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WBC Ratings – March 2014

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGSAS OF MARCH 9, 2014

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HEAVYWEIGHT

+200 Lb +90.71 Kg Ukraine HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: VACANT EMERITUS CHAMPION:VITALI KLITSCHKO WON TITLE:

LAST DEFENSE:

LAST COMPULSORY : September 10, 2011 by Klitschko

WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Ukraine IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Contenders: WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne Canada

1 Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER 2 Chris Arreola (US) 3 Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA 4 Bryant Jennings (US) 5 Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC 6 Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INTL SILVER /BALTIC/CISBB 7 Derek Chisora (GB) EBU 8 Tyson Fury (GB) 9 Tomasz Adamek (Poland) 10 Odlanier Solis (Cuba) 11 Lucas Browne (Australia) 12 Vyacheslav Glazkov (Ukraine) BALTIC Silver 13 Andy Ruiz (Mexico) NABF 14 Carlos Takam (Cameroon) 15 Tony Thomspon (US) 16 Fres Oquendo (P. Rico) 17 Luis Ortiz (Cuba) 18 Seth Mitchell (US) 19 Mark De Mori (Australia) 20 Eric Molina (US) 21 Artur Szpilka (Poland) 22 Johnathon Banks (US) 23 Malik Scott (US) 24 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) 25 Billy Wright (US) LATINO/FECARBOX 26 Yazmany Consuegra (Cuba) 27 Johann Duhaupas (France) 28 Sam Sexton (GB ) 29 Francesco Pianeta (Italy) 30 Amir Mansour (US) 31 Anthony Joshua (GB) 32 Raphael Zumbano (Brazil) SOUTH AMERICA 33 Alexander Ustinov (Russia) 34 David Price (GB) 35 Andrzej Wawrzyk (Poland) 36 Solomon Haumono (Australia) OPBF 37 Erkan Teper (Germany) 38 Herve Hubeaux (Belgium) YOUTH 39 Alexander Flores (US) 40 Arnold Gjergjaj (Switzerland) WBC INT. CHAMPION: VACANT NA = NOT AVAILABLE Alexander Povetkin (Russia) * NA – WBA Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) * NA -IBF Alex Leapai (Australia) * NA – WBO

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WBC Ratings – February 2014

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS – AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2014

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HEAVYWEIGHT

+200 Lb +90.71 Kg Ukraine CHAMPION: VACANT EMERITUS CHAMPION:VITALI KLITSCHKO WON TITLE: October 11, 2008

LAST DEFENSE: September 8, 2012

LAST COMPULSORY : September 10, 2011

WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Ukraine IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Contenders: WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne Canada

1 Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER 2 Chris Arreola (US) 3 Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA 4 Bryant Jennings (US) 5 Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC 6 Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INTL SILVER /BALTIC/CISBB 7 Derek Chisora (GB) EBU 8 Tyson Fury (GB) 9 Tomasz Adamek (Poland) 10 Odlanier Solis (Cuba) 11 Lucas Browne (Australia) 12 Fres Oquendo (P. Rico) 13 Vyacheslav Glazkov (Ukraine) BALTIC Silver 14 Andy Ruiz (Mexico) NABF 15 Carlos Takam (Cameroon) 16 Tony Thomspon (US) 17 Luis Ortiz (Cuba) 18 Johnathon Banks (US) 19 Mark De Mori (Australia) 20 Eric Molina (US) 21 Artur Szpilka (Poland) 22 Seth Mitchell (US) 23 Malik Scott (US) 24 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) 25 Yazmany Consuegra (Cuba) 26 Sam Sexton (GB ) 27 Billy Wright (US) LATINO/FECARBOX 28 Alexander Dimitrenko (Germany) 29 Francesco Pianeta (Italy) 30 Tony Grano (US) 31 Raphael Zumbano (Brazil) SOUTH AMERICA 32 Johan Duhaupas (France) 33 David Price (GB) COMM 34 Solomon Haumono (Australia) OPBF 35 Anthony Joshua (GB) 36 Erkan Teper (Germany) 37 Amir Mansour (US) 38 Herve Hubeaux (Belgium) YOUTH 39 Alexander Flores (US) 40 Arnold Gjergjaj (Switzerland) WBC INT. CHAMPION: VACANT NA = NOT AVAILABLE Alexander Povetkin (Russia) WBA Champion Magomed Abdusalamov (Russia) *NA Medical Hasim Rahman (US) * NA – WBA Mariusz Wach (Poland) * NA – WBA/WBO/IBF Andrzej Wawrzyk (Poland) * NA -WBA Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) * NA -IBF Alex Leapai (Australia) * NA – WBO WORLD BOXING COUNCIL 2014 www.wbcboxing.com

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WBC Ratings – January 2014

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WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS – THROUGH JANUARY 2014

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: VACANT

CHAMPION EMERITUS: VITALI KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WON TITLE: October 11, 2008

LAST DEFENCE: September 8, 2012

LAST COMPULSORY: September 10, 2011

WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne (Canada)

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Chris Arreola (US)

1. Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER

2. Chris Arreola (US) INTL

3. Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA

4. Bryant Jennings (US)

5. Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC

6. Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INT SILVER/MED/BALT/CISBB

7. Derek Chisora (GB) EBU

8. Tyson Fury (GB)

9. Tomasz Adamek (Poland)

10. Odlanier Solis (Cuba)

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Ruben Olivares

The Greatest Mexican-Born Boxers “ pound for pound ” of All Time

Ruben Olivares The Greatest Mexican Born Boxers “ pound for pound ” of All Time
Ruben Olivares and David Martinez
photo taken October 16, 1999 )
By David Martinez / Boxing Historian  

Picking the five best Mexican boxers was really an easy task because the five I have personally chosen are so close in greatness at the peak of their careers, that I could virtually switch the order around in any way and that would satisfy any boxing fan.

My order is simply based on what I have seen, my research, interviews with the people that have lived in their eras, and my expertise on how they would of done against each other had they fought at the peak of their careers.

The level of their competition also plays a huge factor, but not necessarily their ring record, and I can say that I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity in my lifetime see all five of these great champions in their respective careers.

#1) RUBEN OLIVARES, Total Bouts: 104  (88-13-3 / 78 by KO)
former World Bantamweight Champion: 1969-1970, 1971-1972
former WBA Featherweight Champion: 1974
former WBC Featherweight Champion: 1975

Ruben was simply the best Mexican-born body puncher that I have ever seen in the ring, with a tremendous left hook to liver and a right cross to his opponents chin which was devastating.

When Ruben won the World Bantamweight title in 1969 against Lionel Rose by knockout in five rounds, his ring record was an impressive 51-0-1 with 49 KO’s, and at one point early in his career he had a knockout streak of 21 in a row.

From April 1970 to April 1971, and in between other fights in that 12 month period, Ruben had a trilogy with Chucho Castillo, wining two of the three fights against his fellow Mexican countryman.

After the Castillo fights, Ruben started having trouble making weight at the bantamweight limit, and, before moving up into the featherweight class, he lost two fights against another great countryman, Rafael Herrera.

Although Ruben fought later in his career at featherweight, and won two versions of those titles at 126 pounds, his true greatness was at bantamweight at 118 pounds. They came no colorful, nor more dynamic than Ruben Olivares, who I consider at his prime the greatest Mexican-born boxer I have seen.

Ruben fought all the other top notable fighters of his era, such as Efren Torres, Jesus Pimentel, Godfrey Stevens, Bobby Chacon, Art Hafey, Alexis Arguello, David Kotey, Danny Lopez, Jose Luis Ramirez, and Eusebio Pedroza.

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WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS, DECEMBER 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Nicolay Valuev (Russia)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Odlanier Solis (Cuba)

1. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

2. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA/NABF

3. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

4. David Haye (GB)

5. Samuel Peter (Nigeria)
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WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS, NOVEMBER 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Nicolay Valuev (Russia)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Odlanier Solis (Cuba)

1. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

2. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA

3. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

4. Samuel Peter (Nigeria)

5. David Haye (GB)
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World Boxing Council Ratings, October 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: SAMUEL PETER (NIGERIA)

EMERITUS CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Nicolay Valuev (Russia)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Vacant

1. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

2. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA

3. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

4. David Haye (GB)

5. Oleg Maskaev (Kazakhstan)
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World Boxing Council Ratings, September 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: SAMUEL PETER (NIGERIA)

EMERITUS CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Nicolay Valuev (Russia)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Vacant

1. Vladimir Virchis (Ukraine)

2. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

3. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

4. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA

5. David Haye (GB)
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World Boxing Council Ratings, August 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: SAMUEL PETER (NIGERIA)

EMERITUS CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Ruslan Chagaev (Uzbekistan)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

1. Vladimir Virchis (Ukraine)

2. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba) INTL

3. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

4. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA

5. David Haye (GB)
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World Boxing Council Ratings, July 2008

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HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: SAMUEL PETER (NIGERIA)

EMERITUS CHAMPION: VITALY KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)

WBA CHAMPION: Ruslan Chagaev (Uzbekistan)

IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)

Contenders:

WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba)

1. Vladimir Virchis (Ukraine) EBU

2. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba) INTL

3. John Ruiz (P. Rico)

4. Alexander Dimitrenko (Ukraine)

5. Chris Arreola (US) AMERICA

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