WBA Lightweight Titleholder 28 3 2 (22)
Last Year s Ranking: Unranked
Status Report: One sure way to get on this list is to beat two pretty good undefeated guys back to back, and that s what Acosta did in stopping Urbano Antillon (KO 9) and Paulus Moses (KO 6). As far as we can tell, Acosta is a full level below Michael Katsidis and two levels below Juan Manuel Marquez, but we think he can hold his own and then some with any other lightweight in the world. That includes upstarts Brandon Rios, John Murray and Anthony Peterson. Especially Anthony Peterson.
Future: Brandon Rios on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.