Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

WBO

Andy Ruiz Jr
(33-1-0)
WBO World Heavyweight Champion
  1. Dillian Whyte
    (25-1-0)
  2. Tom Schwarz
    (24-0-0)
  3. Tyson Fury
    (27-0-1)
  4. Oscar Rivas
    (26-0-0)
  5. Zhilei Zhang
    (20-0-0)
  6. Tyrone Spong
    (13-0-0)
  7. Junior Fa
    (17-0-0)
  8. Agit Kabayel
    (19-0-0)
  9. Kyotaro Fujimoto
    (20-1-0)
  10. Evgeny Romanov
    (12-0-0)
  11. Andy Ruiz Jr
    (33-1-0)
  12. Daniel Dubois
    (11-0-0)
  13. Ali Demirezen
    (10-0-0)
  14. Carlos Takam
    (36-5-1)
  15. Adam Kownacki
    (19-0-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019
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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Krzysztof Glowacki
(31-1-0)
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Imre Szello
    (23-0-0)
  2. Mairis Briedis
    (25-1-0)
  3. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  4. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  5. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  6. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  7. Lawrence Okolie
    (12-0-0)
  8. Maksim Vlasov
    (43-3-0)
  9. Dilan Prasovic
    (10-0-0)
  10. Nikola Milacic
    (19-1-0)
  11. Edin Puhalo
    (17-0-0)
  12. Juergen Uldedaj
    (10-0-0)
  13. Abraham Tabul
    (16-1-1)
  14. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  15. Michal Cieslak
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Yunier Dorticos
(23-1-0)
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  4. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  5. Imre Szello
    (23-0-0)
  6. Kevin Lerena
    (22-1-0)
  7. Ruslan Fayfer
    (23-1-0)
  8. Bilal Laggoune
    (24-1-2)
  9. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  10. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  11. Ryad Merhy
    (27-1-0)
  12. Yves Ngabu
    (20-0-0)
  13. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  14. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (56-4-1)
  15. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-5-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Denis Lebedev
(32-2-0)
WBA Super World Cruiserweight Champion
Arsen Goulamirian
(24-0-0)
WBA World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  2. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  3. Ryad Merhy
    (27-1-0)
  4. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  5. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  6. Lawrence Okolie
    (12-0-0)
  7. Alexey Egorov
    (7-0-0)
  8. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  9. Kevin Lerena
    (22-1-0)
  10. Richard Riakporhe
    (9-0-0)
  11. Imre Szello
    (23-0-0)
  12. Mike Perez
    (24-3-1)
  13. Kane Watts
    (21-3-0)
  14. Jianzheng Wang
    (9-0-0)
  15. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Light Heavyweight (175lb)

WBO

Sergey Kovalev
(33-3-1)
WBO World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Anthony Yarde
    (18-0-0)
  2. Gilberto Ramirez
    (40-0-0)
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  4. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  5. Robert Parzeczewski
    (22-1-0)
  6. Eleider Alvarez
    (24-1-0)
  7. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  8. Blake Caparello
    (29-3-1)
  9. Emil Markic
    (29-2-0)
  10. Lenin Castillo
    (14-2-0)
  11. Adam Deines
    (17-1-1)
  12. Trevor McCumby
    (25-0-0)
  13. Fanlong Meng
    (15-0-0)
  14. Joshua Buatsi
    (11-0-0)
  15. Tim Lihaug
    (19-4-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Artur Beterbiev
(14-0-0)
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Fanlong Meng
    (15-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  4. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  5. Joshua Buatsi
    (11-0-0)
  6. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  7. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  8. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
  9. Leon Bunn
    (14-0-0)
  10. Adam Deines
    (17-1-1)
  11. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
  12. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  13. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  14. Maksim Vlasov
    (43-3-0)
  15. Michael Lee
    (13-7-1)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Dmitry Bivol
(16-0-0)
WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion
  1. Marcus Browne
    (23-0-0)
  2. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  3. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  4. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  5. Joshua Buatsi
    (11-0-0)
  6. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  7. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  8. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  9. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  10. Charles Foster
    (17-0-0)
  11. Blake Caparello
    (29-3-1)
  12. Craig Richards
    (14-1-0)
  13. Mathieu Bauderlique
    (17-1-0)
  14. Leon Bunn
    (14-0-0)
  15. Jean Pascal
    (33-6-1)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Billy Saunders
(28-0-0)
WBO World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Shefat Isufi
    (27-4-2)
  2. Billy Saunders
    (28-0-0)
  3. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  4. Jesse Hart
    (25-2-0)
  5. Rohan Murdock
    (24-1-0)
  6. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  7. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  8. Roamer Angulo
    (24-1-0)
  9. Aslambek Idigov
    (15-0-0)
  10. Juergen Braehmer
    (50-3-0)
  11. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
  12. Emmanuel Martey
    (14-0-0)
  13. Lerrone Richards
    (12-0-0)
  14. Mate Kis
    (14-0-2)
  15. Lennox Allen
    (22-0-1)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Caleb Plant
(18-0-0)
IBF World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (30-2-0)
  4. Peter Quillin
    (34-1-1)
  5. Caleb Truax
    (30-4-2)
  6. Fedor Chudinov
    (20-2-0)
  7. Jose Uzcategui
    (28-3-0)
  8. Chris Eubank Jr
    (28-2-0)
  9. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  10. Stefan Haertel
    (18-1-0)
  11. Evgeny Shvedenko
    (11-0-0)
  12. Juergen Braehmer
    (50-3-0)
  13. Leon Bauer
    (16-0-1)
  14. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  15. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Callum Smith
(26-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Champion
Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
WBA World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. John Ryder
    (28-4-0)
  2. Chris Eubank Jr
    (28-2-0)
  3. Fedor Chudinov
    (20-2-0)
  4. Peter Quillin
    (34-1-1)
  5. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  6. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (30-2-0)
  7. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  8. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
  9. Rocky Fielding
    (27-2-0)
  10. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  11. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  12. Bilal Akkawy
    (20-1-1)
  13. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-4-0)
  14. Julio Alamos
    (11-0-0)
  15. Vladimir Shishkin
    (8-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

Demetrius Andrade
(27-0-0)
WBO World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (39-1-1)
  2. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-1-0)
  3. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  4. Alantez Fox
    (24-1-1)
  5. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  6. Luke Keeler
    (16-2-1)
  7. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  8. Liam Williams
    (20-2-1)
  9. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-1-0)
  10. Walter Kautondokwa
    (18-1-0)
  11. Marcelo Coceres
    (26-0-1)
  12. Artem Chebotarev
    (6-0-0)
  13. Obodai Sai
    (35-3-0)
  14. David Papot
    (22-0-0)
  15. Janibek Alimkhanuly
    (6-0-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-1-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Gennady Golovkin
    (39-1-1)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  5. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  6. Patrick Wojcicki
    (12-0-1)
  7. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  8. Steve Rolls
    (19-1-0)
  9. Jack Culcay
    (25-4-0)
  10. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  11. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  12. Meiirim Nursultanov
    (11-0-0)
  13. Luke Keeler
    (16-2-1)
  14. Liam Williams
    (20-2-1)
  15. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
WBC World Middleweight Champion
Jermall Charlo
(28-0-0)
WBC Interim World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (39-1-1)
  2. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  3. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-1-0)
  5. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  6. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  7. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  8. Luis Arias
    (18-1-1)
  9. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-4-0)
  10. Liam Williams
    (20-2-1)
  11. Jack Culcay
    (25-4-0)
  12. Brandon Adams
    (21-2-0)
  13. Matt Korobov
    (29-2-0)
  14. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-2-1)
  15. Steve Rolls
    (19-1-0)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Rob Brant
(25-1-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (39-1-1)
  2. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  3. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  4. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  5. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  6. Magomed Madiev
    (12-0-1)
  7. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  8. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  9. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  10. Carlos Monroe
    (15-0-0)
  11. David Papot
    (22-0-0)
  12. Mikalai Vesialou
    (9-0-1)
  13. Alfonso Blanco
    (13-1-0)
  14. Matt Korobov
    (29-2-0)
  15. Carlos Gongora
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

WBO

Jaime Munguia
(33-0-0)
WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  2. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  3. Dennis Hogan
    (28-2-1)
  4. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  5. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  6. Predrag Radosevic
    (33-2-0)
  7. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  8. Liam Smith
    (27-2-1)
  9. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-1-1)
  10. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  11. Patrick Allotey
    (40-3-0)
  12. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
  13. Thomas Lamanna
    (27-2-1)
  14. Cody Crowley
    (17-0-0)
  15. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Julian Williams
(27-1-1)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  4. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  5. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
  6. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  7. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  8. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
  9. Jeison Rosario
    (28-3-0)
  10. Dwight Ritchie
    (18-1-0)
  11. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  12. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  13. Jorge Fortea
    (19-1-1)
  14. Tim Tszyu
    (13-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Julian Williams
(27-1-1)
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Champion
Brian Castano
(15-0-1)
WBA World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  2. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-3)
  3. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  4. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  5. Erickson Lubin
    (20-1-0)
  6. Israil Madrimov
    (1-0-0)
  7. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  8. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  9. Mark DeLuca
    (22-1-0)
  10. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  11. Thomas Lamanna
    (27-2-1)
  12. Scott Fitzgerald
    (13-0-0)
  13. Terrell Gausha
    (21-1-1)
  14. Tim Tszyu
    (13-0-0)
  15. Ramon Alvarez
    (28-7-3)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Welterweight (147lb)

WBO

Terence Crawford
(35-0-0)
WBO World Welterweight Champion
  1. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  2. Jessie Vargas
    (29-2-2)
  3. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  4. Sergey Lipinets
    (15-1-0)
  5. Mikka Shonena
    (13-0-0)
  6. Luis Veron
    (17-0-0)
  7. Rashidi Ellis
    (21-0-0)
  8. Diego Ramirez
    (18-2-0)
  9. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (16-0-0)
  10. Luis Collazo
    (39-7-0)
  11. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  12. Freddy Kiwitt
    (15-2-0)
  13. David Avanesyan
    (24-3-1)
  14. Demian Fernandez
    (11-1-0)
  15. Ray Robinson
    (24-3-2)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Errol Spence Jr
(25-0-0)
IBF World Welterweight Champion
  1. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (16-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Andre Berto
    (32-5-0)
  4. Rashidi Ellis
    (21-0-0)
  5. Alexander Besputin
    (12-0-0)
  6. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  7. Sergey Lipinets
    (15-1-0)
  8. David Avanesyan
    (24-3-1)
  9. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  10. Rico Mueller
    (25-2-1)
  11. Carlos Ocampo
    (23-1-0)
  12. Keita Obara
    (20-4-1)
  13. Jamal James
    (25-1-0)
  14. Bakhtiyar Eyubov
    (14-0-1)
  15. Thulani Mbenge
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Keith Thurman
(29-0-0)
WBA Super World Welterweight Champion
Manny Pacquiao
(61-7-2)
WBA World Welterweight Champion
  1. Alexander Besputin
    (12-0-0)
  2. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  3. Mikey Garcia
    (39-1-0)
  4. Jessie Vargas
    (29-2-2)
  5. Jamal James
    (25-1-0)
  6. Radzhab Butaev
    (11-0-0)
  7. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  8. Conor Benn
    (14-0-0)
  9. Josh Kelly
    (9-0-1)
  10. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (6-0-0)
  11. Cody Crowley
    (17-0-0)
  12. David Avanesyan
    (24-3-1)
  13. Cameron Hammond
    (18-1-0)
  14. Sergey Lubkovich
    (10-0-0)
  15. Johan Perez
    (24-5-2)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Lightweight (140lb)

WBO

Maurice Hooker
(26-0-3)
WBO World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Jack Catterall
    (23-0-0)
  2. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  3. Liam Paro
    (16-0-0)
  4. Arnold Barboza Jr
    (21-0-0)
  5. Chris Algieri
    (24-3-0)
  6. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (13-0-0)
  7. Jean Torres
    (15-0-0)
  8. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (18-1-0)
  9. Georgi Chelokhsaev
    (16-1-1)
  10. Yomar Alamo
    (16-0-0)
  11. Sebastian Aguirre
    (16-3-0)
  12. Fatih Keles
    (11-0-1)
  13. Marios Matamba
    (10-0-0)
  14. Robert Quaye
    (17-0-0)
  15. Sam Maxwell
    (11-0-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Josh Taylor
(15-0-0)
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Apinan Kongsong
    (15-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  4. Ivan Baranchyk
    (19-1-0)
  5. Anthony Yigit
    (23-1-1)
  6. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  7. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (16-0-0)
  8. Liam Paro
    (16-0-0)
  9. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  10. Jeremias Ponce
    (23-0-0)
  11. Alexander Duran
    (17-0-0)
  12. Sonny Fredrickson
    (20-1-0)
  13. Akihiro Kondo
    (31-8-1)
  14. Mario Barrios
    (24-0-0)
  15. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (18-1-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Jose Ramirez
(24-0-0)
WBC World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Josh Taylor
    (15-0-0)
  2. Viktor Postol
    (31-2-0)
  3. Pablo Cano
    (32-7-1)
  4. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  5. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (18-1-0)
  6. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-2-0)
  7. Ivan Baranchyk
    (19-1-0)
  8. Kiryl Relikh
    (23-3-0)
  9. Jose Zepeda
    (30-2-0)
  10. Antonio Orozco
    (27-1-0)
  11. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  12. Mohamed Mimoune
    (21-3-0)
  13. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  14. Anthony Yigit
    (23-1-1)
  15. Jack Catterall
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Regis Prograis
(24-0-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Mario Barrios
    (24-0-0)
  2. Batyr Ahmedov
    (5-0-0)
  3. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  4. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (16-0-0)
  5. Jonathan Alonso
    (18-0-0)
  6. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (13-0-0)
  7. Sandor Martin
    (33-2-0)
  8. Kiryl Relikh
    (23-3-0)
  9. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (18-1-0)
  10. Esneiker Correa
    (12-2-1)
  11. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  12. Lewis Ritson
    (18-1-0)
  13. Shakhram Giyasov
    (7-0-0)
  14. Kendo Castaneda
    (15-0-0)
  15. Yusuke Konno
    (15-4-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Vasyl Lomachenko
(13-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (30-1-0)
  2. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  3. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  4. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  5. Jose Pedraza
    (26-2-0)
  6. Devin Haney
    (22-0-0)
  7. Denys Berinchyk
    (10-0-0)
  8. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  9. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  10. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  11. Luke Campbell
    (20-2-0)
  12. Felix Verdejo
    (25-1-0)
  13. Antonio Moran
    (24-4-0)
  14. Craig Evans
    (20-2-2)
  15. Stephen Ormond
    (27-6-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Richard Commey
(28-2-0)
IBF World Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  4. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  5. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  6. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  7. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (30-1-0)
  8. Gustavo Lemos
    (20-0-0)
  9. Devin Haney
    (22-0-0)
  10. Isaac Gonzalez
    (17-1-1)
  11. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  12. Joe Cordina
    (9-0-0)
  13. Xiangxiang Sun
    (15-0-0)
  14. Pavel Malikov
    (15-1-1)
  15. Isa Chaniev
    (13-2-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBA

Vasyl Lomachenko
(13-1-0)
WBA Super World Lightweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Lightweight Champion
  1. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-1)
  2. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-1)
  3. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  4. Devin Haney
    (22-0-0)
  5. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  6. Felix Verdejo
    (25-1-0)
  7. Yvan Mendy
    (41-5-1)
  8. Anthony Crolla
    (34-7-3)
  9. Cristian Baez
    (16-0-0)
  10. Jorge Linares
    (45-5-0)
  11. Jackson Marinez
    (15-0-0)
  12. Josh O Reilly
    (14-0-0)
  13. Jaider Parra
    (33-2-1)
  14. Michel Rivera
    (15-0-0)
  15. Zapir Rasulov
    (33-1-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Jamel Herring
(20-2-0)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Lamont Roach
    (19-0-1)
  2. Jeremiah Nakathila
    (17-1-0)
  3. Masaru Sueyoshi
    (18-1-1)
  4. Joseph Diaz
    (29-1-0)
  5. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
  6. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  7. Joe Noynay
    (16-2-1)
  8. Sam Bowen
    (15-0-0)
  9. Jamel Herring
    (20-2-0)
  10. Archie Sharp
    (14-0-0)
  11. Andy Vences
    (22-0-1)
  12. Jonathan Oquendo
    (30-6-0)
  13. Masao Nakamura
    (25-3-0)
  14. Avery Sparrow
    (10-1-0)
  15. Giovanni Mioletti
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Tevin Farmer
(29-4-1)
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois
    (46-1-1)
  4. Kenichi Ogawa
    (23-1-0)
  5. Azinga Fuzile
    (13-0-0)
  6. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (14-0-0)
  7. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  8. Martin Ward
    (27-4-1)
  9. Denis Shafikov
    (40-4-2)
  10. Jono Carroll
    (16-1-1)
  11. Jose Romero
    (21-0-0)
  12. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (19-4-1)
  13. Samir Ziani
    (29-3-1)
  14. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (13-0-0)
  15. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Miguel Berchelt
(36-1-0)
WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Joseph Diaz
    (29-1-0)
  2. Eduardo Hernandez
    (27-0-0)
  3. Miguel Roman
    (60-13-0)
  4. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (14-0-0)
  5. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
  6. Rene Alvarado
    (30-8-0)
  7. Francisco Vargas
    (25-2-2)
  8. Tomas Rojas
    (51-16-1)
  9. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (66-11-0)
  10. O'Shaquie Foster
    (15-2-0)
  11. Masayuki Ito
    (25-2-1)
  12. Andres Gutierrez
    (37-2-1)
  13. Andy Vences
    (22-0-1)
  14. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (13-0-0)
  15. Pablo Vicente
    (13-1-0)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Gervonta Davis
(21-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion
Andrew Cancio
(20-4-2)
WBA World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Rene Alvarado
    (30-8-0)
  2. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-9-0)
  3. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  4. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (13-0-0)
  5. Alberto Machado
    (21-1-0)
  6. Billel Dib
    (22-3-0)
  7. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  8. Abraham Nova
    (14-0-0)
  9. Jezreel Corrales
    (23-2-0)
  10. Roger Gutierrez
    (21-3-1)
  11. Tony Gomez
    (10-6-1)
  12. Freddy Fonseca
    (26-3-1)
  13. Anthony Cacace
    (17-1-0)
  14. Sibusiso Zingange
    (13-3-2)
  15. Oliver Flores
    (29-3-2)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Oscar Valdez
(26-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
  1. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  2. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  3. Jessie Magdaleno
    (26-1-0)
  4. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  5. Michael Conlan
    (11-0-0)
  6. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  7. Ryan Walsh
    (23-2-2)
  8. Ruben Villa
    (16-0-0)
  9. Musashi Mori
    (8-0-0)
  10. Dave Penalosa
    (15-0-0)
  11. Jason Sanchez
    (14-1-0)
  12. David Joyce
    (10-0-0)
  13. Antonio Soares
    (10-1-0)
  14. Yohan Vasquez
    (22-2-0)
  15. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Josh Warrington
(28-0-0)
IBF World Featherweight Champion
  1. Kid Galahad
    (26-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  4. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  5. Reiya Abe
    (19-2-0)
  6. Sofiane Takoucht
    (34-3-1)
  7. Nathaniel May
    (20-1-0)
  8. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  9. Satoshi Shimizu
    (8-0-0)
  10. Jesus Sanchez
    (10-1-0)
  11. Ranfis Encarnacion
    (16-0-0)
  12. Michael Conlan
    (11-0-0)
  13. Hiroshige Osawa
    (34-5-4)
  14. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  15. Dave Penalosa
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(30-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  2. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  3. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  4. Jessie Magdaleno
    (26-1-0)
  5. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  6. Claudio Marrero
    (23-3-0)
  7. Eduardo Ramirez
    (22-1-3)
  8. Mark Magsayo
    (19-0-0)
  9. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  10. Reiya Abe
    (19-2-0)
  11. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  12. Taiki Minamoto
    (16-5-0)
  13. Kiko Martinez
    (39-9-2)
  14. Jesus Rojas
    (26-3-2)
  15. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(36-1-1)
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion
Can Xu
(17-2-0)
WBA World Featherweight Champion
  1. Hiroshige Osawa
    (34-5-4)
  2. Hector Garcia
    (10-0-0)
  3. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  4. Jesus Rojas
    (26-3-2)
  5. Bryan Gracia
    (24-2-1)
  6. Michael Conlan
    (11-0-0)
  7. Hairon Socarras
    (21-0-3)
  8. Yohan Vasquez
    (22-2-0)
  9. Claudio Marrero
    (23-3-0)
  10. Anselmo Moreno
    (37-6-1)
  11. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  12. Jason Sanchez
    (14-1-0)
  13. Carlos Sardinez
    (15-1-0)
  14. Marlon Tapales
    (33-2-0)
  15. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Emanuel Navarrete
(27-1-0)
WBO World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Albert Pagara
    (31-1-0)
  2. Juan Elorde
    (27-1-0)
  3. Thomas Ward
    (26-0-0)
  4. Marlon Tapales
    (33-2-0)
  5. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  6. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  7. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  8. Luis Lebron
    (15-0-1)
  9. Jeo Santisima
    (17-2-0)
  10. Tyrone McCullagh
    (12-0-0)
  11. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  12. David Agadzhanyan
    (16-0-0)
  13. Jose Velasquez
    (24-6-2)
  14. Wasiru Mohammed
    (10-0-0)
  15. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (26-3-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Marlon Tapales
    (33-2-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Cesar Juarez
    (23-7-0)
  6. TJ Doheny
    (21-1-0)
  7. Albert Pagara
    (31-1-0)
  8. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  9. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
  10. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  11. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  12. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  13. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  14. Thomas Ward
    (26-0-0)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (19-1-1)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Rey Vargas
(33-0-0)
WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion
Tomoki Kameda
(36-2-0)
WBC Interim World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Julio Ceja
    (32-3-0)
  2. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  3. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (18-1-0)
  4. Abigail Medina
    (19-4-2)
  5. TJ Doheny
    (21-1-0)
  6. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  7. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (16-3-0)
  8. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  9. Yusaku Kuga
    (18-3-1)
  10. Mark Yap
    (30-13-0)
  11. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  12. Franklin Manzanilla
    (18-5-0)
  13. Shohei Omori
    (20-2-0)
  14. Aaron Alameda
    (24-0-0)
  15. Cesar Juarez
    (23-7-0)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Brandon Figueroa
    (19-0-0)
  2. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (5-0-0)
  3. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  4. Yukinori Oguni
    (20-2-1)
  5. Alberto Melian
    (4-0-0)
  6. Alexander Mejia
    (12-1-0)
  7. Lorenzo Parra
    (32-17-2)
  8. Ronny Rios
    (30-3-0)
  9. Javier Chacon
    (28-4-1)
  10. Maikol Beaumont
    (14-3-1)
  11. Moises Flores
    (25-2-0)
  12. Jun Zhao
    (10-2-1)
  13. Neslan Machado
    (15-0-0)
  14. Jesse Hernandez
    (12-2-0)
  15. Leonardo Carrillo
    (9-0-1)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

Zolani Tete
(28-3-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Joseph Agbeko
    (35-5-0)
  2. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  3. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  4. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
  5. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  6. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  7. Ben Mananquil
    (17-1-3)
  8. Max Ornelas
    (12-0-1)
  9. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  10. Saul Sanchez
    (12-0-0)
  11. Juan Payano
    (21-2-0)
  12. Diego Ruiz
    (20-2-0)
  13. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  14. Vincent Astrolabio
    (13-3-0)
  15. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Naoya Inoue
(18-0-0)
IBF World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1)
  2. Vacant
  3. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  4. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  5. Sukpraserd Ponpitak
    (22-9-0)
  6. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  7. Georges Ory
    (10-2-1)
  8. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  9. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-1)
  10. Kenny Demecillo
    (14-5-2)
  11. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  12. Karim Guerfi
    (28-4-0)
  13. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  14. Melvin Lopez
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Nordine Oubaali
(15-0-0)
WBC World Bantamweight Champion
Takuma Inoue
(13-0-0)
WBC Interim World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Luis Nery
    (29-0-0)
  2. Carlos Cuadras
    (37-3-1)
  3. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  4. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (44-1-1)
  5. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  6. Juan Payano
    (21-2-0)
  7. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (48-1-0)
  9. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  10. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-1)
  11. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1)
  12. Keita Kurihara
    (13-5-0)
  13. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  14. Oscar Negrete
    (18-2-1)
  15. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Nonito Donaire
(40-5-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Naoya Inoue
(18-0-0)
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Liborio Solis
    (28-5-1)
  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (18-1-0)
  3. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Melvin Lopez
    (18-0-0)
  6. Luis Nery
    (29-0-0)
  7. Alexander Espinoza
    (17-1-2)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (48-1-0)
  9. Juan Payano
    (21-2-0)
  10. Reymart Gaballo
    (21-0-0)
  11. Carl Martin
    (12-0-0)
  12. Leosdan Nunez
    (8-0-0)
  13. Stephon Young
    (18-2-3)
  14. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-1)
  15. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Super Flyweight (115lb)

WBO

Vacant
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Aston Palicte
    (25-2-1)
  2. Kazuto Ioka
    (23-2-0)
  3. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  4. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  5. Jeyvier Cintron
    (9-0-0)
  6. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  7. Sunny Edwards
    (10-0-0)
  8. Alexandru Marin
    (18-0-0)
  9. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  10. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  11. KJ Cataraja
    (9-0-0)
  12. Dewayne Beamon
    (16-1-1)
  13. Jakkrawut Majoogoen
    (25-1-0)
  14. Froilan Saludar
    (30-3-1)
  15. Jarico O Quinn
    (12-0-1)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Jerwin Ancajas
(31-1-2)
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Alexandru Marin
    (18-0-0)
  4. Donnie Nietes
    (42-1-5)
  5. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  6. Andrew Moloney
    (19-0-0)
  7. Iran Diaz
    (14-3-3)
  8. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  9. Israel Gonzalez
    (23-3-0)
  10. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  11. Ryuichi Funai
    (31-8-0)
  12. Joselito Velasquez
    (8-0-0)
  13. Jade Bornea
    (14-0-0)
  14. Sunny Edwards
    (10-0-0)
  15. Antonio Nieves
    (18-2-2)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Juan Estrada
(39-3-0)
WBC World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
    (47-5-1)
  2. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  3. Andrew Moloney
    (19-0-0)
  4. Donnie Nietes
    (42-1-5)
  5. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  6. Pedro Guevara
    (33-3-1)
  7. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  8. Athenkosi Dumezweni
    (12-2-0)
  9. Felipe Orucuta
    (36-5-0)
  10. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  11. Iran Diaz
    (14-3-3)
  12. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  13. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  14. Israel Gonzalez
    (23-3-0)
  15. Dewayne Beamon
    (16-1-1)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Kal Yafai
(25-0-0)
WBA World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Norbelto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  2. Andrew Moloney
    (19-0-0)
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
    (47-5-1)
  4. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  5. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  6. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  7. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  8. Elton Dharry
    (23-5-1)
  9. Miguel Gonzalez
    (29-2-0)
  10. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  11. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  12. Michell Banquez
    (17-1-0)
  13. Jakkrawut Majoogoen
    (25-1-0)
  14. Jose Soto
    (11-0-0)
  15. Israel Gonzalez
    (23-3-0)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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Flyweight (112lb)

WBO

Kosei Tanaka
(13-0-0)
WBO World Flyweight Champion
  1. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  2. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  3. Mirco Martin
    (13-0-0)
  4. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  5. Pedro Guevara
    (33-3-1)
  6. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  7. Julio Aguilar
    (14-1-0)
  8. Ricardo Sandoval
    (14-1-0)
  9. McWilliams Arroyo
    (18-4-0)
  10. Jayson Mama
    (11-0-0)
  11. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  12. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (10-3-1)
  13. Jay Harris
    (16-0-0)
  14. Jose Soto
    (11-0-0)
  15. Carlo Penalosa
    (14-1-0)
Last Updated: 20 May 2019

IBF

Moruti Mthalane
(38-2-0)
IBF World Flyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Komgrich Nantapech
    (25-5-0)
  4. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  5. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  6. Jay Harris
    (16-0-0)
  7. Nico Hernandez
    (7-0-0)
  8. Ronnie Baldonado
    (14-1-1)
  9. Jayson Mama
    (11-0-0)
  10. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-8-3)
  11. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  12. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  13. Josber Perez
    (15-1-0)
  14. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  15. Teerapong Uthaida
    (38-6-1)
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2019

WBC

Charlie Edwards
(15-1-0)
WBC World Flyweight Champion
  1. Julio Aguilar
    (14-1-0)
  2. Cristofer Rosales
    (28-4-0)
  3. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  4. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  5. McWilliams Arroyo
    (18-4-0)
  6. Andrew Selby
    (11-1-0)
  7. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (69-5-0)
  8. Moises Fuentes
    (25-6-1)
  9. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  10. Ernesto Irias
    (13-2-0)
  11. Jay Harris
    (16-0-0)
  12. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-8-3)
  13. Genisis Libranza
    (18-1-0)
  14. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (52-4-0)
  15. Jayr Raquinel
    (10-1-1)
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

WBA

Artem Dalakian
(18-0-0)
WBA World Flyweight Champion
  1. Sarawut Thawornkham
    (20-1-0)
  2. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (69-5-0)
  3. Cristofer Rosales
    (28-4-0)
  4. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (10-3-1)
  5. Robert Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  6. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (52-4-0)
  7. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  8. Josber Perez
    (15-1-0)
  9. Alexandru Marin
    (18-0-0)
  10. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  11. Charlie Hoy
    (15-0-0)
  12. Gregorio Lebron
    (21-5-0)
  13. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  14. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  15. Alphoe Dagayloan
    (13-2-5)
Last Updated: 06 Jun 2019
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How Boxing Rankings Work

Which Governing Bodies Rank Boxers

Four major governing bodies rank boxers and sanction title fights in boxing. These are the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organisation (WBO). These four bodies are widely recognized as the only legitimate governing bodies in boxing by the sport, media and fans alike. However, perhaps even more importantly, every one of the ‘big four’ recognizes only the other three as the only other legitimate governing bodies in boxing.

On the other hand, some other organizations and initiatives provide professional boxing with rankings and even title fights. However, these are unrecognized as the legitimate rankings by the boxing public or the other major organizations. One example is the International Boxing Organisation (IBO), which despite having some notable champions showcase their belt after fights, is not recognized as a major sanctioning body by the other world organizations, or by most of the boxing public.

Having four different sets of rankings is confusing for many casual observers of the sport. Other notable organizations that try to provide some clarity across weight division are The Ring Magazine, and also the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB). These rank boxers according to their own rules and policies.

How Often Are Boxing Rankings Updated?

Rankings in boxing are updated once a month. The different governing bodies favor different times. The IBF and WBC tend to release its in the first week of the month. The WBO favor the middle of the month, while the WBA tend to reveal its towards the end of a month. If you notice that it’s been over a month since one of them were updated, this usually means they’re waiting for a major fight to be completed in the coming days.

You will often notice that newly crowned champions still appear in the top 15, while recently dethrone champions are nowhere to be seen. This is simply because the rankings have not been updated since they fought.

Ranking Factors

Selected judging panels determine the rankings within the major organizations. The judging boards for the four major organizations which compile the rankings are always multinational. Judges come from almost every continent, bringing their perspective on the rankings. They rank the fighters according to organization rules, but the rankings may also be mostly subjective. Although every significant sanctioning body has its own set of rules, they share a lot of general rules that determine whether a boxer is eligible to be rated in the top 15 or move up positions.

Factors that attribute to a boxer’s rating in the top 15:

  • A positive record
  • Recent activity
  • Quality of performance
  • Quality of competition
  • The significance of their bouts
  • Accomplishments and record in amateur boxing
  • Having a clean drug record
  • Having a regional title in any of the organization’s regional affiliates

Also, there are some specific rules from every organization for a fighter to be ranked in the top 15.

The WBC requires the boxer to have:

  • Competed in at least one 10 round bout
  • Fought against another rated fighter, which may also include those ranked in the top 15 of other world organizations recognized by the WBC, within the 18-month period from the time the boxer was rated

Another example is the WBO’s requirement for a boxer to have competed in at least two contests scheduled for ten rounds or 4 contests scheduled for eight rounds

Additional factors that could attribute to a boxer’s rating are:

  • Style
  • Experience in elimination or championship bouts
  • Positive TV exposure

What Do The Positions Mean?

Although there isn’t a perfect formula and exceptions occur very often, particular positions in the top 15 rankings usually bear some advantages and obligations for the boxer ranked.

Being ranked first in the top 15 rankings usually makes the boxer the mandatory challenger for the title in the respective weight class. If the title is vacant at a given time, whether a fighter has vacated their belt or had it stripped for not fighting a mandatory, then the organization will set up a title bout between the number one and number two ranked boxers. If those boxers are unavailable to fight, either as mandatory challenges or in eliminators, the organizations will generally work down rankings, offering the opportunity to the next highest ranked boxer.

Regarding final eliminators, the organizations appoint boxers from the upper half of the top 15 rankings to fight each other, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger for the title of the organization. Fighters ranked in the bottom half of the top 15, can box in eliminator fights, which would eventually lead to a better ranking, a final eliminator fight or even an eventual title bout.

Since champions usually have to fight their mandatory challengers once a year, they also have the option to make a voluntary defense versus a challenger of their choosing. However, they can only choose from the top 15 ranked fighters in their division, opening the way to a title bout for a boxer ranked fairly lower in the top 15. This rule is pretty flexible, and you will often see hand-picked opponents for voluntary defenses, who were outside the top 15, suddenly make an appearance in the updated rankings for the organization the following month.

Lost Ranking Positions

A boxer can drop out or completely fall out of the ratings for numerous reasons. Although every significant sanctioning body has its own rules, a lot of them fall in line with some fundamental logical reasons for dropping out.

General factors that contribute to a boxer going down the rankings or completely falling out are:

  • Losing
  • Choosing to fight for another organization’s belt or a final eliminator
  • Low-quality level of competition
  • Low frequency of fighting, for example not competing in 9 months
  • Use of illegal drugs, inside or outside of the ring
  • Criminal behavior and legal issues
  • Failure to pay sanction fees
  • Failure to make weight
  • Conduct that violates boxing regulations or rules
  • Other specific factors that might be deemed relevant by one of the organizations