KING OF THE CATEGORY 

Artur Beterbiev (Russia)     Descent: Chechen

Level 47

Height: 182 cm

Style: swarmer/slugger

Advantages: physical strength, punching power, offense, hand speed, footwork, ring IQ

Disadvantages: defense, chin 

TOP 10 CONTENDERS

Sergey Kovalev (Russia) 

Level 46 

Height: 183 cm

Style: slugger/out-boxer

Advantages: punching power, physical strength, offense, timing, footwork, experience

Disadvantages: defense, chin

Dmitry Bivol (Russia)     Descent: Moldovan/Korean 

Level 44

Height: 182 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: timing, hand speed, footwork, defense, offense 

Disadvantages: punching power , physical sterngth

Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) 

Level 43

Height: 188 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: height, offense, footwork, hand speed, punching power

Disadvantages: chin, defense 

Gilberto Ramirez (Mexico)

   

Level 43

Height: 188 cm

Style: out-boxer/slugger

Advantages: height, offense, hand speed, stamina, chin

Disadvantages: defense 

Eleider Alvarez (Colombia) 

Level 43

Height: 183 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, timing, punching power, footwork, chin

Disadvantages: offense

Joshua Buatsi (United Kingdom)      Descent: Ghanaian

Level 43 

Height: 186 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: punching power, hand speed, offense, physical strength

Disadvantages: experience  

Badou Jack (Sweden)     Descent: Gambian/Swedish

Level 42

Height: 185 cm

Style: slugger/out-boxer

Advantages: stamina, chin, physical strength, punching power

Disadvantages: footwork

Maksim Vlasov (Russia) 

Level 42

Height: 190 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: height, hand speed, offense, timing

Disadvantages: physical strength 

Anthony Yarde (United Kingdom)     Descent: Afrocarribean

Level 41

Height: 182 cm

Style: slugger/swarmer

Advantages: punching power, offense, hand speed, physical strength 

Disadvantages: timing, defense 

Jesse Hart (USA)

Level 41

Height: 190 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: height and reach, hand speed, footwork, timing

Disadvantages: chin  

OTHER CONTENDERS  

Igor Mikhalkin (Russia) 

Level 41

Height: 183 cm

Style: swarmer/out-boxer

Advantages: footwork, hand speed, chin, offense

Disadvantages: punching power 

Joe Smith Jr (USA)     Descent: Irish

Level 41

Height: 185 cm

Style: slugger

Advantages: physical strength, punching power, chin, offense

Disadvantages: defense 

Isaac Chilemba (Malawi)     Descent: Lemba (Jewish)

Level 41

Height: 187 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: timing, footwork, hand speed, defense 

Disadvantages: physical strength, punching power

Jean Pascal (Canada)      Descent: Haitian

Level 40 

Height: 179 cm

Style: swarmer

Advantages: experience, offense, footwork, punching power

Disadvantages: timing, defense 

Marcus Browne (USA)

Level 40 

Height: 186 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, defense, punching power, timing

Disadvantages: footwork, chin 

Umar Salamov (Russia)     Descent: Chechen 

Level 40

Height: 190 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: height, hand speed, offense, punching power

Disadvantages: footwork

Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) 

Level 40

Height: 185 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, timing, punching power, defense

Disadvantages: chin, stamina

Blake Caparello (Australia)

Level 40 

Height: 184 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: experience, footwork, defense, ring IQ, timing

Disadvantages: physical strength, chin 

Radivoje Kalajdzić (USA)      Descent: Serbian

Level 39

Height: 188 cm

Style: sluggger

Advantages: height, physical strength, punching power

Disadvantages: defense, timing   

Callum Johnson (United Kingdom)     Descent: Scottish

Level 39 

Height: 182 cm

Style: slugger

Advantages: physical strength, punching power, offense, hand speed

Disadvantages: defense

Lenin Castillo (Dominican Republic)

Level 39 

Height: 187 cm

Style: slugger

Advantages: chin, punching power, height, physical strength

Disadvantages: timing , footwork   

Michael Seals (USA)

 

Level 38

Height: 190 cm

Style: slugger

Advantages: height, punching power, offense

Disadvantages: physical strength, chin  

Trevor McCumby (USA) 

Level 38 

Height: 182 cm

Style: slugger

Advantages: punching power, offense

Disadvantages: experience 

Sven Fornling (Sweden)

 

Level 38 

Height: 184 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: defense, timing, hand speed

Disadvantages: physical strength, chin

Dominic Boesel (Germany)

Level 38 

Height: 186 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: ring IQ, hand speed

Disadvantages: punching power

Meng Fanlong (China)

Level 38 

Height: 188 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: height, punching power, timing

Disadvantages: chin

Paweł Stępień (Poland)

Level 38 

Height: 187 cm

Style: out-boxer/ slugger

Advantages: hand speed, timing, punching power

Disadvantages: experience

Mathieu Bauderlique (France)

Level 38 

Height: 185 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, offense, defense

Disadvantages: chin 

Azizbek Abdugofurov (Uzbekistan)

Level 38 

Height: 178 cm

Style: swarmer

Advantages: hand speed, offense, footwork

Disadvantages: experience, height

Artur Ziyatdinov (Russia)     Descent: Crimean Tatar

Level 37 

Height: 186 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, punching power

Disadvantages: experience

Damien Hooper (Australia)

Level 37 

Height: 183 cm

Style: out-boxer

Advantages: hand speed, offense, timing

Disadvantges: chin

Inactive since: April 2018 

Isidro Ranoni Prieto (Paraguay) 

Level 37 

Height: 184 cm

Style: slugger/out-boxer

Advantages: punching power, offense, timing

Disadvantages: defense, hand speed 

Karo Murat (Germany)     Descent: Armenian

Level 37 

Height: 179 cm

Style:swarmer

Advantages: offense, hand speed, footwork

Disadvantages: timing, defense

 

Adam Deines (Germany)

Level 37 

Height: 176 cm

Style: slugger/out-boxer

Advantages: physical strength, chin

Disadvantages: height 

Steve Geffrard (USA)

Level 37 

Height: 188 cm

Style: out-boxer/slugger

Advantages: height, punching power, offense, defense

Disadvantages: hand speed, experience

Inactive since: March 2018

Felix Valera (Dominican Republic) 

Level 37

Height: 183 cm

Style: slugger/out-boxer

Advantages: footwork, hand speed, punching power, physical strength

Disadvantages: defense, timing, ring IQ  

LEVEL 36

Charles Foster (USA)

Malik Zinad (Libya)

Enrico Koelling (Germany)

Junior Younan (USA)

Arutyun Avetisyan (Russia)

Craig Richards (United Kingdom)

Leon Bunn (Germany)

Medzhid Bektemirov (Russia)

Mansur Elsaev (Austria)

Marek Matyja (Poland)

Bektemir Melikuziev (Uzbekistan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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