Monday, June 27, 2011

June Rankings Movement (Froch, Geale, Chavez)

A lot of new names crack the SNB June rankings.  With some great showings from young fighters, the "Bubbling Under List" swells with three first-time entrants.  Also, a rugged veteran turned in a great performance leading to his debut on the rankings list.

Elevated: Carl Froch  With Carl Froch's solid victory over Glen Johnson, he cements his status as one of the three best super middleweights in the world, along with Andre Ward and Lucian Bute.  He lands on the "Fighters on the Cusp" list.  The winner of Ward-Froch will join the SNB Elite Fighters list.

Elevated: Daniel Geale  Upon further reflection, Geale's title-winning victory in Germany over Sebastian Sylvester deserves special consideration.  As the Sturm-Macklin decision further demonstrates, it's not easy to win a decision on the road in Germany.  Geale brings new life into the middleweight division.  Right now, he is on the "Bubbling Under" list.  With a few more victories like the Sylvester one, he can see his stature in the sport rise dramatically.

Elevated: Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.  True, Chavez is far from an elite fighter, but his entertaining victory over Sebastian Zbik showed that Junior has a fighter's mentality.   He also has a significant fan base, drawing excellent television ratings and selling tickets both in Mexico and in the western United States.  He debuts on the Bubbling Under list.  

Elevated:  Mikey Garcia  Garcia's destruction of Rafael Guzman informed the boxing world that he is ready to take on all comers at featherweight.  Garcia possesses knockout power, solid defensive technique, a cerebral approach to aggression and exemplary counter punching skills.  He makes the SNB Bubbling Under list.

Demoted:  Denis Boytsov  Heavyweight Boytsov has not fought in seven months and has suffered a serious hand injury that has pushed back his return to the ring.  The momentum of his career has stalled.  He leaves the Bubbling Under list. 

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