Divisional rankings: Joseph Diaz Jr. makes a move in a new weight class

JoJo Diaz became the WBC interim titlist by beating Javier Fortuna on July 9, 2021. Sye Williams/Golden Boy

ESPN's divisional boxing rankings aim to highlight the best in the sport at every weight class. They will change often based on recent results and performances across the sport. Rankings are based on what a fighter has accomplished in the weight division in which he is ranked. A fighter who has announced he is moving up or down to a new weight division will not be ranked in a new weight class until he actually fights in that weight class (and warrants being ranked) and fighters that currently own titles in two different divisions will be ranked in both those weight classes.

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Flashback: Fury wins rematch vs. Wilder via TKO

In their 2020 fight, Tyson Fury put Deontay Wilder on the mat twice as he won by TKO in the seventh round to remain undefeated and claim the WBC heavyweight championship.

1. Tyson Fury  

Record: 30-0-1
Last: W (UD12) W (TKO7) Deontay Wilder, Feb. 22
Next: Oct. 9 vs. Deonty Wilder

2. Anthony Joshua  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (KO9) Kubrat Pulev, Dec. 12
Next: Sept. 25 vs. Oleksandr Usyk

3. Deontay Wilder  

Record: 42-1-1
Last: L (TKO7) Tyson Fury, Feb. 22
Next: Oct. 9 vs. Tyson Fury

4. Oleksandr Usyk  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (UD12) Dereck Chisora, Oct. 31
Next: Sept. 25 vs. Anthony Joshua

5. Dillian Whyte  

Record: 28-2
Last: W (TKO4) Alexander Povetkin, March 27
Next: TBA

6. Andy Ruiz Jr.  

Record: 34-2
Last: W (UD12) Chris Arreola, May 1
Next: TBA

7. Joseph Parker  

Record: 29-2
Last: W (SD12) Dereck Chisora, May 1
Next: TBA

8. Joe Joyce  

Record: 13-0
Last: W (TKO6) Carlos Takam, July 24
Next: TBA

9. Michael Hunter  

Record: 19-1-1
Last: W (KO4) Shawn Laughery, Dec. 18
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Mike Wilson

10. Luis Ortiz  

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


1. Mairis Briedis  

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

2. Yuniel Dorticos  

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

3. Lawrence Okolie  

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

4. Ilunga Makabu  

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

5. Kevin Lerena  

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

6. Thabiso Mchunu  

Record: 23-5
Last: W (UD12) Evgeny Tishchenko, March 27
Next: TBA

T-7. Andrew Tabiti  

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

T-7. Aleksei Papin  

Record: 13-1
Last: W (TKO1) Vaclav Pejsar, April 2
Next: TBA

9. Krzysztof Glowacki  

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

10. Brandon Glanton  

Record: 14-0
Last: W (SD10) Efetobor Apochi, June 27
Next: TBA



Joe Smith Jr., Maxim Vlasov let fists fly in final round

Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov let loose in the final round dishing out wild shots in the final moments of their fight.

1. Artur Beterbiev  

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

2. Dmitry Bivol  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (UD12) Craig Richards, May 1
Next: TBA

3. Joe Smith Jr.  

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

4. Gilberto Ramirez  

Record: 42-0
Last: W (KO4) Sullivan Barrera, July 9
Next: TBA

5. Sergey Kovalev  

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

T-6. Eleider Alvarez  

Record: 25-2
Last: L (TKO9) Joe Smith Jr., Aug. 22, 2020
Next: TBA

T-6. Maxim Vlasov  

Record: 45-4
Last: L (MD12) Joe Smith Jr., April 10
Next: TBA

T-6. Badou Jack  

Record: 24-3-3
Last: W (TKO4) Dervin Colina, June 6
Next: TBA

9. Jean Pascal  

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

10. Marcus Browne  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (UD10) Denis Grachev, April 20
Next: TBA


1. Canelo Alvarez  

Record: 56-1-2
Last: W (TKO8) Billy Joe Saunders, May 8
Next: Sept. 18 vs. Caleb Plant

2. David Benavidez  

Record: 24-0
Last: W (TKO11) Ronald Ellis, March 13
Next: Aug. 28 vs. Jose Uzcategui

3. Caleb Plant  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (UD12) Caleb Truax, Jan. 30
Next: Sept. 18 vs. Canelo Alvarez

4. Billy Joe Saunders  

Record: 30-1
Last: L (TKO8) Canelo Alvarez, May 8
Next: TBA

5. Callum Smith  

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

6. Daniel Jacobs  

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

T-7. John Ryder  

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

T-7. Carlos Gongora  

Record: 20-0
Last: W (KO8) Christopher Pearson, April 17
Next: TBA

9. Gabriel Rosado  

Record: 26-13-1
Last: W (KO3) Bektemir Melikuziev, June 19
Next: TBA

T-10. Anthony Dirrell  

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

T-10. David Lemieux  

Record: 43-4
Last: W (TKO2) David Zegarra, June 4
Next: TBA


1. Jermall Charlo  

Record: 32-0
Last: W (UD12) Juan Macias Montiel, June 19
Next: TBA

2. Gennadiy Golovkin  

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

3. Demetrius Andrade  

Record: 30-0
Last: W (UD12) Liam Williams, April 17
Next: TBA

T-4. Ryota Murata  

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

T-4. Jaime Munguia  

Record: 37-0
Last: W (TKO6) Kamil Szeremeta, June 19
Next: TBA

6. Sergiy Derevyanchenko  

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

7. Chris Eubank Jr.  

Record: 30-2
Last: W (UD10) Marcus Morrison, May 1
Next: TBA

8. Zhanibek Alimkhanuly  

Record: 10-0
Last: W (TKO8) Rob Brant, June 26
Next: TBA

9. Esquiva Falcao  

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

10. Liam Williams  

Record: 23-3-1
Last: L (UD12) Demetrius Andrade, April 17
Next: TBA


1. Jermell Charlo  

Record: 34-1-1
Last: D (SD12) vs. Brian Castano, July 17
Next: TBA

2. Brian Castano  

Record: 17-0-2
Last: D (SD12) vs. Jermell Charlo, July 17
Next: TBA

3. Erickson Lubin  

Record: 24-1
Last: W (KO6) Jeison Rosario, June 26
Next: TBA

4. Erislandy Lara  

Record: 28-3-3
Last: W (KO1) Thomas Lamanna, May 1
Next: TBA

5. Sebastian Fundora  

Record: 17-0-1
Last: W (TKO4) Jorge Cota, May 1
Next: TBA

6. Tim Tszyu  

Record: 19-0
Last: W (TKO3) Steve Spark, July 7
Next: TBA

7. Julian Williams  

Record: 27-2-1
Last: L (TKO5) Jeison Rosario, Jan. 18, 2020
Next: TBA

T-8. Jarrett Hurd  

Record: 24-2
Last: L (SD10) Luis Arias, June 6
Next: TBA

T-8. Jeison Rosario  

Record: 20-3-1
Last: L (KO6) Erickson Lubin, June 26
Next: TBA

10. Tony Harrison  

Record: 28-3-1
Last: D (SD12) Bryant Perella, April 17
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.

T-1. Terence Crawford  

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

T-1. Errol Spence Jr.  

Record: 27-0
Last: W (UD12) Danny Garcia, Dec. 5
Next: Aug. 21 vs. Manny Pacquiao

3. Manny Pacquiao  

Record: 62-7-2
Last: W (SD12) Keith Thurman, July 20, 2019
Next: Aug. 21 vs. Errol Spence Jr.

4. Shawn Porter  

Record: 31-3-1
Last: W (UD12) Sebastian Formella, Aug. 22, 2020
Next: TBA

5. Keith Thurman  

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

T-6. Vergil Ortiz Jr.  

Record: 17-0
Last: W (TKO7) Maurice Hooker, March 20
Next: Aug. 14 vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas

T-6. Yordenis Ugas  

Record: 26-4
Last: W (SD12) Abel Ramos, Sept. 6
Next: Aug. 21 vs. TBA

8. Jaron Ennis  

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

9. Danny Garcia  

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

10. Mikey Garcia  

Record: 40-1
Last: W (UD12) Jessie Vargas, Feb. 29, 2020
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. Josh Taylor  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (UD12) Jose Ramirez, May 22
Next: TBA

2. Jose Ramirez  

Record: 26-1
Last: W (UD12) Josh Taylor, May 22
Next: TBA

3. Regis Prograis  

Record: 26-1
Last: W (TKO6) Ivan Redkach, April 17
Next: TBA

4. Jose Zepeda  

Record: 34-2
Last: W (UD12) Hank Lundy, May 22
Next: TBA

5. Viktor Postol  

Record: 31-3
Last: L (MD12) Jose Ramirez, Aug. 29, 2020
Next: TBA

6. Jose Pedraza  

Record: 29-3
Last: W (TKO8) Julian Rodriguez, June 12
Next: TBA

7. Arnold Barboza Jr.  

Record: 25-0
Last: W (UD10) Alex Saucedo, Oct. 17
Next: Aug. 14 vs. Antonio Moran

8. Robert Easter Jr.  

Record: 23-1-1
Last: W (UD12) Ryan Martin, Feb. 20
Next: TBA

9. Ivan Baranchyk  

Record: 20-2
Last: L (KO5) Jose Zepeda, Oct. 3
Next: TBA

10. Gervonta Davis  

Record: 25-0
Last: W (TKO11) Mario Barrios, June 26
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. Teofimo Lopez  

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

2. Vasiliy Lomachenko  

Record: 15-2
Last: W (TKO9) Masayoshi Nakatani, June 26
Next: TBA

3. Gervonta Davis  

Record: 25-0
Last: W (TKO11) Mario Barrios, June 26
Next: TBA

4. Ryan Garcia  

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

5. Devin Haney  

Record: 26-0
Last: W (UD12) Jorge Linares, May 29
Next: TBA

6. Richard Commey  

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

7. Joseph Diaz Jr.  

Record: 32-1-1
Last: W (UD12) Javier Fortuna, July 9
Next: TBA

8. Jorge Linares  

Record: 47-6
Last: L (UD12) Devin Haney, May 29
Next: TBA

9. George Kambosos Jr.  

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

10. Isaac Cruz  

Record: 22-1-1
Last: W (UD10) Francisco Vargas, June 19
Next: TBA



Herring stops Frampton with a sixth-round TKO to retain the belt

Jamel Herring dominates Carl Frampton and wins by sixth-round TKO to keep the WBO junior lightweight world title.

1. Oscar Valdez  

Record: 29-0
Last: W (KO10) Miguel Berchelt, Feb. 20
Next: Sept. 10 vs. Robson Conceicao

2. Gervonta Davis  

Record: 25-0
Last: W (TKO11) Mario Barrios, June 26
Next: TBA

3. Shakur Stevenson  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (UD12) Jeremiah Nakathila, June 12
Next: TBA

4. Jamel Herring  

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

5. Miguel Berchelt  

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

6. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov  

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

7. Chris Colbert  

Record: 16-0
Last: W (UD12) Tugstsogt Nyambayar, July 3
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. Leo Santa Cruz  

Record: 37-2-1
Last: L (KO6) Gervonta Davis, Oct. 31
Next: TBA


1. Gary Russell Jr.  

Record: 31-1
Last: W (UD12) Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: TBA

2. Emanuel Navarrete  

Record: 34-1
Last: W (TKO12) Christopher Diaz, April 24
Next: TBA

3. Xu Can  

Record: 18-3
Last: L (TKO12) Leigh Wood, July 31
Next: TBA

4. Mauricio Lara  

Record: 22-2
Last: W (TKO9) Josh Warrington, Feb. 13
Next: Sept. 4 vs. Josh Warrington

5. Josh Warrington  

Record: 30-1
Last: L (TKO9) Mauricio Lara, Feb. 13
Next:Sept. 4 vs. Mauricio Lara

6. Leo Santa Cruz  

Record: 37-2-1
Last: L (KO6) Gervonta Davis, Oct. 31
Next: TBA

7. Kid Galahad  

Record: 27-1
Last: W (TKO8) Claudio Marrero, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: Aug. 7 vs. James Dickens

8. Tugstsogt Nyambayar  

Record: 12-2
Last: L (UD12) Chris Colbert, July 3
Next: TBA

9. Jessie Magdaleno  

Record: 28-1
Last: W (DQ10) Yenifel Vicente, June 11, 2020
Next: TBA

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: 9-0
Last: W (TKO5) Ryosuke Iwasa, April 3
Next: TBA

3. Daniel Roman  

Record: 29-3-1
Last: W (UD10) Ricardo Espinoza Franco, May 15
Next: TBA

4. Isaac Dogboe  

Record: 22-2
Last: W (MD10) Adam Lopez, June 19
Next: TBA

5. Brandon Figueroa  

Record: 22-0-1
Last: W (KO7) Luis Nery, May 15
Next: Sept. 11 vs. Stephen Fulton

6. Gavin McDonnell  

Record: 22-2-3
Last: D (TD5) Andoni Gago, April 23
Next: TBA

7. Stephen Fulton  

Record: 19-0
Last: W (UD12) Angelo Leo, Jan. 23
Next: Sept. 11 vs. Brandon Figueroa

8. Ryosuke Iwasa  

Record: 27-4
Last: L (TKO5) Murodjon Akhmadaliev, April 3
Next: TBA

9. Azat Hovhannisyan  

Record: 20-3
Last: W (UD10) Jose Santos Gonzalez, July 9
Next: TBA

10. Angelo Leo  

Record: 21-1
Last: W (MD10) Aaron Alameda, June 19
Next: TBA


1. Naoya Inoue  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (KO3) Michael Dasmarinas, June 19
Next: TBA

2. Guillermo Rigondeaux  

Record: 20-1
Last: W (SD12) Liborio Solis, Feb. 8, 2020
Next: Aug. 14 vs. John Riel Casimero

3. Nonito Donaire  

Record: 41-6
Last: W (KO4) Nordine Oubaali, May 29
Next: TBA

4. John Riel Casimero  

Record: 30-4
Last: W (TKO3) Duke Micah, Sept. 26
Next: Aug. 14 vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux

5. Nordine Oubaali  

Record: (17-1)
Last: L (KO4) Nonito Donaire, May 29
Next: TBA

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:Aug. 14 vs. Joshua Greer Jr.

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: Aug. 14 vs. Gary Antonio Russell

10. Mike Plania  

Record: 25-1
Last: W (UD6) Emmanuel Mogawa, April 30
Next: Aug. 20 vs. TBA


1. Juan Francisco Estrada  

Record: 42-3
Last: W (SD) Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, March 13
Next: Oct. 16 vs. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai  

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

3. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez  

Record: 50-3
Last: L (SD12) Juan Francisco Estrada, March 13
Next: Oct. 16 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: Aug. 14 vs. Andrew Moloney

7. Andrew Moloney  

Record: 21-1, 1NC
Last: No Contest (NC2) Joshua Franco, June 23
Next: Aug. 14 vs. Joshua Franco

8. McWilliams Arroyo  

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

9. Carlos Cuadras  

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

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: 18-1
Last: W (TKO6) Joel Cordova, June 26
Next: TBA

3. Moruti Mthalane  

Record: 39-3
Last: L (UD12) Sunny Edwards, April 30
Next: TBA

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: Aug. 26 vs. Lee McGregor

8. Junto Nakatani  

Record: 21-0
Last: W (KO8) Giemel Magramo, Nov. 6
Next: Sept. 10 vs. Angel Acosta

9. Angel Acosta  

Record: 22-2
Last: W (UD8) Gilberto Mendoza, March 18
Next Sept. 10 vs. Junto Nakatani

10. Luis Concepcion  

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


1. Kenshiro Teraji  

Record: 18-0
Last: W (UD12) Tetsuya Hisada, April 24
Next: Sept. 10 vs. Masamichi Yabuki

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: 19-1
Last: W (TKO10) Katsunari Takayama, May 8
Next: TBA

5. Carlos Canizales  

Record: (22-1-1)
Last: L (TKO6) Esteban Bermudez, May 28
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