For those of you who believe in the rankings of the major governing bodies, you might be interested to know that two big wins by Beltway Boxers have allowed them to move quickly up the world rankings.
Newly crowned WBC Continental Americas and NABO Heavyweight champion Tony "The Tiger" Thompson of Silver Spring, MD moved up to number six in the WBO and number 10 in the WBC by virtue of his dominating win over Dominick Guinn.
New NABO Lightweight champ Anthony Peterson of DC also leapt into the top 10 as he is ranked number seven by the WBO.
In other ranking news, former three-time WBA middleweight champion William Joppy is listed at number 8 by the WBC at super middleweight and, inexplicably, number 15 at light heavyweight by the WBO.
Also, former WBO Junior Welterweight champ DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley will go into his September 15th WBC Junior Welterweight title bout against Junior Witter ranked number two by that governing body. Witter is ranked number one by the WBC.