Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

WBO

Anthony Joshua
(21-0-0)
WBO World Heavyweight Champion
  1. Alexander Povetkin
    (34-1-0)
  2. Dillian Whyte
    (24-1-0)
  3. Jarrell Miller
    (21-0-1)
  4. Tom Schwarz
    (21-0-0)
  5. Dominic Breazeale
    (19-1-0)
  6. Zhilei Zhang
    (19-0-0)
  7. Kyotaro Fujimoto
    (19-1-0)
  8. Bryant Jennings
    (24-2-0)
  9. Agit Kabayel
    (18-0-0)
  10. Tyrone Spong
    (12-0-0)
  11. Otto Wallin
    (20-0-0)
  12. Junior Fa
    (15-0-0)
  13. Dereck Chisora
    (29-8-0)
  14. Ebenezer Tetteh
    (17-0-0)
  15. Ali Demirezen
    (9-0-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Anthony Joshua
(21-0-0)
IBF World Heavyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Kubrat Pulev
    (25-1-0)
  3. Alexander Povetkin
    (34-1-0)
  4. Hughie Fury
    (21-1-0)
  5. Agit Kabayel
    (18-0-0)
  6. Otto Wallin
    (20-0-0)
  7. Erkan Teper
    (19-2-0)
  8. Dereck Chisora
    (29-8-0)
  9. Luis Ortiz
    (29-1-0)
  10. Bryant Jennings
    (24-2-0)
  11. Tom Schwarz
    (21-0-0)
  12. Adam Kownacki
    (18-0-0)
  13. Bogdan Dinu
    (18-0-0)
  14. Oscar Rivas
    (24-0-0)
  15. Andy Ruiz Jr
    (31-1-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Oleksandr Usyk
(15-0-0)
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Maksim Vlasov
    (42-2-0)
  2. Krzysztof Glowacki
    (30-1-0)
  3. Firat Arslan
    (43-8-2)
  4. Imre Szello
    (21-0-0)
  5. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-4-0)
  6. Artur Mann
    (14-0-0)
  7. Yury Kashinsky
    (16-0-0)
  8. Mairis Briedis
    (24-1-0)
  9. Ruslan Fayfer
    (23-0-0)
  10. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  11. Micki Nielsen
    (25-1-0)
  12. Matty Askin
    (23-3-1)
  13. Alexey Zubov
    (17-1-0)
  14. Juan Basualdo
    (11-1-1)
  15. Yunier Dorticos
    (22-1-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

WBA

Oleksandr Usyk
(15-0-0)
WBA Super World Cruiserweight Champion
Beibut Shumenov
(18-2-0)
WBA World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Arsen Goulamirian
    (23-0-0)
  2. Maksim Vlasov
    (42-2-0)
  3. Krzysztof Glowacki
    (30-1-0)
  4. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-4-0)
  5. Ruslan Fayfer
    (23-0-0)
  6. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  7. Yunier Dorticos
    (22-1-0)
  8. Tony Bellew
    (30-2-1)
  9. Ryad Merhy
    (25-1-0)
  10. Mark Flanagan
    (24-5-0)
  11. Yury Kashinsky
    (16-0-0)
  12. Mike Wilson
    (19-0-0)
  13. Alexey Egorov
    (6-0-0)
  14. Issa Akberbayev
    (20-0-0)
  15. Lawrence Okolie
    (9-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Light Heavyweight (175lb)

WBO

Eleider Alvarez
(24-0-0)
WBO World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Marcus Browne
    (22-0-0)
  2. Anthony Yarde
    (16-0-0)
  3. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  4. Sean Monaghan
    (29-1-0)
  5. Dominic Boesel
    (27-1-0)
  6. Damien Hooper
    (14-1-0)
  7. Robert Parzeczewski
    (21-1-0)
  8. Badou Jack
    (22-1-3)
  9. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-2-0)
  10. Sergey Kovalev
    (32-3-1)
  11. Manuel Ceballos
    (15-2-0)
  12. Blake Caparello
    (28-3-1)
  13. Humberto Torres
    (19-1-1)
  14. Umar Salamov
    (22-1-0)
  15. Adam Deines
    (16-0-1)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Artur Beterbiev
(12-0-0)
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Karo Murat
    (32-3-1)
  4. Dominic Boesel
    (27-1-0)
  5. Anthony Yarde
    (16-0-0)
  6. Enrico Koelling
    (26-2-0)
  7. Callum Johnson
    (17-0-0)
  8. Adam Deines
    (16-0-1)
  9. Sean Monaghan
    (29-1-0)
  10. Marcus Browne
    (22-0-0)
  11. Umar Salamov
    (22-1-0)
  12. Fanlong Meng
    (13-0-0)
  13. Michael Lee
    (13-7-1)
  14. Sven Fornling
    (14-1-0)
  15. Robert Parzeczewski
    (21-1-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Adonis Stevenson
(29-1-1)
WBC World Light heavyweight Champion
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(15-0-0)
WBC Interim World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Badou Jack
    (22-1-3)
  2. Marcus Browne
    (22-0-0)
  3. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-2-0)
  4. Sergey Kovalev
    (32-3-1)
  5. Karo Murat
    (32-3-1)
  6. Igor Mikhalkin
    (21-2-0)
  7. Sean Monaghan
    (29-1-0)
  8. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
    (19-2-0)
  9. Dominic Boesel
    (27-1-0)
  10. Isaac Chilemba
    (25-6-2)
  11. Blake Caparello
    (28-3-1)
  12. Doudou Ngumbu
    (38-8-0)
  13. Enrico Koelling
    (26-2-0)
  14. Felix Valera
    (16-2-0)
  15. Sullivan Barrera
    (21-2-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Dmitry Bivol
(14-0-0)
WBA World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Badou Jack
    (22-1-3)
  2. Marcus Browne
    (22-0-0)
  3. Karo Murat
    (32-3-1)
  4. Sullivan Barrera
    (21-2-0)
  5. Shefat Isufi
    (27-3-2)
  6. Felix Valera
    (16-2-0)
  7. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-2-0)
  8. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  9. Juergen Braehmer
    (49-3-0)
  10. Jean Pascal
    (33-5-1)
  11. Joe Fournier
    (8-0-0)
  12. Joshua Buatsi
    (7-0-0)
  13. Pierre Dibombe
    (15-0-1)
  14. Charles Foster
    (16-0-0)
  15. Reagan Dessaix
    (15-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Gilberto Ramirez
(38-0-0)
WBO World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Jesse Hart
    (25-1-0)
  2. Shefat Isufi
    (27-3-2)
  3. Arthur Abraham
    (47-6-0)
  4. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (29-2-0)
  5. Vijender Singh
    (10-0-0)
  6. Erik Bazinyan
    (20-0-0)
  7. Rohan Murdock
    (22-1-0)
  8. Zach Parker
    (16-0-0)
  9. Zac Dunn
    (26-1-0)
  10. Chris Eubank Jr
    (26-2-0)
  11. Lerrone Richards
    (11-0-0)
  12. Rolando Mansilla
    (14-5-1)
  13. Avni Yildirim
    (21-1-0)
  14. Aslambek Idigov
    (14-0-0)
  15. Wuzhati Nuerlang
    (11-1-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

WBA

George Groves
(28-3-0)
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Champion
Rocky Fielding
(27-1-0)
WBA World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Fedor Chudinov
    (18-2-0)
  2. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (29-2-0)
  3. John Ryder
    (26-4-0)
  4. Callum Smith
    (24-0-0)
  5. Andrey Sirotkin
    (15-0-0)
  6. Chris Eubank Jr
    (26-2-0)
  7. Tyron Zeuge
    (22-1-1)
  8. Avni Yildirim
    (21-1-0)
  9. Bilal Akkawy
    (17-0-1)
  10. Zach Parker
    (16-0-0)
  11. Jayde Mitchell
    (17-1-0)
  12. David Brophy
    (20-2-1)
  13. Nadjib Mohammedi
    (40-6-0)
  14. Mike Gavronski
    (24-3-1)
  15. Vladimir Shishkin
    (7-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

Billy Saunders
(26-0-0)
WBO World Middleweight Champion
  1. Demetrius Andrade
    (25-0-0)
  2. Walter Kautondokwa
    (17-0-0)
  3. Gary O'Sullivan
    (28-3-0)
  4. Jack Culcay
    (24-3-0)
  5. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  6. Steven Butler
    (24-1-1)
  7. Martin Murray
    (37-4-1)
  8. Maciej Sulecki
    (26-1-0)
  9. Willie Monroe Jr
    (23-3-0)
  10. Albert Onolunose
    (23-1-1)
  11. Artur Akavov
    (19-2-0)
  12. Anthony Mundine
    (48-8-0)
  13. Luke Keeler
    (15-2-1)
  14. Liam Smith
    (26-2-1)
  15. Ibrahim Guemues
    (15-0-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Vacant
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (12-0-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Daniel Jacobs
    (34-2-0)
  4. Martin Murray
    (37-4-1)
  5. Kamil Szeremeta
    (17-0-0)
  6. Rafael Bejaran
    (25-2-1)
  7. Albert Onolunose
    (23-1-1)
  8. Patrick Wojcicki
    (11-0-1)
  9. Jason Welborn
    (24-6-0)
  10. Jack Culcay
    (24-3-0)
  11. Rob Brant
    (23-1-0)
  12. Wes Capper
    (19-2-1)
  13. Liam Cameron
    (21-5-0)
  14. Gary O'Sullivan
    (28-3-0)
  15. Steve Rolls
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Saul Canelo
(50-1-2)
WBC World Middleweight Champion
Jermall Charlo
(27-0-0)
WBC Interim World Middleweight Champion
  1. Saul Canelo
    (50-1-2)
  2. Martin Murray
    (37-4-1)
  3. Willie Monroe Jr
    (23-3-0)
  4. Jason Quigley
    (14-0-0)
  5. Kamil Szeremeta
    (17-0-0)
  6. Gary O'Sullivan
    (28-3-0)
  7. Jack Culcay
    (24-3-0)
  8. Yamaguchi Falcao
    (16-0-0)
  9. Luis Arias
    (18-1-0)
  10. Hugo Centeno Jr
    (26-2-0)
  11. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-1-1)
  12. Ievgen Khytrov
    (16-1-0)
  13. Esquiva Falcao
    (21-0-0)
  14. Curtis Stevens
    (30-6-0)
  15. Tureano Johnson
    (20-2-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Saul Canelo
(50-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Ryota Murata
(14-1-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. Saul Canelo
    (50-1-2)
  2. Rob Brant
    (23-1-0)
  3. Gary O'Sullivan
    (28-3-0)
  4. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  5. David Papot
    (22-0-0)
  6. Kamil Szeremeta
    (17-0-0)
  7. Magomed Madiev
    (11-0-1)
  8. Maciej Sulecki
    (26-1-0)
  9. Esquiva Falcao
    (21-0-0)
  10. Jason Quigley
    (14-0-0)
  11. Jason Welborn
    (24-6-0)
  12. Andrew Francillette
    (21-1-1)
  13. Khasan Baysangurov
    (16-0-0)
  14. Dormedes Potes
    (10-1-0)
  15. Alfonso Blanco
    (12-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

WBO

Jaime Munguia
(31-0-0)
WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Dennis Hogan
    (27-1-1)
  2. Julian Williams
    (25-1-1)
  3. Brandon Cook
    (20-2-0)
  4. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-0-1)
  5. Kell Brook
    (37-2-0)
  6. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-2)
  7. Amir Khan
    (33-4-0)
  8. Tony Harrison
    (27-2-0)
  9. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (13-0-0)
  10. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  11. Yoshihiro Kamegai
    (27-5-2)
  12. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (11-0-1)
  13. Sebastian Formella
    (18-0-0)
  14. Liam Williams
    (17-2-1)
  15. Patrick Allotey
    (38-3-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Jarrett Hurd
(22-0-0)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Julian Williams
    (25-1-1)
  2. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-0-1)
  3. Dennis Hogan
    (27-1-1)
  4. Magomed Kurbanov
    (15-0-0)
  5. Kell Brook
    (37-2-0)
  6. Zakaria Attou
    (27-6-2)
  7. Tony Harrison
    (27-2-0)
  8. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (28-2-0)
  9. Brandon Cook
    (20-2-0)
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (13-0-0)
  11. Khuseyn Baysangurov
    (13-0-0)
  12. Steven Butler
    (24-1-1)
  13. Jeison Rosario
    (16-1-1)
  14. Dwight Ritchie
    (18-1-0)
  15. Jamie Weetch
    (12-2-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Jermell Charlo
(31-0-0)
WBC World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Julian Williams
    (25-1-1)
  2. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-2)
  3. Kell Brook
    (37-2-0)
  4. Sergio Garcia
    (27-0-0)
  5. Tony Harrison
    (27-2-0)
  6. Erickson Lubin
    (19-1-0)
  7. Maciej Sulecki
    (26-1-0)
  8. Austin Trout
    (31-5-0)
  9. Zakaria Attou
    (27-6-2)
  10. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  11. Cedric Vitu
    (46-3-0)
  12. Roberto Garcia
    (41-4-0)
  13. Magomed Kurbanov
    (15-0-0)
  14. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (28-2-0)
  15. Ismail Iliev
    (10-0-1)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Jarrett Hurd
(22-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Champion
Brian Castano
(15-0-0)
WBA World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Michel Soro
    (32-2-1)
  2. Kell Brook
    (37-2-0)
  3. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-2)
  4. Carlos Adames
    (14-0-0)
  5. Khuseyn Baysangurov
    (13-0-0)
  6. Magomed Kurbanov
    (15-0-0)
  7. John Vera
    (18-1-0)
  8. Brandon Cook
    (20-2-0)
  9. Wilky Campfort
    (25-3-0)
  10. Greg Vendetti
    (20-2-1)
  11. Sebastian Formella
    (18-0-0)
  12. Walter Wright
    (17-4-0)
  13. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-0-1)
  14. Michael Zerafa
    (25-2-0)
  15. Ted Cheeseman
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Welterweight (147lb)

WBO

Terence Crawford
(33-0-0)
WBO World Welterweight Champion
  1. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  2. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (20-0-0)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-1)
  4. Adrien Broner
    (33-3-1)
  5. Giovanni Santillan
    (24-0-0)
  6. Luis Veron
    (15-0-0)
  7. Roberto Arriaza
    (17-0-0)
  8. Mikka Shonena
    (12-0-0)
  9. Kerman Lejarraga
    (26-0-0)
  10. Jeff Horn
    (18-1-1)
  11. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
    (15-0-0)
  12. Rashidi Ellis
    (20-0-0)
  13. Karen Chukhadzhyan
    (12-1-0)
  14. Jose Benavidez
    (27-0-0)
  15. Keita Obara
    (20-3-1)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Errol Spence Jr
(24-0-0)
IBF World Welterweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Yordenis Ugas
    (23-3-0)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-1)
  4. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
    (15-0-0)
  5. Kerman Lejarraga
    (26-0-0)
  6. Keita Obara
    (20-3-1)
  7. Andre Berto
    (32-5-0)
  8. Rashidi Ellis
    (20-0-0)
  9. Carlos Adames
    (14-0-0)
  10. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  11. Cesar Barrionuevo
    (34-4-2)
  12. Carlos Ocampo
    (23-1-0)
  13. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (20-0-0)
  14. Rico Mueller
    (24-2-1)
  15. Devon Alexander
    (27-5-1)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Shawn Porter
(29-2-1)
WBC World Welterweight Champion
  1. Danny Garcia
    (34-2-0)
  2. Shawn Porter
    (29-2-1)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-1)
  4. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
    (15-0-0)
  5. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (20-0-0)
  6. Kerman Lejarraga
    (26-0-0)
  7. Andre Berto
    (32-5-0)
  8. Cesar Barrionuevo
    (34-4-2)
  9. Yordenis Ugas
    (23-3-0)
  10. Jamal James
    (24-1-0)
  11. Amir Khan
    (33-4-0)
  12. Jeff Horn
    (18-1-1)
  13. Francisco Santana
    (25-6-1)
  14. Thulani Mbenge
    (14-0-0)
  15. Fredrick Lawson
    (27-1-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Keith Thurman
(28-0-0)
WBA Super World Welterweight Champion
Manny Pacquiao
(60-7-2)
WBA World Welterweight Champion
  1. Jose Benavidez
    (27-0-0)
  2. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-1)
  3. Jamal James
    (24-1-0)
  4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (20-0-0)
  5. Amir Khan
    (33-4-0)
  6. Josesito Lopez
    (36-7-0)
  7. Alexander Besputin
    (11-0-0)
  8. Fabian Maidana
    (16-0-0)
  9. Samuel Vargas
    (29-4-2)
  10. Conor Benn
    (13-0-0)
  11. Josh Kelly
    (7-0-0)
  12. Sergey Lubkovich
    (9-0-0)
  13. Zhankhozh Turarov
    (22-0-0)
  14. Frank Rojas
    (22-1-0)
  15. Ivan Matute
    (28-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Lightweight (140lb)

WBO

Maurice Hooker
(24-0-3)
WBO World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Alex Saucedo
    (28-0-0)
  2. Jack Catterall
    (22-0-0)
  3. Hiroki Okada
    (19-0-0)
  4. Jose Zepeda
    (29-1-0)
  5. Anthony Yigit
    (21-0-1)
  6. Terry Flanagan
    (33-1-0)
  7. Liam Paro
    (14-0-0)
  8. Georgi Chelokhsaev
    (15-1-1)
  9. Josh Taylor
    (13-0-0)
  10. Fatih Keles
    (10-0-1)
  11. Logan Yoon
    (12-0-0)
  12. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (16-1-0)
  13. Maxim Dadashev
    (11-0-0)
  14. Mikkel LesPierre
    (20-0-1)
  15. Darragh Foley
    (15-2-1)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Vacant
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Ivan Baranchyk
    (18-0-0)
  3. Anthony Yigit
    (21-0-1)
  4. Akihiro Kondo
    (31-7-1)
  5. Hiroki Okada
    (19-0-0)
  6. Sergey Lipinets
    (14-1-0)
  7. Josh Taylor
    (13-0-0)
  8. Ryan Martin
    (22-0-0)
  9. Antonio DeMarco
    (33-6-1)
  10. Adrien Broner
    (33-3-1)
  11. Apinan Kongsong
    (12-0-0)
  12. Josh Leather
    (13-0-0)
  13. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (16-1-0)
  14. Alexander Duran
    (16-0-0)
  15. Jeremias Ponce
    (19-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Jose Ramirez
(23-0-0)
WBC World Super Lightweight Champion
Regis Prograis
(22-0-0)
WBC Interim World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Josh Taylor
    (13-0-0)
  2. Adrien Broner
    (33-3-1)
  3. Antonio Orozco
    (27-1-0)
  4. Jorge Linares
    (44-4-0)
  5. Viktor Postol
    (29-2-0)
  6. Mohamed Mimoune
    (20-2-0)
  7. Ryan Martin
    (22-0-0)
  8. Sergey Lipinets
    (14-1-0)
  9. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (16-1-0)
  10. Hiroki Okada
    (19-0-0)
  11. Antonio DeMarco
    (33-6-1)
  12. Amir Imam
    (21-2-0)
  13. Alberto Puello
    (15-0-0)
  14. Aik Shakhnazaryan
    (22-2-0)
  15. Fabian Maidana
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Kiryl Relikh
(22-2-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-1-0)
  2. Mario Barrios
    (22-0-0)
  3. Batyr Ahmedov
    (5-0-0)
  4. Hiroki Okada
    (19-0-0)
  5. Alberto Puello
    (15-0-0)
  6. Darragh Foley
    (15-2-1)
  7. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (13-0-0)
  8. Isa Chaniev
    (13-1-0)
  9. Marcelino Lopez
    (34-2-1)
  10. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (16-1-0)
  11. Jaider Parra
    (32-2-1)
  12. Sandor Martin
    (32-2-0)
  13. Yomar Medina
    (21-0-0)
  14. Shakhram Giyasov
    (4-0-0)
  15. Subriel Matias
    (11-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Jose Pedraza
(25-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Roman Andreev
    (21-0-0)
  2. Jose Pedraza
    (25-1-0)
  3. Nihito Arakawa
    (31-6-2)
  4. Daud Yordan
    (38-3-0)
  5. Isa Chaniev
    (13-1-0)
  6. Kye MacKenzie
    (19-1-0)
  7. Mercito Gesta
    (32-2-2)
  8. Ryan Martin
    (22-0-0)
  9. Richard Commey
    (27-2-0)
  10. George Kambosos Jnr
    (15-0-0)
  11. Denys Berinchyk
    (9-0-0)
  12. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (17-0-0)
  13. Paulus Moses
    (40-4-0)
  14. George Ashie
    (28-5-1)
  15. German Benitez
    (20-3-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Mikey Garcia
(39-0-0)
IBF World Lightweight Champion
  1. Richard Commey
    (27-2-0)
  2. Vacant
  3. Isa Chaniev
    (13-1-0)
  4. Edis Tatli
    (31-2-0)
  5. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (17-0-0)
  6. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  7. Rances Barthelemy
    (26-1-0)
  8. Roman Andreev
    (21-0-0)
  9. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (19-4-1)
  10. Emiliano Marsili
    (36-0-1)
  11. Anthony Crolla
    (33-6-3)
  12. Antonio Lozada Jr
    (40-2-1)
  13. Xiangxiang Sun
    (14-0-0)
  14. George Kambosos Jnr
    (15-0-0)
  15. Devin Haney
    (19-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Mikey Garcia
(39-0-0)
WBC World Lightweight Champion
  1. Yvan Mendy
    (40-4-1)
  2. Luke Campbell
    (18-2-0)
  3. Richard Commey
    (27-2-0)
  4. Zaur Abdullaev
    (10-0-0)
  5. Javier Fortuna
    (33-2-1)
  6. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  7. Anthony Crolla
    (33-6-3)
  8. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (17-0-0)
  9. Edis Tatli
    (31-2-0)
  10. Antonio Lozada Jr
    (40-2-1)
  11. Lewis Ritson
    (16-0-0)
  12. Raymundo Beltran
    (35-8-1)
  13. Francisco Rojo
    (22-3-0)
  14. Jose Zepeda
    (29-1-0)
  15. Marcos Villasana Jr
    (23-6-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Vasyl Lomachenko
(11-1-0)
WBA Super World Lightweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Lightweight Champion
  1. Jorge Linares
    (44-4-0)
  2. Daud Yordan
    (38-3-0)
  3. Evens Pierre
    (30-1-0)
  4. Anthony Crolla
    (33-6-3)
  5. Emiliano Marsili
    (36-0-1)
  6. Rances Barthelemy
    (26-1-0)
  7. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  8. Jose Zepeda
    (29-1-0)
  9. Cristian Baez
    (16-0-0)
  10. Lewis Ritson
    (16-0-0)
  11. Teofimo Lopez
    (10-0-0)
  12. Ryan Martin
    (22-0-0)
  13. Jackson Marinez
    (13-0-0)
  14. Zapir Rasulov
    (33-1-0)
  15. Joe Cordina
    (8-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Masayuki Ito
(24-1-1)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Evgeny Chuprakov
    (20-0-0)
  2. Francisco Vargas
    (25-1-2)
  3. Jeremiah Nakathila
    (16-1-0)
  4. Ryan Garcia
    (16-0-0)
  5. Lamont Roach
    (17-0-1)
  6. Christopher Diaz
    (23-1-0)
  7. Masaru Sueyoshi
    (18-1-0)
  8. Lee Selby
    (26-2-0)
  9. Mikhail Alexeev
    (12-0-0)
  10. Orlando Salido
    (44-14-4)
  11. James Tennyson
    (22-2-0)
  12. Francisco Fonseca
    (22-1-1)
  13. Avery Sparrow
    (9-1-0)
  14. Joe Noynay
    (14-2-1)
  15. Leon Woodstock
    (11-0-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Tevin Farmer
(26-4-1)
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois
    (46-1-0)
  4. Devis Boschiero
    (46-5-2)
  5. Jono Carroll
    (16-0-0)
  6. Shavkat Rakhimov
    (13-0-0)
  7. James Tennyson
    (22-2-0)
  8. Lee Selby
    (26-2-0)
  9. Evgeny Chuprakov
    (20-0-0)
  10. Denis Shafikov
    (40-4-1)
  11. Rene Alvarado
    (29-8-0)
  12. Azinga Fuzile
    (11-0-0)
  13. Jose Romero
    (19-0-0)
  14. Francisco Fonseca
    (22-1-1)
  15. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-8-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Miguel Berchelt
(34-1-0)
WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Miguel Roman
    (60-12-0)
  2. Francisco Vargas
    (25-1-2)
  3. Eduardo Hernandez
    (26-0-0)
  4. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (66-10-0)
  5. Shavkat Rakhimov
    (13-0-0)
  6. Jezreel Corrales
    (22-2-0)
  7. Edner Cherry
    (37-7-2)
  8. Jason Sosa
    (21-3-4)
  9. Jon Fernandez
    (16-0-0)
  10. Rene Alvarado
    (29-8-0)
  11. Denis Shafikov
    (40-4-1)
  12. Guillaume Frenois
    (46-1-0)
  13. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-8-0)
  14. Bryan Vasquez
    (36-3-0)
  15. Ryan Garcia
    (16-0-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Gervonta Davis
(20-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion
Alberto Machado
(20-0-0)
WBA World Super Featherweight Champion
  1. Rene Alvarado
    (29-8-0)
  2. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-8-0)
  3. Bryan Vasquez
    (36-3-0)
  4. Carlos Morales
    (17-3-3)
  5. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  6. Ryan Garcia
    (16-0-0)
  7. Rafael Mensah
    (31-1-0)
  8. Jesus Cuellar
    (28-3-0)
  9. Francisco Vargas
    (25-1-2)
  10. Yuandale Evans
    (20-1-0)
  11. Jezreel Corrales
    (22-2-0)
  12. Billel Dib
    (22-3-0)
  13. Andrew Cancio
    (19-4-2)
  14. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (12-0-0)
  15. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov
    (12-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Oscar Valdez
(24-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
Carl Frampton
(26-1-0)
WBO Interim World Featherweight Champion
  1. Mark Magsayo
    (18-0-0)
  2. Sakaria Lukas
    (21-0-0)
  3. Genesis Servania
    (31-1-0)
  4. Oleg Malynovskyi
    (23-0-0)
  5. Luke Jackson
    (16-1-0)
  6. Manuel Avila
    (23-1-0)
  7. Joet Gonzalez
    (20-0-0)
  8. Ryan Walsh
    (22-2-2)
  9. Richard Pumicpic
    (21-8-2)
  10. Erick Ituarte
    (20-1-1)
  11. Nathaniel May
    (19-1-0)
  12. Luis Lebron
    (13-0-1)
  13. Toka Clary
    (25-1-0)
  14. Kid Galahad
    (24-0-0)
  15. Miguel Marriaga
    (26-3-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Josh Warrington
(27-0-0)
IBF World Featherweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kid Galahad
    (24-0-0)
  4. Nathaniel May
    (19-1-0)
  5. Satoshi Shimizu
    (7-0-0)
  6. Reiya Abe
    (18-2-0)
  7. Mark Magsayo
    (18-0-0)
  8. Toka Clary
    (25-1-0)
  9. Genesis Servania
    (31-1-0)
  10. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  11. Sofiane Takoucht
    (33-3-1)
  12. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  13. Jesus Sanchez
    (9-1-0)
  14. Carmine Tommasone
    (18-0-0)
  15. Lerato Dlamini
    (11-1-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(29-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Mark Magsayo
    (18-0-0) [M]
  2. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  3. Joseph Diaz
    (27-1-0)
  4. Claudio Marrero
    (23-2-0)
  5. Satoshi Shimizu
    (7-0-0)
  6. Kid Galahad
    (24-0-0)
  7. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (10-0-0)
  8. Scott Quigg
    (34-2-2)
  9. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  10. Can Xu
    (14-2-0)
  11. Kiko Martinez
    (38-8-2)
  12. Genesis Servania
    (31-1-0)
  13. Andres Gutierrez
    (36-2-1)
  14. Marc Vidal
    (11-1-5)
  15. Miguel Marriaga
    (26-3-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(35-1-1)
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion
Jesus Rojas
(26-2-2)
WBA World Featherweight Champion
  1. Jack Tepora
    (22-0-0)
  2. Can Xu
    (14-2-0)
  3. Genesis Servania
    (31-1-0)
  4. Tyler McCreary
    (15-0-0)
  5. Tomoki Kameda
    (35-2-0)
  6. Claudio Marrero
    (23-2-0)
  7. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  8. Shun Kubo
    (13-1-0)
  9. Edivaldo Ortega
    (26-2-1)
  10. Toka Clary
    (25-1-0)
  11. Joseph Diaz
    (27-1-0)
  12. Jessie Rosales
    (22-1-1)
  13. Robin Zamora
    (12-4-0)
  14. Duarn Vue
    (14-1-2)
  15. Hector Sarmiento
    (19-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Isaac Dogboe
(20-0-0)
WBO World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  2. Emanuel Navarrete
    (25-1-0)
  3. Juan Elorde
    (26-1-0)
  4. Thomas Ward
    (24-0-0)
  5. Albert Pagara
    (30-1-0)
  6. Hidenori Otake
    (31-3-3)
  7. Jessie Magdaleno
    (25-1-0)
  8. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  9. Tomoki Kameda
    (35-2-0)
  10. Jose Velasquez
    (21-6-2)
  11. Tramaine Williams
    (15-0-0)
  12. Arnold Khegai
    (13-0-1)
  13. Yenifel Vicente
    (33-3-2)
  14. Isaac Sackey
    (22-0-1)
  15. Jeo Santisima
    (16-2-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

TJ Doheny
(20-0-0)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Tomoki Kameda
    (35-2-0)
  4. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (25-3-0)
  5. Shingo Wake
    (25-5-2)
  6. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  7. Albert Pagara
    (30-1-0)
  8. Thomas Ward
    (24-0-0)
  9. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  10. Abigail Medina
    (19-3-2)
  11. Gavin McDonnell
    (20-1-2)
  12. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  13. Arnold Khegai
    (13-0-1)
  14. Ryohei Takahashi
    (16-3-1)
  15. Yenifel Vicente
    (33-3-2)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Rey Vargas
(32-0-0)
WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Abigail Medina
    (19-3-2)
  2. Tomoki Kameda
    (35-2-0)
  3. Jessie Magdaleno
    (25-1-0)
  4. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  5. Julio Ceja
    (32-3-0)
  6. Franklin Manzanilla
    (18-4-0)
  7. Shingo Wake
    (25-5-2)
  8. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  9. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (14-3-0)
  10. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  11. Thomas Ward
    (24-0-0)
  12. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (25-3-0)
  13. Yusaku Kuga
    (16-3-1)
  14. Jamie McDonnell
    (29-3-1)
  15. Hugo Ruiz
    (37-4-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Daniel Roman
(25-2-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Emanuel Navarrete
    (25-1-0)
  2. Gavin McDonnell
    (20-1-2)
  3. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  4. Moises Flores
    (25-1-0)
  5. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  6. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (4-0-0)
  7. Brandon Figueroa
    (16-0-0)
  8. Alberto Melian
    (3-0-0)
  9. Oleksandr Yegorov
    (20-1-1)
  10. Belmar Preciado
    (18-1-1)
  11. Franklin Manzanilla
    (18-4-0)
  12. Alexander Mejia
    (9-1-0)
  13. Rico Ramos
    (29-5-0)
  14. Edixon Perez
    (16-2-0)
  15. Neslan Machado
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

Zolani Tete
(27-3-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Juan Payano
    (20-1-0)
  2. Jason Moloney
    (17-0-0)
  3. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
  4. Ricardo Franco
    (21-2-0)
  5. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (17-2-2)
  6. Mzuvukile Magwaca
    (20-0-3)
  7. Nonito Donaire
    (38-5-0)
  8. Takuma Inoue
    (12-0-0)
  9. Joseph Agbeko
    (34-5-0)
  10. Mikhail Aloyan
    (4-0-0)
  11. Prince Patel
    (16-0-1)
  12. Ryo Akaho
    (32-2-2)
  13. Lee Haskins
    (35-4-0)
  14. Nikolay Potapov
    (18-1-1)
  15. Carl Martin
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Emmanuel Rodriguez
(18-0-0)
IBF World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Jason Moloney
    (17-0-0)
  4. Lee Haskins
    (35-4-0)
  5. Kenny Demecillo
    (14-4-2)
  6. Michael Dasmarinas
    (28-2-0)
  7. Paul Butler
    (26-2-0)
  8. Ryo Akaho
    (32-2-2)
  9. Joshua Greer Jr
    (17-1-1)
  10. Sukpraserd Ponpitak
    (20-9-0)
  11. Ricardo Franco
    (21-2-0)
  12. Karim Guerfi
    (27-4-0)
  13. Prince Patel
    (16-0-1)
  14. Josh Wale
    (26-9-2)
  15. Tenta Kiyose
    (15-2-1)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Vacant
WBC World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Nordine Oubaali
    (14-0-0)
  2. Tassana Sanpattan
    (47-0-0)
  3. Mark Yap
    (29-13-0)
  4. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-2-0)
  5. Carlos Cuadras
    (37-3-1)
  6. Michael Dasmarinas
    (28-2-0)
  7. Juan Payano
    (20-1-0)
  8. Lee Haskins
    (35-4-0)
  9. Jason Moloney
    (17-0-0)
  10. Takuma Inoue
    (12-0-0)
  11. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (42-1-1)
  12. Liborio Solis
    (27-5-1)
  13. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-0)
  14. Oscar Negrete
    (18-1-0)
  15. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Ryan Burnett
(19-0-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Naoya Inoue
(16-0-0)
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Reymart Gaballo
    (19-0-0)
  2. Jason Moloney
    (17-0-0)
  3. Liborio Solis
    (27-5-1)
  4. Juan Payano
    (20-1-0)
  5. Mikhail Aloyan
    (4-0-0)
  6. Nonito Donaire
    (38-5-0)
  7. Shingo Wake
    (25-5-2)
  8. Jamie McDonnell
    (29-3-1)
  9. Yonfrez Parejo
    (21-3-1)
  10. Stephon Young
    (17-1-3)
  11. Alexander Espinoza
    (16-1-2)
  12. Tenta Kiyose
    (15-2-1)
  13. Leosdan Nunez
    (7-0-0)
  14. Nordine Oubaali
    (14-0-0)
  15. Lorenzo Parra II
    (17-1-0)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Super Flyweight (115lb)

WBO

Vacant
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Donnie Nietes
    (41-1-5)
  2. Aston Palicte
    (24-2-1)
  3. McWilliams Arroyo
    (17-4-0)
  4. Jose Martinez
    (20-0-2)
  5. Ryuichi Funai
    (30-7-0)
  6. Sho Ishida
    (26-1-0)
  7. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  8. Keyvin Lara
    (26-2-1)
  9. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  10. McJoe Arroyo
    (18-2-0)
  11. Hirofumi Mukai
    (16-6-3)
  12. Alexandru Marin
    (16-0-0)
  13. Antonio Nieves
    (18-2-2)
  14. Sunny Edwards
    (8-0-0)
  15. Rex Tso
    (22-0-0)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Jerwin Ancajas
(30-1-1)
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Ryuichi Funai
    (30-7-0)
  4. Alexandru Marin
    (16-0-0)
  5. Sho Ishida
    (26-1-0)
  6. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  7. Victor Olivo
    (15-2-1)
  8. Yanga Sigqibo
    (11-1-1)
  9. Junto Nakatani
    (16-0-0)
  10. Jonas Sultan
    (14-4-0)
  11. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  12. Gideon Buthelezi
    (21-5-0)
  13. McJoe Arroyo
    (18-2-0)
  14. Alejandro Barrios
    (16-2-4)
  15. Jay Harris
    (13-0-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
(46-4-1)
WBC World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Juan Estrada
    (37-3-0)
  2. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  3. McWilliams Arroyo
    (17-4-0)
  4. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  5. Pedro Guevara
    (32-3-1)
  6. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  7. Felipe Orucuta
    (36-5-0)
  8. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  9. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (28-4-1)
  10. Ryuichi Funai
    (30-7-0)
  11. John Casimero
    (25-4-0)
  12. Iran Diaz
    (14-2-3)
  13. Sho Ishida
    (26-1-0)
  14. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  15. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Khalid Yafai
(24-0-0)
WBA World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  2. Kazuto Ioka
    (23-1-0)
  3. Miguel Gonzalez
    (28-1-0)
  4. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  5. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
  6. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  7. Sho Ishida
    (26-1-0)
  8. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  9. Vincent Legrand
    (27-0-0)
  10. Charlie Edwards
    (13-1-0)
  11. Takuma Inoue
    (12-0-0)
  12. Elton Dharry
    (23-5-1)
  13. Ryuichi Funai
    (30-7-0)
  14. Damien Vazquez
    (14-0-0)
  15. Max Ornelas
    (12-0-1)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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Flyweight (112lb)

WBO

Sho Kimura
(17-1-2)
WBO World Flyweight Champion
  1. Kosei Tanaka
    (11-0-0)
  2. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (28-4-1)
  3. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  4. Masahiro Sakamoto
    (13-1-0)
  5. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (21-2-1)
  6. Vincent Legrand
    (27-0-0)
  7. Giemel Magramo
    (21-1-0)
  8. Mirco Martin
    (12-0-0)
  9. Andrew Selby
    (10-0-0)
  10. Angel Moreno
    (18-2-2)
  11. Milan Melindo
    (37-3-0)
  12. Ricardo Sandoval
    (13-1-0)
  13. Junto Nakatani
    (16-0-0)
  14. Wenfeng Ge
    (11-0-0)
  15. Jayr Raquinel
    (10-0-1)
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

IBF

Moruti Mthalane
(36-2-0)
IBF World Flyweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Andrew Selby
    (10-0-0)
  4. Komgrich Nantapech
    (24-5-0)
  5. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  6. Charlie Edwards
    (13-1-0)
  7. Mohammed Obbadi
    (16-1-0)
  8. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  9. Jayr Raquinel
    (10-0-1)
  10. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (21-2-1)
  11. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  12. Takuya Kogawa
    (29-5-1)
  13. Wenfeng Ge
    (11-0-0)
  14. Keiver Fernandez
    (17-0-1)
  15. Masahiro Sakamoto
    (13-1-0)
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2018

WBC

Cristofer Rosales
(28-3-0)
WBC World Flyweight Champion
  1. Andrew Selby
    (10-0-0)
  2. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  3. Julio Aguilar
    (11-1-0)
  4. Junto Nakatani
    (16-0-0)
  5. Moises Fuentes
    (25-6-1)
  6. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (67-5-0)
  7. Vincent Legrand
    (27-0-0)
  8. Thomas Masson
    (17-4-1)
  9. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  10. Giemel Magramo
    (21-1-0)
  11. Brian Viloria
    (38-6-0)
  12. Ulises Lara
    (20-16-2)
  13. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (21-2-1)
  14. Joebert Alvarez
    (18-2-2)
  15. Jayr Raquinel
    (10-0-1)
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2018

WBA

Artem Dalakian
(17-0-0)
WBA World Flyweight Champion
  1. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  2. Sarawut Thawornkham
    (20-1-0)
  3. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (67-5-0)
  4. Gregorio Lebron
    (21-4-0)
  5. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (21-2-1)
  6. Charlie Hoy
    (15-0-0)
  7. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (50-4-0)
  8. Giemel Magramo
    (21-1-0)
  9. Froilan Saludar
    (28-3-1)
  10. Jaysever Abcede
    (16-8-0)
  11. Josber Perez
    (12-1-0)
  12. Keiver Fernandez
    (17-0-1)
  13. Gideon Buthelezi
    (21-5-0)
  14. Mohammed Obbadi
    (16-1-0)
  15. Maximino Flores
    (23-4-1)
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2018
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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