THE RING TOP 100 (posted by The Ring 1/6 through 1/9/09)

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THE RING TOP 100 (posted by The Ring 1/6 through 1/9/09)

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The following is The Ring's yearly top 100 as updated and posted by The Ring's staff on their website between January 6 and January 9, 2009.

The original list for 2009 was compiled in October and appeared in the January 2009 edition of The Ring. The Ring's staff has since updated the list to include fights that took place later in October, in November, and in December and this is the result of their work:

2009 ranking- Fighter (Last year's ranking)

100- Abner Mares (not rated)
99- Jose Navarro (not rated)
98- Ricardo Torres (not rated)
97- Steve Molitor (79)
96- Kendall Holt (not rated)
95- Jorge Solis (not rated)
94- Antonio Pitalua (not rated)
93- Adrian Diaconu (not rated)
92- Silence Mabuza (98)
91- Edgar Sosa (96)
90- Herman Ngoudjo (not rated)
89- Wladimir Sidorenko (90)
88- Ruslan Chagaev (89)
87- Andreas Kotelnik (not rated)
86- Jean-Marc Mormeck (48)
85- Sebastian Sylvester (not rated)
84- Lorenzo Parra (59)
83- Jorge Arce (51)
82- David Diaz (73)
81- Joseph Agbeko (not rated)
80- Librado Andrade (not rated)
79- Raul Garcia (not rated)
78- Cesar Canchila (not rated)
77- Andre Berto (not rated)
76- Steven Luevano (not rated)
75- Rocky Juarez (not rated)
74- Sergio Martinez (not rated)
73- Luis Collazo (77)
72- Lucian Bute (86)
71- Sergio Mora (not rated)
70- Oscar De La Hoya (15)
69- Felix Sturm (70; note: The Ring referred to Randy Griffin with whom Sturm has fought to a 12-round draw and then outpointed over 12 in their rematch as a "fringe" contender. That's strange being that The Ring's current middleweight ratings list Griffin as the #5 contender in the world.)
68- Paulie Malignaggi (72)
67- Daniel Santos (not rated)
66- Gerry Penalosa (68; note: The Ring mentions that Abner Mares is Penalosa's mandatory challenger. He was until he was injured- torn retina. Eric Morel is now the mandatory challenger for Penalosa's title.)
65- Junior Witter (37)
64- Julio Diaz (35)
63- Roy Jones, Jr. (64)
62- Verno Phillips (94)
61- Roberto Vasquez (58)
60- Takefumi Sakata (39; note: The Ring's needless derogatory- and by the way, inaccurate- remarks about Sakata's opponents Shingo Yamaguchi and Hiroyuki Hisataka, dismissing them as second-rate and third-rate respectively, make me wonder how closely The Ring's staff actually follows the flyweight division.)
59- Sergei Dzinziruk (61)
58- Anthony Mundine (71)
57- Timothy Bradley (not rated)
56- Omar Narvaez (57)
55- Zab Judah (36)
54- Carlos Quintana (not rated)
53- Anselmo Moreno (not rated)
52- Nobuo Nashiro (42)
51- Steve Cunningham (67)
50- Antonio Tarver (44)
49- Tomasz Adamek (83)
48- Robert Guerrero (85)
47- Edwin Valero (50)
46- Vitali Klitschko (not rated)
45- Zsolt Erdei (43)
44- Wladimir Klitschko (55)
43- Denkaosan Kaovichit (not rated)
42- Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (34; note: The Ring included a statement that "Consensus opinion" had Naito winning his 4th meeting with Wonjongkam. Maybe the "consensus opinion" at The Ring but having watched and reported on that fight for TTR, I disagree- as do many, not associated with The Ring, who wrote about that bout. Had the accurate punching Wonjongkam been busier, he would have won. Had the busier but wild swinging Naito been more accurate, he would have won. The draw verdict was a correct one.)
41- Cory Spinks (25)
40- Ulises Solis (47)
39- Joel Casamayor (17)
38- Hugo Cazares (41)
37- Glen Johnson (46)
36- Roman Gonzalez (not rated)
35- David Haye (100)
34- Alexander Munoz (30)
33- Joshua Clottey (74)
32- Daisuke Naito (33; note: see #42)
31- Cristian Mijares (31)
30- Humberto Soto (26)
29- Joan Guzman (27)
28- Vernon Forrest (22)
27- Jermain Taylor (12)
26- Jorge Linares (75)
25- Hozumi Hasegawa (29)
24- Juan Manuel Lopez (not rated)
23- Celestino Caballero (53)
22- Chad Dawson (40)
21- Juan Diaz (21)
20- Mikkel Kessler (14)
19- Chris John (16; note: The Ring includes a crack about John "will finally leave the safe confines of home to battle Rocky Juarez in the 2000 Olympian's hometown of Houston Feb. 28." John, an Indonesian, has defended his title 10 times- 6 times in Indonesia and 4 times in his opponent's home country- 3 times in Japan and once in Australia. In fact, his last defense took place in The Ring's #4 ranked featherweight Hiroyuki Enoki's hometown of Tokyo. John has also had defenses scheduled for the United States, Australia, and Mexico scratched for one reason or another.)
18- Vic Darchinyan (60)
17- Nonito Donaire (32)
16- Fernando Montiel (63)
15- Nate Campbell (78)
14- Arthur Abraham (24)
13- Shane Mosley (13)
12- Kelly Pavlik (23)
11- Paul Williams (18)
10- Ricky Hatton (9)
9- Ivan Calderon (6)
8- Miguel Cotto (10)
7- Rafael Marquez (7)
6- Antonio Margarito (19)
5- Israel Vazquez (5)
4- Bernard Hopkins (4)
3- Joe Calzaghe (8)
2- Juan Manuel Marquez (3)
1- Manny Pacquiao (2)

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