Ranking The Best Fighters In The World
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Last Year s Ranking: Unranked
Status Report: You re not alone if you thought Kotelnik did enough to beat Devon Alexander when they met in August (L 12) and that s a good part of the reason Kotelnik cracks the Top 100 for the first time. He also beat highly regarded puncher Marcos Maidana in 2009 (W 12) and went the full distance in a losing effort against Amir Khan (L 12).
Future: Kotelnik s strong showing against Alexander will get him at least one more high profile fight. For a while it looked as if it would come against prospect Victor Ortiz in what would have been an interesting test for Ortiz. Either way, you ll see Kotelnik again.