian Castano, July 17


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Upcoming Fights: TBA


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Upcoming Fights: (1) Josh Taylor vs (2) Jose Ramirez, Could 22 … (4) Jose Zepeda vs TBA, Could 22 … (7) Mario Barrios vs Gervonta Davis, June 26


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Upcoming Fights: (4) Devin Haney vs (7) Jorge Linares, Could 29 … (1) Teofimo Lopez vs (10) George Kambosos Jr, June 5 … (2) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani, June 26 … (5) Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios [junior welterweight], June 26


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Upcoming Fights: (6) Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremiah Nakathila, June 12 … (2) Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios [junior welterweight], June 26 … (3) Chris Colbert vs Yuriorkis Gamboa, July 3 … (8) Shavkat Rakhimov vs Kenichi Ogawa, TBA


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Notes: We talked about how bizarre this division is to rank within the feedback for final week’s rankings. It truly is weird; Warrington dropping to Lara took away the man most agreed had earned the No. 1 spot. Now Gary Russell Jr is there, however he doesn’t combat usually. That mentioned, he fought a prime 5 man (on the time) final trip, and has phrases agreed to combat a former No. 1 man from the division under subsequent.

Then there’s Galahad, who arguably beat Warrington, however in an terrible combat the place he didn’t get plenty of credit score. He’s a man no person is dying to combat. However he’s a extremely good fighter. After which there’s Emanuel Navarrete, who received a terrific combat Saturday in opposition to Christopher Diaz, principally dominating. I’ve bumped Navarrete as much as No. 2 after one other stable win. I feel you can put him No. 1. I feel you can have saved him No. 3. It’s a unusual, unusual division to rank except you simply need to put Mauricio Lara within the prime spot as a result of he beat Warrington, who had been No. 1. And with the best way the remainder of this shakes out, there’s an controversial logic to that, I suppose. Not for me, I received’t agree, but it surely’s not insane or something.

There may be expertise right here. However everybody has some type of asterisk or different. And Navarrete would possibly transfer up if he can’t get anybody to combat him in a “large combat,” which is what he desires; he named Russell and Leo Santa Cruz particularly. Personally I’d like to see Navarrete in opposition to Xu Can, however the WBA are fiddling round with Xu and their belt state of affairs right here, so I don’t count on that except Xu had been to only say “F them” and vacate.

Upcoming Fights: (1) Gary Russell Jr vs Rey Vargas, TBA … (2) Child Galahad vs Jazza Dickens, TBA … (5) Mauricio Lara vs (6) Josh Warrington, TBA


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Upcoming Fights: (3) Danny Roman vs Ricardo Espinoza, Could 15 …. (4) Brandon Figueroa vs (5) Luis Nery, Could 15 … (2) Stephen Fulton Jr vs Nery-Figueroa winner, Sept. 11 … (1) Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs (8) Ronny Rios, TBA


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Upcoming Fights: (2) Nordine Oubaali vs (3) Nonito Donaire, Could 29 … (1) Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas, June 19 … (4) John Riel Casimero vs (5) Guillermo Rigondeaux, Aug. 14


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Upcoming Fights: (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs (4) Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA … (3) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras, TBA


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Upcoming Fights: (2) Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards, Apr. 30 … (6) Jay Harris vs Ricardo Sandoval, Could 14


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Notes: Kenshiro Teraji returned with a stable factors win over Tetsuya Hisada on Saturday in Japan, about as most likely anticipated. Hisada remains to be a tricky, sturdy fighter, however he’s clearly not prime prime tier; he’s tried his luck in opposition to the highest two guys in his final two fights and are available up nicely quick. However he’s in all probability a handful for principally anybody else within the division nonetheless. I feel Teraji and Kyoguchi are on their very own tier right here.

Sivenathi Nontshinga additionally fought Saturday, successful a good determination over Christian Araneta at house in South Africa. Araneta dropped Nontshinga within the twelfth spherical. I don’t suppose the scoring was unfair, it actually may have gone both means. However I had it 114-113 for Nontshinga watching on YouTube after the very fact on Sunday. It was a detailed combat. If Nontshinga had dominated, he in all probability jumps to No. 6 or No. 7, however he didn’t. He edged it, and now he’s received an IBF title shot ready in opposition to Felix Alvarado.

Upcoming Fights: (5) Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama, Could 8


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Upcoming Fights: (9) Ginjiro Shigeoka vs Toshiki Kawamitsu, Could 23 … (1) Knockout CP Freshmart vs Pongsaklek Sithdabnij, Could 29


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Upcoming Fights: (1) Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders, Could 8 … (5) Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, June 5 … (2) Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas, June 19 … (7) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani, June 26 … (10) Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano, July 17 … (8) Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez, TBA … (9) Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua, TBA


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Upcoming Fights: (2) Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas, Could 1 … (8) Terri Harper vs Hyun Mi Choi, Could 15 … (7) Mikaela Mayer vs TBA, June 19

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