While some of the WBC madness is easy to figure out "(the Chavez ranking, while ridiculous, is easy to understand) some of the craziness defies understanding. Ionut Dan Ion as the No. 4 Welterweight falls into this category.
The 147-pound weight class has been a featured grouping over the past several years, thanks to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and, recently, Manny Pacquiao.
While Mayweather and Pacquiao have clearly put themselves a step above the competition, there are talented fighters, young and old, in the division.
How Romanian-born, Canadian-based Ionut Dan Ion ends up the No. 4 welterweight according to the WBC is anyone's guess.
He's fought one "quality" fight and he lost it to Selcuk Aydin. His only other notable win is against Steve Forbes who is turning into a professional opponent with six losses in his last nine fights.
Ionut Dan Ion may turn out to be a solid fighter at 147 or he may turn out to be a bum. He needs to fight some quality opponents before the verdict is decided but that doesn't stop the WBC from ranking him No. 4.