IBF Rankings & Champions

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Boesel
28-1-0
4
Murat
32-3-1
6
Deines
16-0-1
7
Salamov
22-1-0
10
Fornling
14-1-0
11
Meng
13-0-0
13
Lee
13-7-1
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IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Kurbanov
16-0-0
6
Attou
28-6-2
7
Baysangurov
14-0-0
8
Fiordigiglio
29-2-0
9
Cook
20-2-0
10
Murtazaliev
14-0-0
11
Adames
15-0-0
12
Rosario
16-1-1
13
Ritchie
18-1-0
14
Garcia
28-0-0
15
Weetch
12-2-0
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IBF Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
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4
Abdukakhorov
15-0-0
6
Obara
20-3-1
8
Ellis
21-0-0
9
Clayton
15-0-0
10
Besputin
11-0-0
12
Ocampo
23-1-0
13
Mueller
24-2-1
14
Eyubov
14-0-0
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IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2

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4
Kondo
31-7-1
7
Barrios
22-0-0
10
Kongsong
12-0-0
11
Ulysse Jr
16-1-0
12
Duran
16-0-0
13
Dadashev
12-0-0
14
Ergashev
13-0-0
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IBF Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
3
Chaniev
13-1-0
4
Tatli
31-2-0
5
Nakatani
17-0-0
9
Marsili
36-0-1
11
Kambosos Jnr
15-0-0
12
Tagoe
29-1-0
13
Sun
14-0-0
14
Lemos
19-0-0
15
Lozada Jr
40-2-1
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IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
5
Rakhimov
13-0-0
6
Chuprakov
20-0-0
9
Fuzile
12-0-0
10
Herring
18-2-0
11
Boschiero
46-5-2
12
Romero
19-0-0
13
Fonseca
22-1-1
14
Velez
27-5-1
15
Nunez
29-8-0
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IBF Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
3
Shimizu
7-0-0
4
Abe
18-2-0
5
Servania
32-1-0
7
Takoucht
33-3-1
8
May
20-1-0
9
Marrero
23-2-0
10
Gracia
24-1-1
11
Clary
25-2-0
13
Sanchez
9-1-0
14
Tommasone
18-0-0
15
Dlamini
12-1-0
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IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
4
Wake
25-5-2
5
Juarez
23-6-0
6
Pagara
30-1-0
8
Lamati
14-0-1
9
Figueroa
17-0-0
10
Takahashi
16-3-1
12
Khegai
13-0-1
13
Vicente
34-3-2
14
Hernandez
12-1-0
15
Zarate
16-3-3
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IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
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Vacant
3
Demecillo
14-4-2
4
Dasmarinas
28-2-1
6
Akaho
32-2-2
7
Greer Jr
18-1-1
8
Ponpitak
21-9-0
9
Franco
21-2-0
11
Ory
10-2-1
12
Guerfi
27-4-0
13
Patel
17-0-1
14
Potapov
19-1-1
15
Kiyose
15-2-1
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IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Funai
31-7-0
4
Marin
17-0-0
6
Jimenez
29-8-4
7
Olivo
15-3-1
8
Sigqibo
11-1-1
9
Nakatani
17-0-0
14
Eto
23-4-1
15
Harris
13-0-0
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IBF Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 08 Nov 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Nantapech
24-5-0
4
Kuroda
30-7-3
6
Obbadi
17-1-0
7
Raquinel
10-1-1
8
Waseem
8-1-0
9
Gonzalez
21-2-1
10
Magramo
22-1-0
12
Kogawa
29-5-1
13
Ge
11-0-0
14
Fernandez
18-0-1
15
Sakamoto
13-1-0
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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: Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 28-2-0
IBF World Middleweight Champion: Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 35-2-0
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion: Jarrett Hurd (United States) - 22-0-0
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: Vacant
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 27-4-1
IBF World Featherweight Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 27-0-0
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion: TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 20-0-0
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) - 36-2-0

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. Otto Wallin (Sweden) - 20-0-0
  5. Dereck Chisora (United Kingdom) - 29-8-0
  6. Adam Kownacki (Poland) - 18-0-0
  7. Robert Helenius (Finland) - 28-2-0
  8. Luis Ortiz (Cuba) - 29-1-0
  9. Bryant Jennings (United States) - 24-2-0
  10. Tom Schwarz (Germany) - 22-0-0
  11. Hughie Fury (United Kingdom) - 21-2-0
  12. Alexander Povetkin (Russian Federation) - 34-2-0
  13. Bogdan Dinu (Romania) - 18-0-0
  14. Oscar Rivas (Colombia) - 24-0-0
  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. Yury Kashinsky (Russian Federation) - 17-0-0
  4. Kevin Lerena (South Africa) - 21-1-0
  5. Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) - 23-1-0
  6. Murat Gassiev (Russian Federation) - 26-1-0
  7. Imre Szello (Hungary) - 22-0-0
  8. Ruslan Fayfer (Russian Federation) - 23-1-0
  9. Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) - 24-1-2
  10. Micki Nielsen (Denmark) - 25-1-0
  11. Firat Arslan (Germany) - 44-8-2
  12. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland) - 56-4-1
  13. Mateusz Masternak (Poland) - 41-5-0
  14. Yves Ngabu (Belgium) - 19-0-0
  15. Mairis Briedis (Latvia) - 25-1-0

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel (Germany) - 28-1-0
  4. Karo Murat (Armenia) - 32-3-1
  5. Anthony Yarde (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  6. Adam Deines (Germany) - 16-0-1
  7. Umar Salamov (Russian Federation) - 22-1-0
  8. Marcus Browne (United States) - 22-0-0
  9. Enrico Koelling (Germany) - 26-3-0
  10. Sven Fornling (Sweden) - 14-1-0
  11. Fanlong Meng (China) - 13-0-0
  12. Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) - 22-2-0
  13. Michael Lee (United States) - 13-7-1
  14. Joe Smith Jr (United States) - 24-2-0
  15. Callum Johnson (United Kingdom) - 17-1-0

IBF Super Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 28-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Caleb Plant (United States) - 17-0-0
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz (Germany) - 29-2-0
  4. Anthony Dirrell (United States) - 32-1-1
  5. Fedor Chudinov (Russian Federation) - 18-2-0
  6. Peter Quillin (United States) - 34-1-1
  7. Caleb Truax (United States) - 30-4-2
  8. Arthur Abraham (Armenia) - 47-6-0
  9. Andre Dirrell (United States) - 26-3-0
  10. Zach Parker (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  11. Bilal Akkawy (Australia) - 18-0-1
  12. Vladimir Shishkin (Russian Federation) - 8-0-0
  13. John Ryder (United Kingdom) - 27-4-0
  14. Matt Korobov (Russian Federation) - 28-1-0
  15. Rohan Murdock (Australia) - 23-1-0

IBF Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 35-2-0
  1. (United States) - --
  2. Jack Culcay (Ecuador) - 25-3-0
  3. Martin Murray (United Kingdom) - 37-4-1
  4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine) - 12-1-0
  5. Kamil Szeremeta (Poland) - 18-0-0
  6. David Lemieux (Canada) - 40-4-0
  7. Ryota Murata (Japan) - 14-2-0
  8. Patrick Wojcicki (Germany) - 12-0-1
  9. Jason Welborn (United Kingdom) - 24-6-0
  10. Rob Brant (United States) - 24-1-0
  11. Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) - 38-1-1
  12. Wes Capper (Australia) - 19-2-1
  13. Liam Cameron (United Kingdom) - 21-5-0
  14. Patrice Volny (Canada) - 12-0-0
  15. Steve Rolls (Canada) - 18-0-0

IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Jarrett Hurd (United States) - 22-0-0
  1. Julian Williams (United States) - 25-1-1
  2. (United States) - --
  3. Dennis Hogan (Ireland) - 27-1-1
  4. Magomed Kurbanov (Russian Federation) - 16-0-0
  5. Kell Brook (United Kingdom) - 37-2-0
  6. Zakaria Attou (France) - 28-6-2
  7. Khuseyn Baysangurov (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
  8. Orlando Fiordigiglio (Italy) - 29-2-0
  9. Brandon Cook (Canada) - 20-2-0
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
  11. Carlos Adames (Dominican Republic) - 15-0-0
  12. Jeison Rosario (Dominican Republic) - 16-1-1
  13. Dwight Ritchie (Australia) - 18-1-0
  14. Sergio Garcia (Spain) - 28-0-0
  15. Jamie Weetch (United Kingdom) - 12-2-0

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) - 26-0-0
  6. Keita Obara (Japan) - 20-3-1
  7. Andre Berto (United States) - 32-5-0
  8. Rashidi Ellis (United States) - 21-0-0
  9. Custio Clayton (Canada) - 15-0-0
  10. Alexander Besputin (Russian Federation) - 11-0-0
  11. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania) - 20-0-0
  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) - 19-0-0
  6. Sergey Lipinets (Kazakhstan) - 14-1-0
  7. Mario Barrios (United States) - 22-0-0
  8. Anthony Yigit (Sweden) - 21-1-1
  9. Adrien Broner (United States) - 33-3-1
  10. Apinan Kongsong (Thailand) - 12-0-0
  11. Yves Ulysse Jr (Canada) - 16-1-0
  12. Alexander Duran (Panama) - 16-0-0
  13. Maxim Dadashev (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  14. Shohjahon Ergashev (Uzbekistan) - 13-0-0
  15. Ryan Martin (United States) - 22-1-0

IBF Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Vacant
  1. Richard Commey (Ghana) - 27-2-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Isa Chaniev (Russian Federation) - 13-1-0
  4. Edis Tatli (Finland) - 31-2-0
  5. Masayoshi Nakatani (Japan) - 17-0-0
  6. Robert Easter Jr (United States) - 21-1-0
  7. Rances Barthelemy (Cuba) - 26-1-0
  8. Roman Andreev (Russian Federation) - 22-0-0
  9. Emiliano Marsili (Italy) - 36-0-1
  10. Devin Haney (United States) - 20-0-0
  11. George Kambosos Jnr (Australia) - 15-0-0
  12. Emmanuel Tagoe (Ghana) - 29-1-0
  13. Xiangxiang Sun (China) - 14-0-0
  14. Gustavo Lemos (Argentina) - 19-0-0
  15. Antonio Lozada Jr (Mexico) - 40-2-1

IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 27-4-1
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois (France) - 46-1-0
  4. Jono Carroll (Ireland) - 16-0-0
  5. Shavkat Rakhimov (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  6. Evgeny Chuprakov (Russian Federation) - 20-0-0
  7. Lee Selby (United Kingdom) - 26-2-0
  8. Denis Shafikov (Russian Federation) - 40-4-1
  9. Azinga Fuzile (South Africa) - 12-0-0
  10. Jamel Herring (United States) - 18-2-0
  11. Devis Boschiero (Italy) - 46-5-2
  12. Jose Romero (Argentina) - 19-0-0
  13. Francisco Fonseca (Nicaragua) - 22-1-1
  14. Jayson Velez (Puerto Rico) - 27-5-1
  15. Ricardo Nunez (Panama) - 29-8-0

IBF Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 27-0-0
  1. Kid Galahad (United Kingdom) - 25-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan) - 7-0-0
  4. Reiya Abe (Japan) - 18-2-0
  5. Genesis Servania (Philippines) - 32-1-0
  6. Abner Mares (Mexico) - 31-3-1
  7. Sofiane Takoucht (France) - 33-3-1
  8. Nathaniel May (Australia) - 20-1-0
  9. Claudio Marrero (Dominican Republic) - 23-2-0
  10. Bryan Gracia (Panama) - 24-1-1
  11. Toka Clary (United States) - 25-2-0
  12. Shakur Stevenson (United States) - 9-0-0
  13. Jesus Sanchez (Spain) - 9-1-0
  14. Carmine Tommasone (Italy) - 18-0-0
  15. Lerato Dlamini (South Africa) - 12-1-0

IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 20-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Ryosuke Iwasa (Japan) - 25-3-0
  4. Shingo Wake (Japan) - 25-5-2
  5. Cesar Juarez (Mexico) - 23-6-0
  6. Albert Pagara (Philippines) - 30-1-0
  7. Marlon Tapales (Philippines) - 31-2-0
  8. Lodumo Lamati (South Africa) - 14-0-1
  9. Brandon Figueroa (United States) - 17-0-0
  10. Ryohei Takahashi (Japan) - 16-3-1
  11. Diego De La Hoya (Mexico) - 21-0-0
  12. Arnold Khegai (Ukraine) - 13-0-1
  13. Yenifel Vicente (Dominican Republic) - 34-3-2
  14. Jesse Hernandez () - 12-1-0
  15. Isaac Zarate (United States) - 16-3-3

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) - 26-2-0
  6. Ryo Akaho (Japan) - 32-2-2
  7. Joshua Greer Jr (United States) - 18-1-1
  8. Sukpraserd Ponpitak (Thailand) - 21-9-0
  9. Ricardo Franco (Mexico) - 21-2-0
  10. Jason Moloney (Australia) - 17-1-0
  11. Georges Ory () - 10-2-1
  12. Karim Guerfi (France) - 27-4-0
  13. Prince Patel (United Kingdom) - 17-0-1
  14. Nikolay Potapov (Russian Federation) - 19-1-1
  15. Tenta Kiyose (Japan) - 15-2-1

IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 30-1-2
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Ryuichi Funai (Japan) - 31-7-0
  4. Alexandru Marin (Romania) - 17-0-0
  5. Sho Ishida (Japan) - 26-1-0
  6. Norberto Jimenez (Dominican Republic) - 29-8-4
  7. Victor Olivo (Mexico) - 15-3-1
  8. Yanga Sigqibo (United Kingdom) - 11-1-1
  9. Junto Nakatani (Japan) - 17-0-0
  10. Alejandro Barrios (Mexico) - 16-2-5
  11. Andrew Moloney (Australia) - 18-0-0
  12. Gideon Buthelezi (South Africa) - 21-5-0
  13. McJoe Arroyo (Puerto Rico) - 18-2-0
  14. Koki Eto (Japan) - 23-4-1
  15. Jay Harris (United Kingdom) - 13-0-0

IBF Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 36-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Komgrich Nantapech (Thailand) - 24-5-0
  4. Masayuki Kuroda (Japan) - 30-7-3
  5. Charlie Edwards (United Kingdom) - 13-1-0
  6. Mohammed Obbadi (Italy) - 17-1-0
  7. Jayr Raquinel (Philippines) - 10-1-1
  8. Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan) - 8-1-0
  9. Jonathan Gonzalez (United States) - 21-2-1
  10. Giemel Magramo (Philippines) - 22-1-0
  11. Juan Reveco (Argentina) - 39-4-0
  12. Takuya Kogawa (Japan) - 29-5-1
  13. Wenfeng Ge (China) - 11-0-0
  14. Keiver Fernandez (Venezuela) - 18-0-1
  15. Masahiro Sakamoto (Japan) - 13-1-0

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