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: 10 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionDEONTAY WILDERUSA42-0-198%
ChampionDILLIAN WHYTEDILLIAN WHYTE27-1-067%
1DILLIAN WHYTEUK27-1-067%
2TYSON FURYUK29-0-169%
3OLEKSANDR USYKUKRAINE17-0-076%
4OSCAR RIVASCOLOMBIA26-1-069%
5LUIS ORTIZCUBA31-2-084%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
Vacant----
1ILUNGA MAKABUCONGO26-2-092%
2MICHAL CIESLAKPOLAND19-0-065%
3RUSLAN FAYFERRUSSIA25-1-064%
4KRZYSZTOF WLODARCZYKPOLAND58-4-167%
5NOEL ‘GEVOR’ MIKAELIANGERMANY24-2-042%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionARTUR BETERBIEVRUSSIA15-0-0100%
1GILBERTO RAMIREZMEXICO40-0-065%
2OLEKSANDR GVOZDYKUKRAINE17-1-082%
3JEAN PASCALCANADA34-6-159%
4MARCUS BROWNEUSA23-1-070%
5IGOR MIKHALKINRUSSIA23-2-042%

 

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (168lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionDAVID BENAVIDEZUSA22-0-073%
1AVNI YILDIRIMTURKEY21-2-057%
2AZIZBEK ABDUGOFUROVUZBEKISTAN13-0-038.46%
3DAVID LEMIEUXCANADA41-4-083%
4JOHN RYDERUK28-5-057%
5ANTHONY DIRRELLUSA33-2-173%

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT (160lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionSAUL ‘CANELO’ ALVAREZMEXICO53-1-268%
ChampionJERMALL CHARLOUSA30-0-072%
1DANIEL JACOBSUSA36-3-083%
2SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKOUKRAINE13-2-077%
3JAIME MUNGUIAMEXICO35-0-080%
4KAMIL SZEREMETAPOLAND19-0-021%
5ESQUILA FALCAO
BRAZIL25-0-068%

WBA Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 10 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionANTONY JOSHUAUK23-1-091%
ChampionMANUEL CHARRGERMANY31-4-055%
1TREVOR BRYANUSA20-0-070%
2OLEKSANDR USYKUKRAINE17-0-076%
3ADAM KOWNACKIPOLAND20-0-075%
4LUIS ORTIZCUBA31-2-084%
5ANDY RUIZ JRMEXICO33-2-067%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
Super ChampionARSEN GOULAMIRIANARMENIA25-0-068%
ChampionVacant---
1RYAD MERHYBELGIUM29-1-079%
2KEVIN LERENASOUTH AFRICA24-1-046%
3FIRAT ARSLANGERMANY47-8-355.17%
4RICHARD RIAKPORHEUK11-0-073%
5RYAD MERHYUSA14-1-073%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
Super ChampionDMITRY BIVOLRUSSIA17-0-065%
ChampionJEAN PASCALCANADA35-6-157%
1DOMINIC BOESEL GERMANY30-1-038%
2JOSHUA BUATSIUK12-0-082%
3BLAKE CAPARELLOAUSTRALIA30-3-138%
4JESSE HARTUSA26-3-081%
5CHARLES FOSTERUSA19-0-047%

IBF Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 10 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionANTHONY JOSHUAUK23-1-091%
1KUBRAT PULEVBULGARIA28-1-050%
Vacant----
3ADAM KOWNACKIPOLAND20-0-075%
4AGIT KABAYELGERMANY19-0-068%
5ANTHONY JOSHUAUK23-1-091%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionYUNIEL DORTICOSCUBA24-1-091%
1RUSLAN FAYFERRUSSIA25-1-067%
2Vacant---
3KEVIN LERENASOUTH AFRICA24-1-046%
4FIRAT ARSLANGERMANY47-8-355%
5LAWRENCE OKOLIEUSA14-0-079%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionARTUR BETERBIEVRUSSIA15-0-0100%
1FANLONG MENGCHINA16-0-063%
2Vacant---
3JOSHUA BUATSIUK12-0-083%
4UMAR SALAMOVRUSSIA25-1-073%
5LEON BUNNGERMANY15-0-053%

WBO Rankings 

HEAVYWEIGHT (200lb+)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionANTHONY JOSHUAUK23-1-091%
1OLEKSANDR USYKUKRAINE17-0-076%
2JOSEPH PARKERNEW ZEALAND26-2-077%
3ADAM KOWNACKIPOLAND20-0-075%
4ANDY RUIZ JRMEXICO33-2-067%
5DANIEL DUBOISUK14-0-093%

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (200lb)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
ChampionVacant---
1KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKIPOLAND31-2-061%
2LAWRENCE OKOLIEUSA23-0-065%
3DILAN PRASOVICMONTENEGRO13-0-075%
4EDIN PUHALOBOSNIA AND
HERZEGOVINA
19-0-095%
5NIKOLA MILACICGERMANY21-1-063.64%

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lb)

Updated: 13 January 2020

NameCountryWinsKO%
Champion Vacant---
1GILBERTO RAMIREZMEXICO40-0-065%
2UMAR SALAMOVRUSSIA25-1-073%
3JESSE HARTUSA26-2-081%
4MAXIM MASLOVRUSSIA19-1-2157%
5SERGEY KOVALEVRUSSIA34-4-185%

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.

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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!