Drugs are again the focus of this week’s update, and it’s all about the heavyweights after Lucas Browne was suspended and Alexander Povetkin tested positive.
Ongoing drug-testing situations are mucking up the process, but several fights — including an upset loss by our No. 1-rated junior lightweight — affected the RING Ratings this week.
Errol Spence Jr. made a strong statement with his knockout of Chris Algieri on Saturday. The problem for Spence is that he fights in a star-laden weight class.
Not a lot of movement this week but some terrific performances were turned in by Robert Easter, Callum Smith and Satoshi Hosono.
Byron Rojas crashed the strawweight ratings with his upset win over Hekkie Budler and the lightweights got a reshuffle in this week’s RING Ratings update.
Jessie Vargas enters the RING welterweight Top 10 at No. 9 after his impressive knockout of Sadam Ali on Saturday night.
Junior featherweight Guillermo Rigondeaux has been stripped of his RING championship after going almost three years without a Top 5 opponent.
British heavyweight Anthony Joshua showed us another facet of his game as he saw life beyond the third round for the first time against the resilient Dillian Whyte.
After his win over Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez is the newest RING champion and the latest addition to the magazine’s pound-for-pound list.
Miguel Cotto was the first Puerto Rican to win the RING middleweight title. Canelo Alvarez can become the first Mexican to do so.
A busy weekend resulted primarily in only minor changes in the cruiserweight division in the Ring Ratings.