Frampton falls in latest Ring rankings

After his below-par performance against Alejandro González Jr., IBF world champion Carl Frampton has dropped two places in The Ring’s latest super bantamweight rankings.

‘The Jackal’ now occupies third spot in the ladder, while Scott Quigg – who recently scored a second round knockout of Kiko Martínez – climbs from third to first. WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz remains unchanged in second position.

Response to the shift has been mixed with many criticising the magazine, which is now owned by Golden Boy Enterprises, for being overly reactionary.

By comparison, the much acclaimed Transnational Boxing Ratings Board have kept Frampton in first spot in their rankings, with Quigg rising to second.

Both publications view WBO and WBA champion, Guillermo Rigondeaux as the champion of the division.

Joe O'Neill

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