Rankings update: Heavyweight after Klitschko-Thompson & super bantamweight with Donaire-Mathebula

Credit: Sumio Yamada
Credit: Sumio Yamada

Another busy boxing weekend is in the books, and it’s time for us to go back to the rankings and make some updates. We saw Wladimir Klitschko dominate Tony Thompson in their (not) highly anticipated rematch, and we saw Nonito Donaire unify his titles at super bantamweight, amongst other notable action. Right here, find the breakdown for our updated heavyweight division and super bantamweight division rankings.

—> Updated super bantamweight division rankings

—> Updated heavyweight division rankings

Credit: Sumio Yamada

At heavyweight, Wlad Klitschko has been the top dog for years, and he just further asserted his status with the big stoppage win against Thompson. The question isn’t where Wlad belongs, it’s who in the world is he going to fight next, and what fighters are out there to fill up the top 10 of the heavyweight division, with nearly every single guy being a retread of a former Klitschko opponent?

At super bantamweight, Donaire is a force. One of the top pound for pound fighters in the world, he’s in a very deep division where it’s all about the haves and have nots. In the top half of the division, you have Donaire, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Abner Mares and more. In the bottom half, it’s a heap of guys who the top guys would probably take out with ease.

The question here is, does Donaire deserve to the number 1 guy in the division after just two fights? I don’t think so. Rigondeaux has been more impressive, and Nishioka has far more of a resume. But you can check out the top 10 of the super bantamweight division to see for yourself where all those guys stand and whether or not you agree.

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