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Boxing: Top 10 featherweight rankings

Boxing: Top 10 featherweight rankings

A viable argument can be made that the featherweight division is boxing’s best, and the debate could be settled by the end of next month.

On Saturday, World Boxing Assn. “world”champion Jesus Cuellar of Argentina defends his belt at Galen Center against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

Cuellar (28-1, 21 knockouts), trained by Freddie Roach, seeks to affirm a top-five standing in a field that includes unbeaten world champions Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland and Southland-trained Oscar Valdez.

Just more than a month from now, the division will be showcased again when Showtime clears main-event space for a 126-pound title...