DR UPPERCUT’S OLD SCHOOL RANKINGS

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 DR UPPERCUT'S OLD SCHOOL RANKINGS
Dr Uppercut’s Old School Rankings
   With people jumping between weight classes just to cherry pick opposition, let’s imagine we had our old weight classes back and what the rankings might look like.
Obviously Heavyweight would be close to the same so I used the rankings from our friends at the TBRB as a base.I added Huck and Hernandez to the end but didn’t see the cruiserweights being able to do big things in this division, or be able to move down to 175 very well, they are definitely the odd division out in this experiment.
Heavyweight (No Limit)
Champion Wladimir Klitschko
1 Kubrat Pulev
2 Alexander Povetkin
3 Tomasz Adamek
4 Tyson Fury
5 Tony Thompson
6 Bermane Stiverne
7 Robert Helenius
8 Cristobal Arreola
9 Marco Huck
10 Yoan Pablo Hernandez
Light Heavyweight (175 lbs.)
So now we drop to 175, leaving out an exciting cruiserweight division…it’s hard for some of these guys to crack the heavyweights and let’s see cruiserweights will drop into our LightHeavyweight division, as well as which super middleweights could jump up
Champion Adonis Stevensen
1. Andre Ward
2. Sergey Kovalev
3. Carl Froch
4. Bernard Hopkins
5. Jean Pascal
6. Chad Dawson
7. Beibut Shumenov
8. Mikkel Kessler
9. Lucian Bute
10. George Groves
This is where it really gets fun…the 130-168 is flush with talent and could really benefit from less weight classes…take a look at these stacked divisions…
Middleweight (160 lbs.)
Champion Sergio Martinez
1. Gennady Golovkin
2. Peter Quillin
3. Erislandy Lara
4. Saul Alvarez
5. Felix Sturm
6. Carlos Molina
7. Darren Barker
8. Daniel Geale
9. Miguel Cotto
10. James Kirkland
Welterweight (147 lbs.)
Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Tim Bradley
3. Danny Garcia
4. Juan Manuel Marquez
5. Ruslan Provodnikov
6. Marcos Maidana
7. Keith Thurman
8. Robert Guerrero
9. Brandon Rios
10. Paul Malignaggi
Lightweight (135 lbs.)
Champion Vacant
1. Mickey Garcia
2. Richar Abril
3. Takashi Uchiyama
4. Raymundo Beltran
5. Ricky Burns
6. Antonio DeMarco
7. Terence Crawford
8. Yuriorkis Gamboa
9. Sharif Bogere
10. Omar Figueroa
Wow that lightweight division is stacked!! This could be so much fun!!
Featherweight (126 lbs.)
Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux
1. Leo Santa Cruz
2. Johnny Gonzalez
3. Abner Mares
4. Nonito Donaire
5. Carl Frampton
6. Kiko Martinez
7. Orlando Salido
8. Simpewe Vetyeka
9. Vic Darchinyan
10. Eveny Gradovich
Featherweight is awesome now too…is there really a difference between 122 and 126, or just more sanctioning fees??!!
Bantamweight (118 lbs.)
Champion Vacant
1 Shinsuke Yamanaka
2 Anselmo Moreno
3 Koki Kameda
4 Hugo Ruiz
5 Jamie McDonnell
6. Omar Narvaez
7. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
8. Liborio Solis
9. Zolani Tete
10.Kohei Kono
FLYWEIGHT (112 lbs.)
Champion Akira Yaegashi
1 Juan Francisco Estrada
2 Brian Viloria
3 Edgar Sosa
4 Juan Carlos Reveco
5 Giovani Segura
6 Toshiyuki Igarashi
7 Roman Gonzalez
8 Milan Melindo
9 Hernan Marquez
10 Luis Concepcion
Ok so as we got to the lower divisions my knowledge got lessened so I just copied the rankings. This is where he I was a promotion company I would take a page from WWE and just have a champion for my own organization. Nobody takes the alphabet soup organizational titles seriously anyway so you might as well have a champion for your company and leave the absurd rankings and sanctioning fees behind…just be sure to have only 8 weight classes, a Top Rank champion and a Golden Boy champion for each division. Anyways this is just me having fun and speculating. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know your thoughts!!
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