Latest World and British Ratings (June 2015)

Colin Harris
04/06/2015 1:55am

Boxing Monthly’s World and British rankings for June 2015 are explained by Colin Harris, our in-house ratings statistician. Trainer, fighter, manager and promoter queries are welcome.

British Round-Up:

Heavyweight: No changes.  Cruiserweight: No changes.  Light-heavyweight: Callum Johnson comes in at No.8, with Joel McIntyre at No.9 and Mike Stafford pushed down to No.10 (we drop Tony Hill).  Super-middleweight: Carl Froch was stripped of the WBA title but we have no actual changes. Middleweight: Danny Butler has vacated the English title and gone down to 11st so disappears from No.6 and everyone rated previously 7-10 shuffles up.  Eamonn O’Kane scraped past Lewis Taylor and we bring in Joe Selkirk as our new No.10.  Light-middleweight: Danny Butler enters our ratings at No.3 and shuffles everyone down (with Lloyd Ellett being pushed out) and Sam Sheedy vacated the Central Area strap.  Welterweight: Frankie Gavin vacated the Commonwealth title – which was picked-up by Sam Eggington. Bradley Skeete won and rises over Eggington to No.4, while Junior Witter lost and drops to No.8 below Ahmet Patterson and Glenn Foot.  Light-welterweight: No changes. Lightweight:  We drop Mitch Buckland from No.9 as he hasn’t made weight in far-too-long, so Craig Evans goes up to No.9 and we bring Kirk Goodings back in as our No.10.  Super-featherweight:  Mitchell Smith won and jumps up to No.6 while John Simpson and Martin J. Ward shuffle down. Anthony Townend comes in at No.9 as new English champion as Troy James get shuffled to No.10 and Ben Jones leaves our ratings.  Featherweight:  Darren Traynor enters at No.9 pushing Ian Bailey to No.10 and Dai Davies drops out.  Super-bantamweight: Lewis Pettitt vacated the SouthernArea title but no actual changes. Bantamweight: Charlie Hoy is dropped for inactivity, Brad Watson goes to No.9 and Ryan Burnett comes in as No.10.  Super-flyweight: No changes. Flyweight: No changes.

World Round-Up:

Heavyweight: Wladimir Klitschko won against Bryant Jennings who drops a place to No.7.  Cruiserweight:  No changes.  Light-heavyweight: Andrzej Fonfara won and moves up to No.6.  Super-middleweight:  Carl Froch was stripped of the WBA title. Fedor Chudinov comes into our rankings at No.4 as he wins the vacant WBA belt over Felix Sturm.  Badou Jack also comes into the ratings at No.3 [pictured] as the new WBC champ dethroning Anthony Dirrell and we see all the regulars drop down a couple of places – ultimately pushing out both Gilberto Ramirez and Callum Smith. Middleweight: Daniel Jacobs won and rises above Sam Soliman/ Daniel Geale to No.7.  Light-middleweight:  Joshua Clottey won and went up to No.8 over Carlos Molina.  Welterweight: Floyd Mayweather annexed the WBO title (set to be vacated for Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas) as he decisioned Manny Pacquiao but no actual changes. Light-welterweight: Terence Crawford bursts into our 10st rankings winning the WBO title and coming in at No.1, shuffling everyone down.  Lucas Matthysse won over Ruslan Provodnikov - who moves up to No.6 over Jessie Vargas (soon to be at welterweight, permanently). Thomas Dulorme lost and drops out of our ratings while Omar Figueroa (now 25-0-1) arrives at No.8 - pushing Rances Bathelemy out as well as pushing Humberto Soto and Viktor Postol down. Lightweight:  Terence Crawford and Omar Figueroa have gone to 140 so everyone shuffles up a couple of places.  We bring in Kevin Mitchell as No.9 and Dejan Zlaticanin in No.10.  Super-featherweight: No changes.  Featherweight:  No changes.  Super-bantamweight: No changes.  Bantamweight: Jamie McDonnell beats Tomoki Kameda (who had been stripped of the WBO title) and rises to the No.2 spot. Super-flyweight: No changes. Flyweight: Juan Carlos Reveco lost the WBA title to Kazuto Ioka, so we see Amnat Ruenroeng go up to No.3 with Ioka No.4 (everyone shuffling down as he leaps up from No.9) and Reveco down to No.5.  Light-flyweight: Taguchi won and climbs to No.4 over Fuentes. Minimumweight: No changes.