Subriel Matias Unveils Controversial Top 10 Fighters List Ahead of Title Defense

Subriel Matias Unveils Controversial Top 10 Fighters List Ahead of Title Defense

Subriel Matias, the current IBF light welterweight champion, has released his ranking of the top 10 fighters in the 140-lb division, with challenger Liam Paro surprisingly at the bottom of the list. Matias, with a record of 20-1 and 20 KOs, will be defending his title against Paro, who boasts a record of 24-0 with 15 KOs, this Saturday, June 15th, in Manati, Puerto Rico, and it will be broadcast live on DAZN.

Matias has placed Devin Haney, the WBC 140-lb champion, at number 5 on his list, calling him a “chicken” due to his fighting style and cautious choice of opponents. Haney’s recent loss to Ryan Garcia is likely a contributing factor to his ranking on Matias’ list, but he is fortunate to even be in the top 5 after that defeat on April 20th.

Matias’ top 10 list includes Regis Prograis, Jose Ramirez, Teofimo Lopez, Jack Catterall, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Richardson Hitchins, Isaac Cruz, Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, and Liam Paro. Despite Prograis’ recent loss to Haney in December, Matias still places him at the top, expressing doubts about his ability to bounce back from that defeat.

The placement of Rolly Romero above Liam Paro on Matias’ list is unexpected, especially considering Romero’s recent poor performances in the ring. Romero suffered an eighth-round knockout loss to Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz and struggled in a fight against Ismael Barroso before that. Matias’ bold statements and rankings have sparked interest and controversy in the boxing world.

In conclusion, Matias’ rankings and opinions on the top fighters in the 140-lb division have stirred up debate and intrigue in the lead-up to his title defense against Liam Paro. The boxing world eagerly awaits the outcome of this highly anticipated match.

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