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2018-01-04
2017 IN REVIEW- The Super Middleweights
Pictured: TTR's #1 ranked contender for the vacant lineal World Super Middleweight Title, Gilberto Ramirez, the reigning WBO World Super Middleweight Champion


The fourth segment of TTR's review of 2017 lists what each of TTR's twelve ranked contenders for the vacant lineal world super middleweight title did during the past year.

1. Gilberto Ramirez (Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez; 36-0, 24 KOs)
- 4/22- Max Bursak.....W UD 12
(retained WBO World Super Middleweight Title)
- 9/22- Jesse Hart.....W UD 12
(retained WBO World Super Middleweight Title)

2. George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs)
- 5/27- Fedor Chudinov.....W TKO-6
(won vacant WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title)
- 10/14- Jamie Cox.....W KO-4
(won WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title)

3. Chris Eubank, Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs)
- 2/4- Renold Quinlan.....W TKO-10
(won IBO World Super Middleweight Title)
- 7/15- Arthur Abraham.....W UD 12
(retained IBO World Super Middleweight Title)
- 10/7- Avni Yildirim.....W KO-3
(retained IBO World Super Middleweight Title)

4. Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs)
- 9/16- Erik Skoglund.....W UD 12

5. Anthony Dirrell (31-1-1, 24 KOs)
- 1/13- Norbert Nemesapati.....W TKO-6
-11/17- Denis Douglin.....W Unan. Tech. Dec. 6

6. Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KOs)
- 8/25- KeAndrae Leatherwood.....W TKO-10
-12/9- James DeGale.....W MD 12
(won IBF World Super Middleweight Title)

7. James DeGale (23-2-1, 14 KOs)
- 1/14- Badou Jack.....Draw 12
(retained IBF World Super Middleweight Title; for WBC World Super Middleweight Title)

8. Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KOs)
- 5/20- Jose Uzcategui.....W DQ-8
(won vacant IBF Interim World Super Middleweight Title)

9. David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KOs)
- 1/28- Sherali Mamajonov.....W KO-2
- 5/20- Rogelio "Porky" Medina.....W TKO-8
- 9/8- Ronald Gavril.....W SD 12
(won vacant WBC World Super Middleweight Title)

10. Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs)
- 10/27- Rob Brant.....W UD 12

11. Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs)
- 4/22- Robin Krasniqi.....W UD 12
- 7/15- Chris Eubank, Jr......L UD 12
(for IBO World Super Middleweight Title)

12. Tyron Zeuge (21-0-1, 11 KOs)
- 3/25- Isaac Ekpo.....W Unan. Tech. Dec. 5
(retained WBA and Globsal Boxing Union World Super Middleweight Titles)
- 6/17- Paul Smith.....W UD 12
(retained WBA World Super Middleweight Title)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt