Heavyweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

United Kingdom flag
Tyson Fury photo

The Ring Heavyweight Champion

Tyson
Fury

30-0-1

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
575 days - (1 year & 6 months)
Won against
United States flag Wilder (42-0-1) TKO 7 22-Feb-2020
Time held
575 days - (1 year & 6 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
575 days - (1 year & 6 months)
1
United Kingdom flag
Anthony Joshua photo
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Joshua
2
United States flag
Deontay Wilder photo
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Wilder
3
United Kingdom flag
Dillian Whyte photo
-
Whyte
4
New Zealand flag
Joseph Parker photo
-
Parker
5
United States flag
Andy Ruiz Jr photo
-
Ruiz Jr
6
Cuba flag
Luis Ortiz photo
-
Ortiz
7
United States flag
Michael Hunter photo
-
Hunter
8
Colombia flag
Oscar Rivas photo
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Rivas
9
United Kingdom flag
Joe Joyce photo
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Joyce
10
Ukraine flag
Oleksandr Usyk photo
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Usyk

Cruiserweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Latvia flag
Mairis Briedis photo

The Ring Cruiserweight Champion

Mairis
Briedis

27-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
Won against
Cuba flag Dorticos (24-1-0) MD 12 26-Sep-2020
Time held
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
1
Cuba flag
Yuniel Dorticos photo
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Dorticos
2
Congo flag
Ilunga Makabu photo
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Makabu
3
United Kingdom flag
Lawrence Okolie photo
-
Okolie
4
South Africa flag
Thabiso Mchunu photo
-
Mchunu
5
South Africa flag
Kevin Lerena photo
-
Lerena
6
Poland flag
Krzysztof Glowacki photo
-
Glowacki
7
Russian Federation flag
Aleksei Papin photo
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Papin

13-1-0

8
Poland flag
Michal Cieslak photo
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Cieslak
9
Poland flag
Mateusz Masternak photo
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Masternak
10
Belgium flag
Ryad Merhy photo
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Merhy

Light Heavyweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion

Vacant

1
Russian Federation flag
Artur Beterbiev photo
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Beterbiev
2
Russian Federation flag
Dmitry Bivol photo
-
Bivol
3
United States flag
Joe Smith Jr photo
-
Smith Jr
4
Sweden flag
Badou Jack photo
-
Jack
5
Colombia flag
Eleider Alvarez photo
-
Alvarez
6
United States flag
Marcus Browne photo
-
Browne
7
Russian Federation flag
Maxim Maslov photo
-
Maslov

19-1-1

8
United Kingdom flag
Lyndon Arthur photo
-
Arthur
9
Mexico flag
Gilberto Ramirez photo
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Ramirez
10
United Kingdom flag
Joshua Buatsi photo
-
Buatsi

Super Middleweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Mexico flag
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez photo

The Ring Super Middleweight Champion

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

56-1-2

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0) TKO 8 08-May-2021
Time inactive
134 days - (4 months & 11 days)
Won against
United Kingdom flag Smith (27-0-0) UD 12 19-Dec-2020
Time held
274 days - (9 months)
Total defences
2
May 08 2021
TKO 8 United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0)
Feb 27 2021
TKO 3 Turkey flag Yildirim (21-2-0)
Activity average
Every 137 days - (4 months & 14 days)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
274 days - (9 months)
1
United States flag
David Benavidez photo
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Benavidez
2
United States flag
Caleb Plant photo
-
Plant
3
United Kingdom flag
Callum Smith photo
-
Smith
4
United Kingdom flag
Billy Joe Saunders photo
-
Saunders
5
United States flag
Anthony Dirrell photo
-
Dirrell
6
United Kingdom flag
John Ryder photo
-
Ryder
7
Canada flag
David Lemieux photo
-
Lemieux
8
United States flag
Daniel Jacobs photo
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Jacobs
9
Russian Federation flag
Fedor Chudinov photo
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Chudinov
10
Ecuador flag
Carlos Gongora photo
-
Gongora

Middleweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Middleweight Champion

Vacant

1
Kazakhstan flag
Gennady Golovkin photo
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Golovkin
2
United States flag
Jermall Charlo photo
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Charlo
3
United States flag
Demetrius Andrade photo
-
Andrade
4
Ukraine flag
Sergiy Derevyanchenko photo
-
Derevyanchenko
5
Japan flag
Ryota Murata photo
-
Murata
6
Mexico flag
Jaime Munguia photo
-
Munguia
7
Kazakhstan flag
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly photo
-
Alimkhanuly
8
United Kingdom flag
Chris Eubank Jr photo
-
Eubank Jr
9
United Kingdom flag
Liam Williams photo
-
Williams
10
United Kingdom flag
Felix Cash photo
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Cash

Super Welterweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

United States flag
Jermell Charlo photo

The Ring Junior Middleweight Champion

Jermell
Charlo

34-1-1

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
Won against
Dominican Republic flag Rosario (20-1-1) KO 8 26-Sep-2020
Time held
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
358 days - (11 months & 23 days)
1
Argentina flag
Brian Carlos Castano photo
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Castano
2
United States flag
Jarrett Hurd photo
-
Hurd
3
Cuba flag
Erislandy Lara photo
-
Lara
4
United States flag
Erickson Lubin photo
-
Lubin
5
United States flag
Tony Harrison photo
1
Harrison
6
Australia flag
Tim Tszyu photo
1
Tszyu
7
United States flag
Sebastian Fundora photo
1
Fundora
8
Russian Federation flag
Magomed Kurbanov photo
1
Kurbanov
9
Dominican Republic flag
Carlos Adames photo
1
Adames
10
Spain flag
Sergio Garcia photo
Garcia

Dropped Out This Month

United States flag
Julian Williams photo
Williams

Welterweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Welterweight Champion

Vacant

1
United States flag
Errol Spence Jr photo
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Spence Jr
2
United States flag
Terence Crawford photo
-
Crawford
3
Cuba flag
Yordenis Ugas photo
-
Ugas
4
United States flag
Shawn Porter photo
-
Porter
5
Philippines flag
Manny Pacquiao photo
-
Pacquiao
6
United States flag
Vergil Ortiz Jr photo
-
Ortiz Jr
7
United States flag
Danny Garcia photo
-
Garcia
8
United States flag
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis photo
-
Ennis
9
Uzbekistan flag
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov photo
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Abdukakhorov
10
Lithuania flag
Eimantas Stanionis photo
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Stanionis

Super Lightweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

United Kingdom flag
Josh Taylor photo

The Ring Junior Welterweight Champion

Josh
Taylor

18-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
694 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Won against
United States flag Prograis (24-0-0) MD 12 26-Oct-2019
Time held
694 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
694 days - (1 year & 10 months)
1
United States flag
Regis Prograis photo
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Prograis
2
United States flag
Jose Carlos Ramirez photo
-
Ramirez
3
United States flag
Jose Zepeda photo
-
Zepeda
4
Ukraine flag
Viktor Postol photo
-
Postol
5
United States flag
Arnold Barboza Jr photo
-
Barboza Jr
6
United States flag
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis photo
-
Davis
7
Puerto Rico flag
Subriel Matias photo
1
Matias
8
United States flag
Mario Barrios photo
1
Barrios
9
Uzbekistan flag
Shohjahon Ergashev photo
1
Ergashev
10
Uzbekistan flag
Batyr Akhmedov photo
Akhmedov

Dropped Out This Month

Russian Federation flag
Ivan Baranchyk photo
Baranchyk

Lightweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

United States flag
Teofimo Lopez photo

The Ring Lightweight Champion

Teofimo
Lopez

16-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Australia flag Kambosos Jnr (19-0-0) 04-Oct-2021
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
337 days - (11 months & 2 days)
Won against
Ukraine flag Lomachenko (14-1-0) UD 12 17-Oct-2020
Time held
337 days - (11 months & 2 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
337 days - (11 months & 2 days)
1
Ukraine flag
Vasyl Lomachenko photo
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Lomachenko
2
United States flag
Ryan Garcia photo
-
Garcia
3
United States flag
Devin Haney photo
-
Haney
4
Ghana flag
Richard Commey photo
-
Commey
5
United States flag
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz photo
-
Diaz
6
Venezuela flag
Jorge Linares photo
-
Linares
7
Dominican Republic flag
Javier Fortuna photo
-
Fortuna
8
Australia flag
George Kambosos Jnr photo
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Kambosos Jnr
9
Mexico flag
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez photo
-
Gonzalez
10
Mexico flag
William Zepeda photo
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Zepeda

23-0-0

Super Featherweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Junior Lightweight Champion

Vacant

1
United States flag
Jamel Herring photo
1
Herring
2
Mexico flag
Miguel Berchelt photo
1
Berchelt
3
Russian Federation flag
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov photo
2
Rakhimov
4
United States flag
Chris Colbert photo
2
Colbert
5
United States flag
Shakur Stevenson photo
2
Stevenson
6
Venezuela flag
Roger Gutierrez photo
2
Gutierrez
7
United States flag
O’Shaquie Foster photo
2
Foster

18-2-0

8
United States flag
Xavier Martinez photo
2
Martinez
9
South Africa flag
Azinga Fuzile photo
Fuzile

15-1-0

10
Brazil flag
Robson Conceicao photo
Conceicao

16-1-0

Dropped Out This Month

Mexico flag
Oscar Valdez photo
Valdez
United States flag
Tevin Farmer photo
Farmer

Featherweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Featherweight Champion

Vacant

1
Mexico flag
Emanuel Navarrete photo
1
Navarrete
2
United Kingdom flag
Kid Galahad photo
1
Galahad
3
Mexico flag
Mauricio Lara photo
1
Lara
4
United Kingdom flag
Josh Warrington photo
1
Warrington
5
Philippines flag
Mark Magsayo photo
1
Magsayo
6
United Kingdom flag
Leigh Wood photo
1
Wood
7
Mongolia flag
Tugstsogt Nyambayar photo
1
Nyambayar
8
China flag
Can Xu photo
1
Xu
9
United States flag
Jessie Magdaleno photo
1
Magdaleno
10
United States flag
Joet Gonzalez photo
Gonzalez

Dropped Out This Month

United States flag
Gary Russell Jr photo
Russell Jr

Super Bantamweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

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The Ring Junior Featherweight Champion

Vacant

1
Uzbekistan flag
Murodjon Akhmadaliev photo
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Akhmadaliev
2
United States flag
Daniel Roman photo
-
Roman
3
United States flag
Stephen Fulton photo
-
Fulton
4
United States flag
Brandon Figueroa photo
-
Figueroa
5
United States flag
Angelo Leo photo
-
Leo
6
Japan flag
Hiroaki Teshigawara photo
-
Teshigawara

22-2-2

7
United States flag
Raeese Aleem photo
-
Aleem
8
Armenia flag
Azat Hovhannisyan photo
-
Hovhannisyan
9
United States flag
Ronny Rios photo
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Rios
10
Japan flag
Ryosuke Iwasa photo
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Iwasa

Bantamweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Japan flag
Naoya Inoue photo

The Ring Bantamweight Champion

Naoya
Inoue

21-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Australia flag Moloney (21-1-0) TKO 7 31-Oct-2020
Time inactive
323 days - (10 months & 19 days)
Won against
Puerto Rico flag Rodriguez (19-0-0) KO 2 18-May-2019
Time held
855 days - (2 years & 4 months)
Total defences
2
Oct 31 2020
TKO 7 Australia flag Moloney (21-1-0)
Nov 07 2019
UD 12 Philippines flag Donaire (40-5-0)
Activity average
Every 428 days - (1 year & 2 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
855 days - (2 years & 4 months)
1
Philippines flag
Nonito Donaire photo
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Donaire
2
Philippines flag
John Riel Casimero photo
-
Casimero
3
Puerto Rico flag
Emmanuel Rodriguez photo
-
Rodriguez
4
France flag
Nordine Oubaali photo
-
Oubaali
5
Australia flag
Jason Moloney photo
-
Moloney
6
Japan flag
Takuma Inoue photo
-
Inoue
7
Cuba flag
Guillermo Rigondeaux photo
-
Rigondeaux
8
United States flag
Rau’shee Warren photo
-
Warren
9
United States flag
Gary Antonio Russell photo
-
Russell
10
United Kingdom flag
Lee McGregor photo
-
McGregor

Super Flyweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Mexico flag
Juan Francisco Estrada photo

The Ring Junior Bantamweight Champion

Juan Francisco Estrada

41-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Beamon (16-1-1) TKO 9 24-Aug-2019
Time inactive
757 days - (2 years)
Won against
Thailand flag Rungvisai (47-4-1) UD 12 26-Apr-2019
Time held
877 days - (2 years & 4 months)
Total defences
1
Aug 24 2019
TKO 9 United States flag Beamon (16-1-1)
Activity average
Every 877 days - (2 years & 4 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
877 days - (2 years & 4 months)
1
Thailand flag
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai photo
-
Rungvisai
2
Nicaragua flag
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez photo
-
Gonzalez
3
Japan flag
Kazuto Ioka photo
-
Ioka
4
Philippines flag
Jerwin Ancajas photo
-
Ancajas
5
United States flag
Joshua Franco photo
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Franco
6
Mexico flag
Carlos Cuadras photo
2
Cuadras
7
Mexico flag
Francisco Rodriguez Jr photo
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Rodriguez Jr

34-5-1

8
Philippines flag
Donnie Nietes photo
1
Nietes
9
Australia flag
Andrew Moloney photo
1
Moloney
10
Mexico flag
Pedro Guevara photo
Guevara

Dropped Out This Month

United Kingdom flag
Kal Yafai photo
Yafai

Flyweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Flyweight Champion

Vacant

1
Mexico flag
Julio Cesar Martinez photo
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Martinez
2
Japan flag
Junto Nakatani photo
2
Nakatani
3
United Kingdom flag
Sunny Edwards photo
1
Edwards
4
Azerbaijan flag
Artem Dalakian photo
1
Dalakian
5
South Africa flag
Moruti Mthalane photo
-
Mthalane
6
United States flag
Ricardo Rafael Sandoval photo
-
Sandoval
7
Nicaragua flag
Cristofer Rosales photo
-
Rosales
8
Puerto Rico flag
McWilliams Arroyo photo
1
Arroyo
9
South Africa flag
Jackson Chauke photo
1
Chauke

20-1-1

10
Japan flag
Ryota Yamauchi photo
Yamauchi

8-1-0

Dropped Out This Month

Puerto Rico flag
Angel Acosta photo
Acosta

22-3-0

Jr Flyweight

Updated: 16 Sep, 2021

Japan flag
Hiroto Kyoguchi photo

The Ring Junior Flyweight Champion

Hiroto
Kyoguchi

14-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Japan flag Hisada (34-9-2) UD 12 01-Oct-2019
Time inactive
719 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Won against
South Africa flag Budler (32-3-0) TKO 10 31-Dec-2018
Time held
993 days - (2 years & 8 months)
Total defences
2
Oct 01 2019
UD 12 Japan flag Hisada (34-9-2)
Jun 19 2019
UD 12 Thailand flag Nakoon (11-0-0)
Activity average
Every 497 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
993 days - (2 years & 8 months)
1
Japan flag
Kenshiro Teraji photo
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Teraji
2
Nicaragua flag
Felix Alvarado photo
-
Alvarado
3
Mexico flag
Elwin Soto photo
-
Soto
4
South Africa flag
Hekkie Budler photo
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Budler

33-4-0

5
Argentina flag
Agustin Mauro Gauto photo
1
Gauto

16-0-0

6
United States flag
Jesse Rodriguez photo
1
Rodriguez

13-0-0

7
Mexico flag
Esteban Bermudez photo
1
Bermudez
8
Cuba flag
Daniel Matellon photo
1
Matellon

12-0-2

9
South Africa flag
Sivenathi Nontshinga photo
1
Nontshinga

10-0-0

10
Japan flag
Masamichi Yabuki photo
Yabuki

12-3-0

Dropped Out This Month

Japan flag
Sho Kimura photo
Kimura

Minimumweight

Updated: 01 Sep, 2021

Placeholder fighter photo

The Ring Strawweight Champion

Vacant

1
Thailand flag
Thammanoon Niyomtrong photo
-
Niyomtrong
2
Thailand flag
Panya Pradabsri photo
-
Pradabsri
3
Thailand flag
Wanheng Menayothin photo
-
Menayothin
4
Puerto Rico flag
Wilfredo Mendez photo
-
Mendez
5
Philippines flag
Vic Saludar photo
-
Saludar

21-4-0

6
Philippines flag
Rene Mark Cuarto photo
-
Cuarto
7
Philippines flag
Pedro Taduran photo
-
Taduran
8
Japan flag
Masataka Taniguchi photo
-
Taniguchi

14-3-0

9
Japan flag
Ginjiro Shigeoka photo
-
Shigeoka

6-0-0

10
Philippines flag
Melvin Jerusalem photo
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Jerusalem

17-2-0

The Ring Magazine Profile

History

The Ring Magazine is an American boxing magazine considered to be the longest-lasting boxing publication in the world. Founded in 1922 by American boxing writer and collector Nathaniel Fleischer and his partners, The Ring has almost uninterruptedly published its magazine and ratings up until today. It remains one of the more reputable entities in boxing.

The first issue was published on 15th February 1922, counting 24 pages and costing 20 cents at that time, close to $3 adjusted for inflation.
Fleischer served as a publisher and editor of the magazine until his death in 1972. The managing editor at that time, Nat Loubet, succeeded Fleischer. Loubet would then have a 7-year tenure as publisher, notable for his initiative to expand The Ring internationally, with versions of the magazine published in Spanish, French, and Japanese.

Following Loubet's departure, boxing writer and historian Bert Sugar took over as editor-in-chief for the next six years. By 1989, The Ring had neared bankruptcy and ceased publication for almost a year, until getting back to its feet in 1990 under new ownership and management.

It was a former employee, Stanley Weston, who would end up saving the same magazine, 52 years after having worked there as a stock boy when he was just 13 years old. Not only that, but he was also considered responsible for re-establishing the magazine as the leading boxing publication in the world.

Weston would also work at the magazine as an artist, having painted 57 covers for The Ring. His first cover was a painting of light-heavyweight champion Billy Dunn for the December 1939 issue. Over the years, The Ring cover has featured some of the best boxers ever to live, including: Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roy Jones Jr., Julio Cesar Chavez, Manny Pacquiao, and Oscar De La Hoya.

In 1977, female boxer Cathy Davis became the first female to appear on the cover of The Ring.

After Sugar's departure, the editor-in-chief would change every couple of yours, with the current being Douglass Fischer. The Ring's headquarters were located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, until 2011, when it relocated to Los Angeles.

The Ring has changed ownership five times during its existence. The magazine changed hands between founder Nat Fleischer, Dave DeBusschere and Nick Kladis, Stanley Weston and Nick Karabots. Since September 2007, it has been owned by Hall of Fame boxer Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy enterprises.

The Ring Championship

The Ring magazine has awarded its championship in multiple weight-classes since 1922. The first boxer to ever be awarded the honor was famed heavyweight Jack Dempsey and the second was flyweight sensation Pancho Villa.

After Steve Farhood took over duties as editor-in-chief in the 1990s, The Ring stopped awarding its championship. At the essence of The Ring belt is that fighters are not required to pay sanctioning fees for their participation in title fights, against the practice of all other sanctioning bodies.

The magazine would reintroduce their belt in April 2002 with a new strict championship policy. Their goal was to clarify who is the one true champion in a given weight division among all the existing belts from other organizations. Light heavyweight Roy Jones Jr would be the first boxer to be awarded the championship since its restoration.

Under this policy, a fighter could get a hold of the belt in just two ways:

  • by beating a current Ring champion
  • or if the title is vacant, it could only be won in a contest between The Ring's number one and two ranked fighters in that weight-division.

A fighter could lose his belt in three ways:

  • in the ring
  • by moving to a different weight-division
  • retiring

Consistently having numerous title vacancies throughout the years prompted a new, less strict championship policy introduced in May 2012. According to their official website, a championship vacancy can be filled in either of the following ways:

  • The Ring's number 1 and number 2 contenders fight each other
  • The Ring's number 1 or number 2 contender fights any of the contenders ranked 3, 4 or 5, if the editorial board deems the contenders in question worthy

There are now seven scenarios through which a fighter could also be stripped of his Ring belt:

  • losing a fight
  • moving to another weight-division (for at least two fights)
  • not scheduling a fight in any division for 18 months
  • not scheduling a fight in his division for 18 months
  • not planning a fight against a top-5 contender in any weight-division for two years
  • retiring
  • testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and being suspended or penalized by a relevant athletic commission or sanctioning body

HOW THE RING RANKINGS WORK

The first boxing rankings ever were published by The Ring in its February issue in 1925. Nat Fleischer introduced the idea of ranking boxers after being inspired by Walter Camp’s annual All-America football team, given annually to the best college players at their respective positions.

The Ring’s official ratings policy pays attention to the following:

  • fighter’s results
  • fighter’s performance, in a victory or defeat
  • fighter’s recent fight record and quality of opposition

The ratings are compiled by a three-member editorial board, with the help of The Ring’s rating panel of international boxing journalists. According to Fischer, the committee meets every Sunday and reflects on the boxing action happening during the week. Then the editorial board reviews all suggestions and has the final verdict on the rankings, with Fischer stating that about 90% of the time, the decision is the same as the majority of the panel.

Some critics have raised questions on the independence of the ratings given that current owner Oscar De La Hoya is still very much involved in the sport, managing and promoting numerous fighters through his own Golden Boy Promotions. Editor-in-chief Doug Fischer has refuted those claims, stating that the panel is in good hands, with 15-20 boxing journalists from around the world working independently and carefully following all contenders and prospects close to cracking into their rankings.

The Ring tries to offer a more simplified and unambiguous view of which fighters in the sport can be considered the best. Their ratings are recognized as official by various US media outlets, most notably ESPN, and now Box.Live!

Current RING World Champions

The Ring Heavyweight Champion
United Kingdom flag Tyson Fury (30-0-1)
The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
Latvia flag Mairis Briedis (27-1-0)
The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion
Vacant
The Ring Super Middleweight Champion
Mexico flag Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (56-1-2)
The Ring Middleweight Champion
Vacant
The Ring Junior Middleweight Champion
United States flag Jermell Charlo (34-1-1)
The Ring Welterweight Champion
Vacant
The Ring Junior Welterweight Champion
United Kingdom flag Josh Taylor (18-0-0)
The Ring Lightweight Champion
United States flag Teofimo Lopez (16-0-0)
The Ring Junior Lightweight Champion
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The Ring Featherweight Champion
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The Ring Junior Featherweight Champion
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The Ring Bantamweight Champion
Japan flag Naoya Inoue (21-0-0)
The Ring Junior Bantamweight Champion
Mexico flag Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3-0)
The Ring Flyweight Champion
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The Ring Junior Flyweight Champion
Japan flag Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0-0)
The Ring Strawweight Champion
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Current RING Rankings

RING Heavyweight
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United Kingdom flag Tyson Fury (30-0-1)

The Ring Heavyweight Champion

  1. (24-1-0) -
  2. (42-1-1) -
  3. (28-2-0) -
  4. (29-2-0) -
  5. (34-2-0) -
  6. (32-2-0) -
  7. (20-1-1) -
  8. (27-1-0) -
  9. (13-0-0) -
  10. (18-0-0) -
RING Cruiserweight
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Latvia flag Mairis Briedis (27-1-0)

The Ring Cruiserweight Champion

  1. (24-2-0) -
  2. (28-2-0) -
  3. (16-0-0) -
  4. (23-5-0) -
  5. (26-1-0) -
  6. (31-3-0) -
  7. Russian Federation flag Aleksei Papin
    (13-1-0) -
  8. (21-1-0) -
  9. (45-5-0) -
  10. (30-1-0) -
RING Light Heavyweight
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The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion

  1. (16-0-0) -
  2. (18-0-0) -
  3. (27-3-0) -
  4. (24-3-3) -
  5. (25-2-0) -
  6. (24-1-0) -
  7. Russian Federation flag Maxim Maslov
    (19-1-1) -
  8. (19-0-0) -
  9. (42-0-0) -
  10. (15-0-0) -
RING Super Middleweight
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Mexico flag Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (56-1-2)

The Ring Super Middleweight Champion

RING Middleweight
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The Ring Middleweight Champion

RING Super Welterweight
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United States flag Jermell Charlo (34-1-1)

The Ring Junior Middleweight Champion

  1. (17-0-2) -
  2. (24-2-0) -
  3. (28-3-3) -
  4. (24-1-0) -
  5. (28-3-1) 1
  6. (19-0-0) 1
  7. (17-0-1) 1
  8. (22-0-0) 1
  9. (20-1-0) 1
  10. (33-0-0)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Welterweight
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The Ring Welterweight Champion

RING Super Lightweight
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United Kingdom flag Josh Taylor (18-0-0)

The Ring Junior Welterweight Champion

  1. (26-1-0) -
  2. (26-1-0) -
  3. (34-2-0) -
  4. (31-3-0) -
  5. (26-0-0) -
  6. (25-0-0) -
  7. (17-1-0) 1
  8. (26-1-0) 1
  9. (20-0-0) 1
  10. (9-1-0)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Lightweight
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United States flag Teofimo Lopez (16-0-0)

The Ring Lightweight Champion

  1. (15-2-0) -
  2. (21-0-0) -
  3. (26-0-0) -
  4. (30-3-0) -
  5. (32-1-1) -
  6. (47-6-0) -
  7. (36-3-1) -
  8. (19-0-0) -
  9. (22-1-1) -
  10. Mexico flag William Zepeda
    (23-0-0) -
RING Super Featherweight
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The Ring Junior Lightweight Champion

  1. (23-2-0) 1
  2. (38-2-0) 1
  3. (15-0-1) 2
  4. (16-0-0) 2
  5. (16-0-0) 2
  6. (26-3-1) 2
  7. United States flag O’Shaquie Foster
    (18-2-0) 2
  8. (17-0-0) 2
  9. South Africa flag Azinga Fuzile
    (15-1-0)
  10. Brazil flag Robson Conceicao
    (16-1-0)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Featherweight
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The Ring Featherweight Champion

  1. (34-1-0) 1
  2. (28-1-0) 1
  3. (23-2-1) 1
  4. (30-1-1) 1
  5. (23-0-0) 1
  6. (25-2-0) 1
  7. (12-2-0) 1
  8. (18-3-0) 1
  9. (28-1-0) 1
  10. (24-1-0)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Super Bantamweight
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The Ring Junior Featherweight Champion

  1. (9-0-0) -
  2. (29-3-1) -
  3. (19-0-0) -
  4. (22-0-1) -
  5. (21-1-0) -
  6. Japan flag Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (22-2-2) -
  7. (18-0-0) -
  8. (20-3-0) -
  9. (33-3-0) -
  10. (27-4-0) -
RING Bantamweight
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Japan flag Naoya Inoue (21-0-0)

The Ring Bantamweight Champion

RING Super Flyweight
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Mexico flag Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3-0)

The Ring Junior Bantamweight Champion

  1. (50-5-1) -
  2. (50-3-0) -
  3. (27-2-0) -
  4. (33-1-2) -
  5. (18-1-2) -
  6. (39-4-1) 2
  7. Mexico flag Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (34-5-1) -
  8. (43-1-5) 1
  9. (21-2-0) 1
  10. (37-3-1)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Flyweight
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The Ring Flyweight Champion

  1. (18-1-0) -
  2. (22-0-0) 2
  3. (16-0-0) 1
  4. (20-0-0) 1
  5. (39-3-0) -
  6. (19-1-0) -
  7. (31-5-0) -
  8. (21-4-0) 1
  9. South Africa flag Jackson Chauke
    (20-1-1) 1
  10. Japan flag Ryota Yamauchi
    (8-1-0)
Dropped Out This Month
  • Puerto Rico flag Angel Acosta (22-3-0) (8)
RING Jr Flyweight
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Japan flag Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0-0)

The Ring Junior Flyweight Champion

  1. (18-0-0) -
  2. (37-2-0) -
  3. (19-1-0) -
  4. South Africa flag Hekkie Budler
    (33-4-0) -
  5. Argentina flag Agustin Mauro Gauto
    (16-0-0) 1
  6. United States flag Jesse Rodriguez
    (13-0-0) 1
  7. (14-3-2) 1
  8. Cuba flag Daniel Matellon
    (12-0-2) 1
  9. South Africa flag Sivenathi Nontshinga
    (10-0-0) 1
  10. Japan flag Masamichi Yabuki
    (12-3-0)
Dropped Out This Month
RING Minimumweight
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The Ring Strawweight Champion

  1. (21-0-0) -
  2. (36-1-0) -
  3. (54-1-0) -
  4. (16-1-0) -
  5. Philippines flag Vic Saludar
    (21-4-0) -
  6. (19-2-2) -
  7. (14-3-1) -
  8. Japan flag Masataka Taniguchi
    (14-3-0) -
  9. Japan flag Ginjiro Shigeoka
    (6-0-0) -
  10. Philippines flag Melvin Jerusalem
    (17-2-0) -

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