There was no movement in THE RING Ratings this week.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (No. 3 last week) turned in a spectacular performance Saturday in El Paso, Texas, stopping capable Andy Lee in the seventh round. However, a victory over an unrated fighter wasn’t enough for him to overtake Nos. 1 and 2 Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in the middleweight ratings.
Tomasz Adamek (No. 3 last week) defeated talented but unrated – and apparently one-armed — Eddie Chambers by a unanimous decision Saturday in Newark, N.J. However, he didn’t accomplish enough to catch Nos. 1 and 2 Vitali Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.
The case was the same for a number of other rated fighters.
Middleweight: Martin Murray (No. 7 last week) outpointed unrated Karim Achour in a 10-round bout in Manchester, England, to retain his position.
Lightweight: Miguel Vazquez (No. 2 last week) shutout unrated veteran Daniel Attah in a 10-round bout on the Chavez-Lee undercard to stay put.
Bantamweight: Carlos Cuadras (No. 9 last week) stopped unrated Javier Franco in the fifth round Saturday in Mexico to maintain his spot.
Rated fighters in action this coming weekend (with current ratings)
Welterweight: Victor Ortiz (No. 3) vs. Josesito Lopez (Saturday)
Junior welterweight: Lucas Matthysse (No. 6) vs. Humberto Soto (Saturday)
Lightweight: John Molina (No. 6) vs. Miguel Munguia (Saturday)
Junior featherweight: Rico Ramos (No. 10) vs. Efrain Esquivias (Saturday)
Junior flyweight: Ryo Miyazaki (No. 7) vs. Myung-Koo Yuh (Wednesday); Wanheng Menayothin (No. 6 strawweight) vs. Jack Amisa (Friday)
Strawweight: Kazuto Ioka (No. 2) vs. Akira Yaegashi (No. 9) (Wednesday)