My boxing ratings— updated 10/7

October 07, 2009 |


    As I’ve talked about in my previous posts on the sweet science, I think one of the biggest problems in the sport is the gaggle of so called champions. So it is a little ironic that I added my LBF (Lambert Boxing Federation) title to the mix in 2003. But, of course mine isn’t real so I don’t have to deal with promoters and silly rules. That makes mine better since I don’t strip fighters and haggle over fees. My brother and I picked the most deserving champs when we started and now it follows the  “beat the man that beat the man, etc.” philosophy as closely as possible. Sometimes that means my champion isn’t even the guy that I think is the best in the division. but at least I have a concrete reason to call him champ. So, I am providing this ranking system for all the boxing fans out there who can’t keep track of the alphabet boys and don’t subscribe to Ring Magazine.


      Heavyweight                         Cruiserweight                 Lt.Heavyweight  
CH:  Wladimir Klitschko          Tomasz Adamek           Chad Dawson
1.      Vitali Klitschko                            Guillermo Jones           Bernard Hopkins
2.     Alexander Povetkin                  Steve Cunningham          Glen Johnson
3.     Nikolay Valuev                            Marco Huck                       Zsolt Erdei
4.        David Haye                             Krzystof Wlodarczyk      Antonio Tarver
5.     Eddie Chambers                       Giaccobe Fragomeni        Jean Pascal


   Super Middleweight          Middleweight            Jr. Middleweight

Ch: Mikkel Kessler         Kelly Pavlik           Sergei Dzindziruk

 1. Lucien Bute                    Felix Sturm                         Paul Williams

2. Carl Froch                    Winky Wright                     Daniel Santos

3. Arthur Abraham        Sebastian Zbik                   Sergio Martinez

4. Andre Ward                    Sergio Mora                    Cory Spinks

5. Robert Stieglitz          Anthony Mundine              Kermit Cintron


     Welterweight                      Jr. Welterweight                  Lightweight

Ch: Shane Mosley        Manny Pacquiao      Juan Manuel Marquez

 1. Miguel Cotto                    Timothy Bradley                        Edwin Valero

2. Floyd Mayweather            Ricky Hatton                             Juan Diaz

3. Antonio Margarito               Amir Khan                        Joel Casamayor

4. Andre Berto                        Devon Alexander                   Paulus Moses

5. Joshua Clottey                        Juan Urango                          Ali Funeka



Jr.Lightweight                       Featherweight                       Jr.Featherweight

Ch: Humberto Soto                Chris John                  Celestino Caballero

1. Jorge Linares                 Steven Luevano                    Juan Manuel Lopez

2. Robert Guerrero           Yuriorkis Gamboa                     Rafael Marquez

3. Rocky Martinez                Cristobol Cruz                       Toshiaki Nishioka

4. Jorge Barrios                     Elio Rojas                  Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym

5. Humberto Gutierrez       Mario Santiago                 Daniel Ponce de Leon


Bantamweight                      Jr.Bantamweight                          Flyweight

Ch: Fernando Montiel          Vic Darchinyan              Denkaosan Kaowichit

  1. Hozumi Hasegawa                Alexander Munoz                Omar Narvaez

2. Anselmo Moreno                         Nonito Donaire               Koki Kameda

3. Joseph Agbeko                         Nobuo Nashiro                   Daisuke Naito

4. Abner Mares                       Devid Lookmahanak                 Takefumi Sakata    

5. Z Gorres                                     Marvin Sonsona          Pongsaklek Wonjongkam


                          Jr.Flyweight                                     Strawweight

Ch:                Brian Viloria                       Oleydong Sithsamerchai

 1.                          Ivan Calderon                                  Raul Garcia

2.                             Edgar Sosa                                 Roman Gonzalez

3.                        Giovanni Segura                              Donnie Nietes

4.                                Ulises Solis                                 Florante Condes

5.                              Omar Nino                                        Juan Palacios


                             UPCOMING LBF TITLE FIGHTS

10/24       Tomasz Adamek   vs.  Andrew Golota     non-title

11/7        Chad Dawson     vs.     Glen Johnson      Lt. Heavyweight

11/14       Manny Pacquiao  vs.  Miguel Cotto      non-title

11/21         Mikkel Kessler     vs.      Andre Ward     Sup. Middleweight

12/5           Kelly Pavlik     vs.    Paul Williams       Middleweight

                     Brian Viloria     vs.     Omar Nino             Jr. Flyweight

12/12          Vic Darchinyan   vs.   Tomas Rojas       Jr. Bantamweight

12/19          Humbert Soto     vs.     Miguel Acosta      non-title

                      Fernando Montiel   vs.  Gerry Penalosa      Bantamweight


    The reason why Pacquiao, Adamek and Soto are in non-title fights is that they are each fighting one division up from the weight they are the current champion. If they stay at the higher weight forgood, they will relinquish their lower weight belt and a new champ will be picked.


                 Other Good Upcoming Fights

10/10     Juan Manuel Lopez  vs. Rogers Mtagwa     Jr. Featherweight

10/17        Arthur Abraham   vs.   Jermain Taylor    Sup. Middleweight

                     Carl Froch      vs.   Andre Dirrell                 Sup. Middleweight

11/7               Nikolay Valuev   vs. David Haye                  Heavyweight

11/28           Joan Guzman    vs.   Ali Funeka                 Lightweight

                      Lucian Bute  vs.      Librado Andrade       Sup. Middleweight

 12/5         Amir Khan          vs.   Dmitry Salita              Jr. Welterweight

12/12          Vitali Klitschko   vs.    Kevin Johnson        Heavyweight