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Top 10 Super Middleweight Boxers - May 2022 Rankings

Updating the best Super Middleweight Boxing Rankings after David Benavidez successfully defeated David Lemieux by knockout to become the new Interim WBC Super Middleweight Champion. Also where Anthony Dirrell, Caleb Plant, Canelo Alvarez and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | May 26, 2022 - 08:15 PM

Honorable Mention

Christian M'billi

Christian M'billi is a professional boxer from France. He was born in Cameroon but later moved to France.

Christian M'billi has an undefeated professional record of 21 wins and 0 losses, and he is the current WBC Continental Americas super-middleweight champion. He doesn't make it to the rankings for now but deserves an honorable mention. 




Zach Parker

Zach Parker is another Undefeated Boxer from Britain. He has a record of 22 wins and 0 losses. He is probably going to be part of the rankings quite soon, but for now, he deserves an honorable mention.




Top 10 Super Middleweight Boxers

10. Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs is a professional boxer from the United States and he has an extensive Boxing record of 37 wins and 4 losses, with 30 knockouts. 

Jacobs is also a two-time middleweight world champion, having held both the IBF and the WBA (Regular) middleweight titles. 

Jacobs recently moved to super middleweight and defeated Gabriel Rosado, however, he lost his most recent fight against John Ryder, and his next fight has not been announced.




9. Carlos Góngora

Carlos Góngora is a professional boxer from Ecuador, and he has a professional record of 20 wins and only 1 loss. 

Góngora is the former IBO super-middleweight champion of the world. He won the title in 2020 and lost it to Lerrone Richards in his most recent fight after only one title defense. 

As of now, there is no information about his next fight. 

His next fight will be against Lerrone Richards on 18 Dec 2021.




8. Lerrone Richards

Lerrone Richards is an Undefeated professional boxer from Britain. He has a record of 16 wins and 0 losses and is also the current IBO super-middleweight champion. 

Richards has also held multiple regional titles over his career, which include the European, Commonwealth, and British super-middleweight titles. He defeated Carlos Góngora in his most recent fight, and his next fight has not been announced yet.



 

7. David Lemieux

David Lemieux is a Canadian professional boxer who has quite an extensive boxing record, with 43 wins and 5 losses, with 36 Knockouts. 

Lemieux is the former IBF middleweight champion. He won the title in 2015; however, in his very next fight, he lost the title to Gendry Glovkin.  In 2017, he also fought Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO middleweight title, but couldn't win. 

In his most recent fight, which was last weekend, Lemieux fought David Benavidez for the WBC interim super middleweight title, however, he lost via KO in the third round.




6. John Ryder

At number 6, we have John Ryder. The British professional boxer has a record of 31 wins and 5 losses. 

Most notably, he held the WBA interim super-middleweight title, which he won in 2019 in a fight against Bilal Akkawy. He challenged Callum Smith for the world title next but lost. 

In his last fight, John Ryder defeated Daniel Jacobs via Split Decision, and his next fight hasn't been finalized yet.




5. Anthony Dirrell

Anthony Dirrell is an American professional boxer with a record of 34 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. 

Anthony Dirrell is a two-time WBC super-middleweight champion, having held the title in 2019 and previously from 2014 to 2015, however, he does not have any title defenses on his resume. 

In his most recent fight, Dirrel defeated Marcos Hernandez via KO, and his next fight has not been announced yet.




4. Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders is a British professional boxer and has a record of 30 wins and 1 loss. He was undefeated until he faced Canelo Alvarez in his most recent fight. 

Saunders has had a very impressive career and has held world titles in two divisions. He is the former WBO middleweight champion and defended his title three times before moving to super-middleweight, where he also held the WBO title and defended it twice before losing it to Canelo in his most recent fight. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.




3. Caleb Plant

Caleb Plant is an American professional boxer, with a record of 21 wins and 1 loss, with 12 knockouts. He is currently ranked #2 by BoxRec and the Ring. 

In 2019, Plant defeated José Uzcátegui to win the IBF super-middleweight championship and has since defended it three times. Before losing it to Canelo Alvarez in his most recent fight. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




2. David Benavidez

Title(s):

  • WBC Super Middleweight Interim Champion

David Benavidez makes it at number 2 on our list. The American professional boxer has an undefeated professional record of 26 wins and no losses, and he is a two-time WBC super middleweight champion. 

He is also the current WBC interim super middleweight champion, and he won the title last weekend after defeating Canadian boxer David Lemieux. The fight was completely one-sided in favor of Benavidez, as he dominated the fight, and got a knockdown in the second, and the finish in the third round. 

As of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.




1. Canelo Álvarez

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Middleweight Super Champion

  • WBC Super Middleweight Champion

  • IBF Super Middleweight Champion

  • WBO Super Middleweight Champion

  • The Ring Super Middleweight Champion

Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 57 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. 

He is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world right now, and is the current undisputed super middleweight champion of the world, collectively holding the WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, and The Ring Super Middleweight titles. Canelo has also won world titles at light middleweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight. 

In his most recent fight, Canelo moved up to light heavyweight to challenge Dimitry Bivol for the WBA (Super) light heavyweight title, however, he lost via UD. he is scheduled to fight Gennady Golovkin for a third time in his next fight, which is scheduled for 17 Sep 2022.



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