IBF Rankings & Champions

IBF Cruiserweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Kashinsky
17-0-0
5
Szello
22-0-0
7
Laggoune
24-1-2
9
Arslan
44-8-3
10
Mann
15-0-0
12
Merhy
27-1-0
13
Opetaia
16-0-0
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IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Vacant
3
Boesel
28-1-0
4
Fornling
15-1-0
6
Deines
16-0-1
7
Salamov
23-1-0
9
Murat
32-4-1
13
Lee
13-7-1
14
Valera
17-2-0
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IBF Middleweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Szeremeta
18-0-0
7
Wojcicki
12-0-1
8
Falcao
22-0-0
9
Quigley Jr
18-0-0
10
Rolls
19-0-0
12
Cameron
21-5-0
13
Volny
13-0-0
14
Butler
26-1-1
15
Capper
19-2-1
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IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Kurbanov
16-0-0
5
Attou
28-6-2
6
Fiordigiglio
30-2-0
8
Amirkhanyan
12-0-1
9
Adames
16-0-0
10
Murtazaliev
15-0-0
11
Rosario
17-1-1
12
Ritchie
18-1-0
14
Day
17-2-1
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IBF Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Abdukakhorov
15-0-0
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Obara
20-3-1
8
Ellis
21-0-0
9
Besputin
12-0-0
11
Clayton
15-0-0
12
Ocampo
23-1-0
13
Mueller
24-2-1
14
Eyubov
14-0-0
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IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Kondo
31-7-1
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Kongsong
14-0-0
7
Dadashev
12-0-0
9
Ulysse Jr
17-1-0
10
Duran
17-0-0
11
Ergashev
15-0-0
13
Matias
12-0-0
14
Fredrickson
20-1-0
15
Ponce
22-0-0
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IBF Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Vacant
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Tatli
31-2-0
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Nakatani
18-0-0
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Marsili
37-0-1
8
Kambosos Jnr
16-0-0
12
Tagoe
29-1-0
13
Sun
15-0-0
14
Lemos
20-0-0
15
Chaniev
13-2-0
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IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Vacant
5
Rakhimov
13-0-0
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Fuzile
13-0-0
10
Ward
27-4-1
11
Romero
21-0-0
12
Velez
27-5-1
13
Nishitani
19-4-1
14
Nunez
29-8-0
15
Kovacs
23-5-1
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IBF Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
3
Shimizu
8-0-0
4
Abe
19-2-0
5
Takoucht
34-3-1
6
May
20-1-0
7
Nyambayar
11-0-0
8
Gracia
24-1-1
9
Clary
25-2-0
11
Sanchez
10-1-0
13
Osawa
34-5-4
14
Dlamini
12-1-0
15
Marriaga
27-3-0
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IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
2
Vacant
4
Wake
26-5-2
5
Juarez
23-6-0
7
Pagara
31-1-0
9
Khegai
14-0-1
10
Servania
32-2-0
11
Teshigawara
19-2-2
12
Vicente
34-3-2
13
Hernandez
12-1-0
14
Plania
19-1-0
15
Rigoldi
19-1-1
View Full Super Bantamweight Rankings >

IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Vacant
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Demecillo
14-4-2
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Dasmarinas
28-2-1
6
Akaho
33-2-2
7
Greer Jr
19-1-1
8
Ponpitak
22-9-0
10
Franco
22-2-0
11
Ory
10-2-1
12
Guerfi
28-4-0
13
Patel
18-0-1
14
Potapov
19-1-1
15
Kiyose
15-3-1
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IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 05 Feb 2019
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Funai
31-7-0
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Vacant
3
Marin
17-0-0
5
Jimenez
29-8-4
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Sigqibo
12-1-1
7
Nakatani
18-0-0
12
Eto
23-4-1
13
Cintron
9-0-0
15
Olivo
15-3-1
View Full Super Flyweight Rankings >

IBF Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Feb 2019
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Vacant
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Vacant
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Nantapech
25-5-0
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Kuroda
30-7-3
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Obbadi
18-1-0
6
Uthaida
38-6-1
7
Gonzalez
22-2-1
8
Magramo
23-1-0
10
Waseem
8-1-0
11
Harris
14-0-0
12
Hernandez
6-0-0
13
Nakatani
18-0-0
14
Fernandez
19-0-1
15
Kogawa
29-5-1
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International Boxing Federation (IBF) Profile

The International Boxing Federation, abbreviated to ‘IBF’ is one of the four major organizations that sanction world championship boxing fights. Its formation goes back to September 1976, when a number of legitimate boxing commissioners from the United States and its territories decided to form a new boxing governing body. In April 1977, the formation and structure of the new organization were confirmed.

The first convention happened in December 1977. Its constitution and regulations were adopted, and thus the USBA or United States Boxing Association was born. At first, it operated as a regional sanctioning body, much like what is today the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), and served as a gateway to the WBA rankings for its boxers.

At that time, the WBA and the WBC were considered the two most prominent international sanctioning bodies in the world. Then USBA president Robert W. Lee Sr, who served as 2nd vice president of the WBA from 1980 to 1982, sought to bring control of the WBA back to the US. He ran for the presidency in 1980. However, he was narrowly defeated by nine votes. This unsuccessful presidency run lead to his decision to redirect his efforts to expanding the USBA internationally.

It was in April 1983, at the annual convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey when the USBA created an international division as a part of the organization, with the idea for expansion throughout the world. Thus, the United States Boxing Association International (USBA-I) was formed. The USBA-I was quick to schedule boxing events in Asia and several other countries as its first projects. With its formation, the USBA-I paved the way for many new boxers and promoters that sought for their place in the world of championship boxing.

In 1983, cruiserweight Marvin Camel beat Roddy McDonald to become the first world champion recognized by the USBA-I. He had also held the WBC cruiserweight title, thus becoming the first cruiserweight in history recognized by two different sanctioning bodies. During its first year of existence, however, this belt wasn’t deemed to have much significance by the boxing community.

It was in 1984 when highly recognized world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes decided to fight James Smith for the USBA-I heavyweight title. It was at this point when the belt started to get its credibility in the sport of boxing. In the same year, other world-class champions such as Marvin Hagler, Aaron Pryor and Donald Curry where recognized as world champions by the USBA-I. This association gradually established the USBA-I as a legitimate sanctioning body, becoming the ‘third’ sanctioning body in boxing by most people.

In 1984 a vote was passed for the name of the organization to be changed to the International Boxing Federation/United States Boxing Federation (IBF/USBA). This name held until 2018, when the federation decided to drop the ‘USBA’ from its official moniker. It now refers to itself as the ‘IBF,’ which it been it’s common name within the sport.

The IBF awards its champions in all 17 weight classes their recognizable red belt. IBF titles are recognized by all the other three major sanctioning bodies. The organization also has created different regional titles throughout the US and the whole world.

Notable boxers throughout history that have held IBF world champions belts throughout all the divisions:

Heavyweight: Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield (also in Cruiserweight), Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua
Cruiserweight: Marvin Camel
Light Heavyweight: Roy Jones Jr (also at Super Middleweight & Middleweight), Bernard Hopkins (also at Middleweight), Andre Ward (also at Super Middleweight)
Super Middleweight: Joe Calzaghe
Middleweight: Marvin Hagler, Gennady Golovkin
Super Welterweight: Felix Trinidad (also at Welterweight), Ricky Hatton, Julio Cesar Chavez
Welterweight: Floyd Mayweather Jr
Lightweight: Oscar De La Hoya
Super Featherweight: Marco Antonio Barrera

Current IBF World Champions

IBF World Heavyweight Champion: Anthony Joshua (United Kingdom) - 22-0-0
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion: Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) - 16-0-0
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
IBF World Super Middleweight Champion: Caleb Plant (United States) - 18-0-0
IBF World Middleweight Champion: Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 35-2-0
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion: Jarrett Hurd (United States) - 23-0-0
IBF World Welterweight Champion: Errol Spence Jr (United States) - 24-0-0
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion: Ivan Baranchyk (Russian Federation) - 19-0-0
IBF World Lightweight Champion: Richard Commey (Ghana) - 28-2-0
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 28-4-1
IBF World Featherweight Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 28-0-0
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion: TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 21-0-0
IBF World Bantamweight Champion: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) - 19-0-0
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 30-1-2
IBF World Flyweight Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 37-2-0

Current IBF Rankings

IBF Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Anthony Joshua (United Kingdom) - 22-0-0
  1. Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) - 26-1-0
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Agit Kabayel (Germany) - 18-0-0
  4. Adam Kownacki (Poland) - 19-0-0
  5. Otto Wallin (Sweden) - 20-0-0
  6. Robert Helenius (Finland) - 28-2-0
  7. Oscar Rivas (Colombia) - 26-0-0
  8. Luis Ortiz (Cuba) - 30-1-0
  9. Tom Schwarz (Germany) - 23-0-0
  10. Michael Hunter (United States) - 16-1-0
  11. Sergey Kuzmin (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
  12. Filip Hrgovic (Croatia) - 7-0-0
  13. Joseph Parker (New Zealand) - 25-2-0
  14. Hughie Fury (United Kingdom) - 21-2-0
  15. Andy Ruiz Jr (Mexico) - 31-1-0

IBF Cruiserweight Rankings

Champion: Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) - 16-0-0
  1. Andrew Tabiti (United States) - 17-0-0
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) - 23-1-0
  4. Yury Kashinsky (Russian Federation) - 17-0-0
  5. Imre Szello (Hungary) - 22-0-0
  6. Murat Gassiev (Russian Federation) - 26-1-0
  7. Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) - 24-1-2
  8. Ruslan Fayfer (Russian Federation) - 23-1-0
  9. Firat Arslan (Germany) - 44-8-3
  10. Artur Mann (Kazakhstan) - 15-0-0
  11. Mairis Briedis (Latvia) - 25-1-0
  12. Ryad Merhy (Belgium) - 27-1-0
  13. Jai Opetaia (Australia) - 16-0-0
  14. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland) - 56-4-1
  15. Mateusz Masternak (Poland) - 41-5-0

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel (Germany) - 28-1-0
  4. Sven Fornling (Sweden) - 15-1-0
  5. Anthony Yarde (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  6. Adam Deines (Germany) - 16-0-1
  7. Umar Salamov (Russian Federation) - 23-1-0
  8. Fanlong Meng (China) - 14-0-0
  9. Karo Murat (Armenia) - 32-4-1
  10. Enrico Koelling (Germany) - 26-3-0
  11. Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) - 22-2-0
  12. Joshua Buatsi (United Kingdom) - 9-0-0
  13. Michael Lee (United States) - 13-7-1
  14. Felix Valera (Dominican Republic) - 17-2-0
  15. Callum Johnson (United Kingdom) - 17-1-0

IBF Super Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Caleb Plant (United States) - 18-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz (Germany) - 30-2-0
  4. Peter Quillin (United States) - 34-1-1
  5. Caleb Truax (United States) - 30-4-2
  6. Fedor Chudinov (Russian Federation) - 18-2-0
  7. Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 28-3-0
  8. Zach Parker (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  9. Bilal Akkawy (Australia) - 19-0-1
  10. Arthur Abraham (Armenia) - 47-6-0
  11. Vladimir Shishkin (Russian Federation) - 8-0-0
  12. John Ryder (United Kingdom) - 27-4-0
  13. Juergen Braehmer (Germany) - 50-3-0
  14. Rohan Murdock (Australia) - 24-1-0
  15. J'Leon Love (United States) - 24-2-1

IBF Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 35-2-0
  1. (United States) - --
  2. Jack Culcay (Ecuador) - 25-3-0
  3. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine) - 12-1-0
  4. Kamil Szeremeta (Poland) - 18-0-0
  5. David Lemieux (Canada) - 40-4-0
  6. Ryota Murata (Japan) - 14-2-0
  7. Patrick Wojcicki (Germany) - 12-0-1
  8. Esquiva Falcao (Brazil) - 22-0-0
  9. Gerome Quigley Jr (United States) - 18-0-0
  10. Steve Rolls (Canada) - 19-0-0
  11. Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) - 38-1-1
  12. Liam Cameron (United Kingdom) - 21-5-0
  13. Patrice Volny (Canada) - 13-0-0
  14. Steven Butler (Canada) - 26-1-1
  15. Wes Capper (Australia) - 19-2-1

IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Jarrett Hurd (United States) - 23-0-0
  1. Julian Williams (United States) - 26-1-1
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Magomed Kurbanov (Russian Federation) - 16-0-0
  4. Kell Brook (United Kingdom) - 38-2-0
  5. Zakaria Attou (France) - 28-6-2
  6. Orlando Fiordigiglio (Italy) - 30-2-0
  7. Jeff Horn (Australia) - 19-1-1
  8. Aram Amirkhanyan (Armenia) - 12-0-1
  9. Carlos Adames (Dominican Republic) - 16-0-0
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev (Russian Federation) - 15-0-0
  11. Jeison Rosario (Dominican Republic) - 17-1-1
  12. Dwight Ritchie (Australia) - 18-1-0
  13. Sergio Garcia (Spain) - 29-0-0
  14. Patrick Day (Mexico) - 17-2-1
  15. Liam Williams (United Kingdom) - 19-2-1

IBF Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Errol Spence Jr (United States) - 24-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Jessie Vargas (United States) - 28-2-2
  4. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (Uzbekistan) - 15-0-0
  5. Kerman Lejarraga (Spain) - 27-0-0
  6. Keita Obara (Japan) - 20-3-1
  7. Andre Berto (United States) - 32-5-0
  8. Rashidi Ellis (United States) - 21-0-0
  9. Alexander Besputin (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  10. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania) - 21-0-0
  11. Custio Clayton (Canada) - 15-0-0
  12. Carlos Ocampo (Mexico) - 23-1-0
  13. Rico Mueller (Germany) - 24-2-1
  14. Bakhtiyar Eyubov (Kazakhstan) - 14-0-0
  15. Devon Alexander (United States) - 27-5-1

IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Ivan Baranchyk (Russian Federation) - 19-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Josh Taylor (United Kingdom) - 14-0-0
  4. Akihiro Kondo (Japan) - 31-7-1
  5. Hiroki Okada (Japan) - 19-1-0
  6. Apinan Kongsong (Thailand) - 14-0-0
  7. Maxim Dadashev (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  8. Anthony Yigit (Sweden) - 21-1-1
  9. Yves Ulysse Jr (Canada) - 17-1-0
  10. Alexander Duran (Panama) - 17-0-0
  11. Shohjahon Ergashev (Uzbekistan) - 15-0-0
  12. Ryan Martin (United States) - 22-1-0
  13. Subriel Matias (Puerto Rico) - 12-0-0
  14. Sonny Fredrickson (United States) - 20-1-0
  15. Jeremias Ponce (Argentina) - 22-0-0

IBF Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Richard Commey (Ghana) - 28-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Edis Tatli (Finland) - 31-2-0
  4. Masayoshi Nakatani (Japan) - 18-0-0
  5. Rances Barthelemy (Cuba) - 27-1-0
  6. Roman Andreev (Russian Federation) - 22-0-0
  7. Emiliano Marsili (Italy) - 37-0-1
  8. George Kambosos Jnr (Australia) - 16-0-0
  9. Teofimo Lopez (United States) - 12-0-0
  10. Devin Haney (United States) - 21-0-0
  11. Robert Easter Jr (United States) - 21-1-0
  12. Emmanuel Tagoe (Ghana) - 29-1-0
  13. Xiangxiang Sun (China) - 15-0-0
  14. Gustavo Lemos (Argentina) - 20-0-0
  15. Isa Chaniev (Russian Federation) - 13-2-0

IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 28-4-1
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois (France) - 46-1-1
  4. Jono Carroll (Ireland) - 16-0-1
  5. Shavkat Rakhimov (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  6. Azinga Fuzile (South Africa) - 13-0-0
  7. Lee Selby (United Kingdom) - 26-2-0
  8. Denis Shafikov (Russian Federation) - 40-4-1
  9. Jamel Herring (United States) - 19-2-0
  10. Martin Ward (United Kingdom) - 27-4-1
  11. Jose Romero (Argentina) - 21-0-0
  12. Jayson Velez (Puerto Rico) - 27-5-1
  13. Kazuhiro Nishitani (Japan) - 19-4-1
  14. Ricardo Nunez (Panama) - 29-8-0
  15. Zoltan Kovacs (Hungary) - 23-5-1

IBF Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 28-0-0
  1. Kid Galahad (United Kingdom) - 26-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan) - 8-0-0
  4. Reiya Abe (Japan) - 19-2-0
  5. Sofiane Takoucht (France) - 34-3-1
  6. Nathaniel May (Australia) - 20-1-0
  7. Tugstsogt Nyambayar (United States) - 11-0-0
  8. Bryan Gracia (Panama) - 24-1-1
  9. Toka Clary (United States) - 25-2-0
  10. Shakur Stevenson (United States) - 10-0-0
  11. Jesus Sanchez (Spain) - 10-1-0
  12. Christopher Diaz (Puerto Rico) - 24-1-0
  13. Hiroshige Osawa (Japan) - 34-5-4
  14. Lerato Dlamini (South Africa) - 12-1-0
  15. Miguel Marriaga (Colombia) - 27-3-0

IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 21-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Ryosuke Iwasa (Japan) - 25-3-0
  4. Shingo Wake (Japan) - 26-5-2
  5. Cesar Juarez (Mexico) - 23-6-0
  6. Marlon Tapales (Philippines) - 31-2-0
  7. Albert Pagara (Philippines) - 31-1-0
  8. Brandon Figueroa (United States) - 18-0-0
  9. Arnold Khegai (Ukraine) - 14-0-1
  10. Genesis Servania (Philippines) - 32-2-0
  11. Hiroaki Teshigawara (Japan) - 19-2-2
  12. Yenifel Vicente (Dominican Republic) - 34-3-2
  13. Jesse Hernandez (United States) - 12-1-0
  14. Mike Plania (Philippines) - 19-1-0
  15. Luca Rigoldi (Italy) - 19-1-1

IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) - 19-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kenny Demecillo (Philippines) - 14-4-2
  4. Michael Dasmarinas (Philippines) - 28-2-1
  5. Paul Butler (United Kingdom) - 27-2-0
  6. Ryo Akaho (Japan) - 33-2-2
  7. Joshua Greer Jr (United States) - 19-1-1
  8. Sukpraserd Ponpitak (Thailand) - 22-9-0
  9. Jason Moloney (Australia) - 17-1-0
  10. Ricardo Franco (Mexico) - 22-2-0
  11. Georges Ory (France) - 10-2-1
  12. Karim Guerfi (France) - 28-4-0
  13. Prince Patel (United Kingdom) - 18-0-1
  14. Nikolay Potapov (Russian Federation) - 19-1-1
  15. Tenta Kiyose (Japan) - 15-3-1

IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 30-1-2
  1. Ryuichi Funai (Japan) - 31-7-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Alexandru Marin (Romania) - 17-0-0
  4. Sho Ishida (Japan) - 27-1-0
  5. Norberto Jimenez (Dominican Republic) - 29-8-4
  6. Yanga Sigqibo (United Kingdom) - 12-1-1
  7. Junto Nakatani (Japan) - 18-0-0
  8. Alejandro Barrios (Mexico) - 16-2-5
  9. Andrew Moloney (Australia) - 18-0-0
  10. Gideon Buthelezi (South Africa) - 21-5-0
  11. McJoe Arroyo (Puerto Rico) - 18-2-0
  12. Koki Eto (Japan) - 23-4-1
  13. Jeyvier Cintron (Puerto Rico) - 9-0-0
  14. Aston Palicte (Philippines) - 25-2-1
  15. Victor Olivo (Mexico) - 15-3-1

IBF Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 37-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Komgrich Nantapech (Thailand) - 25-5-0
  4. Masayuki Kuroda (Japan) - 30-7-3
  5. Mohammed Obbadi (Italy) - 18-1-0
  6. Teerapong Uthaida (Thailand) - 38-6-1
  7. Jonathan Gonzalez (United States) - 22-2-1
  8. Giemel Magramo (Philippines) - 23-1-0
  9. Andrew Selby (United Kingdom) - 11-0-0
  10. Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan) - 8-1-0
  11. Jay Harris (United Kingdom) - 14-0-0
  12. Nico Hernandez (United States) - 6-0-0
  13. Junto Nakatani (Japan) - 18-0-0
  14. Keiver Fernandez (Venezuela) - 19-0-1
  15. Takuya Kogawa (Japan) - 29-5-1

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