Presenting the December 2018 Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings:
– Dominic Breazeale re-enters at 10 after being inactive for over a year with his win over Carlos Negron. Alexander Dimitrenko exits the top 25.
– Constantin Bejenaru drops from 16 to out due to inactivity. Thabiso Mchunu re-enters ratings at 19 after winning easily in rematch with Thomas Oosthuizen after a controversial loss in their first fight. Oosthuzen drops from 21 to 25. Firat Arslan drops from 20 to out after disappointing draw with Sefer Seferi (yes that Seferi - the one who lost in that farce to Tyson Fury). Matty Askin enters at 24.
- Karo Murat drops from 11 to 14 after losing to unrated Sven Fornling. Fornling enters at 13. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy drops from 14 to out due to inactivity. Joshua Buatsi enters at 25 after impressive 1st round blowout of tough vet Renold Quinlan. Adam Deines drops from 25 to out.
Super Middles - Sakio Bika drops from 21 to out due to inactivity. Vladimir Shishkin enters at 25.
Middles - Martin Murray drops from 9 to 13 after loss to Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam. N'Jikam re-enters at 12. Matt Korobov enters at 15 after strong showing against Jermall Charlo. Liam Williams enters at 24 after impressive stoppage win over unbeaten Mark Heffron. Kamil Szeremeta, Walter Kautondokwa and Jason Quigley all drop out of top 25.
Jr. Middles - Tony Harrison moves from 11 to 3 with controversial decision win for WBC title over Jermell Charlo. Charlo drops from 2 to 4. Sadam Ali goes from 12 to out due to move back down to 147. Willie Nelson goes from 13 to out due to inactivity. Antonio Margarito goes from 21 to out due to inactivity. Sergio Garcia, Ismail Iliev and Ted Cheeseman enter at 23, 24 and 25 respectively.
Welters – Sadam Ali enters at 15 after move down from 154 and win over veteran Mauricio Herrera. Thulani Mbenge moves from 23 to 22 with stoppage win over former Lightweight champ Miguel Vazquez. Sergey Lipinets moves from 25 to out.
– Miguel Vazquez moves from 19 to out after move up to 147 and loss to Thulani Mbenge. Sandor Martin enters at 25.
Lights – Masayoshi Nakatani rises from 19 to 17 with impressive stoppage win over Hurricane Futa.
Jr. Lights - Jezreel Corrales drops from 6 to out due to inactivity. Martin Joseph Ward enters at 25.
Feathers - Josh Warrington moves from 6 to 2 with decisive win over Carl Frampton. Frampton drops from 2 to 6.
Jr. Feathers – Guillermo Rigondeaux drops from 1 to out due to inactivity. Emanuel Navarrete moves from 21 to 1 with impressive beatdown of rising star Isaac Dogboe for the WBO title. Former Champion Yukinori Oguni reenters the ratings at 14 after win ending inactivity.
Bantams – Raushee Warren enters at 9 after move up from 115 to face Nordine Oubali for vacant WBC title. Lee Haskins drops from 14 to out due to inactivity. Mzuvukile Magwaca drops from 19 to out due to inactivity. Joseph Agbeko and Ricardo Espinoza Franco enter at 24 and 25 respectively.
Super Flys - Donnie Nietes moves from 6 to 2 with split win over Kazuto Ioka. Raushee Warren moves from 8 to out due to move to 118. Kohei Kono moves from 20 to out due to retirement. Yanga Sigqibo enters at 23 with win over Keyvin Lara. Akira Yaegashi enters at 25.
Flys – Charlie Edwards enters at 1 with upset win over Christopher Rosales for the WBC title. Giemal Magramo moves from 20 to 10 with impressive stoppage win over previously unbeaten Wengfe Ge. Ge drops from 13 to 19. Toshiyuki Igrashi drops from 15 to out due to inactivity. Ryuji Hara drops from 17 to out due to inactivity. Takuya Kogawa drops from 22 to out due to move to 115. Mario Andrade drops from 23 to out due to move down to 108. Jaysever Abcede, Wulan Tuolehazi and Jonathan Gonzalez enter at 22, 23 and 25 respectively.
– Hiroto Kyoguchi moves from 5 to 2 with victory over Hekkie Budler for the WBA Super title. Mario Andrade enters at 15 after dropping down from 112. Rober Barrera moves from 21 to out due to move up in weight to 115. Siridich Deebok drops from 23 to out due to upset loss to Marco John Remetizo. Jing Xiang enters at 25 with decisive win over Suriyan Satorn.
Straws – No Changes.