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Boxing divisional rankings: Zayas and 'Shu Shu' Carrington remain undefeated, keep impressing

Xander Zayas, above, celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Patrick Teixeira Saturday night in New York. Luke Hales/Getty Images

ESPN's divisional boxing rankings highlight the best in the sport in every weight class. They will change often, based on recent results and performances. Rankings are based on what a fighter has accomplished in the weight division in which he is ranked. Fighters who have announced they are moving to a different weight class will be ranked in that new division, if warranted, only once they fight in that weight class. Fighters who currently own titles in two divisions can be ranked in both.

Fighters who haven't competed in the past 12 months -- and don't have a fight scheduled -- will be dropped from the rankings until they fight again. Any fighter who tests positive for a performance-enhancing substance will also be removed. That boxer will be eligible to re-enter the rankings after his next bout.

Saturday at The Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York, junior middleweight Xander Zayas delivered another impressive performance in a unanimous-decision victory over veteran Patrick Teixeira.

Zayas (19-0, 12 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a 21-year-old orthodox fighter with power and speed. He broke down Teixeira round by round with accurate body punches and timed combinations to earn a unanimous decision win, with scorecards of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 from the judges. With the victory, Zayas solidifies his spot in the top 10 at 154 pounds.

"He was tough. He knew how to survive in there," Zayas said after the fight. "It was sometimes difficult to find the body, but with the experience, he hid it. I tried to land the hook, and he was ducking underneath. I feel like it was a tough test, but I passed it with flying colors."

Also on the card, featherweight Bruce "Shu Shu" Carrington scored his fifth stoppage win in his last six fights with an eighth-round TKO of late replacement Brayan De Gracia.

With undisputed featherweight champion Naoya Inoue watching from ringside, Carrington (12-0, 8 KOs), of Brooklyn, New York dropped Garcia twice before stopping him in the last seconds of Round 8 after a flurry of punches forced referee Eric Dali to stop the bout at 2:56.

At 27, Carrington is close to getting bigger fights this year in a 126-pound division full of talent. He retains his No. 9 spot at featherweight.

"There are some things I could've done more. There are some things I could've done better on the defensive end," Carrington said about his performance. "He came to fight. He's really strong. His knockout ratio shows the power is there, but you know me, I have a lot of experience and know how to get around that, break my opponent down, and do what I do. And that's how we got the victory."

On Friday, Oscar Collazo retained his WBO strawweight title with a one-sided unanimous decision over Gerardo Zapata at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

Collazo (10-0, 7 KOs), of Villalba, Puerto Rico, won by scorecards of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-110. It was Collazo's thrid defense of the belt he won in a seventh-round TKO against Melvin Jerusalem in May 2023. Collazo stays at No. 2 in the 105-pound division.

Rankings are determined by Mike Coppinger, Nick Parkinson, Damian Delgado Averhoff and Andres Ferrari. They are updated weekly on Tuesdays.

For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. For ESPN women's divisional rankings, click here.

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HEAVYWEIGHT (UNLIMITED)

1. Oleksandr Usyk     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 22-0, 14 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Tyson Fury, May 18 (Watch this fight on ESPN+ PPV)
Next: Dec. 21 vs. Tyson Fury


2. Tyson Fury     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 34-1-1, 24 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Oleksandr Usyk, May 18 (Watch this fight on ESPN+ PPV)
Next: Dec. 21 vs. Oleksandr Usyk


3. Anthony Joshua     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 28-3, 25 KOs
Last: W (KO2) Francis Ngannou, March 8
Next: Sept. 21 vs. TBA


4. Joseph Parker     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 35-3, 23 KOs
Last: W (MD12) Zhilei Zhang, March 8
Next: TBA


5. Zhilei Zhang     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 27-2-1, 22 KOs
Last: W (KO5) Deontay Wilder, June 1
Next: TBA


6. Daniel Dubois     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 21-2, 20 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Filip Hrgovic, June 1
Next: TBA


7. Agit Kabayel     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 25-0, 17 KOs
Last: W (KO7) Frank Sanchez, May 18
Next: TBA


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Jared Anderson punishes Andriy Rudenko for TKO win

Jared Anderson puts a beating on Andriy Rudenko in Round 5 to force the referee to stop the fight.

8. Jared Anderson     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 17-0, 15 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Ryad Merhy, April 13
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Martin Bakole


9. Filip Hrgovic     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 17-1, 14 KOs
Last: L (TKO8) Daniel Dubois, June 1
Next: TBA


10. Martin Bakole     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 20-1, 15 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Carlos Takam, Oct. 28
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Jared Anderson

Editor's note: Andy Ruiz Jr. has been removed for inactivity.


CRUISERWEIGHT (UP TO 200 POUNDS)

1. Jai Opetaia     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 25-0, 19 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Mairis Briedis, May 18
Next: TBA


2. Chris Billam-Smith     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 19-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Mateusz Masternak, Dec. 10
Next: June 15 vs. Richard Riakporhe


3. Mairis Briedis     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 28-3, 20 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Jai Opetaia, May 18
Next: TBA


4. Norair Mikaeljan     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 27-2, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO3) Ilunga Makabu, Nov. 4
Next: June 7 vs. Ryan Rozicki


5. Gilberto Ramirez     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 45-1, 30 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Arsen Goulamirian, March 30
Next: TBA


6. Lawrence Okolie     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 20-1, 15 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Lukasz Rozanski, May 24
Next: TBA


7. Richard Riakporhe     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 17-0, 13 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Dylan Bregeon, Nov. 18
Next: June 15 vs. Chris Billam-Smith


8. Isaac Chamberlain     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 16-2, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Mikael Lawal, Oct. 21
Next: June 15 vs. Jack Massey


9. Mateusz Masternak     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 48-6, 32 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Jean Jacques Olivier, April 20
Next: TBA


10. Ryan Rozicki     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 20-1, 19 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Olanrewaju Durodola, Dec. 2
Next: June 7 vs. Norair Mikaeljan

Editor's note: Badou Jack and Yuniel Dorticos have been removed for inactivity.


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (UP TO 175 POUNDS)

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Artur Beterbiev claims victory after Callum Smith's corner stops fight

Artur Beterbiev demolishes Callum Smith in Round 7 of their bout to retain his titles in the main event of Top Rank Boxing.

1. Dmitry Bivol     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 23-0, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Malik Zinad, June 1
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Artur Beterbiev


2. Artur Beterbiev     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 20-0, 20 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Callum Smith, Jan. 13
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Dmitry Bivol


3. Joshua Buatsi     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 18-0, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Dan Azeez, Feb. 3
Next: TBA


4. Anthony Yarde     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 25-3, 24 KOs
Last: W (TKO3) Marko Nikolic, Feb. 10
Next: TBA


5. Callum Smith     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 29-2, 21 KOs
Last: L (TKO7) Artur Beterbiev, Jan. 13
Next: TBA


6. Oleksandr Gvozdyk     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 20-1, 16 KOs
Last: W (KO2) Isaac Rodrigues, Sept. 30
Next: June 15 vs. David Benavidez


7. Dan Azeez     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 20-1, 13 KOs
Last: L (UD8) Joshua Buatsi, Feb. 3
Next: TBA


8. Willy Hutchinson     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 18-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Craig Richards, June 1
Next: TBA


9. Connor Wallace     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 13-1, 10 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Jack Gipp, March 17
Next: TBA


10. Lyndon Arthur     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 23-2, 16 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Dmitry Bivol, Dec. 23
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Andre Dirrell has been remove for inactivity.


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (UP TO 168 POUNDS)

1. Canelo Alvarez     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 61-2-2, 39 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Jaime Munguia, May 4
Next: TBA


2. David Benavidez     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 28-0, 24 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Demetrius Andrade, Nov. 25
Next: June 15 vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk


3. David Morrell     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 10-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Sena Agbeko, Dec. 16
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic


4. Christian Mbilli     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 27-0, 23 KOs
Last: W (KO1) Mark Heffron, May 25
Next: Aug. 17 vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko


5. Jaime Munguia     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 43-1, 34 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Canelo Alvarez, May 4
Next: TBA


6. Diego Pacheco     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 21-0, 17 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Shawn McCalman, April 6
Next: TBA


7. Edgar Berlanga     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 22-0, 17 KOs
Last: W (KO6) Padraig McCrory, Feb. 24
Next: TBA


8. Demetrius Andrade     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 32-1, 19 KOs
Last: L (TKO6) David Benavidez, Nov. 25
Next: TBA


9. Bektemir Melikuziev     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 14-1, 10 KOs
Last: W (TD8) Pierre Dibombe, April 20
Next: TBA


10. Erik Bazinyan     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 32-0, 23 KOs
Last: Draw (SD10) Shakeel Phinn, May 2
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Caleb Plant has been removed for inactivity.


MIDDLEWEIGHT (UP TO 160 POUNDS)

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Janibek Alimkhanuly stops Vincenzo Gualtieri in Round 6

Janibek Alimkhanuly unifies two middleweight titles with a sixth-round stoppage of Vincenzo Gualtieri.

1. Janibek Alimkhanuly     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 15-0, 10 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Vincenzo Gualtieri, Oct. 14 (Watch this fight on ESPN+)
Next: July 13 vs. Andrei Mikhailovich


2. Carlos Adames     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 23-1, 18 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Julian Williams, June 24
Next: June 15 vs. Terrell Gausha


3. Jermall Charlo     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 33-0, 22 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jose Benavidez Jr., Nov. 25
Next: TBA


4. Chris Eubank Jr.     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 32-3, 24 KOs
Last: W (TKO10) Liam Smith, Sept. 2 (Watch this fight on ESPN+)
Next: TBA


5. Hamzah Sheeraz     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 20-0, 16 KOs
Last: W (TKO11) Austin Williams, June 1
Next: TBA


6. Erislandy Lara     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 30-3-3, 18 KOs
Last: W (KO2) Michael Zerafa, March 30
Next: TBA


7. Meiirim Nursultanov     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 20-0, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Julio Alamos, Nov. 17
Next: TBA


8. Elijah Garcia     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 16-0, 13 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Jose Armando Resendiz, Sept. 30
Next: TBA


9. Liam Smith     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 33-4-1, 20 KOs
Last: L (TKO10) Chris Eubank Jr., Sept. 2 (Watch this fight on ESPN+)
Next: TBA


10. Sergiy Derevyanchenko     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 15-5, 10 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Vaughn Alexander, April 20
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Gennadiy Golovkin has been removed for inactivity.


JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (UP TO 154 POUNDS)

1. Sebastian Fundora     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 21-1-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Tim Tszyu, March 30
Next: TBA vs. Errol Spence Jr.


2. Tim Tszyu     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 24-1, 17 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Sebastian Fundora, March 30
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Virgil Ortiz Jr.


3. Israil Madrimov     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 10-0-1, 7 KOs
Last: W (TKO5) Magomed Kurbanov, March 8
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Terence Crawford


4. Vergil Ortiz Jr.     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 21-0, 21 KOs
Last: W (KO1) Thomas Dulorme, April 27
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Tim Tszyu


5. Erickson Lubin     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 26-2, 18 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Jesus Ramos Jr., Sept. 30
Next: TBA


6. Serhii Bohachuk     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 26-2, 18 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Brian Mendoza, March 30
Next: TBA


7. Jesus Ramos Jr.     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 21-1, 17 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Johan Gonzalez, May 4
Next: TBA


8. Brian Mendoza     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 22-3, 16 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Serhii Bohachuk, March 30
Next: TBA


9. Xander Zayas     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 19-0, 12 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Patrick Teixeira, June 8
Next: TBA


10. Charles Conwell     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 19-0, 14 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Nathaniel Gallimore, April 20
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Jermell Charlo has been removed for inactivity in the division. Brian Castano have been removed for inactivity.


WELTERWEIGHT (UP TO 147 POUNDS)

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Stephen A.: Terence Crawford is the best in the world right now

Stephen A. Smith tabs Terence Crawford as the best pound-for-pound fighter after his win over Errol Spence Jr.

1. Terence Crawford     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 40-0, 31 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Errol Spence Jr., July 29
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Israil Madrimov


2. Errol Spence Jr.     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 28-1, 22 KOs
Last: L (TKO10) Terence Crawford, July 29
Next: TBA vs. Sebastian Fundora


3. Jaron Ennis     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 31-0, 28 KOs
Last: W (KO10) Roiman Villa, July 8
Next: July 13 vs. David Avanesyan


4. Eimantas Stanionis     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 15-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Gabriel Maestre, May 4
Next: TBA


5. Mario Barrios     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 29-2, 18 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Fabian Maidana, May 4
Next: TBA


6. Cody Crowley     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 22-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (MD12) Abel Ramos, March 25
Next: TBA


7. Conor Benn     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 23-0, 14 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Peter Dobson, Feb. 3
Next: TBA


8. David Avanesyan     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 30-4-1, 18 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Serge Ambomo, Dec. 20
Next: July 13 vs. Jaron Ennis


9. Souleymane Cissokho     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 17-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Isaias Lucero, Nov. 4
Next: TBA


10. Brian Norman Jr.     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 26-0, 20 KOs
Last: W (KO10) Giovani Santillan, May 18
Next: TBA


JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (UP TO 140 POUNDS)

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Jack Catterall comes out victorious in close fight vs. Josh Taylor

Jack Catterall goes wire-to-wire with Josh Taylor in a close 12-round fight and comes out victorious via unanimous decision.

1. Teofimo Lopez     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 20-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Jamaine Ortiz, Feb. 8
Next: June 29 vs. Steve Claggett


2. Subriel Matias     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 20-1, 20 KOs
Last: W (TKO5) Shohjahon Ergashev, Nov. 25
Next: June 15 vs. Liam Paro


3. Devin Haney     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 31-1, 15 KOs
Last: L (MD12) Ryan Garcia, April 20
Next: TBA


4. Jack Catterall     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 29-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Josh Taylor, May 25
Next: TBA


5. Isaac Cruz     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 26-2-1, 18 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Rolando Romero, March 30
Next: Aug. 3 vs. Jose Valenzuela


6. Jose Ramirez     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 29-1, 18 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Rances Barthelemy, April 27
Next: TBA


7. Regis Prograis     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 29-2, 24 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Devin Haney, Dec. 9
Next: TBA


8. Josh Taylor     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 19-2, 13 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Jack Catterall, May 25
Next: TBA


9. Jamaine Ortiz     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 17-2-1, 8 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Teofimo Lopez, Feb. 8
Next: TBA


10. Sandor Martin     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 42-3, 15 KOs
Last: W (KO3) Mohamed El Marcouchi, Dec. 16
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Ryan Garcia has been removed for testing positive ahead of his win over Devin Haney.


LIGHTWEIGHT (UP TO 135 POUNDS)

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Dominant Lomachenko stops Kambosos Jr. in 11th to win title

Vasiliy Lomachenko throws an onslaught of punches to the body of George Kambosos Jr. that forces the referee to stop the fight in the 11th round.

1. Vasiliy Lomachenko     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 18-3, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO11) George Kambosos Jr., May 11
Next: TBA


2. Gervonta Davis     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 29-0, 27 KOs
Last: W (KO7) Ryan Garcia, April 22
Next: June 15 vs. Frank Martin


3. Shakur Stevenson     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 21-0, 10 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Edwin De Los Santos, Nov. 16
Next: July 6 vs. Artem Harutyunyan


4. William Zepeda     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 30-0, 26 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Maxi Hughes, March 16
Next: July 6 vs. Giovanni Cabrera


5. Frank Martin     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 18-0, 12 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Artem Harutyunyan, Jul. 15
Next: June 15 vs. Gervonta Davis


6. Keyshawn Davis     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 10-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Jose Pedraza, Feb. 9
Next: TBA


7. Denys Berinchyk     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 19-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Emanuel Navarrete, May. 18
Next: TBA


8. Raymond Muratalla     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 20-0, 16 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Xolisani Ndongeni, March. 29
Next: Jul. 13 vs. Tevin Farmer


9. George Kambosos Jr.     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 21-3, 10 KOs
Last: L (TKO11) Vasiliy Lomachenko, May. 11
Next: TBA


10. Zaur Abdullaev     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 18-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Roger Gutiérrez, Feb. 10
Next: TBA


JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (UP TO 130 POUNDS)

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Emanuel Navarrete wins instant classic vs. Oscar Valdez

Emanuel Navarrete comes out victorious in a 12-round classic vs. Oscar Valdez in Arizona.

1. Emanuel Navarrete     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 38-2-1, 31 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Denys Berinchyk, May 18
Next: TBA


2. O'Shaquie Foster     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 22-2, 12 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Abraham Nova, Feb. 16
Next: July 6 vs. Robson Conceicao


3. Anthony Cacace     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 22-1, 8 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Joe Cordina, May 18
Next: TBA


4. Oscar Valdez     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 32-2, 24 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Liam Wilson, March 29
Next: TBA


5. Robson Conceicao     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 18-2-1 1 NC, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Jose Ivan Guardado, April 13
Next: July 6 vs. O'Shaquie Foster


6. Joe Cordina     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 17-1, 9 KOs
Last: L (TKO7) Anthony Cacace, May 18
Next: TBA


7. Eduardo Nunez     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 26-1, 26 KOs
Last: W (KO11) Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Feb. 16
Next: TBA


8. Lamont Roach     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 24-1-1 9 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Hector Luis Garcia, Nov. 25
Next: TBA


9. Andres Cortes     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 21-0, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Bryan Chevalier, Feb. 16
Next: June 21 vs. Abraham Nova


10. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 17-2-1, 14 KOs
Last: L (KO11) Eduardo Nunez, Feb. 16
Next: TBA


FEATHERWEIGHT (UP TO 126 POUNDS)

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'What a finish!' Ray Ford becomes champion in final seconds of bout

Ray Ford gets a TKO on Otabek Kholmatov to win the vacant WBA featherweight title.

1. Luis Alberto Lopez     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 30-2, 17 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Reiya Abe, March 2
Next: TBA


2. Leigh Wood     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 28-3, 17 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Josh Warrington, Oct. 7
Next: TBA


3. Brandon Figueroa     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 25-1-1, 19 KOs
Last: W (KO9) Jessie Magdaleno, May 4
Next: TBA


4. Nick Ball     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 20-0-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Raymond Ford, June 1
Next: TBA


5. Rafael Espinoza     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 24-0, 20 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Robeisy Ramirez, Dec. 9
Next: June 21 vs. Sergio Chirino


6. Robeisy Ramirez     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 13-2, 8 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Rafael Espinoza, Dec. 9
Next: June 29 vs. Brandon Leon Benitez


7. Rey Vargas     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 36-1, 22 KOs
Last: Split draw (SD12) Nick Ball, March 8
Next: TBA


8. Raymond Ford     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 15-1-1, 8 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Nick Ball, June 1
Next: TBA


9. Bruce Carrington     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 12-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Brayan De Gracia, June 8
Next: TBA


10. Josh Warrington     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 31-3-1, 8 KOs
Last: L (TKO7) Leigh Wood, Oct. 7
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Gary Russell Jr. has been removed for inactivity.


JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (UP TO 122 POUNDS)

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Inoue knocked down for first time, comes back to win by KO

Naoya Inoue gets knocked down for the first time in his career, but he rallies for a big KO victory over Luis Nery.

1. Naoya Inoue     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 27-0, 24 KOs
Last: W (KO6) Luis Nery, May 6 (Watch this fight on ESPN+)
Next: TBA


2. Stephen Fulton     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 21-1, 8 KOs
Last: L (TKO8) Naoya Inoue, July 25
Next: TBA


3. Marlon Tapales     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 37-4, 19 KOs
Last: L (TKO10) Naoya Inoue, Dec. 26 (Watch this fight on ESPN+)
Next: TBA


4. Murodjon Akhmadaliev     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 12-1, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Kevin Gonzalez, Dec. 16
Next: TBA


5. Luis Nery     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 35-2, 27 KOs
Last: L (TKO6) Naoya Inoue, May 6
Next: TBA


6. John Riel Casimero     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 33-4-1, 22 KOs
Last: Draw (TD4) Yukinori Oguni, Oct. 12
Next: TBA


7. Sam Goodman     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 18-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Mark Schleibs, March 13
Next: TBA


8. Ra'eese Aleem     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 20-1, 12 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Sam Goodman, June 18
Next: TBA


9. Elijah Pierce     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 19-2, 16 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Arthur Villanueva, March 29
Next: TBA


10. TJ Doheny     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 26-4, 20 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Bryl Bayogos, May 6
Next: TBA


BANTAMWEIGHT (UP TO 118 POUNDS)

1. Junto Nakatani     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 26-0, 19 KOs
Last: W (TKO6) Alexandro Santiago, Feb. 24
Next: TBA


2. Takuma Inoue     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 20-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Sho Ishida, May 6
Next: TBA


3. Ryosuke Nishida     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 9-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD12) Emmanuel Rodriguez, May 4
Next: TBA


4. Yoshiki Takei     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 9-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Jason Moloney, May 6
Next: TBA


5. Vincent Astrolabio     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 19-4, 14 KOs
Last: W (TKO11) Nawaphon Kaikanha, Aug. 26
Next: TBA


6. Alexandro Santiago     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 28-4-5, 14 KOs
Last: L (TKO6) Junto Nakatani, Feb. 24
Next: TBA


7. Emmanuel Rodriguez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 22-3, 13 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Ryosuke Nishida, May 4
Next: TBA


8. Sho Ishida     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 33-4, 16 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Takuma Inoue, May 6
Next: TBA


9. Jason Moloney     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 27-3, 19 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Yoshiki Takei, May 6
Next: TBA


10. Antonio Vargas     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 18-1, 10 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Jonathan Rodriguez, Feb. 24
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Gary Antonio Russell and Kal Yafai have been remove for inactivity.


JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (UP TO 115 POUNDS)

1. Juan Francisco Estrada     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 44-3, 28 KOs
Last: W (MD12) Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, Dec. 3, 2022
Next: June 29 vs. Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez


2. Kazuto Ioka     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 31-2-1, 16 KOs
Last: W (KO7) Josber Perez, Dec. 31
Next: July 7 vs. Fernando Martinez


3. Fernando Martinez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 16-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO11) Jade Bornea, June 24
Next: July 7 vs. Kazuto Ioka


4. Kosei Tanaka     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 20-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Christian Bacasegua Rangel, Feb. 24
Next: TBA


5. Carlos Cuadras     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 42-5-1, 28 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Pedro Guevara, Nov. 17
Next: TBA


6. KJ Cataraja     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 17-0, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Jun Blazo, Feb. 13
Next: TBA


7. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 56-6-1, 46 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Guangheng Luan, Feb. 23
Next: TBA


8. Cristofer Rosales     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 37-6, 22 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Francisco Gomez Sanchez, March 23
Next: TBA


9. David Jimenez     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 16-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD12) John Ramirez, April 20
Next: TBA


10. Pedro Guevara     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 42-4-1, 22 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Andrew Moloney, May 11
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has been removed from inactivity. Joshua Franco retired.


FLYWEIGHT (UP TO 112 POUNDS)

1. Jesse Rodriguez     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 19-0, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Sunny Edwards, Dec. 16
Next: June 29 vs. Juan Francisco Estrada

2. Sunny Edwards     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 20-1, 4 KOs
Last: L (TKO9) Jesse Rodriguez, Dec. 16
Next: June 29 vs. Adrian Curiel


3. Julio Cesar Martinez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 21-2, 1 NC, 15 KOs
Last: W (MD12) Angelino Cordova, March 30
Next: TBA


4. Seigo Yuri Akui     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 20-2-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Taku Kuwahara, May 6
Next: TBA


5. Angel Ayala     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 17-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Felix Alvarado, Oct. 14
Next TBA


6. Artem Dalakian     Previous ranking: No. 6

Record: 22-1, 15 KOs
Last: L (UD12) Seigo Yuri Akui, Jan. 23
Next: TBA


7. David Jimenez     Previous ranking: No. 7

Record: 16-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD12) John Ramirez, April 20
Next: TBA


8. Ricardo Sandoval     Previous ranking: No. 8

Record: 23-2, 16 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Victor Sandoval, Oct. 21
Next TBA


9. Galal Yafai     Previous ranking: No. 9

Record: 7-0, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Agustin Gauto, April 6
Next TBA


10. Angelino Cordova     Previous ranking: No. 10

Record: 18-1-1, 12 KOs
Last: L (MD12) Julio Cesar Martinez, March 30
Next TBA


JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (UP TO 108 POUNDS)

1. Kenshiro Teraji     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 23-1, 14 KOs
Last: W (MD12) Carlos Canizales, Jan. 23
Next: TBA


2. Jonathan Gonzalez     Previous ranking: 2

Record: 28-3-1, 14 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Rene Santiago, March 2
Next: TBA


3. Carlos Canizales     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 26-2-1, 19 KOs
Last: L (MD12) Kenshiro Teraji, Jan. 13
Next: TBA


4. Sivenathi Nontshinga     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 13-1, 10 KOs
Last: W (TKO10) Adrian Curiel, Feb. 16
Next: TBA


5. Adrian Curiel     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 24-5-1, 5 KOs
Last: L (TKO10) Sivenathi Nontshinga, Feb. 16
Next: June 29 vs. Sunny Edwards


STRAWWEIGHT (UP TO 105 POUNDS)

1. Ginjiro Shigeoka     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 11-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Jake Amparo, March 31
Next: TBA


2. Oscar Collazo     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 10-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD12) Gerardo Zapata, June 7
Next: TBA


3. Melvin Jerusalem     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 22-3, 12 KOs
Last: W (SD12) Yudai Shigeoka, March 31
Next: TBA


4. Yudai Shigeoka     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 8-0, 5 KOs
Last: L (SD12) Melvin Jerusalem, March 31
Next: TBA


5. Petchmanee CP Freshmart     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 41-2, 25 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Wichet Sengprakhon, Dec. 20
Next: TBA

Editor's note: Knockout CP Freshmart has been removed for inactivity.