Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Vacant
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Krzysztof Glowacki
    (31-2-0) [M]
  2. Lawrence Okolie
    (14-0-0)
  3. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  4. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-1-0)
  5. Dilan Prasovic
    (12-0-0)
  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. Evgeny Tishchenko
    (6-0-0)
  11. Ilunga Makabu
    (26-2-0)
  12. Ruslan Fayfer
    (25-1-0)
  13. Jai Opetaia
    (19-0-0)
  14. David Light
    (14-0-0)
  15. Edwin Rodriguez
    (31-2-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Yuniel Dorticos
(24-1-0)
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Ruslan Fayfer
    (25-1-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Kevin Lerena
    (24-1-0)
  4. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  5. Lawrence Okolie
    (14-0-0)
  6. Jai Opetaia
    (19-0-0)
  7. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-1-0)
  8. Bilal Laggoune
    (25-1-2)
  9. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-1-0)
  10. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (58-4-1)
  11. Lyndon Arthur
    (16-0-0)
  12. Noel 'Gevor' Mikaelian
    (24-2-0)
  13. Evgeny Tishchenko
    (6-0-0)
  14. Michal Cieslak
    (19-0-0)
  15. Thabiso Mchunu
    (21-5-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Vacant
WBC World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Ilunga Makabu
    (26-2-0)
  2. Michal Cieslak
    (19-0-0)
  3. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (58-4-1)
  4. Noel 'Gevor' Mikaelian
    (24-2-0)
  5. Lawrence Okolie
    (14-0-0)
  6. Yury Kashinsky
    (18-1-0)
  7. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-1-0)
  8. Ruslan Fayfer
    (25-1-0)
  9. Dmitry Kudryashov
    (23-3-0)
  10. Thabiso Mchunu
    (21-5-0)
  11. Aleksei Papin
    (11-1-0)
  12. Alexey Egorov
    (9-0-0)
  13. Jai Opetaia
    (19-0-0)
  14. Olanrewaju Durodola
    (31-7-0)
  15. Tommy McCarthy
    (16-2-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Arsen Goulamirian
(25-0-0)
WBA Super World Cruiserweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Ryad Merhy
    (29-1-0)
  2. Lawrence Okolie
    (14-0-0)
  3. Firat Arslan
    (47-8-3)
  4. Kevin Lerena
    (24-1-0)
  5. Richard Riakporhe
    (10-0-0)
  6. Raphael Murphy
    (14-1-0)
  7. Mike Wilson
    (21-1-0)
  8. Constantin Bejenaru
    (14-0-0)
  9. Imre Szello
    (24-1-0)
  10. Jai Opetaia
    (19-0-0)
  11. Ruslan Fayfer
    (25-1-0)
  12. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-1-0)
  13. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (58-4-1)
  14. Juergen Uldedaj
    (11-0-0)
  15. Muhamad Farkhan
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Light Heavyweight (175lb)

WBO

Saul Canelo
(53-1-2)
WBO World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Gilberto Ramirez
    (40-0-0)
  2. Umar Salamov
    (25-1-0)
  3. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  4. Sergey Kovalev
    (34-4-1)
  5. Maxim Maslov
    (19-1-1)
  6. Anthony Yarde
    (18-1-0)
  7. Eleider Alvarez
    (24-1-0)
  8. Robert Parzeczewski
    (24-1-0)
  9. Blake Caparello
    (30-3-1)
  10. Emil Markic
    (30-2-0)
  11. Steven Ward
    (12-0-0)
  12. Leon Bunn
    (15-0-0)
  13. Alfonso Lopez
    (32-3-0)
  14. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  15. Igor Mikhalkin
    (23-2-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Artur Beterbiev
(15-0-0)
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Fanlong Meng
    (16-0-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  4. Umar Salamov
    (25-1-0)
  5. Leon Bunn
    (15-0-0)
  6. Adam Deines
    (19-1-1)
  7. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  8. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  9. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
    (17-1-0)
  10. Maksim Vlasov
    (44-3-0)
  11. Igor Mikhalkin
    (23-2-0)
  12. Reagan Dessaix
    (18-2-0)
  13. Robert Parzeczewski
    (24-1-0)
  14. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
    (21-2-0)
  15. Craig Richards
    (15-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBA

Dmitry Bivol
(17-0-0)
WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Champion
Jean Pascal
(34-6-1)
WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion
  1. Dominic Boesel
    (30-1-0)
  2. Joshua Buatsi
    (12-0-0)
  3. Blake Caparello
    (30-3-1)
  4. Jesse Hart
    (26-2-0)
  5. Charles Foster
    (19-0-0)
  6. Marcus Browne
    (23-1-0)
  7. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
    (21-2-0)
  8. Sven Fornling
    (15-2-0)
  9. Umar Salamov
    (25-1-0)
  10. Callum Johnson
    (18-1-0)
  11. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  12. Craig Richards
    (15-1-0)
  13. Mathieu Bauderlique
    (18-1-0)
  14. Igor Mikhalkin
    (23-2-0)
  15. Leon Bunn
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Billy Saunders
(29-0-0)
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. Aslambek Idigov
    (17-0-0)
  7. Willie Monroe Jr
    (24-3-0)
  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
    (15-1-0)
  13. Lerrone Richards
    (13-0-0)
  14. Stefan Haertel
    (19-1-0)
  15. Steven Nelson
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 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
    (29-3-0)
  6. Zach Parker
    (18-0-0)
  7. Stefan Haertel
    (19-1-0)
  8. Fedor Chudinov
    (21-2-0)
  9. Evgeny Shvedenko
    (13-0-0)
  10. Juergen Braehmer
    (51-3-0)
  11. Alfredo Angulo
    (26-7-0)
  12. Leon Bauer
    (17-0-1)
  13. Zac Dunn
    (29-1-0)
  14. Daniele Scardina
    (18-0-0)
  15. Erik Bazinyan
    (23-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBA

Callum Smith
(27-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Champion
Saul Canelo
(53-1-2)
WBA World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Fedor Chudinov
    (21-2-0) [M]
  2. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (12-0-0)
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (31-2-0)
  4. John Ryder
    (28-5-0)
  5. Zac Dunn
    (29-1-0)
  6. David Morrell
    (2-0-0)
  7. Cem Kilic
    (14-0-0)
  8. Louis Toutin
    (14-1-0)
  9. Kevin Sadjo
    (14-0-0)
  10. Zach Parker
    (18-0-0)
  11. Erik Bazinyan
    (23-0-0)
  12. Julio Alamos
    (13-0-0)
  13. Alfredo Angulo
    (26-7-0)
  14. Jose Uzcategui
    (29-3-0)
  15. Daniele Scardina
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

Demetrius Andrade
(28-0-0)
WBO World Middleweight Champion
  1. Alantez Fox
    (26-1-1)
  2. Luke Keeler
    (17-2-1)
  3. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  4. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  5. Kanat Islam
    (27-0-0)
  6. Janibek Alimkhanuly
    (8-0-0)
  7. Liam Williams
    (21-2-1)
  8. Patrice Volny
    (15-0-0)
  9. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-2-0)
  10. Obodai Sai
    (35-3-0)
  11. David Papot
    (23-0-1)
  12. Esquiva Falcao
    (25-0-0)
  13. Patrick Wojcicki
    (14-0-1)
  14. Denis Radovan
    (13-0-1)
  15. Danny Dignum
    (12-0-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Gennady Golovkin
(40-1-1)
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kamil Szeremeta
    (21-0-0)
  4. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  5. Patrick Wojcicki
    (14-0-1)
  6. Esquiva Falcao
    (25-0-0)
  7. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-2-0)
  8. Patrice Volny
    (15-0-0)
  9. Meiirim Nursultanov
    (13-0-0)
  10. Denis Radovan
    (13-0-1)
  11. Luke Keeler
    (17-2-1)
  12. Alantez Fox
    (26-1-1)
  13. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  14. Janibek Alimkhanuly
    (8-0-0)
  15. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Saul Canelo
(53-1-2)
WBC Franchise Middleweight Champion
Jermall Charlo
(30-0-0)
WBC World Middleweight Champion
  1. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  2. Kamil Szeremeta
    (21-0-0)
  3. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (13-2-0)
  4. Liam Williams
    (21-2-1)
  5. Dennis Hogan
    (28-3-1)
  6. Esquiva Falcao
    (25-0-0)
  7. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-4-0)
  8. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
  9. Maciej Sulecki
    (28-2-0)
  10. Rob Brant
    (25-2-0)
  11. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-2-2)
  12. Hugo Centeno Jr
    (27-3-0)
  13. Brandon Adams
    (21-3-0)
  14. Francisco Torres
    (13-3-0)
  15. Janibek Alimkhanuly
    (8-0-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Saul Canelo
(53-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Ryota Murata
(15-2-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. Chris Eubank Jr
    (29-2-0)
  2. Daniel Jacobs
    (35-3-0)
  3. Matt Korobov
    (28-3-1)
  4. Magomed Madiev
    (13-0-1)
  5. Carlos Monroe
    (17-0-0)
  6. Patrice Volny
    (15-0-0)
  7. Michael Zerafa
    (27-3-0)
  8. Steven Butler
    (28-1-1)
  9. Mikalai Vesialou
    (11-0-1)
  10. Tureano Johnson
    (21-2-1)
  11. Rob Brant
    (25-2-0)
  12. Anatoli Muratov
    (22-2-0)
  13. David Papot
    (23-0-1)
  14. Alfonso Blanco
    (16-1-0)
  15. Carlos Gongora
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

IBF

Julian Williams
(27-1-1)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (17-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. James Metcalf
    (20-0-0)
  4. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  5. Jeison Rosario
    (19-1-1)
  6. Sam Eggington
    (28-6-0)
  7. Tim Tszyu
    (14-0-0)
  8. Jack Culcay
    (27-4-0)
  9. Abass Baraou
    (8-0-0)
  10. Serhii Bohachuk
    (16-0-0)
  11. Charles Conwell
    (11-0-0)
  12. Mohammed Rabii
    (10-0-0)
  13. Jorge Fortea
    (20-2-1)
  14. Takeshi Inoue
    (15-1-1)
  15. Dylan Charrat
    (19-0-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Tony Harrison
(28-2-0)
WBC World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Jermell Charlo
    (32-1-0)
  2. Erickson Lubin
    (22-1-0)
  3. Sergio Garcia
    (31-0-0)
  4. Brian Castano
    (16-0-1)
  5. Carlos Adames
    (18-1-0)
  6. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  7. Cedric Vitu
    (47-4-0)
  8. Magomed Kurbanov
    (18-0-0)
  9. Jarrett Hurd
    (23-1-0)
  10. Jack Culcay
    (27-4-0)
  11. Liam Smith
    (28-2-1)
  12. Patrick Teixeira
    (31-1-0)
  13. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (17-0-0)
  14. Serhii Bohachuk
    (16-0-0)
  15. Souleymane Cissokho
    (11-0-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 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
    (16-0-1)
  3. Erickson Lubin
    (22-1-0)
  4. Israil Madrimov
    (4-0-0)
  5. Magomed Kurbanov
    (18-0-0)
  6. Jorge Cota
    (29-4-0)
  7. Mark DeLuca
    (24-1-0)
  8. Cody Crowley
    (18-0-0)
  9. Jeison Rosario
    (19-1-1)
  10. Charlie Navarro
    (29-9-0)
  11. Dylan Charrat
    (19-0-1)
  12. Thomas Lamanna
    (28-2-1)
  13. Anthony Fowler
    (11-1-0)
  14. Balazs Bacskai
    (12-0-0)
  15. Bryan Medina
    (12-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 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. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (14-0-0)
  6. Mikka Shonena
    (15-0-0)
  7. Custio Clayton
    (17-0-0)
  8. Mikael Zewski
    (34-1-0)
  9. Michael McKinson
    (18-0-0)
  10. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (17-0-0)
  11. Mikey Garcia
    (39-1-0)
  12. David Avanesyan
    (25-3-1)
  13. Freddy Kiwitt
    (17-2-0)
  14. Luther Clay
    (12-1-0)
  15. Jaron Ennis
    (24-0-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Errol Spence Jr
(26-0-0)
IBF World Welterweight Champion
  1. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (17-0-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Sergey Lipinets
    (16-1-0)
  4. Keita Obara
    (22-4-1)
  5. Custio Clayton
    (17-0-0)
  6. David Avanesyan
    (25-3-1)
  7. Jamal James
    (26-1-0)
  8. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (8-0-0)
  9. Thomas Dulorme
    (25-3-1)
  10. Shawn Porter
    (30-3-1)
  11. Mikael Zewski
    (34-1-0)
  12. Sebastian Formella
    (21-0-0)
  13. Ivan Golub
    (18-1-0)
  14. Mykal Fox
    (21-1-0)
  15. Jaron Ennis
    (24-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBA

Manny Pacquiao
(62-7-2)
WBA Super World Welterweight Champion
Alexander Besputin
(14-0-0)
WBA World Welterweight Champion
  1. Yordenis Ugas
    (24-4-0)
  2. Danny Garcia
    (35-2-0)
  3. Mikey Garcia
    (39-1-0)
  4. Jamal James
    (26-1-0)
  5. Gabriel Maestre
    (1-0-0)
  6. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (8-0-0)
  7. Radzhab Butaev
    (12-1-0)
  8. Conor Benn
    (16-0-0)
  9. Thomas Dulorme
    (25-3-1)
  10. David Avanesyan
    (25-3-1)
  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
    (21-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Super Lightweight (140lb)

WBO

Jose Ramirez
(25-0-0)
WBO World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Jack Catterall
    (25-0-0) [M]
  2. Liam Paro
    (18-0-0)
  3. Chris Algieri
    (24-3-0)
  4. Viktor Postol
    (31-2-0)
  5. Arnold Barboza Jr
    (23-0-0)
  6. Jean Torres
    (18-0-0)
  7. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (18-2-0)
  8. Yomar Alamo
    (17-0-1)
  9. Zhankhozh Turarov
    (24-0-0)
  10. Subriel Matias
    (14-0-0)
  11. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (17-0-0)
  12. Danielito Zorrilla
    (13-0-0)
  13. Maurice Hooker
    (26-1-3)
  14. Sam Maxwell
    (13-0-0)
  15. Kendo Castaneda
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Josh Taylor
(16-0-0)
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Apinan Kongsong
    (16-0-0) [M]
  2. Subriel Matias
    (14-0-0)
  3. Liam Paro
    (18-0-0)
  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
    (21-2-0)
  9. Regis Prograis
    (24-1-0)
  10. Alexander Duran
    (19-0-0)
  11. Batyrzhan Jukembayev
    (17-0-0)
  12. Cletus Seldin
    (24-1-0)
  13. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (28-2-0)
  14. Andy Hiraoka
    (14-0-0)
  15. Shakhram Giyasov
    (9-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBA

Josh Taylor
(16-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Lightweight Champion
Mario Barrios
(25-0-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Alberto Puello
    (17-0-0)
  2. Lewis Ritson
    (20-1-0)
  3. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-1)
  4. Regis Prograis
    (24-1-0)
  5. Batyr Akhmedov
    (7-1-0)
  6. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (17-0-0)
  7. Shakhram Giyasov
    (9-0-0)
  8. Adrien Broner
    (33-4-1)
  9. Sandor Martin
    (35-2-0)
  10. Esneiker Correa
    (13-2-1)
  11. Cletus Seldin
    (24-1-0)
  12. Sonny Fredrickson
    (21-2-0)
  13. Keith Hunter
    (11-0-0)
  14. Starling Castillo
    (11-0-0)
  15. Ismael Barroso
    (22-3-2)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Vasyl Lomachenko
(14-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Lee Selby
    (28-2-0)
  2. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (31-1-0)
  3. Roman Andreev
    (23-0-0)
  4. Denys Berinchyk
    (12-0-0)
  5. George Kambosos Jnr
    (17-0-0)
  6. Ryan Garcia
    (19-0-0)
  7. Craig Evans
    (20-3-2)
  8. Jorge Linares
    (46-5-0)
  9. Liam Walsh
    (23-1-0)
  10. Sebastian Aguirre
    (17-3-0)
  11. Jacob Ng
    (13-0-0)
  12. Thomas Mattice
    (15-1-1)
  13. Shuichiro Yoshino
    (11-0-0)
  14. Pavel Malikov
    (16-1-1)
  15. James Tennyson
    (26-3-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 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
    (28-2-0)
  5. Gustavo Lemos
    (24-0-0)
  6. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (31-1-0)
  7. Isaac Gonzalez
    (18-1-1)
  8. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-1-0)
  9. Pavel Malikov
    (16-1-1)
  10. Roman Andreev
    (23-0-0)
  11. Jacob Ng
    (13-0-0)
  12. Joe Cordina
    (11-0-0)
  13. Xiangxiang Sun
    (16-0-0)
  14. Francesco Patera
    (23-3-0)
  15. Javier Fortuna
    (35-2-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 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
    (22-1-1)
  4. Ryan Garcia
    (19-0-0)
  5. Yvan Mendy
    (43-5-1)
  6. Jackson Marinez
    (18-0-0)
  7. Cristian Baez
    (18-0-0)
  8. Josh O Reilly
    (16-0-0)
  9. Jorge Linares
    (46-5-0)
  10. Oliver Flores
    (30-3-2)
  11. James Tennyson
    (26-3-0)
  12. Tyler McCreary
    (16-1-1)
  13. Michel Rivera
    (17-0-0)
  14. Jaider Parra
    (33-2-1)
  15. Zapir Rasulov
    (34-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Jamel Herring
(21-2-0)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Oscar Valdez
    (27-0-0) [M]
  2. Jeremiah Nakathila
    (18-1-0)
  3. Masaru Sueyoshi
    (19-1-1)
  4. Joseph Diaz
    (30-1-0)
  5. Archie Sharp
    (17-0-0)
  6. Joe Noynay
    (18-2-2)
  7. Masayuki Ito
    (26-2-1)
  8. Sam Bowen
    (15-1-0)
  9. Abraham Nova
    (17-0-0)
  10. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-1)
  11. Lamont Roach
    (19-1-1)
  12. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (15-0-0)
  13. Jonathan Oquendo
    (31-6-0)
  14. Mark Urvanov
    (17-2-1)
  15. Xiao Su
    (11-1-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Tevin Farmer
(30-4-1)
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-1)
  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
    (31-3-1)
  14. Devis Boschiero
    (48-6-2)
  15. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Miguel Berchelt
(37-1-0)
WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Oscar Valdez
    (27-0-0)
  2. Joseph Diaz
    (30-1-0)
  3. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
    (15-0-0)
  4. Francisco Vargas
    (26-2-2)
  5. Andres Gutierrez
    (38-2-1)
  6. Miguel Roman
    (62-13-0)
  7. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (15-0-0)
  8. O'Shaquie Foster
    (17-2-0)
  9. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (68-11-0)
  10. Pablo Vicente
    (15-1-0)
  11. Jason Sosa
    (23-4-4)
  12. Masayuki Ito
    (26-2-1)
  13. Tomas Rojas
    (51-18-1)
  14. Albert Bell
    (16-0-0)
  15. Jezreel Corrales
    (23-3-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(37-1-1)
WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion
Rene Alvarado
(32-8-0)
WBA World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Jayson Velez
    (29-5-1)
  2. Roger Gutierrez
    (23-3-1)
  3. Chris Colbert
    (13-0-0)
  4. Kenichi Ogawa
    (24-1-1)
  5. Andrew Cancio
    (21-5-2)
  6. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (15-0-0)
  7. Abraham Nova
    (17-0-0)
  8. Billel Dib
    (24-3-0)
  9. Anthony Cacace
    (18-1-0)
  10. Jezreel Corrales
    (23-3-0)
  11. Joe Cordina
    (11-0-0)
  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 Dec 2019
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Shakur Stevenson
(13-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
  1. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0) [M]
  2. Jessie Magdaleno
    (27-1-0)
  3. Ryan Walsh
    (25-2-2)
  4. Carl Frampton
    (27-2-0)
  5. Ruben Villa
    (17-0-0)
  6. Miguel Marriaga
    (28-3-0)
  7. Musashi Mori
    (10-0-0)
  8. Leigh Wood
    (23-1-0)
  9. Antonio Soares
    (11-1-0)
  10. Joet Gonzalez
    (23-1-0)
  11. Bryan Chevalier
    (13-1-1)
  12. Eric Hunter
    (22-4-0)
  13. Christopher Diaz
    (24-2-0)
  14. Yohan Vasquez
    (23-2-0)
  15. Ryo Sagawa
    (8-1-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Josh Warrington
(30-0-0)
IBF World Featherweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  4. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  5. James Dickens
    (28-3-0)
  6. Sakaria Lukas
    (22-0-0)
  7. Kid Galahad
    (26-1-0)
  8. Claudio Marrero
    (24-3-0)
  9. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0)
  10. Ranfis Encarnacion
    (17-0-0)
  11. Andoni Gago
    (22-3-3)
  12. Hiroshige Osawa
    (36-5-4)
  13. Leigh Wood
    (23-1-0)
  14. Ryan Walsh
    (25-2-2)
  15. Sofiane Takoucht
    (35-4-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(30-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0) [M]
  2. Carl Frampton
    (27-2-0)
  3. Jessie Magdaleno
    (27-1-0)
  4. Kid Galahad
    (26-1-0)
  5. Claudio Marrero
    (24-3-0)
  6. Lerato Dlamini
    (13-1-0)
  7. Mark Magsayo
    (20-0-0)
  8. Miguel Marriaga
    (28-3-0)
  9. Jesus Rojas
    (27-3-2)
  10. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  11. Eduardo Ramirez
    (23-2-3)
  12. Isaac Lowe
    (19-0-3)
  13. Ryo Sagawa
    (8-1-0)
  14. Andoni Gago
    (22-3-3)
  15. Ruben Villa
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(37-1-1)
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion
Can Xu
(18-2-0)
WBA World Featherweight Champion
  1. Hiroshige Osawa
    (36-5-4)
  2. Hector Garcia
    (12-0-0)
  3. Michael Conlan
    (12-0-0)
  4. Jesus Rojas
    (27-3-2)
  5. Bryan Gracia
    (25-2-1)
  6. Yohan Vasquez
    (23-2-0)
  7. Manny Robles III
    (18-1-0)
  8. Anselmo Moreno
    (37-6-1)
  9. Sakaria Lukas
    (22-0-0)
  10. Jhack Tepora
    (23-0-0)
  11. Eduardo Ramirez
    (23-2-3)
  12. Andranik Grigoryan
    (11-0-0)
  13. Luis Ruiz
    (15-2-0)
  14. Prince Smalls
    (15-1-1)
  15. Ckari Mansilla
    (14-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Emanuel Navarrete
(30-1-0)
WBO World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Albert Pagara
    (32-1-0)
  2. Arnold Khegai
    (16-0-1)
  3. Thomas Ward
    (29-0-0)
  4. Tramaine Williams
    (19-0-0)
  5. Jeo Santisima
    (18-2-0)
  6. Tyrone McCullagh
    (14-0-0)
  7. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  8. Stephen Fulton
    (17-0-0)
  9. Carlos Castro
    (24-0-0)
  10. Cesar Juarez
    (25-7-0)
  11. Wasiru Mohammed
    (11-0-0)
  12. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  13. Francisco Horta
    (20-4-1)
  14. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  15. Alie Laurel
    (17-4-1)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (27-3-0) [M]
  2. Vacant
  3. Marlon Tapales
    (33-3-0)
  4. Cesar Juarez
    (25-7-0)
  5. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  6. Arnold Khegai
    (16-0-1)
  7. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (20-2-2)
  8. Carlos Castro
    (24-0-0)
  9. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  10. Lodumo Lamati
    (16-0-1)
  11. Thomas Ward
    (29-0-0)
  12. Brock Jarvis
    (17-0-0)
  13. Tramaine Williams
    (19-0-0)
  14. Ryo Akaho
    (35-2-2)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (22-1-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Rey Vargas
(34-0-0)
WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (19-1-0)
  2. TJ Doheny
    (22-1-0)
  3. Carlos Castro
    (24-0-0)
  4. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (18-3-0)
  5. Tomoki Kameda
    (36-3-0)
  6. Abigail Medina
    (20-4-2)
  7. Yusaku Kuga
    (19-3-1)
  8. Lodumo Lamati
    (16-0-1)
  9. Ronny Rios
    (32-3-0)
  10. Luca Rigoldi
    (22-1-1)
  11. Angelo Leo
    (18-0-0)
  12. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-2-0)
  13. Tramaine Williams
    (19-0-0)
  14. Stephen Fulton
    (17-0-0)
  15. Aaron Alameda
    (25-0-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Daniel Roman
(27-2-1)
WBA Super World Super Bantamweight Champion
Brandon Figueroa
(20-0-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (7-0-0)
  2. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (18-3-0) [M]
  3. Yukinori Oguni
    (21-2-1)
  4. Alexander Mejia
    (13-1-0)
  5. Leonardo Baez
    (17-2-0)
  6. Lorenzo Parra
    (32-18-2)
  7. Stephen Fulton
    (17-0-0)
  8. Julio Ceja
    (32-4-1)
  9. Maikol Beaumont
    (15-3-1)
  10. Marcus Bates
    (10-1-1)
  11. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-1-0)
  12. Brock Jarvis
    (17-0-0)
  13. Ye Kim
    (18-1-2)
  14. Neslan Machado
    (16-0-0)
  15. Jose Sanmartin
    (29-5-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

John Casimero
(29-4-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Joshua Greer Jr
    (22-1-1)
  2. Joseph Agbeko
    (36-5-0)
  3. Ryo Akaho
    (35-2-2)
  4. Sho Ishida
    (28-1-0)
  5. Jason Moloney
    (20-1-0)
  6. Max Ornelas
    (13-0-1)
  7. Michael Dasmarinas
    (30-2-1)
  8. Ricardo Franco
    (23-3-0)
  9. Nikolay Potapov
    (21-2-1)
  10. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  11. Paul Butler
    (30-2-0)
  12. Vincent Astrolabio
    (14-3-0)
  13. Jose Velasquez
    (27-6-2)
  14. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  15. Yuki Kobayashi
    (15-8-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Naoya Inoue
(19-0-0)
IBF World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Michael Dasmarinas
    (30-2-1) [M]
  2. Joshua Greer Jr
    (22-1-1)
  3. Paul Butler
    (30-2-0)
  4. Jason Moloney
    (20-1-0)
  5. Keita Kurihara
    (15-5-0)
  6. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  7. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  8. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  9. Karim Guerfi
    (29-4-0)
  10. Nikolay Potapov
    (21-2-1)
  11. Sukpraserd Ponpitak
    (24-11-0)
  12. Yuki Kobayashi
    (15-8-0)
  13. Michell Banquez
    (19-1-0)
  14. Jose Velasquez
    (27-6-2)
  15. Leosdan Nunez
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Nordine Oubaali
(17-0-0)
WBC World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Luis Nery
    (30-0-0)
  2. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (47-1-1)
  3. Emmanuel Rodriguez
    (19-1-0)
  4. Nonito Donaire
    (40-6-0)
  5. Takuma Inoue
    (13-1-0)
  6. Jason Moloney
    (20-1-0)
  7. Daigo Higa
    (15-1-0)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (53-1-0)
  9. Joshua Greer Jr
    (22-1-1)
  10. Paul Butler
    (30-2-0)
  11. Michael Dasmarinas
    (30-2-1)
  12. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  13. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  14. Oscar Negrete
    (18-2-2)
  15. Keita Kurihara
    (15-5-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Naoya Inoue
(19-0-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Liborio Solis
    (30-5-1)
  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (19-1-0)
  3. Jason Moloney
    (20-1-0)
  4. Reymart Gaballo
    (22-0-0)
  5. Nonito Donaire
    (40-6-0)
  6. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  7. Omar Narvaez
    (49-3-2)
  8. Tassana Sanpattan
    (53-1-0)
  9. Leosdan Nunez
    (10-0-0)
  10. Giovanny Gutierrez
    (9-0-0)
  11. Jose Velasquez
    (27-6-2)
  12. Joshua Franco
    (15-1-2)
  13. Karoon Jarupianlerd
    (44-9-0)
  14. Jakkrawut Majoogoen
    (29-1-0)
  15. Jun Zhao
    (12-2-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 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
    (32-4-1)
  3. Carlos Cuadras
    (39-3-1)
  4. Alexandru Marin
    (18-0-0)
  5. Yanga Sigqibo
    (13-1-1)
  6. McWilliams Arroyo
    (19-4-0)
  7. Pedro Guevara
    (36-3-1)
  8. Aston Palicte
    (25-3-1)
  9. Charlie Edwards
    (15-1-0)
  10. Jarico O Quinn
    (13-0-1)
  11. KJ Cataraja
    (11-0-0)
  12. Froilan Saludar
    (31-3-1)
  13. Koki Eto
    (24-5-1)
  14. Iran Diaz
    (17-3-3)
  15. Israel Gonzalez
    (24-3-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Jerwin Ancajas
(32-1-2)
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. Koki Eto
    (24-5-1)
  7. Mohammed Obbadi
    (20-1-0)
  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
    (17-3-3)
  13. Takayuki Okumoto
    (23-8-4)
  14. Miguel Gonzalez
    (31-3-0)
  15. Jonathan Rodriguez
    (21-1-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 2019

WBA

Kal Yafai
(26-0-0)
WBA World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Andrew Moloney
    (21-0-0) [M]
  2. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (55-4-0)
  3. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  4. Carlos Cuadras
    (39-3-1)
  5. Franklin Gonzalez
    (23-0-0)
  6. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (32-4-1)
  7. Mikhail Aloyan
    (4-1-0)
  8. Norbelto Jimenez
    (29-9-4)
  9. Michell Banquez
    (19-1-0)
  10. Pablo Carrillo
    (25-7-1)
  11. Elton Dharry
    (24-6-1)
  12. Vincent Legrand
    (31-0-0)
  13. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  14. Ronal Batista
    (12-1-0)
  15. Jade Bornea
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 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. Angel Acosta
    (21-2-0)
  3. Junto Nakatani
    (20-0-0)
  4. Mirco Martin
    (14-0-1)
  5. Sunny Edwards
    (13-0-0)
  6. Wenfeng Ge
    (12-1-0)
  7. Ricardo Sandoval
    (17-1-0)
  8. Vincent Legrand
    (31-0-0)
  9. Jayson Mama
    (14-0-0)
  10. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  11. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (13-3-1)
  12. Olimjon Nazarov
    (20-5-0)
  13. Yusuke Sakashita
    (19-8-3)
  14. Moises Calleros
    (32-9-1)
  15. Jose Soto
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2019

IBF

Moruti Mthalane
(38-2-0)
IBF World Flyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  4. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  5. Muhammad Waseem
    (10-1-0)
  6. Nico Hernandez
    (7-0-0)
  7. Genisis Libranza
    (19-1-0)
  8. Junto Nakatani
    (20-0-0)
  9. Sunny Edwards
    (13-0-0)
  10. Komgrich Nantapech
    (26-5-0)
  11. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-8-3)
  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: 03 Dec 2019

WBC

Vacant
WBC World Flyweight Champion
  1. Julio Aguilar
    (14-1-0) [M]
  2. Cristofer Rosales
    (29-4-0)
  3. Junto Nakatani
    (20-0-0)
  4. McWilliams Arroyo
    (19-4-0)
  5. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  6. Andrew Selby
    (13-1-0)
  7. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  8. Ernesto Irias
    (14-2-1)
  9. Angel Acosta
    (21-2-0)
  10. Mirco Martin
    (14-0-1)
  11. Muhammad Waseem
    (10-1-0)
  12. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (71-5-0)
  13. Jonathan Taconing
    (28-4-1)
  14. Jayr Raquinel
    (12-1-1)
  15. Genisis Libranza
    (19-1-0)
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2019

WBA

Artem Dalakian
(19-0-0)
WBA World Flyweight Champion
  1. Junto Nakatani
    (20-0-0)
  2. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (71-5-0)
  3. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (13-3-1)
  4. Ryota Yamauchi
    (5-1-0)
  5. Robert Barrera
    (23-2-0)
  6. Giemel Magramo
    (24-1-0)
  7. Tetsuya Hisada
    (34-10-2)
  8. Luis Concepcion
    (38-8-0)
  9. Sarawut Thawornkham
    (21-2-0)
  10. Mohammed Obbadi
    (20-1-0)
  11. Jay Harris
    (17-0-0)
  12. Josber Perez
    (16-2-0)
  13. Keiver Fernandez
    (20-0-1)
  14. Jose Soto
    (14-0-0)
  15. Jesus Soler
    (11-1-1)
Last Updated: 03 Dec 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