January 2022: Light Heavyweight King Artur Beterbiev goes about his destructive ways like a blacksmith. The expression on his face didn’t change, even as blood poured down, while he bludgeoned fifth-ranked Marcus Browne into submission. Browne is now ranked at #10. Gilberto Ramirez (#3) also had a win on the undercard. All three of the contenders just beneath Beterbiev are formidable challengers –Bivol, Smith, and Ramirez.

Heavyweight Joseph Parker defeated former contender Dereck Chisora and knocked him down three times along the way. Parker moves up from #8 to #6, over Joe Joyce. He was very close to making #5, over Andy Ruiz.


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