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This week­end Gil­berto Ramirez looks to ex­tend his un­beaten run to 38 fights.

1. WANHENG MENAYOTHIN (50-0) News­flash: Floyd May­weather isn’t the only boxer to have hit a per­fect 50 in the last 12 months. No, back in May, Wanheng Menayothin, the WBC min­i­mumweight cham­pion, did the same and, un­like May­weather, ac­tu­ally de­feated a pro boxer to reach the land­mark.

2. DEON­TAY WILDER (40-0) More im­pres­sive than Wilder’s 40 straight pro vic­to­ries is the fact that a whop­ping 39 of them were achieved by knock­out. Only Ber­mane Stiverne, later starched in a round by Wilder, was able to see the fin­ish line.

3. MIKEY GAR­CIA (38-0) The classy and skil­ful Gar­cia is 38-0 but could have reg­is­tered even more wins had he not been kept out of the ring for two-and-a-half years be­cause of pro­mo­tional is­sues.

4. GEN­NADY GOLOVKIN (38-0-1) Golovkin’s per­fect record was slightly tar­nished by a con­tro­ver­sial draw against Canelo Al­varez last Septem­ber but there is still no clear blue­print on how to beat the mid­dleweight cham­pion.

5. GIL­BERTO RAMIREZ (37-0) Al­though it’s rare that Mex­ico pro­duces qual­ity fighters in the higher weight classes, what isn’t un­usual is for a Mex­i­can to string to­gether a long un­beaten record. Ramirez is the lat­est in a line.

6. EMIL­IANO MARSILI (36-0-1) Marsili is a 41-year-old Ital­ian con­tent to stay at home and ex­tend his un­beaten record against fringe contenders. He’s known to UK fans for stop­ping Derry Mathews in 2012.

7. KONSTANTIN PONO­MAREV (34-0) This Rus­sian mid­dleweight turned pro at the ten­der age of 17. Now 25, he is still wait­ing for his mo­ment to step up and put his un­de­feated record in dan­ger.

8. TER­ENCE CRAW­FORD (33-0) The gifted “Bud” Craw­ford re­cently stretched his per­fect run to 33 with a ninth-round knock­out of Jeff Horn. At this point, he looks al­most un­beat­able.

9. REY VAR­GAS (32-0) WBC su­per-ban­tamweight cham­pion Var­gas recorded many of his wins in Mex­ico be­fore ven­tur­ing to Bri­tain in 2017 to de­feat Gavin Mcdonnell and claim his cur­rent ti­tle.

10. JERMELL CHARLO (31-0) Jermell, like his brother Jer­mall, is un­beaten as a pro and has won four of his last five fights by knock­out. He’s the cur­rent WBC su­per-wel­ter­weight cham­pion and looks a hard man to beat.

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