Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Mairis Briedis
(26-1-0)
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Krzysztof Glowacki
    (31-2-0) [M]
  2. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  3. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-0-0)
  4. Lawrence Okolie
    (13-0-0)
  5. Dilan Prasovic
    (11-0-0)
  6. Edin Puhalo
    (19-0-0)
  7. Nikola Milacic
    (20-1-0)
  8. Juergen Uldedaj
    (11-0-0)
  9. Michal Cieslak
    (19-0-0)
  10. Ilunga Makabu
    (26-2-0)
  11. Evgeny Tishchenko
    (5-0-0)
  12. Yves Ngabu
    (20-0-0)
  13. Jai Opetaia
    (18-0-0)
  14. David Light
    (14-0-0)
  15. Edwin Rodriguez
    (31-2-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Yuniel Dorticos
(24-1-0)
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-0-0)
  4. Kevin Lerena
    (24-1-0)
  5. Ruslan Fayfer
    (24-1-0)
  6. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  7. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-1-0)
  8. Bilal Laggoune
    (24-1-2)
  9. Yves Ngabu
    (20-0-0)
  10. Jai Opetaia
    (18-0-0)
  11. Lyndon Arthur
    (15-0-0)
  12. Noel 'Gevor' Mikaelian
    (24-2-0)
  13. Lawrence Okolie
    (13-0-0)
  14. Evgeny Tishchenko
    (5-0-0)
  15. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (57-4-1)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Arsen Goulamirian
(24-0-0)
WBA World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Ryad Merhy
    (28-1-0)
  2. Lawrence Okolie
    (13-0-0)
  3. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-0-0)
  4. Imre Szello
    (24-0-0)
  5. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  6. Kevin Lerena
    (24-1-0)
  7. Richard Riakporhe
    (10-0-0)
  8. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-1-0)
  9. Raphael Murphy
    (14-1-0)
  10. Kane Watts
    (21-3-0)
  11. Jai Opetaia
    (18-0-0)
  12. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (57-4-1)
  13. Yves Ngabu
    (20-0-0)
  14. Constantin Bejenaru
    (14-0-0)
  15. Muhamad Farkhan
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Light Heavyweight (175lb)

WBO

Sergey Kovalev
(34-3-1)
WBO World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Saul Canelo
    (52-1-2)
  2. Gilberto Ramirez
    (40-0-0) [M]
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (29-1-0)
  4. Umar Salamov
    (24-1-0)
  5. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  6. Maxim Maslov
    (19-1-1)
  7. Robert Parzeczewski
    (23-1-0)
  8. Eleider Alvarez
    (24-1-0)
  9. Anthony Yarde
    (18-1-0)
  10. Blake Caparello
    (30-3-1)
  11. Emil Markic
    (30-2-0)
  12. Lenin Castillo
    (20-3-1)
  13. Steven Ward
    (12-0-0)
  14. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  15. Alfonso Lopez
    (31-3-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Artur Beterbiev
(14-0-0)
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Fanlong Meng
    (16-0-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (29-1-0)
  4. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  5. Umar Salamov
    (24-1-0)
  6. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  7. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  8. Leon Bunn
    (14-0-0)
  9. Adam Deines
    (18-1-1)
  10. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  11. Maksim Vlasov
    (44-3-0)
  12. Felix Valera
    (18-3-0)
  13. Igor Mikhalkin
    (23-2-0)
  14. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
  15. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Dmitry Bivol
(17-0-0)
WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Champion
Jean Pascal
(34-6-1)
WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion
  1. Jean Pascal
    (34-6-1)
  2. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (29-1-0)
  4. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  5. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  6. Marcus Browne
    (23-1-0)
  7. Charles Foster
    (19-0-0)
  8. Blake Caparello
    (30-3-1)
  9. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
    (21-2-0)
  10. Umar Salamov
    (24-1-0)
  11. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  12. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  13. Craig Richards
    (15-1-0)
  14. Mathieu Bauderlique
    (18-1-0)
  15. Lenin Castillo
    (20-3-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Billy Saunders
(28-0-0)
WBO World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Erik Bazinyan
    (23-0-0)
  2. Rohan Murdock
    (24-1-0)
  3. Zach Parker
    (18-0-0)
  4. Zac Dunn
    (29-1-0)
  5. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (31-2-0)
  6. Willie Monroe Jr
    (24-3-0)
  7. Aslambek Idigov
    (17-0-0)
  8. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (12-0-0)
  9. Roamer Angulo
    (25-1-0)
  10. Juergen Braehmer
    (51-3-0)
  11. Fedor Chudinov
    (21-2-0)
  12. Emmanuel Martey
    (15-0-0)
  13. Lerrone Richards
    (12-0-0)
  14. Stefan Haertel
    (18-1-0)
  15. Steven Nelson
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Caleb Plant
(19-0-0)
IBF World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (31-2-0)
  4. Caleb Truax
    (30-4-2)
  5. Jose Uzcategui
    (28-3-0)
  6. Fedor Chudinov
    (21-2-0)
  7. Chris Eubank Jr
    (28-2-0)
  8. Zach Parker
    (18-0-0)
  9. Stefan Haertel
    (18-1-0)
  10. Evgeny Shvedenko
    (12-0-0)
  11. Juergen Braehmer
    (51-3-0)
  12. Alfredo Angulo
    (26-7-0)
  13. Leon Bauer
    (16-0-1)
  14. Zac Dunn
    (29-1-0)
  15. Erik Bazinyan
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 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) [M]
  2. Fedor Chudinov
    (21-2-0)
  3. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (12-0-0)
  4. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (31-2-0)
  5. Cem Kilic
    (14-0-0)
  6. Zach Parker
    (18-0-0)
  7. Zac Dunn
    (29-1-0)
  8. Kevin Sadjo
    (13-0-0)
  9. Julio Chavez Jr
    (51-3-1)
  10. Erik Bazinyan
    (23-0-0)
  11. Julio Alamos
    (12-0-0)
  12. Alfredo Angulo
    (26-7-0)
  13. Vladimir Shishkin
    (9-0-0)
  14. Jose Uzcategui
    (28-3-0)
  15. Bilal Akkawy
    (20-1-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

Demetrius Andrade
(28-0-0)
WBO World Middleweight Champion
  1. Steven Butler
    (28-1-1)
  2. Alantez Fox
    (25-1-1)
  3. Luke Keeler
    (17-2-1)
  4. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  5. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  6. Liam Williams
    (21-2-1)
  7. Patrice Volny
    (14-0-0)
  8. Kanat Islam
    (26-0-0)
  9. Walter Kautondokwa
    (18-1-0)
  10. Marcelo Coceres
    (28-0-1)
  11. Anthony Fowler
    (10-1-0)
  12. Obodai Sai
    (35-3-0)
  13. Janibek Alimkhanuly
    (7-0-0)
  14. David Papot
    (22-0-1)
  15. Esquiva Falcao
    (24-0-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Gennady Golovkin
(40-1-1)
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-2-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Gennady Golovkin
    (40-1-1)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (21-0-0)
  5. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  6. Patrick Wojcicki
    (13-0-1)
  7. Esquiva Falcao
    (24-0-0)
  8. Steven Butler
    (28-1-1)
  9. Patrice Volny
    (14-0-0)
  10. Meiirim Nursultanov
    (12-0-0)
  11. Denis Radovan
    (12-0-1)
  12. Luke Keeler
    (17-2-1)
  13. Alantez Fox
    (25-1-1)
  14. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  15. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
WBC Franchise Middleweight Champion
Jermall Charlo
(29-0-0)
WBC World Middleweight Champion
  1. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  2. Kamil Szeremeta
    (21-0-0)
  3. Liam Williams
    (21-2-1)
  4. Steven Butler
    (28-1-1)
  5. Dennis Hogan
    (28-2-1)
  6. Esquiva Falcao
    (24-0-0)
  7. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-4-0)
  8. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
  9. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-2-0)
  10. Matt Korobov
    (28-2-1)
  11. Rob Brant
    (25-2-0)
  12. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-1-2)
  13. Hugo Centeno Jr
    (27-3-0)
  14. Gabriel Rosado
    (24-12-1)
  15. Brandon Adams
    (21-3-0)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Saul Canelo
(52-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Ryota Murata
(15-2-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. Chris Eubank Jr
    (28-2-0)
  2. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  3. Kamil Szeremeta
    (21-0-0)
  4. Magomed Madiev
    (13-0-1)
  5. Matt Korobov
    (28-2-1)
  6. Carlos Monroe
    (16-0-0)
  7. Patrice Volny
    (14-0-0)
  8. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  9. Steven Butler
    (28-1-1)
  10. Rob Brant
    (25-2-0)
  11. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
  12. David Papot
    (22-0-1)
  13. Mikalai Vesialou
    (10-0-1)
  14. Alfonso Blanco
    (15-1-0)
  15. Carlos Gongora
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

WBO

Jaime Munguia
(34-0-0)
WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Carlos Adames
    (18-0-0)
  2. Patrick Teixeira
    (30-1-0)
  3. Dennis Hogan
    (28-2-1)
  4. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (16-0-0)
  5. Liam Smith
    (28-2-1)
  6. Jama Saidi
    (16-0-0)
  7. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  8. Brian Castano
    (15-0-1)
  9. Sergio Garcia
    (30-0-0)
  10. Austin Trout
    (31-5-1)
  11. Takeshi Inoue
    (14-1-1)
  12. Tim Tszyu
    (14-0-0)
  13. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  14. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (31-3-0)
  15. Wale Omotoso
    (28-4-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Julian Williams
(27-1-1)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Carlos Adames
    (18-0-0)
  4. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  5. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (16-0-0)
  6. Jeison Rosario
    (19-1-1)
  7. Jorge Fortea
    (20-1-1)
  8. Tim Tszyu
    (14-0-0)
  9. Sam Eggington
    (27-6-0)
  10. James Metcalf
    (20-0-0)
  11. Jama Saidi
    (16-0-0)
  12. Jack Culcay
    (26-4-0)
  13. Abass Baraou
    (7-0-0)
  14. Mohammed Rabii
    (9-0-0)
  15. Takeshi Inoue
    (14-1-1)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Julian Williams
(27-1-1)
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  2. Brian Castano
    (15-0-1)
  3. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  4. Carlos Adames
    (18-0-0)
  5. Erickson Lubin
    (21-1-0)
  6. Israil Madrimov
    (4-0-0)
  7. Wale Omotoso
    (28-4-0)
  8. Mark DeLuca
    (24-1-0)
  9. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  10. Jessie Vargas
    (29-2-2)
  11. Charlie Navarro
    (29-9-0)
  12. Patrick Teixeira
    (30-1-0)
  13. Scott Fitzgerald
    (13-0-0)
  14. Jeison Rosario
    (19-1-1)
  15. Thomas Lamanna
    (28-2-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Welterweight (147lb)

WBO

Terence Crawford
(35-0-0)
WBO World Welterweight Champion
  1. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1) [M]
  2. Jessie Vargas
    (29-2-2)
  3. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  4. Sergey Lipinets
    (16-1-0)
  5. Mikka Shonena
    (15-0-0)
  6. Luis Veron
    (17-0-2)
  7. Custio Clayton
    (17-0-0)
  8. Mikael Zewski
    (33-1-0)
  9. Diego Ramirez
    (20-2-0)
  10. Mikey Garcia
    (39-1-0)
  11. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (16-0-0)
  12. Michael McKinson
    (17-0-0)
  13. Freddy Kiwitt
    (16-2-0)
  14. David Avanesyan
    (25-3-1)
  15. Dario Morello
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Errol Spence Jr
(26-0-0)
IBF World Welterweight Champion
  1. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (16-0-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Sergey Lipinets
    (16-1-0)
  4. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  5. Custio Clayton
    (17-0-0)
  6. David Avanesyan
    (25-3-1)
  7. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  8. Keita Obara
    (21-4-1)
  9. Jamal James
    (26-1-0)
  10. Shawn Porter
    (30-3-1)
  11. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (8-0-0)
  12. Sebastian Formella
    (21-0-0)
  13. Mikael Zewski
    (33-1-0)
  14. Derrieck Cuevas
    (22-0-1)
  15. Jaron Ennis
    (24-0-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Manny Pacquiao
(62-7-2)
WBA Super World Welterweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Welterweight Champion
  1. Alexander Besputin
    (13-0-0)
  2. Radzhab Butaev
    (12-0-0)
  3. Yordenis Ugas
    (24-4-0)
  4. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  5. Jamal James
    (26-1-0)
  6. Mikey Garcia
    (39-1-0)
  7. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (8-0-0)
  8. Gabriel Maestre
    (1-0-0)
  9. Cody Crowley
    (17-0-0)
  10. Conor Benn
    (15-0-0)
  11. Josh Kelly
    (9-0-1)
  12. Derrieck Cuevas
    (22-0-1)
  13. Custio Clayton
    (17-0-0)
  14. Harold Calderon
    (21-0-0)
  15. Mykal Fox
    (20-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Lightweight (140lb)

WBO

Jose Ramirez
(25-0-0)
WBO World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Jack Catterall
    (24-0-0) [M]
  2. Liam Paro
    (17-0-0)
  3. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (14-0-0)
  4. Chris Algieri
    (24-3-0)
  5. Arnold Barboza Jr
    (22-0-0)
  6. Jean Torres
    (17-0-0)
  7. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (18-1-0)
  8. Yomar Alamo
    (17-0-0)
  9. Zhankhozh Turarov
    (24-0-0)
  10. Subriel Matias
    (14-0-0)
  11. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (17-0-0)
  12. Viktor Postol
    (31-2-0)
  13. Maurice Hooker
    (26-1-3)
  14. Sam Maxwell
    (12-0-0)
  15. Danielito Zorrilla
    (12-0-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Josh Taylor
(15-0-0)
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Apinan Kongsong
    (16-0-0) [M]
  2. Subriel Matias
    (14-0-0)
  3. Liam Paro
    (17-0-0)
  4. Ivan Baranchyk
    (20-1-0)
  5. Anthony Yigit
    (24-1-1)
  6. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (17-0-0)
  7. Jeremias Ponce
    (25-0-0)
  8. Sonny Fredrickson
    (21-1-0)
  9. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (19-1-0)
  10. Alexander Duran
    (19-0-0)
  11. Batyrzhan Jukembayev
    (16-0-0)
  12. Cletus Seldin
    (24-1-0)
  13. Viktor Postol
    (31-2-0)
  14. Andy Hiraoka
    (14-0-0)
  15. Shakhram Giyasov
    (9-0-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Regis Prograis
(24-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Lightweight Champion
Mario Barrios
(25-0-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Alberto Puello
    (17-0-0)
  2. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-1)
  3. Batyr Akhmedov
    (7-1-0)
  4. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (17-0-0)
  5. Shakhram Giyasov
    (9-0-0)
  6. Sandor Martin
    (35-2-0)
  7. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (19-1-0)
  8. Esneiker Correa
    (13-2-1)
  9. Lewis Ritson
    (19-1-0)
  10. Cletus Seldin
    (24-1-0)
  11. Sonny Fredrickson
    (21-1-0)
  12. Keith Hunter
    (11-0-0)
  13. Jonathan Alonso
    (18-1-0)
  14. Logan Yoon
    (16-0-0)
  15. Ismael Barroso
    (21-3-2)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Vasyl Lomachenko
(14-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Teofimo Lopez
    (14-0-0)
  2. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (31-1-0)
  3. Roman Andreev
    (23-0-0)
  4. Romero Duno
    (21-1-0)
  5. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  6. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  7. Denys Berinchyk
    (11-0-0)
  8. George Kambosos Jnr
    (17-0-0)
  9. Craig Evans
    (20-2-2)
  10. Yuriorkis Gamboa
    (30-2-0)
  11. Sebastian Aguirre
    (17-3-0)
  12. Jorge Linares
    (46-5-0)
  13. Ricky Burns
    (43-7-1)
  14. Felix Verdejo
    (25-1-0)
  15. James Tennyson
    (25-3-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Richard Commey
(29-2-0)
IBF World Lightweight Champion
  1. Teofimo Lopez
    (14-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. George Kambosos Jnr
    (17-0-0)
  4. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  5. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (31-1-0)
  6. Gustavo Lemos
    (23-0-0)
  7. Isaac Gonzalez
    (17-1-1)
  8. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-1-0)
  9. Roman Andreev
    (23-0-0)
  10. Joe Cordina
    (10-0-0)
  11. Pavel Malikov
    (16-1-1)
  12. Xiangxiang Sun
    (16-0-0)
  13. Jacob Ng
    (11-0-0)
  14. Isa Chaniev
    (13-3-0)
  15. Francesco Patera
    (22-3-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBA

Vasyl Lomachenko
(14-1-0)
WBA Super World Lightweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Lightweight Champion
  1. Gervonta Davis
    (22-0-0)
  2. Yuriorkis Gamboa
    (30-2-0)
  3. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-1)
  4. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  5. Yvan Mendy
    (43-5-1)
  6. Jackson Marinez
    (18-0-0)
  7. Cristian Baez
    (18-0-0)
  8. Josh O Reilly
    (15-0-0)
  9. Jorge Linares
    (46-5-0)
  10. Oliver Flores
    (30-3-2)
  11. Tyler McCreary
    (16-0-1)
  12. Michel Rivera
    (17-0-0)
  13. James Tennyson
    (25-3-0)
  14. Jaider Parra
    (33-2-1)
  15. Zapir Rasulov
    (34-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Jamel Herring
(20-2-0)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Oscar Valdez
    (26-0-0) [M]
  2. Lamont Roach
    (19-0-1)
  3. Jeremiah Nakathila
    (18-1-0)
  4. Masaru Sueyoshi
    (19-1-1)
  5. Joseph Diaz
    (30-1-0)
  6. Joe Noynay
    (18-2-1)
  7. Archie Sharp
    (17-0-0)
  8. Masayuki Ito
    (26-2-1)
  9. Sam Bowen
    (15-0-0)
  10. Abraham Nova
    (16-0-0)
  11. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-0)
  12. Jonathan Oquendo
    (30-6-0)
  13. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (20-4-1)
  14. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (14-0-0)
  15. Xiao Su
    (11-1-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Tevin Farmer
(30-4-1)
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-0)
  4. Azinga Fuzile
    (14-1-0)
  5. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (15-0-0)
  6. Jayson Velez
    (29-5-1)
  7. Martin Ward
    (27-4-1)
  8. Guillaume Frenois
    (46-2-1)
  9. Jono Carroll
    (17-1-1)
  10. Denis Shafikov
    (40-4-2)
  11. Jose Romero
    (22-0-0)
  12. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (20-4-1)
  13. Samir Ziani
    (30-3-1)
  14. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (14-0-0)
  15. Jason Sosa
    (23-3-4)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Miguel Berchelt
(36-1-0)
WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Oscar Valdez
    (26-0-0)
  2. Joseph Diaz
    (30-1-0)
  3. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (15-0-0)
  4. Jason Sosa
    (23-3-4)
  5. Miguel Roman
    (62-13-0)
  6. Francisco Vargas
    (25-2-2)
  7. Andres Gutierrez
    (38-2-1)
  8. O'Shaquie Foster
    (16-2-0)
  9. Tomas Rojas
    (51-18-1)
  10. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (68-11-0)
  11. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (14-0-0)
  12. Masayuki Ito
    (26-2-1)
  13. Pablo Vicente
    (15-1-0)
  14. Roger Gutierrez
    (22-3-1)
  15. Jezreel Corrales
    (23-3-0)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Vacant
WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion
Andrew Cancio
(21-4-2)
WBA World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Rene Alvarado
    (31-8-0)
  2. Miguel Flores
    (24-2-0)
  3. Jayson Velez
    (29-5-1)
  4. Roger Gutierrez
    (22-3-1)
  5. Chris Colbert
    (13-0-0)
  6. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-0)
  7. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (15-0-0)
  8. Abraham Nova
    (16-0-0)
  9. Billel Dib
    (24-3-0)
  10. Ladarius Miller
    (20-1-0)
  11. Jezreel Corrales
    (23-3-0)
  12. Tony Gomez
    (12-6-1)
  13. Ricardo Nunez
    (21-3-0)
  14. Pablo Vicente
    (15-1-0)
  15. Jaime Arboleda
    (15-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Oscar Valdez
(26-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
  1. Shakur Stevenson
    (12-0-0) [M]
  2. Joet Gonzalez
    (23-0-0)
  3. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0)
  4. Jessie Magdaleno
    (27-1-0)
  5. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  6. Ryan Walsh
    (25-2-2)
  7. Miguel Marriaga
    (28-3-0)
  8. Ruben Villa
    (17-0-0)
  9. Musashi Mori
    (9-0-0)
  10. David Joyce
    (11-1-0)
  11. Antonio Soares
    (11-1-0)
  12. Bryan Chevalier
    (13-1-1)
  13. Eric Hunter
    (22-4-0)
  14. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
  15. Yohan Vasquez
    (23-2-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Josh Warrington
(30-0-0)
IBF World Featherweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  4. Sofiane Takoucht
    (35-4-1)
  5. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  6. Reiya Abe
    (19-3-1)
  7. Kid Galahad
    (26-1-0)
  8. Claudio Marrero
    (24-3-0)
  9. James Dickens
    (28-3-0)
  10. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0)
  11. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  12. Ranfis Encarnacion
    (16-0-0)
  13. Andoni Gago
    (22-3-3)
  14. Hiroshige Osawa
    (35-5-4)
  15. Leigh Wood
    (23-1-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(30-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0) [M]
  2. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  3. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  4. Kid Galahad
    (26-1-0)
  5. Jessie Magdaleno
    (27-1-0)
  6. Claudio Marrero
    (24-3-0)
  7. Lerato Dlamini
    (13-1-0)
  8. Mark Magsayo
    (20-0-0)
  9. Miguel Marriaga
    (28-3-0)
  10. Reiya Abe
    (19-3-1)
  11. Jesus Rojas
    (27-3-2)
  12. Eduardo Ramirez
    (22-2-3)
  13. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  14. Isaac Lowe
    (18-0-3)
  15. Andoni Gago
    (22-3-3)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 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
    (35-5-4)
  2. Hector Garcia
    (12-0-0)
  3. Jesus Rojas
    (27-3-2)
  4. Manny Robles III
    (18-0-0)
  5. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0)
  6. Bryan Gracia
    (25-2-1)
  7. Hairon Socarras
    (22-1-3)
  8. Yohan Vasquez
    (23-2-0)
  9. Anselmo Moreno
    (37-6-1)
  10. Sakaria Lukas
    (22-0-0)
  11. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  12. Enrique Tinoco
    (18-5-4)
  13. Andranik Grigoryan
    (11-0-0)
  14. Luis Ruiz
    (15-2-0)
  15. Prince Smalls
    (15-1-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Emanuel Navarrete
(29-1-0)
WBO World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Marlon Tapales
    (33-2-0)
  2. Albert Pagara
    (32-1-0)
  3. Arnold Khegai
    (16-0-1)
  4. Thomas Ward
    (27-0-0)
  5. Tramaine Williams
    (19-0-0)
  6. Jeo Santisima
    (18-2-0)
  7. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  8. Tyrone McCullagh
    (14-0-0)
  9. Carlos Castro
    (23-0-0)
  10. Cesar Juarez
    (24-7-0)
  11. Wasiru Mohammed
    (11-0-0)
  12. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  13. Jose Velasquez
    (26-6-2)
  14. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  15. David Agadzhanyan
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (26-3-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Marlon Tapales
    (33-2-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Cesar Juarez
    (24-7-0)
  6. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  7. Arnold Khegai
    (16-0-1)
  8. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (20-2-2)
  9. Carlos Castro
    (23-0-0)
  10. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  11. Lodumo Lamati
    (16-0-1)
  12. Thomas Ward
    (27-0-0)
  13. Brock Jarvis
    (16-0-0)
  14. Ryo Akaho
    (34-2-2)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (22-1-1)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Rey Vargas
(34-0-0)
WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (19-1-0)
  2. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  3. Abigail Medina
    (19-4-2)
  4. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  5. Carlos Castro
    (23-0-0)
  6. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (18-3-0)
  7. Julio Ceja
    (32-4-0)
  8. Tomoki Kameda
    (36-3-0)
  9. Lodumo Lamati
    (16-0-1)
  10. Ronny Rios
    (31-3-0)
  11. Yusaku Kuga
    (19-3-1)
  12. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  13. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  14. Tramaine Williams
    (19-0-0)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (22-1-1)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Brandon Figueroa
    (20-0-0)
  2. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (7-0-0) [M]
  3. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (18-3-0)
  4. Yukinori Oguni
    (21-2-1)
  5. Alexander Mejia
    (13-1-0)
  6. Leonardo Baez
    (17-2-0)
  7. Lorenzo Parra
    (32-18-2)
  8. Stephen Fulton
    (17-0-0)
  9. Julio Ceja
    (32-4-0)
  10. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-1-0)
  11. Maikol Beaumont
    (15-3-1)
  12. Ye Kim
    (18-1-2)
  13. Neslan Machado
    (16-0-0)
  14. Marcus Bates
    (10-1-1)
  15. Brock Jarvis
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

Zolani Tete
(28-3-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
John Casimero
(28-4-0)
WBO Interim World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Joseph Agbeko
    (36-5-0)
  2. Ryo Akaho
    (34-2-2)
  3. Joshua Greer Jr
    (21-1-1)
  4. Sho Ishida
    (28-1-0)
  5. Jason Moloney
    (19-1-0)
  6. Max Ornelas
    (13-0-1)
  7. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1)
  8. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
  9. Nikolay Potapov
    (20-2-1)
  10. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  11. Paul Butler
    (29-2-0)
  12. Vincent Astrolabio
    (14-3-0)
  13. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  14. Melvin Lopez
    (21-0-0)
  15. Yuki Kobayashi
    (15-8-0)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Naoya Inoue
(18-0-0)
IBF World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1) [M]
  2. Joshua Greer Jr
    (21-1-1)
  3. Paul Butler
    (29-2-0)
  4. Sukpraserd Ponpitak
    (24-10-0)
  5. Jason Moloney
    (19-1-0)
  6. Georges Ory
    (11-2-1)
  7. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  8. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  9. Keita Kurihara
    (14-5-0)
  10. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  11. Nikolay Potapov
    (20-2-1)
  12. Yuki Kobayashi
    (15-8-0)
  13. Melvin Lopez
    (21-0-0)
  14. Michell Banquez
    (19-1-0)
  15. Leosdan Nunez
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Nordine Oubaali
(16-0-0)
WBC World Bantamweight Champion
Takuma Inoue
(13-0-0)
WBC Interim World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Luis Nery
    (30-0-0)
  2. Carlos Cuadras
    (39-3-1)
  3. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (47-1-1)
  4. Jason Moloney
    (19-1-0)
  5. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  6. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  7. Tassana Sanpattan
    (51-1-0)
  8. Paul Butler
    (29-2-0)
  9. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1)
  10. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  11. Oscar Negrete
    (18-2-2)
  12. Joshua Greer Jr
    (21-1-1)
  13. Keita Kurihara
    (14-5-0)
  14. Juan Payano
    (21-3-0)
  15. Liborio Solis
    (30-5-1)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Nonito Donaire
(40-5-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Naoya Inoue
(18-0-0)
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Liborio Solis
    (30-5-1)
  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (19-1-0)
  3. Jason Moloney
    (19-1-0)
  4. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  5. Melvin Lopez
    (21-0-0)
  6. Luis Nery
    (30-0-0)
  7. Omar Narvaez
    (49-3-2)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (51-1-0)
  9. Leosdan Nunez
    (10-0-0)
  10. Dixon Flores
    (16-6-3)
  11. Giovanny Gutierrez
    (9-0-0)
  12. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  13. Joshua Greer Jr
    (21-1-1)
  14. Oscar Negrete
    (18-2-2)
  15. Jun Zhao
    (12-2-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Super Flyweight (115lb)

WBO

Kazuto Ioka
(24-2-0)
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Jeyvier Cintron
    (11-0-0)
  2. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (31-4-1)
  3. Carlos Cuadras
    (39-3-1)
  4. Alexandru Marin
    (18-0-0)
  5. Yanga Sigqibo
    (13-1-1)
  6. Akira Yaegashi
    (28-6-0)
  7. Pedro Guevara
    (35-3-1)
  8. Aston Palicte
    (25-3-1)
  9. Andrew Moloney
    (20-0-0)
  10. KJ Cataraja
    (10-0-0)
  11. Koki Eto
    (24-5-1)
  12. Froilan Saludar
    (30-3-1)
  13. Jarico O Quinn
    (12-0-1)
  14. Iran Diaz
    (16-3-3)
  15. Elton Dharry
    (24-5-1)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 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
    (28-1-0)
  6. Andrew Moloney
    (20-0-0)
  7. Koki Eto
    (24-5-1)
  8. Israel Gonzalez
    (24-3-0)
  9. Yanga Sigqibo
    (13-1-1)
  10. Jade Bornea
    (14-0-0)
  11. Ryuichi Funai
    (31-8-0)
  12. Iran Diaz
    (16-3-3)
  13. Antonio Nieves
    (19-2-2)
  14. Jonathan Rodriguez
    (21-1-0)
  15. Takayuki Okumoto
    (23-8-4)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Juan Estrada
(40-3-0)
WBC World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
    (47-5-1)
  2. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  3. Andrew Moloney
    (20-0-0)
  4. Donnie Nietes
    (42-1-5)
  5. Pedro Guevara
    (35-3-1)
  6. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (31-4-1)
  7. Athenkosi Dumezweni
    (12-2-0)
  8. Aston Palicte
    (25-3-1)
  9. Gideon Buthelezi
    (22-5-0)
  10. Sho Ishida
    (28-1-0)
  11. Jonathan Rodriguez
    (21-1-0)
  12. Iran Diaz
    (16-3-3)
  13. Jeyvier Cintron
    (11-0-0)
  14. Akira Yaegashi
    (28-6-0)
  15. Israel Gonzalez
    (24-3-0)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Kal Yafai
(26-0-0)
WBA World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Andrew Moloney
    (20-0-0) [M]
  2. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (55-4-0)
  3. Sho Ishida
    (28-1-0)
  4. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  5. Carlos Cuadras
    (39-3-1)
  6. Elton Dharry
    (24-5-1)
  7. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (31-4-1)
  8. Norbelto Jimenez
    (29-9-4)
  9. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  10. Miguel Gonzalez
    (30-2-0)
  11. Akira Yaegashi
    (28-6-0)
  12. Franklin Gonzalez
    (22-0-0)
  13. Michell Banquez
    (19-1-0)
  14. Jakkrawut Majoogoen
    (28-1-0)
  15. Pablo Carrillo
    (25-7-1)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2019
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Flyweight (112lb)

WBO

Kosei Tanaka
(14-0-0)
WBO World Flyweight Champion
  1. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0) [M]
  2. Mirco Martin
    (14-0-0)
  3. Junto Nakatani
    (19-0-0)
  4. Sunny Edwards
    (13-0-0)
  5. Cristofer Rosales
    (29-4-0)
  6. McWilliams Arroyo
    (19-4-0)
  7. Ricardo Sandoval
    (16-1-0)
  8. Vincent Legrand
    (30-0-0)
  9. Ganigan Lopez
    (36-9-0)
  10. Jayson Mama
    (14-0-0)
  11. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  12. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (12-3-1)
  13. Moises Calleros
    (32-9-1)
  14. Olimjon Nazarov
    (19-5-0)
  15. Yusuke Sakashita
    (18-8-3)
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2019

IBF

Moruti Mthalane
(38-2-0)
IBF World Flyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  4. Komgrich Nantapech
    (18-7-2)
  5. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  6. Jayson Mama
    (14-0-0)
  7. Nico Hernandez
    (7-0-0)
  8. Genisis Libranza
    (19-1-0)
  9. Junto Nakatani
    (19-0-0)
  10. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-8-3)
  11. Sunny Edwards
    (13-0-0)
  12. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  13. McWilliams Arroyo
    (19-4-0)
  14. Akira Yaegashi
    (28-6-0)
  15. Carlos Licona
    (15-1-0)
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019

WBC

Vacant
WBC World Flyweight Champion
  1. Julio Martinez
    (14-1-0) [M]
  2. Cristofer Rosales
    (29-4-0)
  3. Junto Nakatani
    (19-0-0)
  4. McWilliams Arroyo
    (19-4-0)
  5. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  6. Andrew Selby
    (12-1-0)
  7. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (71-5-0)
  8. Moises Fuentes
    (25-6-1)
  9. Muhammad Waseem
    (9-1-0)
  10. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  11. Ernesto Irias
    (14-2-0)
  12. Jayr Raquinel
    (11-1-1)
  13. Joebert Alvarez
    (19-2-2)
  14. Genisis Libranza
    (19-1-0)
  15. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-8-3)
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2019

WBA

Artem Dalakian
(19-0-0)
WBA World Flyweight Champion
  1. Cristofer Rosales
    (29-4-0)
  2. Junto Nakatani
    (19-0-0)
  3. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (71-5-0)
  4. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (12-3-1)
  5. Robert Barrera
    (23-2-0)
  6. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  7. Sarawut Thawornkham
    (20-2-0)
  8. Luis Concepcion
    (38-8-0)
  9. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  10. Josber Perez
    (16-2-0)
  11. Gregorio Lebron
    (22-5-0)
  12. Mohammed Obbadi
    (19-1-0)
  13. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  14. Jose Soto
    (13-0-0)
  15. Jayson Mama
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Oct 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