Latest World and British Ratings (May 2015)

Colin Harris
01/05/2015 10:38am

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

World Round-Up:

Heavyweight: No changes. Cruiserweight: Lebedev won but stays 4th while Wlodarczyk goes to 5th. We bring in two newcomers with Krzysztof Kuryashov at 6th and Rakhim Chakhiev at 7th which pushes Mchunu down to 8th and Bellew down to 9th. Victor Emilio Ramirez comes in at 10th with his surprise win over Afolabi (who is dropped from our ratings, along with Cleverly and Makabu). Light-Heavyweight: Kovalev and Stevenson both won but no changes in position. Braehmer won and goes to 4th while Pascal lost and drops to 5th. We drop Gabriel Campillo as he loses to our new No.8 Artur Beterbiev, who crashes into the ratings ahead of Mohammedi and Oosthuizen (who stay 9th and 10th respectively). Super-Middleweight:  Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is dropped for inactivity as it was over a year since he fought at 12st and he was officially fighting next at light-heavyweight (a defeat to Fonfara).....we bring in Callum Smith at No.10. Everyone else previously at 3-10 shuffle-up a spot in the meantime. Middleweight: Lee moves up to 4th after his draw with Quillin and everyone else who was previously occupying places 4-9 shuffle down accordingly. Light-Middleweight: Charlo wins over Martirosyan and they switch 6th and 7th places accordingly. Welterweight: With his latest victory, Brook goes over the currently-inactive Marquez to 4th spot. Light-Welterweight: Garcia beat Peterson in their over-weight non-title fight but we keep both at 10st for now. Neither changes position but Peterson was also stripped of his IBF title with the loss. Algieri has decided to stay at welterweight so gets dropped from our 10st list and 6-10 all shuffle up. Allakherdiev gets dropped for inactivity. We bring in Thomas Dulorme and Rances Barthelemy as our new Nos. 9 and 10. Lightweight: Although we have no actual changes....Crawford vacated the WBO title (but had not fought at light-welterweight yet as we went to press so stays in our ratings at 135), Abril has been stripped of the WBA title and Perez was proclaimed WBA champion. Super-Featherweight: Martinez dethrones Salido and goes to 3rd with everyone shuffling down and Salido dropping to 6th.  Vargas won and leapfrogs to 7th while Estrella gets pushed out of our ratings. Featherweight: Donaire goes down a division so disappears from the 9st listings. Lomachenko becomes our No.2 while new WBC champ Russell (previously outpointed by Lomanchenko) comes in at 3 to replace Donaire’s spot in our rankings.  Gradovich rises to 4th, Vetyeka/Selby/Sonsona/Velez rise in unison to 5-8.  Gonzalez lost the WBC to Russell and is now down to 9th with Mares sitting in 10thSuper-Bantamweight: Nonito Donaire crashes into the ratings at 4th and shuffles everyone down, with the knock-on effect being that Avalos gets dropped. Bantamweight: No changes. Super-Flyweight: Cuadras and Sor Rungsvisai both won but we have no actual changes. Flyweight: Estrada won but we have no actual changes. Light-Flyweight: Despite victories for Nietes, Guevara, Fuentes and Loreto we have no actual changes. Minimumweight: Takayama vacated the WBO title and Buitrago won, but we have no actual changes.

British Round-Up:

Heavyweight: Sam Sexton gets dropped for inactivity so Towers and Lewison shuffle-up a spot while we bring-in Ali Adams as our new No.10, just over Danny Hughes or Michael Sprott. Cruiserweight: In our only change this month, Stephen Simmons drops to tenth under Bennett and Kennedy. Light-Heavyweight: Danny McIntosh is dropped for inactivity and everyone 6-10 shuffles-up, with Shinkwin also going above Senior to 5th and Joel McIntyre entering at tenth. Super-Middleweight: Callum Smith vacated the English title while Luke Blackledge won the Commonwealth title and, in doing so, goes up one place over Frank Buglioni. Liam Cameron lost but still goes to 9th, while our new No.10 is the new English champion Jahmaine Smyle who pushes out Lee Markham from the top ten. Middleweight: Saunders has vacated all his belts while Etches is dropped, Doran goes up to 9th, and Lewis Taylor comes in as our new number 10. Light-Middleweight: Navid Mansouri and Lloyd Ellett both won but no changes occur. Welterweight: Brook and Gavin both won, Patterson vacated the English title - but again no actual changes occur.  Light-Welterweight: Limond is no longer British champion, Nurse won, but again no actual changes occur.  Lightweight: Flanagan vacated the British title, Cardle and Campbell each won but no changes occur.  Super-Featherweight:  Stephen Smith won twice, Martin J. Ward crashes into our ratings at 7, Mitchell Smith won but has vacated the English title while dropping to 8th and Ward’s arrival ultimately pushes Anthony Cacace out of our top ten. Featherweight: Josh Warrington vacated the British and Commonwealth titles.  Martin Lindsay confirms retirement so is dropped from our 3rd spot and everyone shuffles up a place. Kris Hughes lost to James Tennyson and drops down below him to 8th. Our new tenth place goes to Welsh champion Dai Davies. Super-Bantamweight: McDonnell became European champion, Wood and Economides each won but our only change is Michael Maguire being dropped from tenth and replaced by Robbie Turley.  Bantamweight: No changes.  Super-Flyweight: Yafai won but has vacated the Commonwealth title as he prepares to go down to Flyweight. Anthony Nelson won the vacated Commonwealth title. Haroon Khan is dropped from 5th and replaced by Jamie Wilson (after his sterling effort against Nelson).  Flyweight: Satchell vacated the British title and Louis Norman won, but we have no actual changes.

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