Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

WBO

Anthony Joshua
(22-0-0)
WBO World Heavyweight Champion
  1. Dillian Whyte
    (25-1-0)
  2. Tom Schwarz
    (24-0-0)
  3. Jarrell Miller
    (23-0-1)
  4. Tyson Fury
    (27-0-1)
  5. Oscar Rivas
    (26-0-0)
  6. Zhilei Zhang
    (20-0-0)
  7. Tyrone Spong
    (13-0-0)
  8. Junior Fa
    (17-0-0)
  9. Agit Kabayel
    (19-0-0)
  10. Kyotaro Fujimoto
    (20-1-0)
  11. Bryant Jennings
    (24-3-0)
  12. Evgeny Romanov
    (12-0-0)
  13. Daniel Dubois
    (10-0-0)
  14. Ali Demirezen
    (10-0-0)
  15. Richard Lartey
    (14-1-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019
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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Oleksandr Usyk
(16-0-0)
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
Krzysztof Glowacki
(31-1-0)
WBO Interim World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Imre Szello
    (23-0-0)
  2. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  3. Mairis Briedis
    (25-1-0)
  4. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  5. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  6. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  7. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  8. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  9. Maksim Vlasov
    (42-3-0)
  10. Lawrence Okolie
    (12-0-0)
  11. Nikola Milacic
    (19-1-0)
  12. Edin Puhalo
    (17-0-0)
  13. Dilan Prasovic
    (10-0-0)
  14. Juergen Uldedaj
    (10-0-0)
  15. Aleksei Papin
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Oleksandr Usyk
(16-0-0)
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. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  7. Bilal Laggoune
    (24-1-2)
  8. Kevin Lerena
    (22-1-0)
  9. Ruslan Fayfer
    (23-1-0)
  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: 04 Apr 2019

WBA

Oleksandr Usyk
(16-0-0)
WBA Super World Cruiserweight Champion
Beibut Shumenov
(18-2-0)
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. Mike Perez
    (24-3-1)
  10. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-5-0)
  11. Kevin Lerena
    (22-1-0)
  12. Richard Riakporhe
    (9-0-0)
  13. Imre Szello
    (23-0-0)
  14. Jianzheng Wang
    (9-0-0)
  15. Kane Watts
    (21-3-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 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. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  3. Robert Parzeczewski
    (22-1-0)
  4. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  5. Eleider Alvarez
    (24-1-0)
  6. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  7. Blake Caparello
    (29-3-1)
  8. Emil Markic
    (29-2-0)
  9. Adam Deines
    (17-0-1)
  10. Lenin Castillo
    (19-2-1)
  11. Trevor McCumby
    (25-0-0)
  12. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  13. Igor Mikhalkin
    (22-2-0)
  14. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
  15. Joshua Buatsi
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Artur Beterbiev
(13-0-0)
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  4. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  5. Adam Deines
    (17-0-1)
  6. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  7. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
  8. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
  9. Joshua Buatsi
    (10-0-0)
  10. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
  11. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  12. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  13. Radivoje Kalajdzic
    (24-1-0)
  14. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  15. Michael Lee
    (13-7-1)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(17-0-0)
WBC World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Marcus Browne
    (23-0-0)
  2. Igor Mikhalkin
    (22-2-0)
  3. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  4. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  5. Eleider Alvarez
    (24-1-0)
  6. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  7. Blake Caparello
    (29-3-1)
  8. Anthony Yarde
    (18-0-0)
  9. Isaac Chilemba
    (25-6-2)
  10. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  11. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  12. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-3-0)
  13. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  14. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
  15. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 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
    (10-0-0)
  6. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  7. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  8. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  9. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  10. Charles Foster
    (17-0-0)
  11. Blake Caparello
    (29-3-1)
  12. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
  13. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  14. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-3-0)
  15. Craig Richards
    (14-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Gilberto Ramirez
(40-0-0)
WBO World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Shefat Isufi
    (27-3-2)
  2. Billy Saunders
    (27-0-0)
  3. Jesse Hart
    (25-2-0)
  4. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  5. Rohan Murdock
    (24-1-0)
  6. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  7. Roamer Angulo
    (24-1-0)
  8. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  9. Emmanuel Martey
    (14-0-0)
  10. Juergen Braehmer
    (50-3-0)
  11. Aslambek Idigov
    (15-0-0)
  12. Mate Kis
    (14-0-2)
  13. John Ryder
    (27-4-0)
  14. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
  15. Lennox Allen
    (22-0-1)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

WBA

Callum Smith
(25-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Champion
Saul Canelo
(51-1-2)
WBA World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. John Ryder
    (27-4-0)
  2. Chris Eubank Jr
    (28-2-0)
  3. Fedor Chudinov
    (18-2-0)
  4. Bilal Akkawy
    (19-0-1)
  5. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  6. Peter Quillin
    (34-1-1)
  7. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  8. Rocky Fielding
    (27-2-0)
  9. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (30-2-0)
  10. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
  11. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  12. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  13. Jayde Mitchell
    (18-1-0)
  14. Julio Alamos
    (11-0-0)
  15. Vladimir Shishkin
    (8-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

Demetrius Andrade
(27-0-0)
WBO World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  2. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  3. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-1-0)
  4. Jack Culcay
    (25-4-0)
  5. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  6. Alantez Fox
    (24-1-1)
  7. Brandon Adams
    (21-2-0)
  8. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  9. Liam Williams
    (20-2-1)
  10. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  11. Luke Keeler
    (16-2-1)
  12. Marcelo Coceres
    (26-0-1)
  13. Artem Chebotarev
    (6-0-0)
  14. Conrad Cummings
    (16-3-1)
  15. Obodai Sai
    (35-3-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Daniel Jacobs
(35-2-0)
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. (--)
  2. Jack Culcay
    (25-4-0)
  3. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-1-0)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  5. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  6. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  7. Patrick Wojcicki
    (12-0-1)
  8. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  9. Steve Rolls
    (19-0-0)
  10. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  11. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  12. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  13. Meiirim Nursultanov
    (11-0-0)
  14. Luke Keeler
    (16-2-1)
  15. Gerome Quigley Jr
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Saul Canelo
(51-1-2)
WBC World Middleweight Champion
Jermall Charlo
(28-0-0)
WBC Interim World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  2. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  3. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-1-0)
  4. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-3-0)
  5. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  6. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  7. Jack Culcay
    (25-4-0)
  8. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-1-0)
  9. Yamaguchi Falcao
    (16-0-0)
  10. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  11. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  12. Luis Arias
    (18-1-1)
  13. Liam Williams
    (20-2-1)
  14. Matt Korobov
    (28-2-0)
  15. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-1-1)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Saul Canelo
(51-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Rob Brant
(25-1-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  2. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  3. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (19-0-0)
  5. Magomed Madiev
    (12-0-1)
  6. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  7. Brandon Adams
    (21-2-0)
  8. David Papot
    (22-0-0)
  9. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-1-0)
  10. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  11. Dormedes Potes
    (11-1-1)
  12. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  13. Mikalai Vesialou
    (9-0-1)
  14. Alfonso Blanco
    (13-1-0)
  15. Khasan Baysangurov
    (17-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

WBO

Jaime Munguia
(33-0-0)
WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Dennis Hogan
    (28-2-1)
  2. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  3. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  4. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  5. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  6. Predrag Radosevic
    (33-2-0)
  7. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  8. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-1-1)
  9. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  10. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  11. Patrick Allotey
    (40-3-0)
  12. Thomas Lamanna
    (27-2-1)
  13. Liam Smith
    (27-2-1)
  14. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
  15. Frank Galarza
    (20-2-2)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Jarrett Hurd
(23-0-0)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  2. Vacant
  3. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  4. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  5. Zakaria Attou
    (28-6-2)
  6. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
  7. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  8. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  9. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  11. Jeison Rosario
    (28-3-0)
  12. Dwight Ritchie
    (18-1-0)
  13. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
  14. Jorge Fortea
    (19-1-1)
  15. Tim Tszyu
    (12-0-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Tony Harrison
(28-2-0)
WBC World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Jermell Charlo
    (31-1-0)
  2. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  3. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  4. Erickson Lubin
    (20-1-0)
  5. Austin Trout
    (31-5-0)
  6. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  7. Cedric Vitu
    (47-3-0)
  8. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  9. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
  10. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  11. Roberto Garcia
    (41-4-0)
  12. Zakaria Attou
    (28-6-2)
  13. Liam Smith
    (27-2-1)
  14. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
  15. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Jarrett Hurd
(23-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Champion
Brian Castano
(15-0-1)
WBA World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  2. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-3)
  3. Jermell Charlo
    (31-1-0)
  4. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  5. Erickson Lubin
    (20-1-0)
  6. Israil Madrimov
    (1-0-0)
  7. Carlos Adames
    (17-0-0)
  8. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  9. Magomed Kurbanov
    (17-0-0)
  10. Mark DeLuca
    (22-1-0)
  11. Wilky Campfort
    (25-3-0)
  12. Michael Zerafa
    (25-3-0)
  13. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  14. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  15. Terrell Gausha
    (21-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Welterweight (147lb)

WBO

Terence Crawford
(35-0-0)
WBO World Welterweight Champion
  1. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  2. Amir Khan
    (33-5-0)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-2)
  4. Luis Veron
    (17-0-0)
  5. Kerman Lejarraga
    (27-1-0)
  6. Sebastian Formella
    (20-0-0)
  7. Mikka Shonena
    (13-0-0)
  8. Rashidi Ellis
    (21-0-0)
  9. Diego Ramirez
    (18-2-0)
  10. Luis Collazo
    (39-7-0)
  11. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (16-0-0)
  12. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  13. Freddy Kiwitt
    (15-2-0)
  14. Demian Fernandez
    (11-1-0)
  15. Keita Obara
    (20-4-1)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 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. David Avanesyan
    (24-3-1)
  8. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  9. Rico Mueller
    (25-2-1)
  10. Keita Obara
    (20-4-1)
  11. Sergey Lipinets
    (15-1-0)
  12. Carlos Ocampo
    (23-1-0)
  13. Bakhtiyar Eyubov
    (14-0-1)
  14. Jamal James
    (25-1-0)
  15. Vacant
Last Updated: 04 Apr 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. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-2)
  3. Jamal James
    (25-1-0)
  4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-1)
  5. Radzhab Butaev
    (11-0-0)
  6. Conor Benn
    (14-0-0)
  7. Josh Kelly
    (9-0-0)
  8. Adrien Broner
    (33-4-1)
  9. Samuel Vargas
    (30-5-2)
  10. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (6-0-0)
  11. Cameron Hammond
    (18-1-0)
  12. Thulani Mbenge
    (15-0-0)
  13. Cody Crowley
    (17-0-0)
  14. Sergey Lubkovich
    (10-0-0)
  15. Johan Perez
    (24-5-2)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 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
    (23-3-0)
  6. Jean Torres
    (15-0-0)
  7. Georgi Chelokhsaev
    (16-1-1)
  8. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  9. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (12-0-0)
  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. Sonny Fredrickson
    (20-1-0)
  15. Robert Quaye
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Ivan Baranchyk
(19-0-0)
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Apinan Kongsong
    (15-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Josh Taylor
    (14-0-0)
  4. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  5. Anthony Yigit
    (22-1-1)
  6. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  7. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (16-0-0)
  8. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  9. Alexander Duran
    (17-0-0)
  10. Ryan Martin
    (22-1-0)
  11. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  12. Akihiro Kondo
    (31-8-1)
  13. Sonny Fredrickson
    (20-1-0)
  14. Jeremias Ponce
    (23-0-0)
  15. Mario Barrios
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Jose Ramirez
(24-0-0)
WBC World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Josh Taylor
    (14-0-0)
  2. Pablo Cano
    (32-7-1)
  3. Mohamed Mimoune
    (21-2-0)
  4. Viktor Postol
    (30-2-0)
  5. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  6. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  7. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-2-0)
  8. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  9. Jose Zepeda
    (30-2-0)
  10. Antonio Orozco
    (27-1-0)
  11. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  12. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  13. Antonio DeMarco
    (33-7-1)
  14. Anthony Yigit
    (22-1-1)
  15. Jack Catterall
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Kiryl Relikh
(23-2-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Mario Barrios
    (23-0-0)
  2. Batyr Ahmedov
    (5-0-0)
  3. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  4. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (16-0-0)
  5. Regis Prograis
    (23-0-0)
  6. Jonathan Alonso
    (18-0-0)
  7. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  8. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-2-0)
  9. Sandor Martin
    (33-2-0)
  10. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (18-1-0)
  11. Yomar Medina
    (22-1-0)
  12. Esneiker Correa
    (12-2-1)
  13. Subriel Matias
    (13-0-0)
  14. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  15. Kendo Castaneda
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Vasyl Lomachenko
(13-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  2. Mercito Gesta
    (32-3-2)
  3. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (30-1-0)
  4. Edis Tatli
    (31-3-0)
  5. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  6. Jose Pedraza
    (25-2-0)
  7. Nihito Arakawa
    (32-6-2)
  8. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  9. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  10. Anthony Crolla
    (34-7-3)
  11. Denys Berinchyk
    (10-0-0)
  12. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  13. Antonio Moran
    (24-3-0)
  14. Felix Verdejo
    (25-1-0)
  15. Craig Evans
    (19-2-2)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 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. Emiliano Marsili
    (37-0-1)
  6. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  7. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  8. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (30-1-0)
  9. Gustavo Lemos
    (20-0-0)
  10. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  11. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  12. Edis Tatli
    (31-3-0)
  13. Xiangxiang Sun
    (15-0-0)
  14. Aik Shakhnazaryan
    (23-2-0)
  15. Isa Chaniev
    (13-2-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Mikey Garcia
(39-1-0)
WBC World Lightweight Champion
  1. Luke Campbell
    (20-2-0)
  2. Zaur Abdullaev
    (11-0-0)
  3. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  4. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  5. Javier Fortuna
    (34-2-1)
  6. Yvan Mendy
    (41-5-1)
  7. Jose Pedraza
    (25-2-0)
  8. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  9. Edis Tatli
    (31-3-0)
  10. Jorge Linares
    (45-5-0)
  11. Francesco Patera
    (21-3-0)
  12. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  13. Antonio Lozada Jr
    (40-2-1)
  14. Aik Shakhnazaryan
    (23-2-0)
  15. Emiliano Marsili
    (37-0-1)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Vasyl Lomachenko
(13-1-0)
WBA Super World Lightweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Lightweight Champion
  1. Anthony Crolla
    (34-7-3)
  2. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-0)
  3. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  4. Teofimo Lopez
    (13-0-0)
  5. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  6. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  7. Bryan Vasquez
    (37-4-0)
  8. Evens Pierre
    (30-1-0)
  9. Felix Verdejo
    (25-1-0)
  10. Jorge Linares
    (45-5-0)
  11. Cristian Baez
    (16-0-0)
  12. Jackson Marinez
    (15-0-0)
  13. Jaider Parra
    (33-2-1)
  14. Josh O Reilly
    (14-0-0)
  15. Aik Shakhnazaryan
    (23-2-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Masayuki Ito
(17-0-0)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Ryan Garcia
    (18-0-0)
  2. Lamont Roach
    (18-0-1)
  3. Jeremiah Nakathila
    (17-1-0)
  4. Masaru Sueyoshi
    (18-1-1)
  5. Jonathan Oquendo
    (30-5-0)
  6. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
  7. Lee Selby
    (27-2-0)
  8. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  9. Sam Bowen
    (15-0-0)
  10. Joe Noynay
    (16-2-1)
  11. Jamel Herring
    (17-5-0)
  12. Archie Sharp
    (14-0-0)
  13. Andy Vences
    (22-0-1)
  14. Masao Nakamura
    (25-3-0)
  15. Zoltan Kovacs
    (23-5-1)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 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. Jamel Herring
    (17-5-0)
  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. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  13. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (19-4-1)
  14. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-9-0)
  15. Zoltan Kovacs
    (23-5-1)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Miguel Berchelt
(35-1-0)
WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Francisco Vargas
    (25-1-2)
  2. Eduardo Hernandez
    (27-0-0)
  3. Joseph Diaz
    (28-1-0)
  4. Miguel Roman
    (60-13-0)
  5. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (14-0-0)
  6. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
  7. Rene Alvarado
    (30-8-0)
  8. Tomas Rojas
    (51-16-1)
  9. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (66-11-0)
  10. O'Shaquie Foster
    (15-2-0)
  11. Andres Gutierrez
    (37-2-1)
  12. Andy Vences
    (22-0-1)
  13. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (13-0-0)
  14. Samir Ziani
    (29-3-1)
  15. Pablo Vicente
    (13-1-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 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. Joseph Diaz
    (28-1-0)
  4. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  5. Freddy Fonseca
    (26-2-1)
  6. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (13-0-0)
  7. Alberto Machado
    (21-1-0)
  8. Billel Dib
    (22-3-0)
  9. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  10. Abraham Nova
    (14-0-0)
  11. Roger Gutierrez
    (21-3-1)
  12. Tony Gomez
    (10-6-1)
  13. Anthony Cacace
    (17-1-0)
  14. Sibusiso Zingange
    (13-3-2)
  15. Oliver Flores
    (29-3-2)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Oscar Valdez
(25-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
  1. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  2. Oleg Malynovskyi
    (23-0-0)
  3. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
  4. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  5. Jessie Magdaleno
    (26-1-0)
  6. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  7. Michael Conlan
    (11-0-0)
  8. Ryan Walsh
    (23-2-2)
  9. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  10. Nathaniel May
    (20-1-0)
  11. Luis Lopez
    (17-1-0)
  12. Musashi Mori
    (8-0-0)
  13. Dave Penalosa
    (15-0-0)
  14. Jason Sanchez
    (14-0-0)
  15. Antonio Soares
    (10-1-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Josh Warrington
(28-0-0)
IBF World Featherweight Champion
  1. Kid Galahad
    (26-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Satoshi Shimizu
    (8-0-0)
  4. Reiya Abe
    (19-2-0)
  5. Sofiane Takoucht
    (34-3-1)
  6. Nathaniel May
    (20-1-0)
  7. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  8. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  9. Toka Clary
    (25-2-0)
  10. Eduardo Ramirez
    (22-1-3)
  11. Jesus Sanchez
    (10-1-0)
  12. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
  13. Hiroshige Osawa
    (34-5-4)
  14. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  15. Dave Penalosa
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(29-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  2. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  3. Kiko Martinez
    (39-8-2)
  4. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  5. Jessie Magdaleno
    (26-1-0)
  6. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  7. Shakur Stevenson
    (11-0-0)
  8. Claudio Marrero
    (23-3-0)
  9. Reiya Abe
    (19-2-0)
  10. Eduardo Ramirez
    (22-1-3)
  11. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  12. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  13. Manny Robles III
    (17-0-0)
  14. Taiki Minamoto
    (16-5-0)
  15. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(36-1-1)
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion
Can Xu
(16-2-0)
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. Shun Kubo
    (13-1-0)
  11. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  12. Jason Sanchez
    (14-0-0)
  13. Carlos Sardinez
    (15-1-0)
  14. Anurak Thisa
    (23-1-0)
  15. Duarn Vue
    (14-1-2)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2019
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Emanuel Navarrete
(26-1-0)
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
    (32-2-0)
  5. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  6. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-1-0)
  7. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  8. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  9. Luis Lebron
    (15-0-1)
  10. Jeo Santisima
    (17-2-0)
  11. Jose Velasquez
    (24-6-2)
  12. David Agadzhanyan
    (16-0-0)
  13. Tyrone McCullagh
    (12-0-0)
  14. Wasiru Mohammed
    (10-0-0)
  15. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

TJ Doheny
(21-0-0)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (26-3-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  4. Marlon Tapales
    (32-2-0)
  5. Cesar Juarez
    (23-7-0)
  6. Albert Pagara
    (31-1-0)
  7. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  8. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
  9. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  10. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  11. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  12. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  13. Thomas Ward
    (26-0-0)
  14. Mike Plania
    (19-1-0)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (19-1-1)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 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. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (16-3-0)
  6. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  7. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (44-1-1)
  8. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  9. Carlos Castro
    (22-0-0)
  10. Franklin Manzanilla
    (18-5-0)
  11. Yusaku Kuga
    (17-3-1)
  12. Shohei Omori
    (20-2-0)
  13. Aaron Alameda
    (24-0-0)
  14. Cesar Juarez
    (23-7-0)
  15. Jamie McDonnell
    (29-3-1)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Daniel Roman
(26-2-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (5-0-0)
  2. Brandon Figueroa
    (19-0-0)
  3. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  4. Yukinori Oguni
    (20-2-1)
  5. Yonfrez Parejo
    (22-4-1)
  6. Alberto Melian
    (4-0-0)
  7. Alexander Mejia
    (12-1-0)
  8. Gavin McDonnell
    (20-2-2)
  9. Lorenzo Parra
    (32-17-2)
  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: 02 Apr 2019
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

Zolani Tete
(28-3-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
  2. Joseph Agbeko
    (35-5-0)
  3. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  4. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  5. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  6. John Casimero
    (27-4-0)
  7. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
  8. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
  9. Stephon Young
    (18-1-3)
  10. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  11. Ben Mananquil
    (17-1-3)
  12. Max Ornelas
    (12-0-1)
  13. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  14. Diego Ruiz
    (20-2-0)
  15. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Emmanuel Rodriguez
(19-0-0)
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. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
  8. Kenny Demecillo
    (14-5-2)
  9. Georges Ory
    (10-2-1)
  10. Ben Mananquil
    (17-1-3)
  11. Karim Guerfi
    (28-4-0)
  12. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  13. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  14. Melvin Lopez
    (18-0-0)
  15. Keita Kurihara
    (13-5-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 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. Oscar Negrete
    (18-1-1)
  5. Juan Payano
    (21-2-0)
  6. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  7. Mark Yap
    (30-13-0)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (48-1-0)
  9. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
  10. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  11. Michael Dasmarinas
    (29-2-1)
  12. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
  13. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  14. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
  15. John Casimero
    (27-4-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 2019

WBA

Nonito Donaire
(39-5-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Naoya Inoue
(17-0-0)
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Liborio Solis
    (28-5-1)
  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (18-1-0)
  3. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  4. Jason Moloney
    (18-1-0)
  5. Stephon Young
    (18-1-3)
  6. Melvin Lopez
    (18-0-0)
  7. Luis Nery
    (29-0-0)
  8. Alexander Espinoza
    (17-1-2)
  9. Ben Mananquil
    (17-1-3)
  10. Jamie McDonnell
    (29-3-1)
  11. Juan Payano
    (21-2-0)
  12. Carl Martin
    (12-0-0)
  13. Leosdan Nunez
    (8-0-0)
  14. Joshua Greer Jr
    (20-1-1)
  15. Oscar Negrete
    (18-1-1)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 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. Ryuichi Funai
    (31-7-0)
  4. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  5. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  6. Jeyvier Cintron
    (9-0-0)
  7. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  8. Sunny Edwards
    (10-0-0)
  9. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  10. KJ Cataraja
    (9-0-0)
  11. Jakkrawut Majoogoen
    (25-1-0)
  12. Jonas Sultan
    (15-4-0)
  13. Froilan Saludar
    (30-3-1)
  14. Antonio Nieves
    (18-2-2)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Jerwin Ancajas
(30-1-2)
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Ryuichi Funai
    (31-7-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Alexandru Marin
    (17-0-0)
  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. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  9. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  10. Israel Gonzalez
    (23-3-0)
  11. Alejandro Barrios
    (17-2-5)
  12. Joselito Velasquez
    (8-0-0)
  13. McJoe Arroyo
    (18-3-0)
  14. Antonio Nieves
    (18-2-2)
  15. Gideon Buthelezi
    (21-5-0)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2019

WBC

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
(47-4-1)
WBC World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Juan Estrada
    (38-3-0)
  2. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  3. Andrew Moloney
    (19-0-0)
  4. Kazuto Ioka
    (23-2-0)
  5. Donnie Nietes
    (42-1-5)
  6. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  7. Aston Palicte
    (25-2-1)
  8. Pedro Guevara
    (33-3-1)
  9. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  10. Felipe Orucuta
    (36-5-0)
  11. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  12. Juan Hernandez
    (1-5-0)
  13. Iran Diaz
    (14-3-3)
  14. Jonas Sultan
    (15-4-0)
  15. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 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. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  4. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  5. Daigo Higa
    (15-1-0)
  6. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  7. Koki Eto
    (24-4-1)
  8. Miguel Gonzalez
    (29-2-0)
  9. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  10. Elton Dharry
    (23-5-1)
  11. Stamp Kiatniwat
    (21-3-0)
  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: 02 Apr 2019
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Flyweight (112lb)

WBO

Kosei Tanaka
(13-0-0)
WBO World Flyweight Champion
  1. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  2. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  3. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  4. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  5. Sho Kimura
    (17-2-2)
  6. Mirco Martin
    (13-0-0)
  7. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  8. Andrew Selby
    (11-1-0)
  9. Ricardo Sandoval
    (14-1-0)
  10. McWilliams Arroyo
    (18-4-0)
  11. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  12. Jayson Mama
    (11-0-0)
  13. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (10-3-1)
  14. Jay Harris
    (15-0-0)
  15. Jose Soto
    (11-0-0)
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

IBF

Moruti Mthalane
(37-2-0)
IBF World Flyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Komgrich Nantapech
    (25-5-0)
  4. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  5. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  6. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  7. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  8. Jay Harris
    (15-0-0)
  9. Nico Hernandez
    (7-0-0)
  10. Jayson Mama
    (11-0-0)
  11. Ronnie Baldonado
    (14-1-1)
  12. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  13. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  14. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  15. Teerapong Uthaida
    (38-6-1)
Last Updated: 04 Apr 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. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  8. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (69-5-0)
  9. Moises Fuentes
    (25-6-1)
  10. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  11. Ernesto Irias
    (13-2-0)
  12. Joebert Alvarez
    (18-2-2)
  13. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
  14. Genisis Libranza
    (18-1-0)
  15. Jay Harris
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 11 Apr 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. Charlie Hoy
    (15-0-0)
  5. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (10-3-1)
  6. Robert Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  7. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
  8. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (52-4-0)
  9. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  10. Josber Perez
    (15-1-0)
  11. Juan Navarrete
    (35-3-0)
  12. Gregorio Lebron
    (21-5-0)
  13. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  14. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  15. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Apr 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