Found June 26, 2012 on
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The biggest fight of the past weekend was Josesito Lopez's surprising win against Victor Ortiz. For Josesito, the master upset specialist, the big win deserves a bump in his status as well, and as such, we've gone ahead and updated our welterweight division rankings to reflect the results there. In addition to Ortiz vs. Lopez, the co-feature between Lucas Matthysse and Humberto Soto has led to our updating of the top 10 in the junior welterweight division as well. Take a look at our updated boxing divisional rankings here.
---> Updated welterweight division rankings
---> Updated junior welterweight division rankings
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Josesito Lopez may go on and drop back down to junior welterweight, however, it's just as likely that a big money opportunity presents himself at 147 lbs. Since that's where he got his big win, that's where he'll be ranked.
Of course, there were a few other things to consider with our latest updat...
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