After big title defense, Jamel Herring makes an impact in junior lightweight rankings

Fury wins rematch vs. Wilder via TKO (1:49)

Tyson Fury puts Deontay Wilder on the mat twice as he wins by TKO in the seventh round to remain undefeated and claim the WBC heavyweight championship. (1:49)

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Beterbiev defeats Gvozdyk in thriller to unify belts

Artur Beterbiev defeats Oleksandr Gvozdyk after 10 exciting rounds to unify the IBF and WBC light heavyweight titles. For more Top Rank Boxing action, sign up for ESPN+

1. Tyson Fury  

Record: 30-0-1
Last: W (UD12) W (TKO7) Deontay Wilder, Feb. 22
Next: TBA vs. Anthony Joshua

2. Anthony Joshua  

Record: 23-1
Last: W (KO9) Kubrat Pulev, Dec. 12
Next: TBA vs. Tyson Fury

3. Deontay Wilder  

Record: 42-1-1
Last: L (TKO7) Tyson Fury, Feb. 22
Next: TBA

4. Andy Ruiz Jr.  

Record: 33-2
Last: L (UD12) Anthony Joshua, Dec. 7
Next: May 1 vs. Chris Arreola

5. Dillian Whyte  

Record: 27-2
Last: W (TKO4) Alexander Povetkin, March 27
Next: TBA

6. Joseph Parker  

Record: 28-2
Last: W (UD12) Junior Fa, Feb. 27
Next: May 1 vs. Dereck Chisora

7. Oleksandr Usyk  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (UD12) Dereck Chisora, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

8. Luis Ortiz  

Record: 32-2
Last: W (KO1) Alexander Flores, Nov. 7
Next: TBA

9. Alexander Povetkin  

Record: 36-2-1
Last: L (TKO4) Dillian Whyte, March 27
Next: TBA

10. Kubrat Pulev  

Record: 28-2
Last: L (TKO9) Anthony Joshua, Dec. 12
Next: TBA


1. Mairis Briedis  

Record: 27-1
Last: W (MD12) Yuniel Dorticos, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

2. Ilunga Makabu  

Record: 28-2
Last: W (TKO7) Olanrewaju Durodola, Dec. 19
Next: TBA

3. Lawrence Okolie  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (KO6) Krzysztof Glowacki, March 20
Next: TBA

4. Yuniel Dorticos  

Record: 24-2
Last: L (MD12) Mairis Briedis, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

5. Noel Gevor  

Record: 25-2
Last: W (TKO4) Jesse Bryan, Dec. 12
Next: TBA

6. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk  

Record: 58-4-1
Last: W (UD10) Taylor Mabika, Nov. 30, 2019
Next: TBA

7. Kevin Lerena  

Record: 26-1
Last: W (TKO5) Patrick Ferguson, Dec. 19
Next: TBA

8. Krzysztof Glowacki  

Record: 31-3
Last: L (KO6) Lawrence Okolie, March 20
Next: TBA

9. Andrew Tabiti  

Record: 17-1
Last: L (KO10) Yunier Dorticos, June 15, 2019
Next: TBA

10. Arsen Goulamirian  

Record: 26-0
Last: W (TKO10) Constantin Bejenaru, Dec. 28
Next: TBA



Crawford batters Brook via fourth-round TKO

Terence Crawford drops Kell Brook with a right hand and pours it on him to force referee Tony Weeks to call the fight. Crawford retains his WBO welterweight title.

1. Artur Beterbiev  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (TKO10) Adam Deines, March 20
Next: TBA

2. Dmitry Bivol  

Record: 17-0
Last: W (UD12) Lenin Castillo, Oct. 12, 2019
Next: May 1 vs. Craig Richards

3. Joe Smith Jr.  

Record: 27-3
Last: W (MD12) Maxim Vlasov, April 10
Next: TBA

4. Sergey Kovalev  

Record: 34-4-1
Last: L (KO11) Canelo Alvarez, Nov. 2, 2019
Next: TBA

5. Gilberto Ramirez  

Record: 41-0
Last: W (TKO10) Alfonso Lopez, Dec. 18
Next: TBA

6. Jean Pascal  

Record: 35-6-1
Last: W (SD12) Badou Jack, Dec. 28, 2019
Next: TBA

7. Eleider Alvarez  

Record: 25-2
Last: L (TKO9) Joe Smith Jr., Aug. 22
Next: TBA

8. Marcus Browne  

Record: 23-1
Last: L (TD8) Jean Pascal, Aug. 3, 2019
Next: TBA

9. Badou Jack  

Record: 23-3-3
Last: W (UD8) Blake McKernan, Nov. 28
Next: TBA

10. Lyndon Arthur  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (SD12) Anthony Yarde, Dec. 5
Next: TBA


1. Canelo Alvarez  

Record: 54-1-2
Last: W (TKO3) Avni Yildirim, Feb. 27
Next: May 8 vs. Billy Joe Saunders

2. Caleb Plant  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (UD12) Caleb Truax, Jan. 30
Next: TBA

3. David Benavidez  

Record: 24-0
Last: W (UD12) Ronald Ellis, March 13
Next: TBA

4. Callum Smith  

Record: 27-1
Last: L (UD12) Canelo Alvarez, Dec. 19
Next: TBA

5. Billy Joe Saunders  

Record: 30-0
Last: W (UD12) Martin Murray, Dec. 4
Next: May 8 vs. Canelo Alvarez

6. Anthony Dirrell  

Record: 33-2-2
Last: Draw (SD12) Kyrone Davis, Feb. 27
Next: TBA

7. John Ryder  

Record: 29-5
Last: W (UD10) Mike Guy, Dec. 18
Next: TBA

8. Daniel Jacobs  

Record: 37-3
Last: W (SD12) Gabriel Rosado, Nov. 27
Next: TBA

9. Lionell Thompson  

Record: 22-5
Last: W (UD10) Jose Uzcategui, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

10. Caleb Truax  

Record: 31-4-2
Last: L (UD12) Caleb Plant, Jan. 30
Next: TBA


1. Jermall Charlo  

Record: 31-0
Last: W (UD12) Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

2. Gennadiy Golovkin  

Record: 41-1-1
Last: W (TKO7) Kamil Szeremeta, Dec. 18
Next: TBA

3. Demetrius Andrade  

Record: 29-0
Last: W (TKO9) Luke Keeler, Jan. 30
Next: April 17 vs. Liam Williams

4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko  

Record: 13-3
Last: L (UD12) Jermall Charlo, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

5. Ryota Murata  

Record: 16-2
Last: W (TKO5) Stephen Butler, Dec. 23, 2019
Next: TBA

6. Rob Brant  

Record: 26-2
Last: W (TKO5) Vitalii Kopylenko, Aug. 22
Next: TBA

7. Jaime Munguia  

Record: 36-0
Last: W (TKO6) Tureano Johnson, Oct. 30
Next: April 24 vs. Maciej Sulecki

8. Chris Eubank Jr.  

Record: 29-2
Last: W (TKO2) Matt Korobov, Dec. 7
Next: May 1 vs. Marcus Morrison

9. Matvey Korobov  

Record: 28-4-1
Last: L (TKO4) Ronald Ellis, Dec. 12
Next: TBA

10. Esquiva Falcao  

Record: 28-0
Last: W (TKO4) Artur Akavov, Feb. 20
Next: TBA


1. Jermell Charlo  

Record: 34-1
Last: W (KO8) Jeison Rosario, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

2. Jeison Rosario  

Record: 20-2-1
Last: L (KO8) Jermell Charlo, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

3. Julian Williams  

Record: 27-2-1
Last: L (TKO5) Jeison Rosario, Jan. 18
Next: TBA

4. Jarrett Hurd  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (UD10) Francisco Santana, Jan. 25
Next: TBA

5. Brian Castano  

Record: 17-0-1
Last: W (UD12) Patrick Texeira, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

6. Erislandy Lara  

Record: 27-3-3
Last: W (UD12) Greg Vendetti, Aug. 29
Next: May 1 vs. Thomas Lamanna

7. Tony Harrison  

Record: 28-3
Last: L (TKO11) Jermell Charlo, Dec. 21, 2019
Next: TBA

8. Liam Smith  

Record: 29-2-1
Last: W (UD10) Roberto Garcia, Dec. 20, 2019
Next: May 8 vs. Magomed Kurbanov

9. Erickson Lubin  

Record: 23-1
Last: W (UD12) Terrell Gausha, Sept. 19
Next: TBA

10. Patrick Teixeira  

Record: 31-2
Last: L (UD12) Brian Castano, Feb. 13
Next: TBA



Josh Taylor knocks out Apinun Khongsong in Round 1

Josh Taylor lands a massive shot to Apinun Khongsong's midsection, which finishes the fight early in Round 1.

1. Terence Crawford  

Record: 37-0
Last: W (TKO4) Kell Brook, Nov. 14
Next: TBA

2. Errol Spence Jr.  

Record: 27-0
Last: W (UD12) Danny Garcia, Dec. 5
Next: TBA

3. Manny Pacquiao  

Record: 62-7-2
Last: W (SD12) Keith Thurman, July 20, 2019
Next: TBA

4. Shawn Porter  

Record: 31-3-1
Last: W (UD12) Sebastian Formella, Aug. 22
Next: TBA

5. Keith Thurman  

Record: 29-1
Last: L (SD12) Manny Pacquiao, July 20, 2019
Next: TBA

6. Danny Garcia  

Record: 36-3
Last: L (UD12) Errol Spence Jr., Dec. 5
Next: TBA

7. Yordenis Ugas  

Record: 26-4
Last: W (SD12) Abel Ramos, Sept. 6
Next: TBA

8. Vergil Ortiz Jr.  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (TKO7) Maurice Hooker, March 20
Next: TBA

9. Jamal James  

Record: 27-1
Last: W (UD12) Thomas Dulorme, Aug. 8
Next: TBA

10. Jaron Ennis  

Record: 27-0
Last: W (KO6) Sergey Lipinets, April 10
Next: TBA



Lopez stuns Lomachenko to become undisputed lightweight king

Teofimo Lopez withstands a late surge from Vasiliy Lomachenko, with a masterful 12th round, winning by unanimous decision to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.

1. Josh Taylor  

Record: 17-0
Last: W (KO1) Apinun Khongsong, Sept. 26
Next: May 22 vs. Jose Ramirez

2. Jose Ramirez  

Record: 26-0
Last: W (MD12) Viktor Postol, Aug. 29
Next: May 22 vs. Josh Taylor

3. Regis Prograis  

Record: 25-1
Last: W (TKO3) Juan Heraldez, Oct. 31
Next: April 17 vs. Ivan Redkach

4. Jose Zepeda  

Record: 33-2
Last: W (TKO5) Ivan Baranchyk, Oct. 3
Next: May 22 vs. Pedro Campa

5. Maurice Hooker  

Record: 27-1-3
Last: L (TKO7) Vergil Ortiz Jr., March 20
Next: TBA

6. Viktor Postol  

Record: 31-3
Last: L (MD12) Jose Ramirez, Aug. 29
Next: TBA

7. Ivan Baranchyk  

Record: 20-2
Last: L (TKO5) Jose Zepeda, Oct. 3
Next: TBA

8. Jack Catterall  

Record: 26-0
Last: W (UD10) Abderrazak Houya, Nov. 28
Next: TBA

9. Jose Pedraza  

Record: 28-3
Last: W (UD10) Javier Molina, Sept. 19
Next: TBA

10. Kiryl Relikh  

Record: 23-3
Last: L (TKO6) Regis Prograis, April 27, 2019
Next: TBA



Valdez claims title with knockout of the year candidate

Oscar Valdez knocks out Miguel Berchelt at the end of Round 10 to become the new WBC junior lightweight world champion.

1. Teofimo Lopez  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (UD12) Vasiliy Lomachenko, Oct. 17
Next: TBA vs. George Kambosos Jr.

2. Vasiliy Lomachenko  

Record: 14-2
Last: L (UD12) Teofimo Lopez Jr., Oct. 17
Next: TBA

3. Gervonta Davis  

Record: 24-0
Last: W (KO6) Leo Santa Cruz, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

4. Ryan Garcia  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (TKO7) Luke Campbell, Jan. 2
Next: TBA vs. Javier Fortuna

5. Devin Haney  

Record: 25-0
Last: W (UD12) Yuriorkis Gamboa, Nov. 7
Next: May 29 vs. Jorge Linares

6. Richard Commey  

Record: 30-3
Last: W (KO6) Jackson Marinez, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

6. Luke Campbell  

Record: 20-4
Last: L (TKO7) Ryan Garcia, Jan. 2
Next: TBA

7. Jorge Linares  

Record: 47-5
Last: W (TKO4) Carlos Morales, Feb. 14
Next: May 29 vs. Devin Haney

8. Javier Fortuna  

Record: 36-2-1
Last: W (KO6) Antonio Lozada, Nov. 21
Next: TBA vs. Ryan Garcia

10. George Kambosos Jr.  

Record: 19-0
Last: W (SD12) Lee Selby, Oct. 31
Next: TBA vs. Teofimo Lopez


1. Oscar Valdez  

Record: 29-0
Last: W (KO10) Miguel Berchelt, Feb. 20
Next: TBA

2. Gervonta Davis  

Record: 24-0
Last: W (KO6) Leo Santa Cruz, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

3. Jamel Herring  

Record: 23-2
Last: W (TKO6) Carl Frampton, April 3
Next: TBA

4. Shakur Stevenson  

Record: 15-0
Last: W (UD10) Toka Kahn Clary, Dec. 12
Next: June 12 vs. Jeremiah Nakathila

5. Miguel Berchelt  

Record: 38-2
Last: L (KO10) Oscar Valdez Jr., Feb. 20
Next: TBA

6. Joseph Diaz Jr.  

Record: 31-1-1
Last: Draw (MD12) Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

7. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov  

Record: 15-0-1
Last: Draw (MD12) Joseph Diaz Jr., Feb. 13
Next: TBA

8. Tevin Farmer  

Record: 30-5-1
Last: L (UD12) Joseph Diaz Jr., Jan. 30, 2020
Next: TBA

9. Roger Gutierrez  

Record: 25-3-1
Last: W (UD12) Rene Alvarado, Jan. 2
Next: TBA

10. Chris Colbert  

Record: 15-0
Last: W (TKO11) Jaime Arboleda, Dec. 12
Next: TBA


1. Gary Russell Jr.  

Record: 31-1
Last: W (UD12) Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Feb. 8
Next: TBA

2. Xu Can  

Record: 18-2
Last: W (UD12) Manny Robles III, Nov. 23, 2019
Next: TBA

3. Emanuel Navarrete  

Record: 33-1
Last: W (UD12) Ruben Villa, Oct. 9
Next: April 24 vs. Christopher Diaz

4. Mauricio Lara  

Record: 22-2
Last: W (TKO9) Josh Warrington, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

5. Josh Warrington  

Record: 30-1
Last: L (TKO9) Mauricio Lara, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

6. Kid Galahad  

Record: 27-1
Last: W (TKO8) Claudio Marrero, Feb. 8
Next: TBA

7. Tugstsogt Nyambayar  

Record: 12-1
Last: W (SD12) Cobia Breedy, Sept. 19
Next: TBA

8. Jessie Magdaleno  

Record: 28-1
Last: W (DQ10) Yenifel Vicente, June 11
Next: TBA

9. Eduardo Ramirez  

Record: 24-2-3
Last: W (TKO5) Miguel Flores, Dec. 5
Next: May 1 vs. Isaac Avelar

10. Joet Gonzalez  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (UD10) Miguel Marriaga, Sept. 12
Next: TBA


1. Rey Vargas  

Record: 34-0
Last: W (UD12) Tomoki Kameda, July 13, 2019
Next: TBA

2. Murodjon Akhmadaliev  

Record: 8-0
Last: W (TKO5) Ryosuke Iwasa, April 3
Next: TBA

3. Daniel Roman  

Record: 28-3-1
Last: W (UD12) Juan Carlos Payano, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

4. Isaac Dogboe  

Record: 21-2
Last: W (TKO8) Chris Avalos, July 21
Next: TBA

5. Brandon Figueroa  

Record: 21-0-1
Last: W (TKO10) Damien Vazquez, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

6. Gavin McDonnell  

Record: 22-2-2
Last: W (TKO7) Nathan Kirk, Oct. 4, 2019
Next: April 23 vs. Andoni Gago

7. Stephen Fulton  

Record: 19-0
Last: W (UD12) Angelo Leo, Jan. 23
Next: TBA

8. Ryosuke Iwasa  

Record: 27-3
Last: L (TKO5) Murodjon Akhmadaliev, April 3
Next: TBA

9. Azat Hovhannisyan  

Record: 19-3
Last: W (KO8) Enrique Bernache, Feb. 13
Next: TBA

10. Angelo Leo  

Record: 20-1
Last: L (UD12) Stephen Fulton, Jan. 23
Next: TBA


1. Naoya Inoue  

Record: 20-0
Last: W (TKO7) Jason Moloney, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

2. Guillermo Rigondeaux  

Record: 20-1
Last: W (SD12) Liborio Solis, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: TBA

3. Nordine Oubaali  

Record: (17-0)
Last: W (UD12) Takuma Inoue, Nov. 7
Next: May 29 vs. Nonito Donaire

4. John Riel Casimero  

Record: 30-4
Last: W (TKO3) Duke Micah, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

5. Nonito Donaire  

Record: 40-6
Last: L (UD12) Naoya Inoue, Nov. 7, 2019
Next: May 29 vs. Nordine Oubaali

6. Zolani Tete  

Record: 28-4
Last: L (TKO3) John Riel Casimero, Nov. 30, 2019
Next: TBA

7. Jason Moloney  

Record: 21-2
Last: L (TKO7) Naoya Inoue, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

8. Charlie Edwards  

Record: 16-1
Last: W (UD10) Kyle Williams, Sept. 26
Next: TBA

9. Emmanuel Rodriguez  

Record: 19-2
Last: L (SD12) Reymart Gaballo, Dec. 19
Next: TBA

10. Mike Plania  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (MD10) Joshua Greer Jr., June 16
Next: May 22 vs. TBA


1. Juan Francisco Estrada  

Record: 42-3
Last: W (SD) Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, March 13
Next: TBA vs. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai  

Record: 50-5-1
Last: W (TKO3) Kwanthai Sithmorseng, March 13
Next: TBA vs. Carlos Cuadras

3. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez  

Record: 50-3
Last: L (SD12) Juan Francisco Estrada, March 13
Next: TBA vs. Juan Francsico Estrada

4. Jerwin Ancajas  

Record: 33-1-2
Last: W (UD12) Jonathan Javier Rodriguez, April 10
Next TBA

5. Kazuto Ioka  

Record: 26-2
Last: W (TKO8) Kosei Tanaka, Dec. 31
Next: TBA

6. Joshua Franco  

Record: 17-1-2, 1NC
Last: No Contest (NC2) Andrew Moloney, Nov. 14
Next: TBA

7. Andrew Moloney  

Record: 21-1, 1NC
Last: No Contest (NC2) Joshua Franco, June 23
Next: TBA

8. McWilliams Arroyo  

Record: 21-4
Last: W (TKO5) Abraham Rodriguez, Feb. 27
Next: TBA vs. Julio Cesar Martinez

9. Carlos Cuadras  

Record: 39-4-1
Last: L (TKO11) Juan Francisco Estrada, Oct. 23
Next: TBA vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

10. Khalid Yafai  

Record: 26-1
Last: L (TKO9) Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, Feb. 29, 2020
Next: TBA


1. Kosei Tanaka  

Record: 15-1
Last: L (TKO8) Kazuto Ioka, Dec. 31
Next: TBA

2. Julio Cesar Martinez  

Record: 17-1
Last: W (TKO2) Moises Calleros, Oct. 23
Next: TBA vs. McWilliams Arroyo

3. Moruti Mthalane  

Record: 39-2
Last: W (TKO9) Akira Yaegashi, Dec. 23, 2019
Next: April 30 vs. Sunny Edwards

4. Artem Dalakian  

Record: 20-0
Last: W (UD12) Josber Perez, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: TBA

5. Sho Kimura  

Record: 19-3-2
Last: W (TKO2) Merlito Sabillo, Feb. 15, 2020
Next: TBA

6. Cristofer Rosales  

Record: 31-5
Last: W (UD8) Samuel Gutierrez, Sept. 24
Next TBA

7. Vincent Legrand  

Record: 32-0
Last: W (UD6) Alexandru Ionita, Dec. 19
Next: TBA

8. Junto Nakatani  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (KO8) Giemel Magramo, Nov. 6
Next: TBA

9. Angel Acosta  

Record: 22-2
Last: W (UD8) Gilberto Mendoza, March 18
Next TBA

10. Luis Concepcion  

Record: 39-8
Last: W (TKO11) Rober Barrera, Feb. 7, 2020
Next: TBA


1. Kenshiro Teraji  

Record: 17-0
Last: W (TKO4) Randy Petalcorin, Dec. 23, 2019
Next: April 24 vs. Tetsuya Hisada

2. Hiroto Kyoguchi  

Record: 15-0
Last: W (TKO5) Axel Aragon Vega, March 13
Next: TBA

3. Felix Alvarado  

Record: 36-2
Last: W (TKO10) DeeJay Kriel, Jan. 2
Next: TBA

4. Elwin Soto  

Record: 18-1
Last: W (UD12) Carlos Buitrago, Oct. 30
Next: TBA

5. Carlos Canizales  

Record: (22-0-1)
Last: W (UD12) Sho Kimura, May 26, 2019
Next: TBA


1. Knockout CP Freshmart  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (UD12) Norihito Tanaka, March 3, 2020
Next: May 29 vs. Siridech Deebook

2. Wanheng Menayothin  

Record: 54-1
Last: L (UD12) Panya Pradabsri, Nov. 27
Next: TBA

3. Wilfredo Mendez  

Record: 16-1
Last: W (TKO9) Gabriel Mendoza, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: TBA

4. Panya Pradabsri  

Record: 36-1
Last: W (TKO4) Pattharapong Rueangsilanon, March 6
Next: TBA

5. Vic Saludar  

Record: 21-4
Last: W (SD12) Robert Paradero, Feb. 20
Next: TBA