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Obama
08-04-2009, 06:30 AM
New JWW Ring Ratings: http://www.ringtv.com/ratings/jr_welterweight/

Champ: Pacman
1 - Fatton
2 - Desert Storm
3 - A Mere Con
4 - Alexander the Great

Junior Witter was 3, but now fell out of the top 10 altogether. Simply because he quit in a fight he wasn't going to win? Hatton's loss to Pacman was much more embarrassing, and he's the #1 contender. :rolleyes: Yet at the same time the Ring thinks so little of Witter now, they apparently thought beating this man merited taking Alexander from non-ranked to #4. Seriously, the logic is killing me. :confused:

Anyways, here's the article on Alexander's recent ascension:



Ring Ratings Update: Alexander's ascent

Posted Aug. 3, 2009 at 09:15pm
By Doug Fischer


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It’s rare for an untested young prospect to win a major world title before he’s established himself as a bona fide contender, however the fighters with the talent to pull off this feat in recent years have proved worthy of THE RING ranking they earned with their title victories.

Will Devon Alexander join the recent list of prospect-to-titleholders who have established themselves as major players in their respective divisions?

Only time will tell.

However, the undefeated junior welterweight standout, who was unranked by THE RING going into his fight with Junior Witter on Saturday, showed promise in stopping the magazine’s No. 3-rated 140-pound contender after eight rounds, collecting the vacant WBC title in the process.

If Alexander (19-0, 12 knockouts) merely equals the success of the other young prospects who won major belts by beating established contenders the well-schooled southpaw will make fans in his native St. Louis, Mo., proud.

In 2006, Venezuelan KO artist Edwin Valero proved to be more than internet hype when he outlasted THE RING’s No. 4-rated junior lightweight Vicente Mosquera in a wild shootout that earned him the WBA’s 130-pound title. Since that grueling 10th-round stoppage, Valero has won five bouts in a row, extending his knockout streak to 25-0 and establishing himself in the lightweight division, where THE RING currently ranks him No. 3.

In 2007, Nonito Donaire debuted as THE RING’s No. 1-rated 112-pound contender by knocking out No. 2-rated Vic Darchinyan to earn the previously undefeated Armenian’s IBF belt. The ultra-talented Filipino flyweight has made three title defenses, stopping solid opposition in each fight. Also in 2007, Jorge Linares debuted as THE RING’s No. 9-rated featherweight after stopping Oscar Larios for the WBC 126-pound title. The classy Venezuelan technician has won three in a row since the impressive 10th-round stoppage, establishing himself in the junior lightweight division, where THE RING currently ranks him No. 7.

Last year, Juan Manuel Lopez debuted as THE RING’s No. 3-rated junior featherweight on the strength of his one-round KO of Daniel Ponce DeLeon, which earned the southpaw boxer-puncher the WBO belt. Since crushing the once-beaten Mexican slugger, the Puerto Rican sensation has defended his title four times -- all by stoppage -- in impressive fashion.

Alexander does not posses the raw power of Valero and Lopez. He isn’t as athletically gifted as Donaire, and he may not be as fluid or technically proficient as Linares is, but the Missourian is in a deep and talented division that offers more high-profile opportunities than his peers have in their respective weight classes.

Tim Bradley, THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight, abdicated the WBC title rather than defend it against the then-unproven Alexander. Bradley, who looked impressive vs. Nate Campbell on the same card and Showtime broadcast that Alexander beat Witter on, may change his mind now the prospect has advanced to bona fide contender status.

The winners of the Juan Diaz-Paul Malignaggi and Juan Urango-Randall Bailey bouts that take place later this month also make for TV-worthy showdowns with Alexander, as would hard-hitting warriors Marcos Maidana and Ricardo Torres.

Malignaggi is currently THE RING’s No. 5-rated contender. Urango is No. 6, Maidana is No. 9 and Torres is No. 10.
Source: http://www.ringtv.com/blog/957/ring_ratings_update_alexanders_ascent/

AllTimeGreat
08-04-2009, 07:08 AM
LOL nice names. Yeh Witter was never that good though.He got compared to Hatton for so long. But Hatton was so many times better than him.

Obama
08-04-2009, 07:23 AM
LOL nice names. Yeh Witter was never that good though.He got compared to Hatton for so long. But Hatton was so many times better than him.

I don't believe that. Hatton was never that good either. But that's irrelevant. The RING thought Witter was pretty good. And they just flipped flopped.

Tsentralnaya
08-04-2009, 03:39 PM
I don't believe that. Hatton was never that good either. But that's irrelevant. The RING thought Witter was pretty good. And they just flipped flopped.

That's what I've found Boxing to be though.

You're a hero until you fail (hard) but once, then you're a bum who needs to retire. At least for the immediate weeks following a defeat. I don't think the Ring is immune.

Obama
08-04-2009, 03:45 PM
That's what I've found Boxing to be though.

You're a hero until you fail (hard) but once, then you're a bum who needs to retire. At least for the immediate weeks following a defeat. I don't think the Ring is immune.

They are immune when it comes to Ricky Fatton however. I mean c'mon, does anybody really think Fatton beats a guy like Timothy Bradley? :rolleyes:

Tsentralnaya
08-04-2009, 07:44 PM
They are immune when it comes to Ricky Fatton however. I mean c'mon, does anybody really think Fatton beats a guy like Timothy Bradley? :rolleyes:

Have to allow for Bias too, right? Maybe someone who edits those lists is a fan.:p

I do appreciate those names by the way.:D

jmc617
08-14-2009, 02:38 AM
Well it was "the night of the quitter" on that card both Campbell and Witter quit. To think Danny Williams fought with a dislocated arm .... and didn't stop believing in himself. I am not a fan of this recent boost in retreat to fight another day bullshit trend going on in our sport nowadays.