Top 10 Junior Welterweights

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From Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood
Where do junior welterweight titleholders Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, both of whom will be featured on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, August 9, rank among the division’s elite?
Here’s my top 10.

  1. Danny Garcia* USA 28-0
    Wins over Khan and Matthysse ensure the top spot
  2. Lucas Matthysse Argentina 35-3
    Has to be ranked ahead of Peterson because of head-to-head matchup last year
  3. Lamont Peterson* USA 32-2-1
    Dating back to 2008, quality of opposition is quite impressive
  4. Chris Algieri* USA 20-0
    Argue his win over Provodnikov if you like (and I will), but he got the nod
  5. Mauricio Herrera USA 21-4
    I thought he beat Garcia in March; consistently underrated
  6. Ruslan Provodnikov Russia 23-3
    Loss to Herrera three years ago doesn’t look that bad now
  7. Adrien Broner USA 28-1
    Not much history at this weight, but welterweight win over bigger Malignaggi stilll counts for a lot
  8. Jessie Vargas* USA 25-0
    Nine straight decision wins, but almost all against strong opposition
  9. Viktor Postol Ukraine 26-0
    At this point, home-game win over Hank Lundy worth more than recent stoppage of Selcuk Aydin
  10. Khabib Allakhverdiev Russia 19-1
    Lost debatable decision to Vargas, and remains only fighter to have defeated Joan Guzman

*World Titlist

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