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Both men won, but the outcomes were a bit differently seen for Jamel Herring and Yordenis Ugas.
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Ranked fights this week:
- Super Middleweight: (10) Fedor Chudinov vs Umar Sadiq, Sept. 11
Upcoming Fights: (4) Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola, Nov. 7 … (2) Anthony Joshua vs (7) Kubrat Pulev, Dec. 12 … (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, TBA … (4) Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola, Nov. 7 … (10) Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (1) Mairis Briedis vs (2) Yuniel Dorticos, Sept. 26 … (3) Krzysztof Glowacki vs (8) Lawrence Okolie, Dec. 12
Upcoming Fights: (1) Artur Beterbiev vs Adam Deines, Oct. 23 … (7) Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan [cruiserweight], Nov. 28
Upcoming Fights: (10) Fedor Chudinov vs Umar Sadiq, Sept. 11
Upcoming Fights: (4) Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs (5) Jermall Charlo, Sept. 26 … (10) Jaime Munguia vs Tureano Johnson, Oct. 24 … (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (1) Jermell Charlo vs (2) Jeison Rosario, Sept. 26
Notes: Yordenis Ugas’ win over Abel Ramos on Saturday was pretty thorough, although the scoring didn’t reflect that and someday someone looking back on just the result might think it wasn’t a pretty easy night for Ugas, which it was. It wasn’t any surprise, either, as you could only argue Ramos into the top 10 at welterweight if you’re only counting PBC guys and you need it at the moment to make the ongoing broadcast seem better. Ramos is not a bad fighter, however, but he’s the type of guy Ugas has now beaten repeatedly. I call again for him to get one of the Big Six next, because those are the type of guys he should be fighting. I wouldn’t even want to settle for a Mikey Garcia or a Sergey Lipinets, in all honesty. He belongs in with the Spence-Garcia winner, or Pacquiao, or Thurman, or Porter again, or Bud Crawford. I know the last one is “hard” to make (and it’s not, really, it just requires rich, grown men to stop acting like nerds) and I know everyone else has some reason or other to not do it, and I worry that Ugas being given the WBA’s secondary belt, which will allow Ugas and the TV to call him “world champion,” was done to get him to leave the money boys alone. “What do you mean you want a world title fight? Every fight you have is a world title fight, Uggie!”
Upcoming Fights: (8) Sergey Lipinets vs Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, Oct. 10 … (1) Errol Spence Jr vs (6) Danny Garcia, Nov. 21
Upcoming Fights: (1) Josh Taylor vs Apinun Khongsong, Sept. 26 … (8) Mario Barrios vs Ryan Karl, Sept. 26
Upcoming Fights: (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, Oct. 17 … (6) Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz [junior lightweight], Oct. 24 … (4) Luke Campbell vs (9) Ryan Garcia, TBA
Notes: Jamel Herring will admit himself that Saturday’s DQ win over Jonathan Oquendo wasn’t his best outing. He, too, has said he thinks it should have gone to the cards for a technical decision instead of being a DQ call. And I thought about dropping him a spot. But end of the day, I thought he was up seven rounds to one in that fight. He wasn’t looking his very best, no, but he was still winning. And who would go up, Joseph Diaz Jr? Due respect to JoJo for a very good performance in victory over Tevin Farmer earlier this year, but he didn’t look so hot his fight prior, either. If Diaz was on a slightly longer true hot streak, I might have made the move, but both guys still have a bit to prove right now. I will say I personally think more of Carl Frampton’s hopes against Herring than I did before, whenever that fight comes.
Upcoming Fights: (2) Leo Santa Cruz vs Gervonta Davis, Oct. 24 … (1) Miguel Berchelt vs (5) Oscar Valdez, TBA … (3) Jamel Herring vs (8) Carl Frampton, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (5) Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs Eduardo Ramirez, Sept. 19 … (9) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, Sept. 30 … (6) Emanuel Navarrete vs (10) Ruben Villa, Oct. 9
Upcoming Fights: (3) Daniel Roman vs Juan Carlos Payano, Sept. 26 … (6) Brandon Figueroa vs Damien Vasquez, Sept. 26 … (10) Carlos Castro vs Christopher Diaz, Oct. 24
Upcoming Fights: (2) Luis Nery vs Aaron Alameda [junior featherweight], Sept. 26 … (5) John Riel Casimero vs Duke Micah, Sept. 26 … (1) Naoya Inoue vs (8) Jason Moloney, Oct. 31 … (3) Nordine Oubaali vs (4) Nonito Donaire, Dec. 12
Upcoming Fights: (7) Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (7) Cristofer Rosales vs TBA, Sept. 24
Upcoming Fights: TBA
Upcoming Fights: TBA