Divisional rankings — Danny Garcia, Jarrett Hurd solidify spots with decision victories


Welcome to ESPN’s divisional boxing rankings. They are updated each Tuesday and change often based on what happened in each weight class the previous week. As a general rule, the rankings are based on what a fighter has accomplished in the weight division in which he is ranked, although his overall body of work is not entirely ignored. Also, as a general rule, a fighter who may have announced he is moving up or down to a new weight division will not be ranked in a new weight class until he actually fights in that weight class (and warrants being ranked).

Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. If there is a lineal champion in a weight class, he is ranked No. 1.

For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here.

Note: Results through Jan. 28.

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1. Deontay Wilder  

Record: (42-0-1)
Last: W (KO7) Luis Ortiz, Nov. 23
Next: Feb. 22 vs. Tyson Fury

2. Anthony Joshua  

Record: (23-1)
Last: W (UD12) Andy Ruiz Jr., Dec. 7
Next: TBA

3. Tyson Fury  

Record: (29-0-1)
Last: W (UD12) Otto Wallin, Sept. 14
Next: Feb. 22 vs. Deontay Wilder

4. Dillian Whyte  

Record: (27-1)
Last: W (UD10) Mariusz Wach, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

5. Andy Ruiz Jr.  

Record: (33-2)
Last: L (UD12) Anthony Joshua, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

6. Joseph Parker  

Record: (26-2)
Last: W (TKO10) Alex Leapai, June 29
Next: Feb. 29 vs. TBA

7. Luis Ortiz  

Record: (31-2)
Last: L (KO7) Deontay Wilder, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

8. Alexander Povetkin  

Record: (35-2-1)
Last: D (SD12) Michael Hunter, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

9. Adam Kownacki  

Record: (20-0)
Last: W (UD12) Chris Arreola, Aug. 3
Next: March 7 vs. Robert Helenius

10. Oleksandr Usyk  

Record: (17-0)
Last: W (TKO7) Chazz Witherspoon, Oct. 12
Next: TBA


1. Yunier Dorticos  

Record: (24-1)
Last: W (KO10) Andrew Tabiti, June 15
Next: March 21 vs. Mairis Briedis

2. Mairis Briedis  

Record: (26-1)
Last: W (TKO3) Krzysztof Glowacki, June 15
Next: March 21 vs. Yunier Dorticos

3. Krzysztof Glowacki  

Record: (31-2)
Last: L (TKO3) Mairis Briedis, June 15
Next: TBA

4. Ilunga Makabu  

Record: (26-2)
Last: W (MD12) Aleksei Papin, Aug. 24
Next: Jan. 31 vs. Michal Cieslak

5. Noel Mikaelian  

Record: (24-2)
Last: W (UD8) Isossa Mondo, June 15
Next: TBA

6. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk  

Record: (58-4-1)
Last: W (UD10) Taylor Mabika, Nov. 30
Next: TBA

7. Andrew Tabiti  

Record: (17-1)
Last: L (KO10) Yunier Dorticos, June 15
Next: TBA

8. Kevin Lerena  

Record: (24-1)
Last: W (KO3) Sefer Seferi, Sept. 21
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Firat Arslan

9. Arsen Goulamirian  

Record: (26-0)
Last: W (TKO10) Constantin Bejenaru, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

10. Michael Cieslak  

Record: (19-0)
Last: W (TKO2) Olanrewaju Durodola, May 31
Next: Jan. 25 vs. Ilunga Makabu


1. Artur Beterbiev  

Record: (15-0)
Last: W (TKO10) Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Oct. 18
Next: March 28 vs. Meng Fanlong

2. Dmitry Bivol  

Record: (17-0)
Last: W (UD12) Lenin Castillo, Oct. 12
Next: TBA

3. Canelo Alvarez  

Record: (53-1-2)
Last: W (KO11) Sergey Kovalev, Nov. 2
Next: TBA

4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk  

Record: (17-1)
Last: L (TKO10) Artur Beterbiev, Oct. 18
Next: TBA

5. Sergey Kovalev  

Record: (34-4-1)
Last: L (KO11) Canelo Alvarez, Nov. 2
Next: TBA

6. Jean Pascal  

Record: (35-6-1)
Last: W (SD12) Badou Jack, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

7. Eleider Alvarez  

Record: (25-1)
Last: W (KO7) Michael Seals, Jan. 18
Next: TBA

8. Marcus Browne  

Record: (23-1)
Last: L (TD8) Jean Pascal, Aug. 3
Next: TBA

9. Badou Jack  

Record: (22-3-3)
Last: L (SD12) Jean Pascal, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

10. Joe Smith Jr.  

Record: (25-3)
Last: W (SD10) Jesse Hart, Jan. 11
Next: TBA


1. Callum Smith  

Record: (27-0)
Last: W (UD12) John Ryder, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

2. David Benavidez  

Record: (22-0)
Last: W (TKO9) Anthony Dirrell, Sept. 28
Next: TBA vs. Avni Yildirim

3. Caleb Plant  

Record: (19-0)
Last: W (TKO3) Mike Lee, July 20
Next: Feb. 15 vs. Vincent Feigenbutz

4. Anthony Dirrell  

Record: (33-2-1)
Last: L (TKO9) David Benavidez, Sept. 28
Next: TBA

5. Billy Joe Saunders  

Record: (29-0)
Last: W (KO11) Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Nov. 9
Next: TBA

6. John Ryder  

Record: (28-5)
Last: L (UD12) Callum Smith, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

7. Daniel Jacobs  

Record: (36-3)
Last: W (TKO5) Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dec. 20
Next: TBA

8. Lionell Thompson  

Record: (22-5)
Last: W (UD10) Jose Uzcategui, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

9. Jose Uzcategui  

Record: (29-4)
Last: L (UD10) Lionell Thompson, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

10. Caleb Truax  

Record: (31-4-2)
Last: W (MD10) David Basajjamivule, Jan. 25
Next: Feb. 15 vs. Ernest Amuzu




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1. Canelo Alvarez  

Record: (53-1-2)
Last: W (KO11) Sergey Kovalev, Nov. 2
Next: TBA

2. Gennady Golovkin  

Record: (40-1-1)
Last: W (UD12) Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Oct. 5
Next: TBA vs. Kamil Szeremeta

3. Jermall Charlo  

Record: (30-0)
Last: W (TKO7) Dennis Hogan, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

4. Demetrius Andrade  

Record: (28-0)
Last: W (UD12) Maciej Sulecki, June 29
Next: Jan. 30 vs. Luke Keeler

5. Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Record: (13-2)
Last: L (UD) Gennadiy Golovkin, Oct. 5
Next: TBA

6. Ryota Murata  

Record: (16-2)
Last: W (TKO5) Stephen Butler, Dec. 23
Next: TBA

7. Rob Brant  

Record: (25-2)
Last: L (TKO2) Ryota Murata, July 12
Next: TBA

8. Chris Eubank Jr.  

Record: (29-2)
Last: W (TKO2) Matt Korobov, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

9. Matt Korobov  

Record: (28-3-1)
Last: L (TKO3) Chris Eubank Jr., Dec. 7
Next: TBA

10. Jaime Munguia  

Record: (35-0)
Last: W (TKO11) Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, Jan. 11
Next: TBA


1. Jermell Charlo  

Record: (33-1)
Last: W (TKO11) Tony Harrison, Dec. 21
Next: TBA

2. Jeison Rosario  

Record: (20-1-1)
Last: W (TKO5) Julian Williams, Jan. 18
Next: TBA

3. Julian Williams  

Record: (27-2-1)
Last: L (TKO5) Jeison Rosario, Jan. 18
Next: TBA

4. Jarrett Hurd  

Record: (24-1)
Last: W (UD10) Francisco Santana, Jan. 25
Next: TBA

5. Erislandy Lara  

Record: (26-3-3)
Last: W (TKO2) Ramon Alvarez, Aug. 31
Next: TBA

6. Brian Castano  

Record: (16-0-1)
Last: W (TKO5) Wale Omotoso, Nov. 2
Next: TBA vs. Patrick Teixeira

7. Tony Harrison  

Record: (28-3)
Last: L (TKO11) Jermell Charlo, Dec. 21
Next: TBA

8. Liam Smith  

Record: (29-2-1)
Last: W (UD10) Roberto Garcia, Dec. 20
Next: TBA

9. Patrick Teixeira  

Record: (31-1)
Last: W (UD12) Carlos Adames, Nov. 30
Next: TBA vs. Brian Castano

10. Erickson Lubin  

Record: (22-1)
Last: W (UD10) Nathaniel Gallimore, Oct. 26
Next: TBA




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1. Errol Spence Jr.  

Record: (26-0)
Last: W (SD12) Shawn Porter, Sept. 28
Next: TBA

2. Manny Pacquiao  

Record: (62-7-2)
Last: W (SD12) Keith Thurman, July 20
Next: TBA

3. Terence Crawford  

Record: (36-0)
Last: W (TKO9) Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Dec. 14
Next: TBA

4. Shawn Porter  

Record: (30-3-1)
Last: L (SD12) Errol Spence Jr., Sept. 28
Next: TBA

5. Keith Thurman  

Record: (29-1)
Last: L (SD12) Manny Pacquiao
Next: TBA

6. Danny Garcia  

Record: (36-2)
Last: W (UD12) Ivan Redkach, Jan. 25
Next: TBA

7. Yordenis Ugas  

Record: (24-4)
Last: W (UD12) Omar Figueroa Jr., July 20
Next: Feb. 1 vs. Mike Dallas Jr.

8. Jamal James  

Record: (26-1)
Last: W (UD10) Antonio DeMarco, July 13
Next: TBA

9. Sergey Lipinets  

Record: (16-1)
Last: W (KO2) Jayar Inson, July 20
Next: TBA

10. Egidijus Kavaliauskas  

Record: (21-1-1)
Last: L (TKO9) Terence Crawford, Dec. 14
Next: TBA


1. Jose Ramirez  

Record: (25-0)
Last: W (TKO6) Maurice Hooker, July 27
Next: TBA vs. Viktor Postol

2. Josh Taylor  

Record: (16-0)
Last: W (MD12) Regis Prograis, Oct 26
Next: TBA vs. Apinun Khongsong

3. Regis Prograis  

Record: (24-1)
Last: L (MD12) Josh Taylor, Oct. 26
Next: TBA

4. Maurice Hooker  

Record: (27-1-3)
Last: W (KO1) Uriel Perez, Dec. 20
Next: TBA

5. Victor Postol  

Record: (31-2)
Last: W (UD10) Mohamed Mimoune, April 27
Next: TBA vs. Jose Ramirez

6. Jose Zepeda  

Record: (31-2)
Last: W (UD10) Jose Pedraza, Sept. 14
Next: TBA

7. Ivan Baranchyk  

Record: (20-1)
Last: W (TOK4) Gabriel Bracero, Oct. 5
Next: TBA

8. Jack Catterall  

Record: (25-0)
Last: W (UD10) Timo Schwarzkopf, Nov. 22
Next: TBA

9. Kiryl Relikh  

Record: (23-3)
Last: L (TKO6) Regis Prograis, April 27
Next: TBA

10. Subriel Matias  

Record: (15-0)
Last: W (TKO5) Jonathan Jose Eniz, Nov. 30
Next: TBA


1. Vasiliy Lomachenko  

Record: (14-1)
Last: W (UD12) Luke Campbell, Aug. 31
Next: TBA

2. Teofimo Lopez  

Record: (15-0)
Last: W (TKO2) Richard Commey, Dec. 14
Next: TBA

3. Jose Pedraza  

Record: (26-3)
Last: L (UD10) Jose Zepeda, Sept. 14
Next: TBA

4. Luke Campbell  

Record: (20-3)
Last: L (UD12) Vasiliy Lomachenko, Aug. 31
Next: TBA vs. Javier Fortuna

5. Gervonta Davis  

Record: (23-0)
Last: W (TKO12) Yuriorkis Gamboa, Dec. 28
Next: TBA

6. Devin Haney  

Record: (24-0)
Last: W (UD12) Alfredo Santiago, Nov. 9
Next: TBA

7. Richard Commey  

Record: (29-3)
Last: L (TKO2) Teofimo Lopez, Dec. 14
Next: TBA

8. Javier Fortuna  

Record: (35-2-1)
Last: W (TKO2) Jesus Cuellar, Nov. 2
Next: TBA vs. Luke Campbell

9. Rances Barthelemy  

Record: (27-1-1)
Last: D (SD12) Robert Easter Jr., April 27
Next: TBA

10. Lee Selby  

Record: (28-2)
Last: W (MD12) Ricky Burns, Oct. 26
Next: TBA vs. George Kambosos Jr.


1. Miguel Berchelt  

Record: (37-1)
Last: W (TKO4) Jason Sosa, Nov. 2
Next: TBA vs. Oscar Valdez

2. Tevin Farmer  

Record: (30-4-1)
Last: W (UD12) Guillaume Frenois, July 27
Next: Jan. 30 vs. Joseph Diaz Jr.

3. Jamel Herring  

Record: (21-2)
Last: W (UD12) Lamont Roach Jr., Nov. 9
Next: TBA

4. Rene Alvarado  

Record: (32-8)
Last: W (TKO7) Andrew Cancio, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

5. Masayuki Ito  

Record: (26-2-1)
Last: W (TKO6) Ruben Manakane, Sept. 13
Next: TBA

6. Andrew Cancio  

Record: (21-5-2)
Last: L (TKO7) Rene Alvarado, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

7. Leo Santa Cruz  

Record: (37-1-1)
Last: W (UD12) Miguel Flores, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

8. Joseph Diaz Jr.  

Record: (30-1)
Last: W (UD12) Jesus Cuadro, Sept. 21
Next: Jan. 30 vs. Tevin Farmer

9. Oscar Valdez  

Record: (27-0)
Last: W (TKO7) Adam Lopez, Nov. 30
Next: TBA vs. Miguel Berchelt

10. Lamont Roach Jr.  

Record: (19-1-1)
Last: L (UD12) Jamel Herring, Nov. 9
Next: TBA


1. Josh Warrington  

Record: (30-0)
Last: W (TKO2) Sofiane Takoucht, Oct. 12
Next: TBA

2. Gary Russell Jr.  

Record: (30-1)
Last: W (TKO5) Kiko Martinez, May 18
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar

3. Shakur Stevenson  

Record: (13-0)
Last: W (UD12) Joet Gonzalez, Oct. 26
Next: March 14 vs. Miguel Marriaga

4. Xu Can  

Record: (18-2)
Last: W (UD12) Manny Robles III, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

5. Carl Frampton  

Record: (27-2)
Last: W (UD10) Tyler McCreary, Nov. 30
Next: TBA

6. Kid Galahad  

Record: (26-1)
Last: L (SD12) Josh Warrington, June 15
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Claudio Marrero

7. Tugstsogt Nyambayar  

Record: (11-0)
Last: W (UD12) Claudio Marrero, Jan. 26
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Gary Russell Jr.

8. Jessie Magdaleno  

Record: (27-1)
Last: W (TD9) Rafael Rivera, Aug. 17
Next: March 14 vs. TBA

9. Claudio Marrero  

Record: (24-3)
Last: W (UD12) Eduardo Ramirez, June 29
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Kid Galahad

10. Eduardo Ramirez  

Record: (23-2-3)
Last: W (TKO4) Leduan Barthelemy, Nov. 23
Next: TBA


1. Guillermo Rigondeaux  

Record: (19-1)
Last: W (TKO8) Julio Ceja, June 23
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Liborio Solis

2. Emanuel Navarrete  

Record: (30-1)
Last: W (TKO4) Francisco Horta, Dec. 7
Next: Feb. 22 vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima

3. Rey Vargas  

Record: (34-0)
Last: W (UD12) Tomoki Kameda, July 13
Next: TBA

4. Danny Roman  

Record: (27-2-1)
Last: W (MD12) TJ Doheny, April 26
Next: Jan. 30 vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev

5. Ryosuke Iwasa  

Record: (27-3)
Last: W (TKO11) Marlon Tapales, Dec. 7
Next: TBA

6. TJ Doheny  

Record: (22-1)
Last: W (TKO6) Jesus Martinez, Oct. 12
Next: TBA

7. Isaac Dogboe  

Record: (20-2)
Last: L (TKO12) Emanuel Navarrete, May 11
Next: TBA

8. Brandon Figueroa  

Record: (20-0-1)
Last: D (SD12) Julio Ceja, Nov. 23
Next: TBA

9. Gavin McDonnell  

Record: (22-2-2)
Last: W (TKO7) Nathan Kirk, Oct. 4
Next: TBA

10. Stephen Fulton  

Record: (18-0)
Last: W (UD12) Arnold Khegai, Jan. 25
Next: TBA


1. Naoya Inoue  

Record: (19-0)
Last: W (UD12) Nonito Donaire, Nov. 7
Next: TBA

2. Luis Nery  

Record: (30-0)
Last: W (KO9) Juan Carlos Payano, July 20
Next: TBA

3. Nordine Oubaali  

Record: (17-0)
Last: W (UD12) Takuma Inoue, Nov. 7
Next: TBA vs. Nonito Donaire

4. John Riel Casimero  

Record: (29-4)
Last: W (TKO3) Zolani Tete, Nov. 30
Next: TBA

5. Nonito Donaire  

Record: (40-6)
Last: L (UD12) Naoya Inoue, Nov. 7
Next: TBA vs. Nordine Oubaali

6. Zolani Tete  

Record: (28-4)
Last: L (TKO3) John Riel Casimero, Nov. 30
Next: TBA

7. Jason Moloney  

Record: (20-1)
Last: W (KO2) Dixon Flores, Nov. 15
Next: TBA

8. Emmanuel Rodriguez  

Record: (19-1)
Last: L (KO2) Naoya Inoue, May 18
Next: TBA

9. Joshua Greer  

Record: (22-1-1)
Last: W (UD10) Antonio Nieves, Oct. 26
Next: TBA

10. Takuma Inoue  

Record: (13-1)
Last: L (UD12) Nordine Oubaali, Nov. 7
Next: TBA


1. Juan Francisco Estrada  

Record: (40-3)
Last: W (TKO9) Dewayne Beamon, Aug. 24
Next: TBA

2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai  

Record: (47-5-1)
Last: L (UD12) Juan Francisco Estrada, April 26
Next: TBA

3. Jerwin Ancajas  

Record: (32-1-2)
Last: W (TKO6) Miguel Gonzalez, Dec. 7
Next TBA

4. Khalid Yafai  

Record: (26-0)
Last: W (UD12) Norbelto Jimenez, June 29
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Roman Gonzalez

5. Kazuto Ioka  

Record: (25-2)
Last: W (UD12) Jeyvier Cintron, Dec. 31
Next: TBA

6. Roman Gonzalez  

Record: (48-2)
Last: W (TKO5) Diomen Dicos, Dec. 23
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Khalid Yafai

7. Carlos Cuadras  

Record: (39-3-1)
Last: W (MD10) Jose Maria Cardenas, Sept. 14
Next: TBA

8. Donnie Nietes  

Record: (42-1-5)
Last: W (SD12) Kazuto Ioka, Dec. 31
Next: TBA

9. Andrew Moloney  

Record: (21-0)
Last: W (TKO8) Elton Dharry, Nov. 15
Next: TBA

10. McWilliams Arroyo  

Record: (19-4)
Last: W (UD10) Carlos Buitrago, June 15
Next: TBA


1. Kosei Tanaka  

Record: (15-0)
Last: W (KO3) Wulan Tuolehazi, Dec. 31
Next: TBA

2. Moruti Mthalane  

Record: (39-2)
Last: W (TKO9) Akira Yaegashi, Dec. 23
Next: TBA

3. Julio Cesar Martinez  

Record: (15-1)
Last: W (TKO9) Cristofer Rosales, Dec. 20
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Jay Harris

4. Artem Dalakian  

Record: (19-0)
Last: W (TKO10 Sarawut Thawornkham, June 15
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Josber Perez

5. Charlie Edwards  

Record: (15-1)
Last: No contest (NC3) Julio Cesar Martinez, Aug. 31
Next: TBA

6. Sho Kimura  

Record: (18-3-2)
Last: L (UD12) Carlos Canizales, May 26
Next: Feb. 15 vs. Merlito Sabillo

7. Cristofer Rosales  

Record: (29-5)
Last: L (TKO9) Julio Cesar Martinez, Dec. 20
Next TBA

8. Vincent Legrand  

Record: (31-0)
Last: W (UD6) Emiliano Salvini, Nov. 9
Next: TBA

9. Angel Acosta  

Record: (21-2)
Last: W (KO5) Raymond Tabugon, Oct. 24
Next TBA

10. Komgrich Nantapech  

Record: (27-5)
Last: W (TKO3) Patiyut Seerachrakanon, Dec. 19
Next: TBA


1. Kenshiro Teraji  

Record: (17-0)
Last: W (TKO4) Randy Petalcorin, Dec. 23
Next: TBA

2. Hiroto Kyoguchi  

Record: (14-0)
Last: W (UD12) Tetsuya Hisada, Oct. 1
Next: TBA

3. Felix Alvarado  

Record: (35-2)
Last: W (UD12) Reiya Konishi, May 19
Next: TBA

4. Elwin Soto  

Record: (16-1)
Last: W (UD12) Edward Heno, Oct. 24
Next: TBA

5. Carlos Canizales  

Record: (22-0-1)
Last: W (UD12) Sho Kimura, May 26
Next: TBA


1. Wanheng Menayothin  

Record: (54-0)
Last: W (UD12) Simphiwe Khonco, Oct. 25
Next: TBA

2. Knockout CP Freshmart

Record: (20-0)
Last: W (TD 8) ArAr Andales, Aug. 2
Next: TBA

3. Wilfredo Mendez  

Record: (15-1)
Last: W (Tech. Dec. 7) Axel Aragon, Oct. 26
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Pedro Villegas

4. Vic Saludar  

Record: (20-4)
Last: W (KO6) Mike Kinaadman, Dec. 21
Next: TBA

5. Simphiwe Khonco  

Record: (19-6)
Last: L (UD12) Wanheng Menayothin, Oct. 25
Next: TBA

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