IBF Rankings & Champions

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Murat
32-3-1
4
Boesel
27-1-0
8
Deines
16-0-1
11
Salamov
22-1-0
12
Meng
13-0-0
13
Lee
13-7-1
14
Fornling
14-1-0
15
Parzeczewski
21-1-0
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IBF Middleweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
2
Vacant
5
Szeremeta
17-0-0
6
Bejaran
25-2-1
7
Onolunose
23-1-1
8
Wojcicki
11-0-1
12
Capper
19-2-1
13
Cameron
21-5-0
15
Rolls
18-0-0
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IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
2
Inoue
13-0-1
3
Hogan
27-1-1
4
Kurbanov
15-0-0
6
Attou
27-6-2
7
Harrison
27-2-0
8
Fiordigiglio
28-2-0
9
Cook
20-2-0
10
Murtazaliev
13-0-0
11
Baysangurov
13-0-0
12
Butler
24-1-1
13
Rosario
16-1-1
14
Ritchie
18-1-0
15
Weetch
12-2-0
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IBF Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
4
Abduqaxorov
15-0-0
6
Obara
20-3-1
8
Ellis
20-0-0
9
Adames
14-0-0
10
Clayton
15-0-0
11
Barrionuevo
34-4-2
12
Ocampo
23-1-0
14
Mueller
24-2-1
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IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
4
Kondo
31-7-1
9
DeMarco
33-6-1
11
Kongsong
12-0-0
13
Ulysse Jr
16-1-0
14
Duran
16-0-0
15
Ponce
19-0-0
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IBF Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
2
Vacant
3
Chaniev
13-1-0
4
Tatli
31-2-0
5
Nakatani
17-0-0
9
Nishitani
19-4-1
10
Marsili
36-0-1
12
Lozada Jr
40-2-1
13
Sun
14-0-0
14
Kambosos Jnr
15-0-0
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IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
4
Boschiero
46-5-2
6
Rakhimov
13-0-0
9
Chuprakov
20-0-0
11
Alvarado
29-8-0
12
Fuzile
11-0-0
13
Romero
19-0-0
14
Fonseca
22-1-1
15
Nunez
29-8-0
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IBF Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
4
May
19-1-0
5
Shimizu
7-0-0
6
Abe
18-2-0
8
Clary
25-1-0
9
Servania
31-1-0
11
Takoucht
33-3-1
12
Gracia
24-1-1
13
Sanchez
9-1-0
14
Tommasone
18-0-0
15
Dlamini
11-1-0
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IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
5
Wake
25-5-2
6
Juarez
23-6-0
7
Pagara
30-1-0
8
Ward
24-0-0
9
Lamati
14-0-1
10
Medina
19-3-2
13
Khegai
13-0-1
14
Takahashi
16-3-1
15
Vicente
33-3-2
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IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
5
Demecillo
14-4-2
6
Dasmarinas
28-2-0
8
Akaho
32-2-2
9
Greer Jr
17-1-1
10
Ponpitak
20-9-0
11
Franco
21-2-0
12
Guerfi
27-4-0
13
Patel
16-0-1
14
Wale
26-9-2
15
Kiyose
15-2-1
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IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Funai
30-7-0
4
Marin
16-0-0
6
Jimenez
29-8-4
7
Olivo
15-2-1
8
Sigqibo
11-1-1
9
Nakatani
16-0-0
10
Sultan
14-4-0
15
Harris
13-0-0
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IBF Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 06 Sep 2018
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Vacant
2
Vacant
4
Nantapech
24-5-0
5
Kuroda
30-7-3
7
Obbadi
16-1-0
8
Waseem
8-1-0
9
Raquinel
10-0-1
10
Gonzalez
21-2-1
12
Kogawa
29-5-1
13
Ge
11-0-0
14
Fernandez
17-0-1
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) - 21-0-0
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion: Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) - 15-0-0
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
IBF World Super Middleweight Champion: Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 27-2-0
IBF World Middleweight Champion: Vacant
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: Vacant
IBF World Lightweight Champion: Mikey Garcia (United States) - 39-0-0
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 26-4-1
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) - 18-0-0
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 30-1-1
IBF World Flyweight Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 36-2-0

Current IBF Rankings

IBF Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Anthony Joshua (United Kingdom) - 21-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) - 25-1-0
  3. Alexander Povetkin (Russian Federation) - 34-1-0
  4. Hughie Fury (United Kingdom) - 21-1-0
  5. Agit Kabayel (Germany) - 18-0-0
  6. Otto Wallin (Sweden) - 20-0-0
  7. Erkan Teper (Germany) - 19-2-0
  8. Dereck Chisora (United Kingdom) - 29-8-0
  9. Luis Ortiz (Cuba) - 29-1-0
  10. Bryant Jennings (United States) - 24-2-0
  11. Tom Schwarz (Germany) - 21-0-0
  12. Adam Kownacki (Poland) - 18-0-0
  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) - 15-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Ruslan Fayfer (Russian Federation) - 23-0-0
  3. Andrew Tabiti (United States) - 16-0-0
  4. Kevin Lerena (South Africa) - 21-1-0
  5. Yury Kashinsky (Russian Federation) - 16-0-0
  6. Murat Gassiev (Russian Federation) - 26-1-0
  7. Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) - 30-1-0
  8. Mateusz Masternak (Poland) - 41-4-0
  9. Imre Szello (Hungary) - 21-0-0
  10. Micki Nielsen (Denmark) - 25-1-0
  11. Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) - 23-1-2
  12. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland) - 55-4-1
  13. Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) - 22-1-0
  14. Firat Arslan (Germany) - 43-8-2
  15. Mairis Briedis (Latvia) - 24-1-0

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Karo Murat (Armenia) - 32-3-1
  4. Dominic Boesel (Germany) - 27-1-0
  5. Anthony Yarde (United Kingdom) - 16-0-0
  6. Enrico Koelling (Germany) - 26-2-0
  7. Callum Johnson (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  8. Adam Deines (Germany) - 16-0-1
  9. Sean Monaghan (United States) - 29-1-0
  10. Marcus Browne (United States) - 22-0-0
  11. Umar Salamov (Russian Federation) - 22-1-0
  12. Fanlong Meng (China) - 13-0-0
  13. Michael Lee (United States) - 13-7-1
  14. Sven Fornling (Sweden) - 14-1-0
  15. Robert Parzeczewski (Poland) - 21-1-0

IBF Super Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 27-2-0
  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. Jesse Hart (United States) - 25-1-0
  9. Andre Dirrell (United States) - 26-3-0
  10. Arthur Abraham (Armenia) - 47-6-0
  11. Bilal Akkawy (Australia) - 17-0-1
  12. Nadjib Mohammedi (France) - 40-6-0
  13. Matt Korobov (Russian Federation) - 28-1-0
  14. John Ryder (United Kingdom) - 26-4-0
  15. Rohan Murdock (Australia) - 22-1-0

IBF Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Vacant
  1. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine) - 12-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 34-2-0
  4. Martin Murray (United Kingdom) - 37-4-1
  5. Kamil Szeremeta (Poland) - 17-0-0
  6. Rafael Bejaran (Dominican Republic) - 25-2-1
  7. Albert Onolunose (Nigeria) - 23-1-1
  8. Patrick Wojcicki (Germany) - 11-0-1
  9. Jason Welborn (United Kingdom) - 24-6-0
  10. Jack Culcay (Ecuador) - 24-3-0
  11. Rob Brant (United States) - 23-1-0
  12. Wes Capper (Australia) - 19-2-1
  13. Liam Cameron (United Kingdom) - 21-5-0
  14. Gary O'Sullivan (Ireland) - 28-3-0
  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. Takeshi Inoue (Japan) - 13-0-1
  3. Dennis Hogan (Ireland) - 27-1-1
  4. Magomed Kurbanov (Russian Federation) - 15-0-0
  5. Kell Brook (United Kingdom) - 37-2-0
  6. Zakaria Attou (France) - 27-6-2
  7. Tony Harrison (United States) - 27-2-0
  8. Orlando Fiordigiglio (Italy) - 28-2-0
  9. Brandon Cook (Canada) - 20-2-0
  10. Bakhram Murtazaliev (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  11. Khuseyn Baysangurov (Russian Federation) - 13-0-0
  12. Steven Butler (Canada) - 24-1-1
  13. Jeison Rosario (Dominican Republic) - 16-1-1
  14. Dwight Ritchie (Australia) - 18-1-0
  15. Jamie Weetch (United Kingdom) - 12-2-0

IBF Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Errol Spence Jr (United States) - 24-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Yordenis Ugas (Cuba) - 23-3-0
  3. Jessie Vargas (United States) - 28-2-1
  4. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (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) - 20-0-0
  9. Carlos Adames (Dominican Republic) - 14-0-0
  10. Custio Clayton (Canada) - 15-0-0
  11. Cesar Barrionuevo (Argentina) - 34-4-2
  12. Carlos Ocampo (Mexico) - 23-1-0
  13. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania) - 20-0-0
  14. Rico Mueller (Germany) - 24-2-1
  15. Devon Alexander (United States) - 27-5-1

IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Vacant
  1. Vacant
  2. Ivan Baranchyk (Russian Federation) - 18-0-0
  3. Anthony Yigit (Sweden) - 21-0-1
  4. Akihiro Kondo (Japan) - 31-7-1
  5. Hiroki Okada (Japan) - 19-0-0
  6. Sergey Lipinets (Kazakhstan) - 14-1-0
  7. Josh Taylor (United Kingdom) - 13-0-0
  8. Ryan Martin (United States) - 22-0-0
  9. Antonio DeMarco (Mexico) - 33-6-1
  10. Adrien Broner (United States) - 33-3-1
  11. Apinan Kongsong (Thailand) - 12-0-0
  12. Josh Leather (United Kingdom) - 13-0-0
  13. Yves Ulysse Jr (Canada) - 16-1-0
  14. Alexander Duran (Panama) - 16-0-0
  15. Jeremias Ponce (Argentina) - 19-0-0

IBF Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Mikey Garcia (United States) - 39-0-0
  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) - 21-0-0
  9. Kazuhiro Nishitani (Japan) - 19-4-1
  10. Emiliano Marsili (Italy) - 36-0-1
  11. Anthony Crolla (United Kingdom) - 33-6-3
  12. Antonio Lozada Jr (Mexico) - 40-2-1
  13. Xiangxiang Sun (China) - 14-0-0
  14. George Kambosos Jnr (Australia) - 15-0-0
  15. Devin Haney (United States) - 19-0-0

IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

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

IBF Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 27-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Kid Galahad (United Kingdom) - 24-0-0
  4. Nathaniel May (Australia) - 19-1-0
  5. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan) - 7-0-0
  6. Reiya Abe (Japan) - 18-2-0
  7. Mark Magsayo (Philippines) - 18-0-0
  8. Toka Clary (United States) - 25-1-0
  9. Genesis Servania (Philippines) - 31-1-0
  10. Abner Mares (Mexico) - 31-3-1
  11. Sofiane Takoucht (France) - 33-3-1
  12. Bryan Gracia (Panama) - 24-1-1
  13. Jesus Sanchez (Spain) - 9-1-0
  14. Carmine Tommasone (Italy) - 18-0-0
  15. Lerato Dlamini (South Africa) - 11-1-0

IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 20-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Tomoki Kameda (Japan) - 35-2-0
  4. Ryosuke Iwasa (Japan) - 25-3-0
  5. Shingo Wake (Japan) - 25-5-2
  6. Cesar Juarez (Mexico) - 23-6-0
  7. Albert Pagara (Philippines) - 30-1-0
  8. Thomas Ward (United Kingdom) - 24-0-0
  9. Lodumo Lamati (South Africa) - 14-0-1
  10. Abigail Medina (Dominican Republic) - 19-3-2
  11. Gavin McDonnell (United Kingdom) - 20-1-2
  12. Diego De La Hoya (Mexico) - 21-0-0
  13. Arnold Khegai (Ukraine) - 13-0-1
  14. Ryohei Takahashi (Japan) - 16-3-1
  15. Yenifel Vicente (Dominican Republic) - 33-3-2

IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) - 18-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Jason Moloney (Australia) - 17-0-0
  4. Lee Haskins (United Kingdom) - 35-4-0
  5. Kenny Demecillo (Philippines) - 14-4-2
  6. Michael Dasmarinas (Philippines) - 28-2-0
  7. Paul Butler (United Kingdom) - 26-2-0
  8. Ryo Akaho (Japan) - 32-2-2
  9. Joshua Greer Jr (United States) - 17-1-1
  10. Sukpraserd Ponpitak (Thailand) - 20-9-0
  11. Ricardo Franco (Mexico) - 21-2-0
  12. Karim Guerfi (France) - 27-4-0
  13. Prince Patel (United Kingdom) - 16-0-1
  14. Josh Wale (United Kingdom) - 26-9-2
  15. Tenta Kiyose (Japan) - 15-2-1

IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

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

IBF Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 36-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Andrew Selby (United Kingdom) - 10-0-0
  4. Komgrich Nantapech (Thailand) - 24-5-0
  5. Masayuki Kuroda (Japan) - 30-7-3
  6. Charlie Edwards (United Kingdom) - 13-1-0
  7. Mohammed Obbadi (Italy) - 16-1-0
  8. Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan) - 8-1-0
  9. Jayr Raquinel (Philippines) - 10-0-1
  10. Jonathan Gonzalez (United States) - 21-2-1
  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) - 17-0-1
  15. Masahiro Sakamoto (Japan) - 13-1-0

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