Boxing Rankings and How They Can Help You

If you want to start betting on boxing, then you have to get familiar with all the categories and rankings that come with this sport. There are currently 17 rankings in the boxing world, ranging from mini flyweight up until heavyweight.

Finding the Right Boxing Rankings

Naturally, not all rankings enjoy the same popularity – it is well known that most bettors prefer the heavyweight category, as it comes with better betting odds and chances of higher prizes. Therefore, before looking at the world boxing rankings, you have to know which category you are most interested in. Specifically, which one is more feasible to your betting needs and strategies?

Boxing Associations

There are four major associations that regulate and sanction the world championship boxing matches – the WBO, WBA, IBF, and WBC. For example, the WBA rankings are different from the WBC boxing rankings. So, before placing a bet on a certain fighter, you’ll have to look further into the rankings of the association it belongs to.

Let’s take a look at the top three boxers for every association we have mentioned.

WBC Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 29 August 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1DEONTAY WILDERUSA41-0-198%
2DILLIAN WHYTEUK26-1-072%
3TYSON FURYUK28-0-171%
4ANTONY JOSHUAUK22-1-095%
5LUIS ORTIZCUBA31-1-084%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1 Vacant ---
2MURAT GASSIEVRUSSIA26-1-073%
3ANDREW TABITIUSA17-1-076%
4YUNIER DORTICOSCUBA24-1-091%
5ILUNGA MAKABUCONGO25-2-096%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1OLEKSANDR GVOZDYKUKRAINE17-0-082%
2MARCUS BROWNEUSA23-0-070%
3GILBERTO RAMIREZMEXICO40-0-065%
4IGOR MIKHALKINRUSSIA23-2-042%
5DOMINIC BOESELGERMANY28-1-034%
6BADOU JACKSWEDEN22-2-359%

 

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (168lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1ANTHONY DIRRELLUSA33-1-173%
2AVNI YILDIRIMTURKEY21-2-073%
3CHRIS EUBANK JRUK28-2-075%
4DAVID LEMIEUXCANADA40-4-085%
5AZIZBEK ABDUGOFUROVUZBEKISTAN12-0-033%

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT (160lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1SAUL ‘CANELO’ ALVAREZMEXICO52-1-267%
1JERMALL CHARLOUSA28-0-075%
2GENNADY GOLOVKINKAZAKHSTAN38-1-175%
3DANIEL JACOBSUSA35-3-083%
4KAMIL SZEREMETAPOLAND19-0-021%
5SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKOUKRAINE13-1-077%

WBA Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 29 August 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1ANDY RUIZ JRMEXICO33-1-067%
1MANUEL CHARRGERMANY31-4-055%
2TREVOR BRYANUSA20-0-070%
3OLEKSANDR USYKUKRAINE16-0-075%
4ANTONY JOSHUAENGLAND22-1-095%
5OTTO WALLINSWEDEN20-0-065%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1DENIS LEBEDEVRUSSIA32-2-072%
1ARSEN GOULAMIRIANARMENIA24-0-067%
2RYAD MERHYBELGIUM27-1-079%
2LAWRENCE OKOLIEENGLAND23-1-091%
3YURY KASHINSKYRUSSIA17-0-076%
4FIRAT ARSLANGERMANY44-8-354%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

Updated: 02 May 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1DMITRY BIVOLRUSSIA16-0-069%
2MARCUS BROWNEUSA23-0-070%
3FELIX VALERADominican Republic17-2-075%
4JOSHUA BUATSIENGLAND11-0-082%
5DOMINIC BOESEL GERMANY28-1-037%

IBF Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 29 August 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1Vacant---
2Vacant---
3YURI KASHINSKYRUSSIA17-0-089%
4IMRE SZELLOIRELAND23-0-067%
5RUSLAN FAYFERIRUSSIA23-1-070%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1YUNIEL DORTICOSCUBA24-1-091%
2Vacant---
3Vacant---
4YURY KASHINSKY RUSSIA17-0-079%
5IMRE SZELLOIRELAND23-0-065%
6KEVIN LERENASOUTH AFRICA22-1-045%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1ARTUR BETERBIEVRUSSIA14-0-0100%
2FANLONG MENGCHINA15-0-065%
3Vacant---
4DOMINIC BOESEL GERMANY28-1-037%
5JOSHUA BUATSIENGLAND11-1-044%
6SVEN FORNLINGSWEDEN15-1-142%

WBO Rankings 

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 20 May 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1ANDY RUIZ JRMEXICO33-1-067%
2DILLIAN WHYTEUK25-1-072%
3TOM SCHWARZGERMANY24-0-067%
4TYSON FURYUK27-0-170%
5OSCAR RIVASCOLOMBIA26-0-069%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
1OLEKSANDR USYKUKRAINE16-0-075%
1KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKIPOLAND31-1-061%
2IMRE SZELLOIRELAND23-0-065%
3MAIRIS BRIEDISLATVIA25-1-072%
4YUNIER DORTICOSCUBA23-1-091%
5FIRAT ARSLAN GERMANY 44-8-354%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

Updated: 03 June 2019

NameCountryWinsKO%
1SERGEY KOVALEVRUSSIA33-3-185%
2ANTHONY YARDEUK18-0-094%
3GILBERTO RAMIREZMEXICO40-0-065%
4DOMINIC BOESELGERMANY29-1-037%
5UMAR SALAMOVRUSSIA24-1-072%
6ROBERT PARZECZEWSKIPOLAND23-1-067%

Importance of Boxing Rankings

One thing that you should always keep in mind is that boxing rankings change with every single match. Moreover, the boxer that wins a couple of matches/ points is able to pass another boxer that hasn’t fought recently.

Therefore, before placing your bets, it is recommended that you check the rankings of each association and make sure that your favorite boxer is still performing well. You might not have a preferred boxer, depending on your betting strategy, but it always helps to know which of the competitors can be dangerous, so to say, in a match, in regard to your bet.

As these rankings are used to measure the performance of each boxer, it’s clear why you have to check them once in a while. A boxer might have bigger odds of winning, but his performance might not be on par with one of his opponents, thus changing your betting strategy.

Betting with theboxingbet.com

If you wish to start betting on boxing and don’t know where to start, then come visit our platform, as we have available for you the latest boxing rankings, as well as a list of live and upcoming events, and the scores/ results of all previous matches.

So, if you want to check the heavyweight boxing rankings and see which boxer is the top-performer in 2019, you’ve come to the right place!