Ring Ratings

For ratings ended Dec. 16, 2014

Welterweight

Limit: 147 pounds

  • Country: U.S.
    Record: 47-0-0 (26 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: C | Last Week: C | Weeks On List: 169

    Title: RING, WBC, WBA jr. middleweight; RING, WBC, WBA welterweight
  • Country: Philippines
    Record: 57-5-2 (38 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 1 | Last Week: 1 | Weeks On List: 266

    Title: WBO welterweight
    1
  • Country: U.K.
    Record: 33-0-0 (22 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 2 | Last Week: 4 | Weeks On List: 190

    Title: IBF
    2
  • Country: U.K.
    Record: 30-3-0 (19 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 3 | Last Week: 9 | Weeks On List: 32

    3
  • Country: U.S.
    Record: 31-1-1 (12 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 4 | Last Week: 2 | Weeks On List: 131

    4
  • Country: Mexico
    Record: 56-7-1 (40 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 5 | Last Week: 3 | Weeks On List: 105

    5
  • Country: U.S.
    Record: 24-1-1 (15 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This week: 6 | Last week: 6 | Weeks on list: 53

    6
  • Country: U.S.
    Record: 24-0-0 (21 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 7 | Last Week: 7 | Weeks On List: 92

    7
  • Country: U.S.
    Record: 32-2-1 (18 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 8 | Last Week: 8 | Weeks On List: 124

    8
  • Country: Argentina
    Record: 35-5-0 (31 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 9 | Last Week: 5 | Weeks On List: 52

    9
  • Country: Argentina
    Record: 23-2-1 (19 KOs)
    Ranking:

    This Week: 10 | Last Week: NR | Weeks On List: 1

    10

Rating panel / Championship policy

Championship vacancies can be filled in the following two ways:

  1. THE RING’s Nos. 1 and 2 contenders fight one another.
  2. If the Nos. 1 and 2 contenders chose not to fight one another and either of them fights No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5, the winner may be awarded THE RING belt if the Editorial Board deems the contenders worthy. Here are the seven situations in which a champion can lose his belt:
    1. The Champion loses a fight in the weight class in which he is champion.
    2. The Champion moves to another weight class.
    3. The Champion does not schedule a fight in any weight class for 18 months.
    4. The Champion does not schedule a fight at his championship weight for 18 months (even if he fights at another weight).
    5. The Champion does not schedule a fight with a Top-5 contender from any weight class for two years.
    6. The Champion retires.
    7. The Champion tests positive for a banned substance.

RATINGS POLICY

  1. Results. This is the most objective criterion and takes precedence over all others.
  2. Performance. How a fighter performs in a victory or defeat can be a factor to determine his place in the ratings.
  3. Track record: A fighter’s accomplishments in the recent past can be a factor to determine his place in the ratings. That includes quality of opposition.

THE RING Ratings are compiled by the magazine’s Editorial Board, with the participation of THE RING Ratings Panel of boxing journalists from around the world.