Rankings updates after Froch vs. Kessler II, Matthysse vs. Peterson & more

Credit: Will Hart - HBO
Credit: Will Hart - HBO

It’s time for the latest boxing divisional rankings update here at ProBoxing-Fans.com, and there’s plenty of recent action for us to consider. Most recently was Carl Froch’s strong performance against Mikkel Kessler in their highly anticipated rematch, as the Cobra scored his long-awaited revenge.

However, in the past few weeks there have been other big fights to consider as well – including Lucas Matthysse’s romp over Lamont Peterson, and Guillermo Jones’s brutal and surprising victory over Denis Lebedev.

Credit: Will Hart - HBO

Credit: Will Hart – HBO

At 140 lbs, the question will be who should be number 1 — Matthysse or Danny Garcia? We’ll find out more definitively when these two meet in an upcoming match, hopefully in the very near future.

At 168 lbs, Froch was already considered the number 2 guy behind Andre Ward. Considering the outcome of their fight against one another, he couldn’t reasonably usurp Ward’s status, but nevertheless, there’s movement in the top 10 here with Kessler’s defeat.

At 175 lbs, there’s a lot of things to consider, with fighters moving up and down between there and super middleweight. We’ll learn more about how the division should look after the upcoming Chad Dawson vs. Adonis Stevenson clash.

Finally, at 200 lbs, Jones came out of his semi-retirement to take out Lebedev, considered one of the best fighters in the division. That really shakes up the pecking order at cruiserweight, where you’ll find an intriguing mix of untested, unbeaten fighters, aged veterans and everything in between.

So be sure to check out all of our updated divisional top 10 rankings after the Froch vs. Kessler II results, and the rest of the recent action in the sport!

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