Another season of boxing is done.

December 31 saw a draw in the final big fight of the year but the twelve rounds along the way were an entertaining conclusion to the year. Kazuto Ioka and Joshua Franco didn’t result in some title unification at Jr. bantamweight, but they gave it a hell of a shot. It was a solid end to a year that should be appreciated for what it was. 

While some may recall various disappointments about what didn’t happen, in 2022 men’s boxing delivered:

  •     An undisputed bantamweight champion for the first time in a half century;
  •     The crowning of a new, undisputed lightweight champion;
  •     The first four-belt undisputed champion at Jr. middleweight; and,
  •     Partial unification at Jr. flyweight, Jr. lightweight, welterweight, Jr. middleweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight.

That’s just the title unification picture. There were also big upsets, stadium events, and the resolution of two of the great in-ring rivalries of this era: Saul Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin and Juan Francisco Estrada-Roman Gonzalez. Boxing fans didn’t get everything they wanted, but the sport delivered far more than it didn’t. 

With the year complete, the time is right for a look at those fighters whose bodies of work continue to stand out from the crowd. This is the last quarterly BoxingScene Competition Index for 2022.  

Here’s a few notes on the update:

  • A question on Twitter from reader Ray Diggs led to a change in the scoring criteria for the index. The question, in a conversation related to the number of ranked wins certain fighters had, was about what the average ranking of opponents was. Average opponent ranking was added to the scoring criteria and the way the final score was determined was changed, making it a straight average of the ranking in total score, unique wins, last two fights, and average opponent ranking. The change allows for a little more credit for “good” losses and recognition for fighters whose opponents are more consistently near the top of their divisions. 
  • The leaders in the categories for unique wins and average opponent ranking both finish outside the top ten, so clearly no one category dominates the proceedings. Junto Nakatani has the most unique wins with five (and all of them consecutive) but they averaged just less than a number nine ranking. Roman Gonzalez was number one for average opponent ranking (an average of 3.11) but at 3-2 in his last five didn’t score well enough in the other three categories. 
  • A pool of 48 fighters was evaluated for this update. They include non-titlists Junto Nakatani (who recently vacated to move from flyweight to Jr. bantamweight), Shakur Stevenson, Roman Gonzalez, Gervonta Davis, and Vasyl Lomachenko. The latter four have all factored in pound-for-pound debates over the last year. 
  • Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and unified titlist Oleksandr Usyk both slipped from the top ten. Fury was affected to some degree by opting for a fight with unranked Derek Chisora but both were affected more by a number of highly ranked wins in the final quarter of the year around the scale.
  •     Saul Alvarez falls out of the top spot but remains in the top ten. The change in scoring criteria kept him in the top ten with his average opponent ranking finishing second behind Gonzalez.
  •     Kenshiro Teraji and Naoya Inoue return to the top ten after big unification wins in the final quarter of 2022.
  •     Six of the 48 fighters evaluated have four or more wins against fighters ranked in the top ten by TBRB and/or Ring in their last five fights or since January 1, 2020.  

Let’s see how it shakes out to close the boxing year.

1) Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KO)

Overall Points Rank: 4 (26.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 8 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 1 (21 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 5 (5.7) 

Age: 24

Current Lineal Titles: World Lightweight (2022-Present, 1 Defenses)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBC Lightweight (2019-Present, 6 Defenses); IBF/WBA/WBO Lightweight (2022-Present, 1 Defense)

Additional Titles: None

Record in Title Fights: 2-0 (7-0, 1 KO including WBC interim/non-franchise title fights)

Last Five: George Kambosos UD12 (Ring #1/TBRB#1 – 135), George Kambosos UD12 (Champion – 135), Joseph Diaz UD12 (#6/#9 – 135), Jorge Linares UD12 (#7/Unrated), Yuriorkis Gamboa (Unrated – 135)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Haney makes a big jump on the strength of his second straight win over highly ranked George Kambosos. The victory gave Haney four straight wins against champions or top ten contenders according to Ring and/or TBRB. Haney went on the road for both of the wins against Kambosos, barely losing a round along the way. There can be debate about when one should recognize the real beginning of Haney’s reign as WBC beltholder (it says here the WBC franchise tag is no different than the WBA super designation, meaning their primary champion is the guy being allowed to skirt mandatories). There was no debate about who the rightful lightweight king was after the first Kambosos fight. Haney has all the hardware that matters. Signs point to a possible clash with former unified titlist Vasyl Lomachenko in the first half of 2023. A win there over another highly ranked foe would further deepen Haney’s growing credentials.

2) Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KO) 

Overall Points Rank: 2 (29.75 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 7 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 8 (13.75 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking Rank: 3 (4.2)

Age: 32 

Lineal Titles: World Jr. Middleweight (2020-Present, 2 Defenses)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBC Super Welterweight (2019-Present, 3 Defenses); WBA “super” Super Welterweight (2020-Present, 2 Defenses); IBF Jr. Middleweight (2020-Present, 2 Defenses); WBO Jr. Middleweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses) 

Additional Titles: WBC Super Welterweight (2016-18, 3 Defenses); Ring Magazine Jr. Middleweight (2020-Present, 2 Defenses); TBRB Jr. Middleweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Record in Title Fights: 7-1-1, 6 KO

Last Five Opponents: Brian Castano KO10 (#1/#2 – 154), Brian Castano D12 (#3/#2 – 154), Jeison Rosario KO8 (#2/#1 – 154), Tony Harrison KO11 (#6/#3 – 154), Jorge Cota KO3 (Unrated)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Six years after winning his first belt in the division, Jermell Charlo stopped Brian Castano to plant his flag as the defining Jr. middleweight of his era. He reigns over one of boxing’s most competitive divisions. After a first fight plenty felt Castano had won, Charlo replied in emphatic fashion. Charlo is the first to unify all four major sanctioning body titles in the class and all signs point to Charlo keeping the titles together for at least his next defense. Tim Tszyu was set to get the first kraken January and would have been Charlo’s fifth straight top ten foe. A hand injury will sideline Charlo but when he returns Charlo will find plenty of competition waiting in the deep Jr. middleweight waters. 

3) Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KO)

Overall Points Rank: 3 (28.31 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 3 (4 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 11 (12.5 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 4 (5.28)

Age: 32

Current Alphabet Titles: IBF Welterweight (2017-Present, 6 Defenses); WBC Welterweight (2019-Present, 2 Defenses); WBA Welterweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Previous Titles: None

Record in Title Fights: 7-0, 4 KO

Last Five Opponents: Yordenis Ugas TKO10 (#3- 147), Danny Garcia UD12 (#6/#7 – 147), Shawn Porter SD12 (#5/#4 – 147), Mikey Garcia UD12 (#1/#2 – 135[–]; Unrated/Champion -140[-]), Carlos Ocampo KO1 (Unrated) 

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA 

The Take: Spence rebounded from more than a year off and a horrific auto accident to dominate a game Danny Garcia. Then Spence lost another year and change to an eye injury, scuttling a planned showdown with Manny Pacquiao. It did not matter as Spence battered Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas to add a third belt at welterweight. A showdown with Terence Crawford didn’t materialize in 2022 and whether it will in 2023 remains to be seen. Another auto accident for Spence will delay his return as he looks at another year out of the ring. Injuries have gutted the prime of Spence.

4) Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KO)

Overall Points Rank: Tie – 6 (24.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 9 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 6 (14 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 8 (6.1)

Age: 37

Current Lineal Titles: World Light Heavyweight (2019-Present, 3 Defenses)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBC Heavyweight (2020-Present, 2 Defenses)

Additional Titles: TBRB Light Heavyweight (2017-Present, 6 Defenses); IBF Light Heavyweight (2017-Present, 6 Defenses); WBC Light Heavyweight (2019-Present, 3 Defenses); WBO Light Heavyweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses) 

Record in Title Fights: 7-0, 7 KO

Last Five: Joe Smith Jr. TKO2 (#3/#2 – 175), Marcus Browne KO9 (#6/#5 – 175), Adam Deines (Unrated), Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO10 (#1/TBRB Champion – 175), Radivoje Kalajdzic KO5 (Unrated)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: January 28, 2023 vs. #7/#6 Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22 KO)

The Take: Beterbiev turned heads early on with knockouts of former titlists Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel Campillo but injuries and inactivity left many wondering about how far he might go. After his knockout of Smith, the question is can anyone stop him? The most fearsome light heavyweight in the world has only the most cerebral, Dmitri Bivol, in the way of joining a growing legion of undisputed champions. His January defense against Anthony Yarde will be his fourth ranked opponent in Beterbiev’s last five fights.

5) Saul Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO) 

Overall Points Rank: 1 (42.46 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 2 (4 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 25 (7.12 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 2 (3.5)

Age: 32

Current Lineal Titles: World Super Middleweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBA Super Middleweight (2020-Present, 4 Defenses); WBC Super Middleweight (2020-Present, 4 Defenses); WBO Super Middleweight (2021-Present, 2 Defense); IBF Super Middleweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Additional Lineal Titles: World Middleweight (2015-21, 4 Defenses)

Additional Titles: WBC Super Welterweight (2011-13, 6 Defenses); Ring Super Welterweight (2013); WBC Middleweight (2015-17, 2 Defenses; 2018-19, 1 Defense); WBO Super Welterweight (2016-17); IBF middleweight (2019); WBO Light Heavyweight (2019); WBA Middleweight (2018-21, 1 Defense); TBRB/Ring Magazine Middleweight (2015-17, 1 Defense; 2018-21, 1 Defense); Ring Magazine Super Middleweight (2020-Present, 4 Defenses); TBRB Super Middleweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Record in Title Fights: 18-2-1, 10 KO (19-2-1, 11 KO including WBA secondary title fights)

Last Five: Gennadiy Golovkin UD12 (#1 – (160[-]), Dmitri Bivol L12 (#2/#1 – 175[+]), Caleb Plant TKO11 (#2 – 168), Billy Joe Saunders RTD8 (Ring #5/TBRB #6 – 168), Avni Yildirim RTD3 (Unrated)

Three Year Activity Kicker: Callum Smith (Ring Champion/#1 – 168)

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Coming off a defeat for the first time since a loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Alvarez built a huge lead against Gennadiy Golovkin and held his own in a few spirited exchanges down the stretch to end their rivalry for good. When we see Alvarez again remains to be seen as he indicated he will be treating some injuries and taking some time off. Will Alvarez pursue a rematch with Bivol, as he’s said he wants to, or accept the challenge of consensus number one super middleweight contender David Benavidez? Neither would be an easy assignment. Since the first Golovkin fight, Alvarez has faced only one fighter unranked by TBRB or Ring and he’s one of two fighters in this top ten with six fights since January 1, 2020. If you remove the fight with the unranked Yildirim, Alvarez’s five ranked opponents in that span carry an average ranking of 2.1.  

6) Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KO)

Overall Points Rank: Tie – 6 (24.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 4 (4 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 13 (10 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 8 (6.1)

Age: 31

Current Lineal Titles: World Jr. Welterweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBO Jr. Welterweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Additional Titles: Ring Magazine Jr. Welterweight (2019-Present, 3 Defenses); TBRB Jr. Welterweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense); IBF Jr. Welterweight (2019-22, 4 Defenses); WBA Super Lightweight (2019-22, 3 Defenses); WBC Super Lightweight (2021-22, 1 Defense)

Record in Title Fights: 5-0, 1 KO

Last Five: Jack Catterall SD12 (Unrated/#10 – 140), Jose Ramirez UD12 (#1/#2 – 140), Apinun Khongsong KO1 (Unrated), Regis Prograis MD12 (#1 – 140), Ivan Baranchyk UD12 (#6/#7 – 140)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA 

The Take: Taylor is here largely by the grace of an official decision. Plenty felt Catterall did enough to beat him. It doesn’t erase other good work for Taylor and Catterall will get an earned rematch though Taylor has since shed the WBC, WBA, and IBF straps. The two knockdown performance against Ramirez was the culmination of, in terms of total fights, a rapid ascent. The World Boxing Super Series provided a platform and opponents for Taylor to go from hot rising contender to halfway toward undisputed at Jr. welterweight and the Ramirez win sealed his place as king. 

7) Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KO)

Overall Points Rank: 8 (23.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 10 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 6 (14 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 12 (6.3) 

Age: 25

Current Alphabet Titles: None

Additional Lineal Titles: World Jr. Lightweight (2022)

Additional Titles: WBO Featherweight (2019-20); TBRB Jr. Lightweight (2022); TBRB Jr. Lightweight (2022); Ring Magazine Jr. Lightweight (2022); WBO Jr. Lightweight (2021-22, 1 Defense); WBC Super Featherweight (2022-22, 0 Defenses)

Record in Title Fights: 3-0, 1 KO (4-0, 1 KO including interim title fights)

Last Five: Robson Conceicao UD12 (#4/#8 – 130), Oscar Valdez UD12 (Unrated*/#2 – 130), Jamel Herring TKO10 (#1/#2 – 130), Jeremia Nakathila UD12 (Unrated – 130), Toka Kahn Clary UD12 (Unrated – 130)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Stevenson lost his Jr. lightweight title on the scales. He still easily won the fight with Robson Conceicao as his parting shot to a division that was never more than a pit stop. Stevenson’s defense will serve him well in the talented lightweight field and his offense is getting more physical. He’ll need it as lightweight presents names like Haney, Lomachenko, and Davis to provide sterner tests. Like Alvarez, Stevenson has six fights since January 1, 2020.  

*Ring treated the fight as a 1-2 clash by recognizing the winner as champion; Valdez had been suspended from the rankings for a failed PED test.

8) Stephen Fulton (21-0, 8 KO) 

Points Rank: 9 (20.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 11 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 5 (15.5 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 13 (6.9)

Age: 28

Current Alphabet Titles: WBO Jr. Featherweight (2021-Present, 2 Defenses); WBC Super Bantamweight (2021-Present, 1 Defense)

Additional Titles: None

Record in Title Fights: 3-0

Last Five Opponents: Daniel Roman UD12 (#3 – 122), Brandon Figueroa MD12 (#4/#3 – 122), Angelo Leo UD12 (#6 – 122), Arnold Khegai UD12 (Unrated), Isaac Avelar KO6 (Unrated)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No 

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Fulton joined fellow Jr. Featherweight Murodjon Akhmadaliev as a double-belted titlist after a rousing win over Figueroa. It was Fulton’s fourth consecutive win over an undefeated opponent. Fulton made it three in a row against top ten opposition with a lopsided decision over Daniel Roman. Fulton wanted to complete unification of the class but an injured Akhmadaliev made that a non-starter for the second half of 2022. All signs point to a Figueroa rematch at featherweight but Fulton has publicly declared a willingness to return to defend at Jr. featherweight. If not a return for Akhmadaliev, could that mean a showdown with undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue? 

9) Kenshiro Teraji (20-1, 12 KO)

Overall Points Rank: 22 (12.5 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 16 (1 unique win)

Last Two Starts Rank: 2 (19 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: Tie – 8 (6.1)

Age: 30

Current Lineal Titles: World Jr. Flyweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Current Alphabet Titles: WBC Light Flyweight (2022-Present, 1 Defense); WBA Light Flyweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Additional Titles: WBC Light Flyweight (2017-21, 8 Defenses); TBRB Jr. Flyweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses); Ring Magazine Jr. Flyweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Record in Title Fights: 11-1, 7 KO, 1 KOBY

Last Five: Hiroto Kyoguchi TKO7 (Ring Champion/#2 – 108); Masamichi Yabuki KO3 (#2/#1 – 108); Masamichi Yabuki TKO by 10 (#10/Unranked – 108); Tetsuya Hisada UD12 (#6/#7 – 108); Randy Petalcorin TKO4 (Unranked – 108)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Kenshiro’s 2022 was a career year for one of the game’s best little fighters. He rebounded from a stunning knockout loss in September 2021 to avenge the Yabuki loss with an even more devastating stoppage win. It set the stage for a unification showdown building since the amateurs. It was arguably the single best performance in a big fight all year. Kenshiro won every round, dropping Kyoguchi twice to lay claim to history’s throne at 108 lbs. 

10) Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KO)

Overall Points Rank: 12 (19 pts)

Unique Rated Wins Rank: 12 (3 unique wins)

Last Two Starts Rank: 9 (13.5 pts)

Average Opponent Ranking: 16 (7.2)

Age: 29

Current Lineal Titles: World Bantamweight (2022-Present, 1 Defense)

Current Alphabet Titles: IBF Bantamweight (2019-Present, 6 Defenses); WBA Bantamweight (2019-Present, 5 Defenses); WBC Bantamweight (2022-Present, 1 Defense); WBO Bantamweight (2022-Present, 0 Defenses)

Additional Titles: WBC Light Flyweight (2014, 1 Defense); WBO Jr. Bantamweight (2014-18, 7 defenses); Ring Magazine Bantamweight (2019-Present, 6 Defenses); TBRB Bantamweight (2022-Present, 1 Defense)

Record in Title Fights: 17-0, 15 KO (19-0, 17 KO including sub-title fights) 

Last Five: Paul Butler KO11 (#6/#8 – 118); Nonito Donaire TKO2 (#1/#2 – 118); Aran Dipaen TKO8 (Unranked – 118); Michael Dasmarinas KO3 (Unranked – 118); Jason Moloney KO7 (#6/#5 – 118)

Three Year Activity Kicker: No

Next Opponent: TBA

The Take: Inoue’s conquest of the bantamweight division’s belts is complete with a knockout of Paul Butler. After a blazing start to his run in the division, with five straight top ten wins, Inoue all but lost a year of his career in 2021 to a mandatory and a stay busy fight before returning to ranked fare in both fights in 2022. The Donaire rematch looked more interesting going in than it turned out to be with Inoue posting one of his best career performances. Aside from that, there’s been a decline in his level of foe since the Moloney win. A popular choice for best fighter in the world in any weight class, Inoue has indicated he’s looking to get into the Jr. featherweight mix. He’ll find ample challenges there with several solid contenders and two unified titlists waiting. An Inoue-Fulton clash could be a particularly special clash.   

Rest of the Top Thirty: Tie – Roman Gonzalez (Ranked 17 on Overall Points/14 on Unique Wins/18 on Last Two Starts/1 on Average Opponent Ranking)/Dimitri Bivol (11/21/3/15), Tyson Fury (5/19/24/6), Juan Francisco Estrada (10/20/13/14), Oleksandr Usyk (12/30/4/16), Vasyl Lomachenko (22/6/29/8), Hector Garcia (19/23/9/24), Tie – Sunny Edwards (18/5/35/23)/Gennadiy Golovkin (21/15/38/7), Jesse Rodriguez (19/23/16/24), Petchmanee CP Freshmart (14/31/20/19), Kazuto Ioka (15/13/37/20), Terence Crawford (27/18/16/30), Rey Vargas (24/25/19/27), Junto Nakatani (30/1/33/33), Murodjon Akhmadaliev (16/22/41/22), Jai Opetaia (29/33/12/31), Joshua Franco (28/32/28/18), Gervonta Davis (26/17/35/29), Lawrence Okolie (24/25/34/27)     

Previous Competition Index Updates

July 2020

November 2020 

January 2021 

March 2021

July 2021

January 2022

May 2022

July 2022

October 2022

Here’s how it works (with updated criterion in bold).

Using the most recent ratings available in a print issue of Ring or the most recent archived Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ratings prior to a fight:

  • Every primary WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titlist, some select recent former titlists, and fighters who appeared in either the Ring or TBRB pound for pound top ten in the last year or so were evaluated based on the official results against their last five opponents and/or last three years of activity and what those opponents were rated heading into the fight.
  • Wins over rated opponents started at 11 points for a recognized TBRB or Ring champion down to one point for defeating a number ten contender. Draws got half credit. No points were given for a No Contest or No Decision but the result will be noted.
  • Fighters who have produced a higher activity level were given a kicker score for any wins over rated opposition in the last three years no later than January 1, 2020. Everyone evaluated was scored for their last five opponents even if that was past the three year mark.
  • Losses to rated opponents were given an inverse score, beginning with -1 for a champion down to -11.
  • Losses to unrated opponents received a universal score of -12.
  • Wins over unrated opponents were worth nothing.
  • If there is a difference between a fighter’s Ring and TBRB rankings, the average of the two numbers was used (i.e. a win over a fighter rated second by one body and fifth by the other would be worth 7.5 pts).
  • If a fighter was rated by only Ring or TBRB, half credit was given for a win based on the single rating. A loss total would come from an average of -12 and the point loss that would apply to the rating that was in place. 
  • Moves between weight classes were adjusted for by taking into consideration the body weight shift between weight classes. In other words, if a rated Jr. welterweight jumped up to beat a rated welterweight, the math would work like this: 147/140 multiplied by the divisional rating score. It works in reverse for a win over a fighter rated lower (i.e. 160/168 multiplied by the smaller fighters rating in his class). In an over the weight class fight, the divisions the men were rated in were used.
  • Fighters from a higher class are noted with a [+], from a lower [-], after the weight limit of their respective weight class. The totals generated result in a rating for overall total score. 
  • Each fighter evaluated is given a score for how many unique wins they have against rated opponents; beating the same opponent twice counts for only one unique win. They are then rated based on unique wins with tiebreakers decided by whoever holds higher total points. 
  • A rating is generated for the point total for each fighter’s last two wins. 
  • The Ring/TBRB rankings for each fighter’s qualified opponents is generated on a scale of 0-11 (0 for champion/11 for unranked). Adjustments are made for weight classes. As an example, super middleweight champion Saul Alvarez’s 2022 loss at light heavyweight to Dmitri Bivol came with Bivol ranked #2 by Ring and #1 by TBRB at light heavyweight. That’s an average ranking of 1.5. Adjusting for the move up in weight, 168 is divided by 175 and multiplied by 1.5 for a 1.44. Conversely, Alvarez’s defense at super middleweight against #1 ranked middleweight Gennadiy Golovkin would result in a 1.5 for Golovkin. The opponent rankings are combined and divided by total qualified fights for an average opponent ranking. Those averages were ordered lowest to highest and assigned a rating. 
  • The rating in each scoring category (Total/Unique Wins/Last Two Bouts/Average Opponent Ranking) were averaged against each other for a final score.   
  • All divisions were treated equally based on the idea fighters can only face the men in their division while they are there and all point totals were applied based on official results.

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at  

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