Boxing Rankings

Heavyweight (200lb+)

WBO

Anthony Joshua
(22-0-0)
WBO World Heavyweight Champion
  1. Dillian Whyte
    (25-1-0)
  2. Tom Schwarz
    (23-0-0)
  3. Jarrell Miller
    (23-0-1)
  4. Oscar Rivas
    (26-0-0)
  5. Zhilei Zhang
    (20-0-0)
  6. Tyrone Spong
    (13-0-0)
  7. Kyotaro Fujimoto
    (20-1-0)
  8. Junior Fa
    (16-0-0)
  9. Agit Kabayel
    (18-0-0)
  10. Bryant Jennings
    (24-3-0)
  11. Otto Wallin
    (20-0-0)
  12. Christian Hammer
    (24-5-0)
  13. Ali Demirezen
    (10-0-0)
  14. Richard Lartey
    (14-1-0)
  15. Filip Hrgovic
    (7-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019
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Cruiserweight (200lb)

WBO

Oleksandr Usyk
(16-0-0)
WBO World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  2. Imre Szello
    (22-0-0)
  3. Mairis Briedis
    (25-1-0)
  4. Artur Mann
    (15-0-0)
  5. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  6. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  7. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  8. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  9. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  10. Andrzej Fonfara
    (30-5-0)
  11. Maksim Vlasov
    (42-3-0)
  12. Huseyin Cinkara
    (12-0-0)
  13. Nikola Milacic
    (19-1-0)
  14. Dilan Prasovic
    (10-0-0)
  15. Juergen Uldedaj
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Oleksandr Usyk
(16-0-0)
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion
  1. Andrew Tabiti
    (17-0-0)
  2. (--)
  3. Yunier Dorticos
    (23-1-0)
  4. Yury Kashinsky
    (17-0-0)
  5. Imre Szello
    (22-0-0)
  6. Murat Gassiev
    (26-1-0)
  7. Bilal Laggoune
    (24-1-2)
  8. Ruslan Fayfer
    (23-1-0)
  9. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  10. Artur Mann
    (15-0-0)
  11. Mairis Briedis
    (25-1-0)
  12. Ryad Merhy
    (27-1-0)
  13. Jai Opetaia
    (16-0-0)
  14. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
    (56-4-1)
  15. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-5-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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
    (10-0-0)
  7. Alexey Egorov
    (7-0-0)
  8. Firat Arslan
    (44-8-3)
  9. Tony Bellew
    (30-3-1)
  10. Mateusz Masternak
    (41-5-0)
  11. Mike Perez
    (24-3-1)
  12. Richard Riakporhe
    (8-0-0)
  13. Imre Szello
    (22-0-0)
  14. Jianzheng Wang
    (9-0-0)
  15. Mike Wilson
    (19-1-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Light Heavyweight (175lb)

WBO

Sergey Kovalev
(33-3-1)
WBO World Light heavyweight Champion
  1. Anthony Yarde
    (17-0-0)
  2. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  3. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  4. Robert Parzeczewski
    (22-1-0)
  5. Sergey Kovalev
    (33-3-1)
  6. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  7. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  8. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-2-0)
  9. Emil Markic
    (29-2-0)
  10. Blake Caparello
    (28-3-1)
  11. Adam Deines
    (16-0-1)
  12. Trevor McCumby
    (25-0-0)
  13. Lenin Castillo
    (19-2-1)
  14. Igor Mikhalkin
    (22-2-0)
  15. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 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. Anthony Yarde
    (17-0-0)
  6. Adam Deines
    (16-0-1)
  7. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  8. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
  9. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
  10. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
  11. Sullivan Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  12. Joshua Buatsi
    (9-0-0)
  13. Michael Lee
    (13-7-1)
  14. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  15. Callum Johnson
    (17-1-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(16-0-0)
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
    (28-3-1)
  8. Doudou Ngumbu
    (38-8-0)
  9. Sven Fornling
    (15-1-0)
  10. Isaac Chilemba
    (25-6-2)
  11. Felix Valera
    (17-2-0)
  12. Sean Monaghan
    (29-2-0)
  13. Enrico Koelling
    (26-3-0)
  14. Radivoje Kalajdzic
    (24-1-0)
  15. Karo Murat
    (32-4-1)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Dmitry Bivol
(15-0-0)
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
    (9-0-0)
  6. Badou Jack
    (22-2-3)
  7. Umar Salamov
    (23-1-0)
  8. Joe Smith Jr
    (24-2-0)
  9. Mike Lee
    (21-0-0)
  10. Charles Foster
    (17-0-0)
  11. Reagan Dessaix
    (16-1-0)
  12. Fanlong Meng
    (14-0-0)
  13. Dominic Boesel
    (28-1-0)
  14. Pierre Dibombe
    (15-0-1)
  15. Jean Pascal
    (33-6-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Middleweight (168lb)

WBO

Gilberto Ramirez
(39-0-0)
WBO World Super Middleweight Champion
  1. Shefat Isufi
    (27-3-2)
  2. Jesse Hart
    (25-2-0)
  3. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  4. Rohan Murdock
    (24-1-0)
  5. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  6. Chris Eubank Jr
    (27-2-0)
  7. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  8. Juergen Braehmer
    (50-3-0)
  9. Arthur Abraham
    (47-6-0)
  10. Emmanuel Martey
    (14-0-0)
  11. Aslambek Idigov
    (15-0-0)
  12. Mate Kis
    (13-0-2)
  13. Patrick Rokohl
    (16-0-0)
  14. Roamer Angulo
    (24-1-0)
  15. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 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. Fedor Chudinov
    (18-2-0)
  3. Bilal Akkawy
    (19-0-1)
  4. Chris Eubank Jr
    (27-2-0)
  5. Zach Parker
    (17-0-0)
  6. Rocky Fielding
    (27-2-0)
  7. Vincent Feigenbutz
    (30-2-0)
  8. Derrick Webster
    (28-1-0)
  9. Lennox Allen
    (21-0-1)
  10. Jayde Mitchell
    (18-1-0)
  11. Erik Bazinyan
    (22-0-0)
  12. Zac Dunn
    (27-1-0)
  13. Julio Alamos
    (11-0-0)
  14. Vladimir Shishkin
    (8-0-0)
  15. Aidos Yerbossynuly
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Middleweight (160lb)

WBO

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

IBF

Daniel Jacobs
(35-2-0)
IBF World Middleweight Champion
  1. (--)
  2. Jack Culcay
    (25-3-0)
  3. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (12-1-0)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (18-0-0)
  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. Gerome Quigley Jr
    (18-0-0)
  10. Steve Rolls
    (19-0-0)
  11. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  12. Liam Cameron
    (21-5-0)
  13. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  14. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  15. Wes Capper
    (19-2-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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
    (18-0-0)
  3. Hassan N'Dam
    (37-3-0)
  4. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  5. Billy Saunders
    (27-0-0)
  6. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  7. Jack Culcay
    (25-3-0)
  8. Yamaguchi Falcao
    (16-0-0)
  9. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
    (12-1-0)
  10. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  11. Steven Butler
    (26-1-1)
  12. Matt Korobov
    (28-2-0)
  13. Luis Arias
    (18-1-1)
  14. Gabriel Rosado
    (24-11-1)
  15. Immanuwel Aleem
    (18-1-1)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Saul Canelo
(51-1-2)
WBA Super World Middleweight Champion
Rob Brant
(24-1-0)
WBA World Middleweight Champion
  1. David Lemieux
    (40-4-0)
  2. Gennady Golovkin
    (38-1-1)
  3. Brandon Adams
    (21-2-0)
  4. Kamil Szeremeta
    (18-0-0)
  5. Magomed Madiev
    (12-0-1)
  6. Esquiva Falcao
    (22-0-0)
  7. Ryota Murata
    (14-2-0)
  8. Khasan Baysangurov
    (17-0-0)
  9. David Papot
    (22-0-0)
  10. Maciej Sulecki
    (27-1-0)
  11. Jason Quigley
    (15-0-0)
  12. Dormedes Potes
    (11-1-1)
  13. Patrice Volny
    (13-0-0)
  14. Andrew Francillette
    (21-1-1)
  15. Alfonso Blanco
    (13-1-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Welterweight (154lb)

WBO

Jaime Munguia
(32-0-0)
WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Dennis Hogan
    (28-1-1)
  2. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  3. Takeshi Inoue
    (13-1-1)
  4. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  5. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  6. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  7. Predrag Radosevic
    (33-2-0)
  8. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  9. Carlos Adames
    (16-0-0)
  10. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  11. Patrick Allotey
    (40-3-0)
  12. Thomas Lamanna
    (27-2-1)
  13. Liam Smith
    (26-2-1)
  14. James Metcalf
    (18-0-0)
  15. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Jarrett Hurd
(23-0-0)
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion
  1. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  2. (--)
  3. Magomed Kurbanov
    (16-0-0)
  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
    (16-0-0)
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev
    (15-0-0)
  11. Jeison Rosario
    (17-1-1)
  12. Dwight Ritchie
    (18-1-0)
  13. Sergio Garcia
    (29-0-0)
  14. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
  15. Liam Williams
    (19-2-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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. Maciej Sulecki
    (27-1-0)
  5. Erickson Lubin
    (20-1-0)
  6. Austin Trout
    (31-5-0)
  7. Carlos Adames
    (16-0-0)
  8. Cedric Vitu
    (47-3-0)
  9. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  10. Patrick Day
    (17-2-1)
  11. Roberto Garcia
    (41-4-0)
  12. Magomed Kurbanov
    (16-0-0)
  13. Liam Williams
    (19-2-1)
  14. Zakaria Attou
    (28-6-2)
  15. Orlando Fiordigiglio
    (30-2-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Jarrett Hurd
(23-0-0)
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Champion
Brian Castano
(15-0-0)
WBA World Super Welterweight Champion
  1. Kell Brook
    (38-2-0)
  2. Erislandy Lara
    (25-3-2)
  3. Jermell Charlo
    (31-1-0)
  4. Julian Williams
    (26-1-1)
  5. Carlos Adames
    (16-0-0)
  6. Aram Amirkhanyan
    (12-0-1)
  7. Magomed Kurbanov
    (16-0-0)
  8. Wilky Campfort
    (25-3-0)
  9. Israil Madrimov
    (1-0-0)
  10. Mark DeLuca
    (22-1-0)
  11. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  12. Michael Zerafa
    (25-3-0)
  13. Patrick Teixeira
    (29-1-0)
  14. Ted Cheeseman
    (15-1-0)
  15. Nursultan Zhangabayev
    (6-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Welterweight (147lb)

WBO

Terence Crawford
(34-0-0)
WBO World Welterweight Champion
  1. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-0)
  2. Amir Khan
    (33-4-0)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-2)
  4. Luis Veron
    (17-0-0)
  5. Kerman Lejarraga
    (27-0-0)
  6. Giovanni Santillan
    (24-0-0)
  7. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  8. Sebastian Formella
    (20-0-0)
  9. Mikka Shonena
    (13-0-0)
  10. Rashidi Ellis
    (21-0-0)
  11. Diego Ramirez
    (17-2-0)
  12. Luis Collazo
    (38-7-0)
  13. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (15-0-0)
  14. Karen Chukhadzhyan
    (13-1-0)
  15. Keita Obara
    (20-3-1)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Errol Spence Jr
(24-0-0)
IBF World Welterweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. (--)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-2)
  4. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (15-0-0)
  5. Kerman Lejarraga
    (27-0-0)
  6. Keita Obara
    (20-3-1)
  7. Andre Berto
    (32-5-0)
  8. Rashidi Ellis
    (21-0-0)
  9. Alexander Besputin
    (12-0-0)
  10. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-0)
  11. Custio Clayton
    (15-0-0)
  12. Carlos Ocampo
    (23-1-0)
  13. Rico Mueller
    (24-2-1)
  14. Bakhtiyar Eyubov
    (14-0-0)
  15. Devon Alexander
    (27-5-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Shawn Porter
(29-2-1)
WBC World Welterweight Champion
  1. Danny Garcia
    (34-2-0)
  2. Kerman Lejarraga
    (27-0-0)
  3. Jessie Vargas
    (28-2-2)
  4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-0)
  5. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
    (15-0-0)
  6. Yordenis Ugas
    (23-3-0)
  7. Josesito Lopez
    (36-8-0)
  8. Andre Berto
    (32-5-0)
  9. Thulani Mbenge
    (15-0-0)
  10. Adrian Granados
    (20-6-2)
  11. Jeff Horn
    (19-1-1)
  12. Jamal James
    (24-1-0)
  13. Mikael Zewski
    (32-1-0)
  14. Thomas Dulorme
    (24-3-1)
  15. Francisco Santana
    (25-6-1)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 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
    (24-1-0)
  4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
    (21-0-0)
  5. Kerman Lejarraga
    (27-0-0)
  6. Conor Benn
    (13-0-0)
  7. Josh Kelly
    (8-0-0)
  8. Sergey Lubkovich
    (10-0-0)
  9. Adrien Broner
    (33-4-1)
  10. Josesito Lopez
    (36-8-0)
  11. Samuel Vargas
    (30-4-2)
  12. Cameron Hammond
    (18-1-0)
  13. Miguel Cruz
    (18-1-0)
  14. Radzhab Butaev
    (10-0-0)
  15. Johan Perez
    (24-5-2)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Lightweight (140lb)

WBO

Maurice Hooker
(25-0-3)
WBO World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Jack Catterall
    (23-0-0)
  2. Hiroki Okada
    (19-1-0)
  3. Arnold Barboza Jr
    (20-0-0)
  4. Liam Paro
    (15-0-0)
  5. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  6. Chris Algieri
    (23-3-0)
  7. Georgi Chelokhsaev
    (16-1-1)
  8. Josh Taylor
    (14-0-0)
  9. Jean Torres
    (14-0-0)
  10. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  11. Logan Yoon
    (15-0-0)
  12. Fatih Keles
    (10-0-1)
  13. Vergil Ortiz Jr
    (12-0-0)
  14. Mikkel LesPierre
    (21-0-1)
  15. Sebastian Aguirre
    (16-3-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Ivan Baranchyk
(19-0-0)
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. (--)
  3. Josh Taylor
    (14-0-0)
  4. Akihiro Kondo
    (31-7-1)
  5. Hiroki Okada
    (19-1-0)
  6. Apinan Kongsong
    (14-0-0)
  7. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  8. Anthony Yigit
    (21-1-1)
  9. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  10. Alexander Duran
    (17-0-0)
  11. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (15-0-0)
  12. Ryan Martin
    (22-1-0)
  13. Subriel Matias
    (12-0-0)
  14. Sonny Fredrickson
    (20-1-0)
  15. Jeremias Ponce
    (22-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Jose Ramirez
(24-0-0)
WBC World Super Lightweight Champion
Regis Prograis
(23-0-0)
WBC Interim 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. Sergey Lipinets
    (14-1-0)
  6. Yves Ulysse Jr
    (17-1-0)
  7. Maxim Dadashev
    (12-0-0)
  8. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-2-0)
  9. Antonio Orozco
    (27-1-0)
  10. Hiroki Okada
    (19-1-0)
  11. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  12. Raymundo Beltran
    (36-8-1)
  13. Subriel Matias
    (12-0-0)
  14. Jose Zepeda
    (30-2-0)
  15. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Kiryl Relikh
(23-2-0)
WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
  1. Mario Barrios
    (22-0-0)
  2. Batyr Ahmedov
    (5-0-0)
  3. Hiroki Okada
    (19-1-0)
  4. Alberto Puello
    (16-0-0)
  5. Shohjahon Ergashev
    (15-0-0)
  6. Eduard Troyanovsky
    (27-2-0)
  7. Sandor Martin
    (33-2-0)
  8. Robbie Davies Jnr
    (17-1-0)
  9. Yomar Medina
    (22-1-0)
  10. Esneiker Correa
    (11-2-1)
  11. Subriel Matias
    (12-0-0)
  12. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  13. Kendo Castaneda
    (15-0-0)
  14. Baishanbo Nasiyiwula
    (15-2-1)
  15. Shakhram Giyasov
    (6-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Lightweight (135lb)

WBO

Vasyl Lomachenko
(12-1-0)
WBO World Lightweight Champion
  1. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  2. Mercito Gesta
    (32-2-2)
  3. Edis Tatli
    (31-2-0)
  4. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (29-1-0)
  5. Jose Pedraza
    (25-2-0)
  6. Nihito Arakawa
    (32-6-2)
  7. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  8. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  9. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  10. Teofimo Lopez
    (12-0-0)
  11. Denys Berinchyk
    (10-0-0)
  12. Antonio Moran
    (24-3-0)
  13. Felix Verdejo
    (24-1-0)
  14. Antonio Lozada Jr
    (40-2-1)
  15. Craig Evans
    (19-2-2)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Richard Commey
(28-2-0)
IBF World Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Edis Tatli
    (31-2-0)
  4. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  5. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-0)
  6. Roman Andreev
    (22-0-0)
  7. Emiliano Marsili
    (37-0-1)
  8. George Kambosos Jnr
    (16-0-0)
  9. Teofimo Lopez
    (12-0-0)
  10. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  11. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  12. Emmanuel Tagoe
    (29-1-0)
  13. Xiangxiang Sun
    (15-0-0)
  14. Gustavo Lemos
    (20-0-0)
  15. Isa Chaniev
    (13-2-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Mikey Garcia
(39-0-0)
WBC World Lightweight Champion
  1. Luke Campbell
    (19-2-0)
  2. Zaur Abdullaev
    (10-0-0)
  3. Anthony Crolla
    (34-6-3)
  4. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  5. Teofimo Lopez
    (12-0-0)
  6. Javier Fortuna
    (34-2-1)
  7. Jose Pedraza
    (25-2-0)
  8. Yvan Mendy
    (41-5-1)
  9. Masayoshi Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  10. Edis Tatli
    (31-2-0)
  11. Jorge Linares
    (45-5-0)
  12. Antonio Lozada Jr
    (40-2-1)
  13. Aik Shakhnazaryan
    (23-2-0)
  14. Ryan Garcia
    (17-0-0)
  15. Francesco Patera
    (20-3-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Vasyl Lomachenko
(12-1-0)
WBA Super World Lightweight Champion
Vacant
WBA World Lightweight Champion
  1. Anthony Crolla
    (34-6-3)
  2. Rances Barthelemy
    (27-1-0)
  3. Robert Easter Jr
    (21-1-0)
  4. Emiliano Marsili
    (37-0-1)
  5. Daud Yordan
    (38-4-0)
  6. Evens Pierre
    (30-1-0)
  7. Devin Haney
    (21-0-0)
  8. Teofimo Lopez
    (12-0-0)
  9. Jorge Linares
    (45-5-0)
  10. Cristian Baez
    (16-0-0)
  11. Jackson Marinez
    (15-0-0)
  12. Jaider Parra
    (33-2-1)
  13. Josh O Reilly
    (14-0-0)
  14. Zapir Rasulov
    (33-1-0)
  15. Joe Cordina
    (8-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Featherweight (130lb)

WBO

Masayuki Ito
(25-1-1)
WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Ryan Garcia
    (17-0-0)
  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. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  8. Lee Selby
    (26-2-0)
  9. Sam Bowen
    (14-0-0)
  10. Jaber Zayani
    (15-0-0)
  11. Joe Noynay
    (16-2-1)
  12. Archie Sharp
    (14-0-0)
  13. Andy Vences
    (21-0-1)
  14. Masao Nakamura
    (25-3-0)
  15. Zoltan Kovacs
    (23-5-1)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Tevin Farmer
(28-4-1)
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois
    (46-1-1)
  4. Jono Carroll
    (16-0-1)
  5. Shavkat Rakhimov
    (13-0-0)
  6. Azinga Fuzile
    (13-0-0)
  7. Lee Selby
    (26-2-0)
  8. Denis Shafikov
    (40-4-1)
  9. Jamel Herring
    (19-2-0)
  10. Martin Ward
    (27-4-1)
  11. Jose Romero
    (21-0-0)
  12. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  13. Kazuhiro Nishitani
    (19-4-1)
  14. Ricardo Nunez
    (29-8-0)
  15. Zoltan Kovacs
    (23-5-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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. Miguel Roman
    (60-13-0)
  4. Shavkat Rakhimov
    (13-0-0)
  5. Edner Cherry
    (37-7-2)
  6. Jason Sosa
    (22-3-4)
  7. Rene Alvarado
    (30-8-0)
  8. Tomas Rojas
    (50-16-1)
  9. Jhonny Gonzalez
    (66-11-0)
  10. O'Shaquie Foster
    (14-2-0)
  11. Andres Gutierrez
    (37-2-1)
  12. Jonathan Oquendo
    (30-5-0)
  13. Azinga Fuzile
    (13-0-0)
  14. Andy Vences
    (21-0-1)
  15. Jon Fernandez
    (17-1-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 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
    (29-8-0)
  3. Bryan Vasquez
    (37-3-0)
  4. Ryan Garcia
    (17-0-0)
  5. Abner Mares
    (31-3-1)
  6. Edner Cherry
    (37-7-2)
  7. Freddy Fonseca
    (26-2-1)
  8. Andrew Cancio
    (20-4-2)
  9. Hugo Ruiz
    (39-5-0)
  10. Billel Dib
    (22-3-0)
  11. Akzhol Sulaimanbek
    (13-0-0)
  12. Jayson Velez
    (27-5-1)
  13. Abraham Nova
    (14-0-0)
  14. Roger Gutierrez
    (21-3-1)
  15. Tony Gomez
    (10-6-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Featherweight (126lb)

WBO

Oscar Valdez
(25-0-0)
WBO World Featherweight Champion
  1. Genesis Servania
    (32-2-0)
  2. Oleg Malynovskyi
    (23-0-0)
  3. Jessie Magdaleno
    (25-1-0)
  4. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  5. Christopher Diaz
    (24-1-0)
  6. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  7. Ryan Walsh
    (23-2-2)
  8. Erick Ituarte
    (20-1-1)
  9. Nathaniel May
    (20-1-0)
  10. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  11. Luis Lebron
    (15-0-1)
  12. Michael Conlan
    (10-0-0)
  13. Musashi Mori
    (8-0-0)
  14. Carmine Tommasone
    (19-1-0)
  15. Jason Sanchez
    (14-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 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. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  9. Toka Clary
    (25-2-0)
  10. Shakur Stevenson
    (10-0-0)
  11. Jesus Sanchez
    (10-1-0)
  12. Christopher Diaz
    (24-1-0)
  13. Hiroshige Osawa
    (34-5-4)
  14. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  15. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Gary Russell Jr
(29-1-0)
WBC World Featherweight Champion
  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
    (11-0-0)
  2. Joseph Diaz
    (28-1-0)
  3. Kid Galahad
    (26-0-0)
  4. Scott Quigg
    (35-2-2)
  5. Kiko Martinez
    (39-8-2)
  6. Carl Frampton
    (26-2-0)
  7. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  8. Miguel Marriaga
    (27-3-0)
  9. Manuel Avila
    (23-1-0)
  10. Shakur Stevenson
    (10-0-0)
  11. Lerato Dlamini
    (12-1-0)
  12. Claudio Marrero
    (23-3-0)
  13. Reiya Abe
    (19-2-0)
  14. Joet Gonzalez
    (21-0-0)
  15. Isaac Lowe
    (16-0-3)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Leo Santa Cruz
(35-1-1)
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion
Can Xu
(16-2-0)
WBA World Featherweight Champion
  1. Genesis Servania
    (32-2-0)
  2. Bryan Gracia
    (24-1-1)
  3. Tyler McCreary
    (15-0-0)
  4. Jesus Rojas
    (26-3-2)
  5. Joseph Diaz
    (28-1-0)
  6. Hector Garcia
    (10-0-0)
  7. Claudio Marrero
    (23-3-0)
  8. Hiroshige Osawa
    (34-5-4)
  9. Shakur Stevenson
    (10-0-0)
  10. Yohan Vasquez
    (22-2-0)
  11. Rafael Rivera
    (26-2-2)
  12. Jason Sanchez
    (14-0-0)
  13. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  14. Luis Ruiz
    (13-2-0)
  15. Carlos Sardinez
    (14-1-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Bantamweight (122lb)

WBO

Emanuel Navarrete
(26-1-0)
WBO World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  2. Albert Pagara
    (31-1-0)
  3. Juan Elorde
    (27-1-0)
  4. Thomas Ward
    (25-0-0)
  5. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-1-0)
  6. Marlon Tapales
    (31-2-0)
  7. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  8. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  9. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  10. Jeo Santisima
    (17-2-0)
  11. Jose Velasquez
    (24-6-2)
  12. David Agadzhanyan
    (15-0-0)
  13. Tyrone McCullagh
    (12-0-0)
  14. Wasiru Mohammed
    (10-0-0)
  15. Jesse Hernandez
    (12-1-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

TJ Doheny
(21-0-0)
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Ryosuke Iwasa
    (25-3-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  6. Marlon Tapales
    (31-2-0)
  7. Albert Pagara
    (31-1-0)
  8. Brandon Figueroa
    (18-0-0)
  9. Arnold Khegai
    (14-0-1)
  10. Genesis Servania
    (32-2-0)
  11. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
  12. Yenifel Vicente
    (34-3-2)
  13. Jesse Hernandez
    (12-1-0)
  14. Mike Plania
    (19-1-0)
  15. Luca Rigoldi
    (19-1-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Rey Vargas
(33-0-0)
WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion
Tomoki Kameda
(36-2-0)
WBC Interim World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Jessie Magdaleno
    (25-1-0)
  2. Julio Ceja
    (32-3-0)
  3. Franklin Manzanilla
    (18-5-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Abigail Medina
    (19-4-2)
  6. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    (18-1-0)
  7. Isaac Dogboe
    (20-1-0)
  8. Azat Hovhannisyan
    (15-3-0)
  9. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  10. Nawaphon Kaikanha
    (44-1-1)
  11. Lodumo Lamati
    (14-0-1)
  12. Cesar Juarez
    (23-6-0)
  13. Genesis Servania
    (32-2-0)
  14. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
  15. Brandon Figueroa
    (18-0-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Daniel Roman
(26-2-1)
WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion
  1. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
    (5-0-0)
  2. Brandon Figueroa
    (18-0-0)
  3. Diego De La Hoya
    (21-0-0)
  4. Yukinori Oguni
    (20-2-1)
  5. Alberto Melian
    (4-0-0)
  6. Alexander Mejia
    (11-1-0)
  7. Yonfrez Parejo
    (21-3-1)
  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
    (12-1-0)
  15. Leonardo Carrillo
    (9-0-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Bantamweight (118lb)

WBO

Zolani Tete
(28-3-0)
WBO World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Ricardo Franco
    (22-2-0)
  2. Hiroaki Teshigawara
    (19-2-2)
  3. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
  4. Joseph Agbeko
    (35-5-0)
  5. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  6. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  7. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  8. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
  9. Jason Moloney
    (17-1-0)
  10. Carl Martin
    (11-0-0)
  11. Max Ornelas
    (12-0-1)
  12. Joshua Greer Jr
    (19-1-1)
  13. Diego Ruiz
    (20-2-0)
  14. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  15. Antonio Vargas
    (9-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019

IBF

Emmanuel Rodriguez
(19-0-0)
IBF World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kenny Demecillo
    (14-4-2)
  4. Michael Dasmarinas
    (28-2-1)
  5. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  6. Ryo Akaho
    (33-2-2)
  7. Joshua Greer Jr
    (19-1-1)
  8. Sukpraserd Ponpitak
    (22-9-0)
  9. Jason Moloney
    (17-1-0)
  10. Ricardo Franco
    (22-2-0)
  11. Georges Ory
    (10-2-1)
  12. Karim Guerfi
    (28-4-0)
  13. Prince Patel
    (18-0-1)
  14. Nikolay Potapov
    (19-1-1)
  15. Tenta Kiyose
    (15-3-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019

WBC

Nordine Oubaali
(15-0-0)
WBC World Bantamweight Champion
Takuma Inoue
(13-0-0)
WBC Interim World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Luis Nery
    (28-0-0)
  2. Ryan Burnett
    (19-1-0)
  3. Carlos Cuadras
    (37-3-1)
  4. Jason Moloney
    (17-1-0)
  5. Lee Haskins
    (35-4-0)
  6. Oscar Negrete
    (18-1-1)
  7. Rau'shee Warren
    (16-3-0)
  8. Juan Payano
    (20-2-0)
  9. Mark Yap
    (29-13-0)
  10. Tassana Sanpattan
    (48-1-0)
  11. Paul Butler
    (27-2-0)
  12. Duke Micah
    (22-0-0)
  13. Michael Dasmarinas
    (28-2-1)
  14. Arthur Villanueva
    (32-3-1)
  15. Liborio Solis
    (28-5-1)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Nonito Donaire
(39-5-0)
WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
Naoya Inoue
(17-0-0)
WBA World Bantamweight Champion
  1. Reymart Gaballo
    (21-0-0)
  2. Liborio Solis
    (28-5-1)
  3. Jason Moloney
    (17-1-0)
  4. Shingo Wake
    (26-5-2)
  5. Stephon Young
    (18-1-3)
  6. Melvin Lopez
    (18-0-0)
  7. Ryan Burnett
    (19-1-0)
  8. Alexander Espinoza
    (17-1-2)
  9. Jamie McDonnell
    (29-3-1)
  10. Luis Nery
    (28-0-0)
  11. Juan Payano
    (20-2-0)
  12. Tenta Kiyose
    (15-3-1)
  13. Leosdan Nunez
    (8-0-0)
  14. Carl Martin
    (11-0-0)
  15. Christian Carto
    (17-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Super Flyweight (115lb)

WBO

Donnie Nietes
(42-1-5)
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Champion
  1. Aston Palicte
    (25-2-1)
  2. Jose Martinez
    (20-1-2)
  3. Juan Estrada
    (38-3-0)
  4. Ryuichi Funai
    (31-7-0)
  5. Kazuto Ioka
    (23-2-0)
  6. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  7. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  8. Jeyvier Cintron
    (9-0-0)
  9. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  10. Sunny Edwards
    (10-0-0)
  11. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  12. Alexandru Marin
    (17-0-0)
  13. Akira Yaegashi
    (27-6-0)
  14. KJ Cataraja
    (9-0-0)
  15. McJoe Arroyo
    (18-2-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 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. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  5. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  6. Yanga Sigqibo
    (12-1-1)
  7. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  8. Alejandro Barrios
    (16-2-5)
  9. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  10. Gideon Buthelezi
    (21-5-0)
  11. McJoe Arroyo
    (18-2-0)
  12. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  13. Jeyvier Cintron
    (9-0-0)
  14. Aston Palicte
    (25-2-1)
  15. Victor Olivo
    (15-3-1)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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. Kazuto Ioka
    (23-2-0)
  4. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  5. Pedro Guevara
    (33-3-1)
  6. Aston Palicte
    (25-2-1)
  7. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  8. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  9. McWilliams Arroyo
    (17-4-0)
  10. Felipe Orucuta
    (36-5-0)
  11. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  12. Juan Hernandez
    (1-4-0)
  13. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  14. Iran Diaz
    (14-3-3)
  15. Jonas Sultan
    (15-4-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Kal Yafai
(25-0-0)
WBA World Super Flyweight Champion
  1. Norberto Jimenez
    (29-8-4)
  2. Miguel Gonzalez
    (29-1-0)
  3. Andrew Moloney
    (18-0-0)
  4. Juan Reveco
    (39-4-0)
  5. Roman Gonzalez
    (47-2-0)
  6. Daigo Higa
    (15-1-0)
  7. Sho Ishida
    (27-1-0)
  8. Koki Eto
    (23-4-1)
  9. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  10. Elton Dharry
    (23-5-1)
  11. Stamp Kiatniwat
    (21-2-0)
  12. Michell Banquez
    (17-1-0)
  13. Jose Quirino
    (20-2-3)
  14. Damien Vazquez
    (14-0-0)
  15. Israel Gonzalez
    (23-3-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Flyweight (112lb)

WBO

Kosei Tanaka
(12-0-0)
WBO World Flyweight Champion
  1. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  2. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
    (29-4-1)
  3. Masayuki Kuroda
    (30-7-3)
  4. Ryoichi Taguchi
    (27-3-2)
  5. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  6. Sho Kimura
    (17-2-2)
  7. Mirco Martin
    (13-0-0)
  8. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  9. Andrew Selby
    (11-0-0)
  10. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  11. Angel Moreno
    (19-2-2)
  12. Ricardo Sandoval
    (14-1-0)
  13. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  14. Jayson Mama
    (11-0-0)
  15. Jose Soto
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 25 Jan 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. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  6. Teerapong Uthaida
    (38-6-1)
  7. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  8. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  9. Andrew Selby
    (11-0-0)
  10. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  11. Jay Harris
    (14-0-0)
  12. Nico Hernandez
    (6-0-0)
  13. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  14. Keiver Fernandez
    (19-0-1)
  15. Takuya Kogawa
    (29-5-1)
Last Updated: 06 Feb 2019

WBC

Charlie Edwards
(14-1-0)
WBC World Flyweight Champion
  1. Andrew Selby
    (11-0-0)
  2. Julio Aguilar
    (13-1-0)
  3. Cristofer Rosales
    (28-4-0)
  4. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  5. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  6. Vincent Legrand
    (29-0-0)
  7. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (69-5-0)
  8. Muhammad Waseem
    (8-1-0)
  9. Moises Fuentes
    (25-6-1)
  10. Wulan Tuolehazi
    (10-3-1)
  11. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  12. Ernesto Irias
    (13-2-0)
  13. Joebert Alvarez
    (18-2-2)
  14. Angel Moreno
    (19-2-2)
  15. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019

WBA

Artem Dalakian
(18-0-0)
WBA World Flyweight Champion
  1. Sarawut Thawornkham
    (20-1-0)
  2. Noknoi Sitthiprasert
    (69-5-0)
  3. Jonathan Gonzalez
    (22-2-1)
  4. Charlie Hoy
    (15-0-0)
  5. Robert Barrera
    (22-2-0)
  6. Luis Concepcion
    (37-7-0)
  7. Sirichai Thaiyen
    (51-4-0)
  8. Giemel Magramo
    (23-1-0)
  9. Josber Perez
    (14-1-0)
  10. Juan Navarrete
    (35-3-0)
  11. Gregorio Lebron
    (21-5-0)
  12. Keiver Fernandez
    (19-0-1)
  13. Mohammed Obbadi
    (18-1-0)
  14. Junto Nakatani
    (18-0-0)
  15. Agustin Gauto
    (10-0-0)
Last Updated: 05 Feb 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