Gervonta Davis clings to the No. 10 spot

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Gervonta Davis celebrates defeating Hector Luis Garcia in the WBA World Lightweight Championship bout at Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Gervonta Davis celebrates after defeating Hector Luis Garcia at Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023 in Washington, DC (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

No real estate ever Complaints about boxing businessand on Saturday Showtime Pay-Per-View card in Washington, DCIt was another painful example of the kind of things that make boxing so annoying.

Jaron Ennis won by unanimous decision over Karen Chukhadzhianrolling all 12 rounds to compete for one of the top things. But Ennius took home the interim IBF welterweight title for his efforts, which is ironic considering champion Errol Spence Jr. He defended the belt eight months ago.

In pursuit of the Gervonta Davis makes an excellent defense of what is referred to as the WBA lightweight titlealthough Devin Haney has won all the lightweight belts in the ring and is the undisputed champion.

And that, not only at the top of the game, not to derogate from a great talent, but he rose ready to dominate posterity. Cases like Ennis and Davis obscure the fact that they are solid boxers at bantamweight, lightweight, super welterweight and super middleweight. Boxing could also have confirmed champions at bantamweight, welterweight, lightweight and heavyweight by the end of the year.

If that happens, it would mean that there are eight undisputed champions and help to provide transparency into the game he is looking to emulate.

There have been no changes to our Top 10 this time around. Davis is tied for ninth place with Hector Garcia, but his position is the thinnest given below.

Right on Davis’ heels are super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo, as well as light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton, Joshua Franco, super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez.

This is good for boxing because of the depth that exists in this game today. And with young and talented fighters on the way up, it offers even more hope for a strong future in the sport.

Boxing weight-for-world rankings as of Jan. 11

  1. Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs), WBO welterweight champion. Prior Ranking: 1

  2. Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), undisputed bantamweight champion. Previous Ranking: 2

  3. Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight champion. Previous Ranking: 3

  4. Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs), without a super middleweight champion. Previous Ranking: 4

  5. Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs), IBF-WBA-WBC welterweight champion. Previous Ranking: 5

  6. Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9 KOs), lightweight competitor. Previous Ranking: 6

  7. Devin Haney (29-0, 15 KOs), not an easy fighter. Previous Ranking: 7

  8. Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), WBC heavyweight champion. Previous Ranking: 8

  9. Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs), WBA light heavyweight champion. Previous Ranking: 9

  10. Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs), WBA “regular” lightweight champion. Previous row: 10

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