WBA World HW Rankings - LOL

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  1. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Prediction ? Pain Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    World Boxing Association Ranking – World Boxing Association (wbaboxing.com)

    WBA. I don't know if they deliberately try to be hilarious with their rankings but they certainly succeed.

    Pero at #5 - beaten noone decent ever

    Perez at '6 - I genuinely thought he'd retired years ago

    Chaney at #7 - i only heard of him yesterday as he's facing Bakole. Never beaten anyone decent (sorry Sugar Trevor Bryan)

    Hunter at #8 - wtf ? His last proper win against someone inside top 200 was years ago

    We Be Atrocious. Just LOL.
  2. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Lovejoy was 15 once upon a time. True fact.
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  3. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    How much money are they being paid to rank some of these clowns so high?
  4. Decker

    Decker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Agree w/ OP. Among all these boxing orgs the top 10 rankings should strongly (positively) correlate. That is you might have a few different names in your top 10 and the rankings might differ some, but in general a high degree of consistency.

    What the WBA has is ridiculous. We Be Awful (Absurd).
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  5. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014

    Sometimes fighters get WBA ratings because they win WBA regional belts.

    But the Mike Perez ranking is really a head-scratcher.

    He hasn't won any WBA heavyweight belts recently.

    Perez hasn't even fought at heavyweight since 2015.

    Any fights Perez has had over the last nine years have been listed at cruiserweight. And not "barely" at cruiserweight. Perez weighed 195 in a fight last year, well under the limit.

    Maybe Joshua is planning to tuneup with Perez, so they threw Mike a ranking. Seems like someone must be. Otherwise, I have no idea.

    Truly bizarre.
  6. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    WBA do indeed have the keys to the clown-car and have done for years; I don't think it's really that close.
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  7. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Worlds Biggest Assholes
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  8. chaunceygardina

    chaunceygardina New Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2023
    Call Charr vs Wardley for the regular 'title' now!
  9. sam11333

    sam11333 New Member Full Member

    Sep 6, 2019
    He was ranked 3rd at cruiserweight until this month but other than that who knows!
  10. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Can we get Ivan Dychko some momentum Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I’m pretty sure Fres oquendo hadn’t fought in two years and was still the wba number 1 contender. That organisation is a joke!
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  11. Camps

    Camps Member Full Member

    Oct 29, 2023

    I have no reason to believe WBA chief Gilberto Mendoza, Jr. has any kind of special relationships.... but it always makes sense in these situations to "follow the money".... and to determine whether there's a common pattern among managers/promoters and the various Alphabet Soup prexies....

    Why am I so cynical? Simple: Boxing history. With the shining example of former WBC chief Jose Sulaiman being so obviously in Don King's pocket it got ridiculous. And now his kid is running WBC....
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