Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (July 23, 2019): Manny Pacquiao confirms fame as top contender at 147
Notes: Dillian Whyte picked up a stable win over Oscar Rivas this past weekend, coming off the canvas to take a deserved decision. Rivas turned into No. 9 closing week and even as his loss wasn’t a bad one or something, he turned into kinda at No. 9 with the aid of a thread already, so I think he’s gotta drop a pair spots, and those couple spots knock him just slightly out of doors the pinnacle 10 for me. In his region is Kownacki, who returns Aug. Three towards Chris Arreola. As for Whyte, his reputation because of the No. Five guys in the division are, to me, handiest actually challenged by Ortiz — they’ve both handiest lost to pinnacle 4 guys and have strong if unspectacular résumés otherwise, and might both certainly fight.
Upcoming Fights: (10) Adam Kownacki vs Chris Arreola, Aug. Three … (2) Deontay Wilder vs (6) Luis Ortiz, TBA … (3) Andy Ruiz Jr vs (4) Anthony Joshua, TBA
Notes: First Usyk’s pass as much as heavyweight was postponed by way of damage, now Gassiev’s. Every week I remember simply taking them out in advance of once I generally would, because those are simply delays, however, I haven’t done it. I could any week, I bet, but the itch to do it’s far without a doubt because it became presupposed to be done through now, or through this coming weekend, besides.
Upcoming Fights: (2) Mairis Briedis vs (4) Yuniel Dorticos, TBA
Notes: The top news is it seems like we’re going to get unification combat between Gvozdyk and Beterbiev, which is an extremely good matchup that could pass either manner, I think. Now if we are able to just get Dmitry Bivol a fight.
Upcoming Fights: (five) Marcus Browne vs Jean Pascal, August 3 … (2) Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde, Aug. 24 … (1) Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs (four) Artur Beterbiev, Oct. 18
Notes: Caleb Plant’s name protection in opposition to Mike Lee was the absurd mismatch expected by all and sundry who’d ever seen Lee combat. Mike Lee is not an unskilled goon or whatever, and he got here looking in amazing shape and all that, he’s simply nowhere close to a world-stage fighter, and Plant is a world-stage fighter. In the 2-and-a-1/2 rounds, it took for Plant to drop Lee 3 times and prevent him, Lee landed a grand general of 8 punches in step with CompuBox. He was hopelessly out of his depth, however at no point did he seem like he desired to provide it up, which could have frankly been understandable. As I’ve stated, it’s no longer that I even have whatever inside the world towards Mike Lee the person, that guy went accessible and gave it his satisfactory, however, it became ridiculous of the IBF to sanction that combat. On the alternative hand, it served as a first-rate show-off kind of combat for Plant on a large night time in boxing, airing for the FOX target market, and that becomes probable the actual cause. For a target market comprised in large part of people who didn’t recognize an awful lot about the matchup and saw Mike Lee as a few men with an undefeated report, Plant possibly regarded approximately as amazing as someone can.
Upcoming Fights: (8) Caleb Truax vs Peter Quillin, Aug. 31 … (2) David Benavidez vs (four) Anthony Dirrell, Sept. 28
Notes: Nothing took place within the department this week, but we do have the information now that even as Canelo received’t combat Sept. 14, it does look like he’ll make his IBF obligatory defense towards Sergiy Derevyanchenko, which isn’t always the combat every person needs, however, isn’t a horrific fight in any respect. And it looks like we’ll get a rubber fit among Ryota Murata and Rob Brant, too.
Upcoming Fights: (1) Canelo Alvarez vs (five) Sergiy Derevyanchenko, TBA … (7) Ryota Murata vs (8) Rob Brant, TBA