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P4P Update: DeGale, Jack improve, Wanheng up

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James DeGale and new light-heavyweight contender Badou Jack have made moves up the Pound for Pound ratings despite neither being able to forge a victory in their recent clash.

The two champions thoroughly entertained the New York crowd at the Barclays Center for the contest’s duration earlier this month before the three ringside judges could not split them.

For his part, DeGale moves from 30th to 27th after further improving his reputation, while Jack prepares for his 175-pound debut nine places better off after showing his steel on the back of doubts due to his previous knockout at the hands of Dereck Edwards.

Even though the fans deserved a second helping, the pair go their separate ways (for now) a massive win away from cracking the top twenty.

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Also hovering around the mid-20s is WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin, who successfully defended his green and gold belt for the sixth time on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old moved to 45-0 (albeit with some low-key victories pumping up his record) by defeating Melvin Jerusalem but moved only a solitary place due to the lack of a massive scalp at the weight.

Andre Ward remains at the helm, while Manny Pacquiao, Roman Gonzalez, Gennady Golovkin, and Terence Crawford continue to make up the top five.

The first significant shift could come this weekend when number ten-rated Carl Frampton battles 24th-placed Leo Santa Cruz for a second time. Dejan Zlaticanin can crack the Top 50 with a win over Mikey Garcia, who sits at 42.

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