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WBC release June 2021 world rankings and name Josh Taylor as their ‘Boxer of the Month’

Published On Monday, June 7, 2021By Tim Rickson

39 British and Irish boxers ranked in WBC top 15 in June 2021

The World Boxing Council released their latest world rankings for June 2021, which includes a total of 78 British and Irish boxers. in their top 40.

Super-lightweight sensation Josh Taylor was named ‘Boxer of the Month’ for his emphatic, history-making win against undefeated Mexican world champion Jose Carlos Ramirez to become the UK’s first ever four-belt undisputed world champion.

An ‘Honarary Mention’ was given to American Devin Haney for his successful WBC world lightweight title defence to Jorge Linares. WBC super-bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa and WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire also received honorary mentions from the World Boxing Council this month.

Cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy is now in the sixth spot after defending his European title in May, within touching distance of a world title fight. Another UK cruiser, Chris Billam-Smith, broke into the top 15 after his 12th pro win over Vasil Ducar in March. this pair are on a collision course and the victor could go on to challenge for world honours in their next fight from there.

There’s an exciting quartet of domestic super-middleweights in the top 16 that could make for great viewing if they all fought each other – Saunders, Smith, Ryder, Parker.

West Midlander Danny Ball enters the top 40 after defending his WBC International Silver welterweight title to 11-0 Sam Gilley in March.

The lightweight division is running rampant with Brits as seven are named within the top 40.

Despite no UK fighters appearing in the super-feather top 15, there's a a quartet of British and Irish boxers all queuing up just outside, knocking on the door.

Kid Galahad moves a space above rival and former conqueror Josh Warrington in the featherweight standings. There's seven UK and Irish fighters in the top 40 in the 126lbs and 122lbs ratings.

See the full list of ratings below:

 

Heavyweight +200lbs

Champion: Tyson Fury

Interim: Dillian Whyte

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Joe Joyce

International: Martin Bakole

Youth: Peter Kadiru

1 Deontay Wilder

2 Oleksandr Uysk

3 Andy Ruiz Jr.

4 Luis Ortiz

5 Joseph Parker

6 Joe Joyce

7 Michael Hunter

8 Alexander Povetkin

9 Efe Ajagba

10 Filip Hrgovic

11 Agit Kabayel

12 Tony Yoka

13 Frank Sanchez

14 Charles Martin

15 Dereck Chisora

*Martin Bakole #18
*Hughie Fury #23
*Nathan Gorman #30
*Fabio Wardly #35

 

Bridgerweight 200lbs-224lbs

Champion: Vacant

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Evgeny Romanov

International: Lukasz Rozanski

Youth: Vacant

1 Oscar Rivas

2 Bryant Jennings

3 Dmitry Kudryashov

4 Evgeny Romanov

5 Artur Szpilka

6 Alen Babic

7 Shigabudin Aliev

8 Bilal Laggoune

9 Joel Tambwe Djeko

10 Lukasz Rozanski

11 Andrey Fedosov

12 Marco Huck

13 Jerry Forrest

14 Samuel Kadje

15 Rashid Kodzoev

*Isaac Chamberlain #18

 

Cruiserweight 200lbs

Champion: Ilunga Makabu

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Thabiso Mchunu

International: Noel Gevor

Youth: Juergen Uldedaj

1 Thabiso Mchunu

2 Alexei Papin

3 Michal Cieslak

4 Yuniel Dorticos

5 Noel Gevor Andrew Tabiti

6 Tommy McCarthy

7 Olanrewaju Durodola

8 Alexey Egorov

9 Krszysztof Woldarczyk

10 Yury Kashinsky

11 Tervel Pulev

12 Youri Kalenga

13 David Light

14 Chris Billam-Smith

15 Krszysztof Glowacki

*Deion Jumah #29

 

Light Heavyweight 175lbs

Champion: Artur Beterbiev

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Jean Pascal

International: Ralfs Vilcans

Youth: Vacant

1 Jean Pascal

2 Marcus Browne

3 Badou Jack

4 Igor Mikhalkin

5 Jesse Hart

6 Joshua Buatsi

7 Sullivan Barrera

8 Mathieu Bauderlique

9 Lyndon Arthur

10 Nick Hannig

11 Fanlong Meng

12 Anthony Yarde

13 Callum Johnson

14 Dominic Boesel

15 Leon Bunn

*Craig Richards #21
*Pawel August #27

 

Super Middleweight 168lbs

Champion: Saul Alvarez

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Pavel Silyagin

International: Evgeny Shvedenko

Youth: Sergey Kozhukhar

1 David Benavidez

2 David Lemieux

3 Daniel Jacobs

4 Callum Smith

5 Billy Joe Saunders

6 Anthony Dirrell

7 Vladimir Shishkin

8 Pavel Silyagin

9 John Ryder

10 Carlos Gongora

11 Fedor Chudinov

12 Aidos Yerbossynuly

13 Juergen Braehmer

14 Gabriel Rosado

15 Zach Parker

*Rocky Fielding #26
*Lennox Clarke #31

 

Middleweight 160lbs

Franchise Champion: Saul Alvarez

Champion: Jermall Charlo

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Sam Eggington

International: Vacant

Youth: Ramadan Hiseni

1 Jaime Munguia

2 Sergey Derevyanchenko

3 Maciej Sulecki

4 Juan Macias Montiel

5 Liam Williams

6 Zhanibek Alimkhanuly

7 Esquiva Falcao

8 Matteo Signani

9 Carlos Molina

10 Hugo Centeno Jr.

11 Tureano Johnson

12 Andrey Sirotkin

13 Kamil Szeremeta

14 Meiirim Nursultanov

15 Jason Quigley

*Felix Cash #16
*Marcus Morrison #31

 

Super Welterweight 154lbs

Champion: Jermell Charlo

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Erickson Lubin

International: Tursynbay Kulakhmet

Youth: Ravshan Makhamadjonov

1 Erickson Lubin

2 Sergio Garcia

3 Jeison Rosario

4 Tim Tszyu

5 Sebastian Fundora

6 Julian Williams

7 Jarrett Hurd

8 Tony Harrison

9 Brandon Adams

10 Jessie Vargas

11 Charles Conwell

12 Jack Culcay

13 Carlos Adames

14 Patrick Teixeira

15 Serheii Bohachuk

*Liam Smith #17
*Ted Cheesman #33
*Scott Fitzgerald #37

 

Welterweight 147lbs

Champion: Errol Spence Jr

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Shawn Porter

International: Rashid Ellis

Youth: Sahir Iqbal

1 Shawn Porter

2 Mikey Garcia

3 Keith Thurman

4 Vergil Ortiz Jr.

5 Danny Garcia

6 David Avanesyan

7 Jaron Ennis

8 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov

9 Egidijus Kavaliauskas

10 Josesito Lopez

11 Conor Benn

12 Abel Ramos

13 Thulani Mbenge

14 Amir Khan

15 Kell Brook

*Josh Kelly #23
*Chris Jenkins #28
*Danny Ball #36

 

Super Lightweight 140lbs

Champion: Josh Taylor

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Jose Zepeda

International: Ohara Davies

Youth: Luis Hernandez

1 Jose Zepeda

2 Regis Prograis

3 Viktor Postol

4 Arnold Barboza

5 Pablo Cesar Cano

6 Sandor Martin

7 Ivan Baranchyk

8 Batyrzhan Jukembayev

9 Jack Catterall

10 Anthony Yigit

11 Lewis Ritson

12 Subriel Matias

13 Ohara Davies

14 Omar Alejandro Aguilar

15 Petros Ananyan

*Tyrone McKenna #16
*Akeem Ennis-Brown #29

 

Lightweight 135lbs

Franchise Champion: Teofimo Lopez

Champion: Devin Haney

Interim: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Maxi Hughes

Youth: Manuel Jaimes

1 Vasiliy Lomachenko

2 Ryan Garcia

3 Javier Fortuna

4 Jorge Linares

5 Richard Commey

6 Francisco Vargas

7 Yvan Mendy

8 Masayyoshi Nakatani

9 Zaur Abdullaev

10 Luke Campbell

11 Emmanuel Tagoe

12 George Kambosos Jr

13 Francesco Patera

14 Shuichiro Yoshino

15 Lee Selby

* Maxi Hughes #16
*Terry Flanagan #23
*James Tennyson #31
*Gavin Gwynne #36

 

Super Featherweight 130lbs

Champion: Oscar Valdez

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: O’Shaquie Foster

International: Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov

Youth: Larinsanga Tlau

1 Miguel Berchelt

2 O’Shaquie Foster

3 Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov

4 Joseph Diaz

5 Tevin Farmer

6 Rene Alvarado

7 Eduardo Hernandez

8 Andrew Cancio

9 Samir Ziani

10 Pablo Vicente

11 Albert Bell

12 Jhonny Gonzalez

13 Joe Noynay

14 Miguel Roman

15 Lamont Roach

*Jono Carroll #28
*Joe Cordina #29
*Anthony Cacace #32
*Zelfa Barrett #33

 

Featherweight 126lbs

Champion: Gary Russell Jr.

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Lerato Dlamini

International: Isaac Lowe

Youth: Vacant

1 Rey Vargas

2 Tugstsogt Nyambar

3 Lerato Dlamini

4 Mauricio Lara

5 Mark Magsayo

6 Kid Galahad

7 Josh Warrington

8 Joet Gonzalez

9 Hinata Maruta

10 Isaac Lowe

11 Julio Ceja

12 Isaac Dogboe

13 Andoni Gago

14 Satoshi Shimuzu

15 Dennis Contreras

*Ryan Walsh #16
*Leigh Wood #21
*Jordan Gill #31
*Louie Lynn #37

 

Super Bantamweight 122lbs

Champion: Brandon Figueroa

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Chris Bourke

Youth: Chainoi Worawut

1 Carlos Castro

2 Daniel Roman

3 Ronny Rios

4 Hiroaki Teshigawara

5 Chainoi Worawut

6 Ludumo Lamati

7 Azat Hovhannisyan

8 Angelo Leo

9 Aaron Alameda

10 Michael Conlan

11 Zolani Tete

12 Ryosuke Iwasa

13 Jhunriel Ramonal

14 Abigail Medina

15 Thomas Patrick Ward

*Jamie McDonnell #23
*Brad Foster #24
*Gamal Yafai #25
*Chris Bourke #26


Bantamweight 118lbs

Champion: Nonito Donaire

Interim: Reymart Gaballo

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Alejandro Santiago Barrios

Youth: Carlos Lopez

1 Nordine Oubaali

2 Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai

3 Charlie Edwards

4 Emmanuel Rodriguez

5 Takuma Inoue

6 Alejandro Santiago Barrios

7 Jason Moloney

8 Rau’shee Warren

9 Petch Sor Chitpattana

10 Lee McGregor

11 Paul Butler

12 Keita Kurihara

13 Liborio Solis

14 Nikolay Potapov

15 Ryosuke Nishida

*Kash Farooq #16
 

Super Flyweight 115lbs

Franchise Champion: Juan Francisco Estrada

Champion: Vacant

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Fernando Martinez

International: Ali Bamidele Lasisi

Youth: Vacant

1 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

2 Roman Gonzales

3 Carlos Cuadras

4 Pedro Guevara

5 Fernando Martinez

6 Donnie Nietes

7 Andrew Moloney

8 Kosei Tanaka

9 Norberto Jimenez

10 Yanga Sigqibo

11 Gideon Buthelezi

12 Isreal Gonzalez

13 Muhammad Waseem

14 Ryoji Fukunaga

15 Jade Bornea

*Prince Patel #30

 

Flyweight 112lbs

Champion: Julio Cesar Martinez

Interim: McWilliams Arroyo

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Vacant

Youth: Kento Hatanaka

1 Francisco Rodriguez Jr.

2 Cristofer Rosales

3 Jay Harris

4 Moruti Mthalane

5 Jackson Chauke

6 Mirco Martin

7 Thananchai Charunphak

8 Jayr Raquinel

9 Giemel Magramo

10 Jonathan Inguito

11 Genesis Libranza

12 Masayuki Kuroda

13 Miguel Angel Herrera

14 Maximino Flores

15 Joel Cordova

*Tommy Frank #30
 

Light Flyweight 108lbs

Champion: Kenshiro Teraji

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Tibo Monabesa

Youth: Riku Kano

1 Masamichi Yabuki

2 Hekkie Budler

3 Armando Torres

4 Tibo Monabesa

5 Kenichi Horikawa

6 Edward Heno

7 Mark Vicelles

8 Milan Melindo

9 Jesse Rodriguez

10 Erik Omar Lopez

11 Sivenathi Nontshinga

12 Jaysever Abcede

13 Siphamandia Baleni

14 Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart

15 Deejay Kriel

 

Minimumweight 105lbs

Champion: Panya Pradabsri

Interim: Vacant

Diamond: Vacant

Silver: Vacant

International: Vacant

Youth: Vacant

1 Wanheng Menayothin

2 Melvin Jerusalem

3 Byron Rojas

4 Erick Rosa

5 Nkosinathi Joyi

6 Simphiwe Konco

7 Marco John Rementizo

8 Jing Xiang

9 Tsubasa Koura

10 Ginjiro Shigeoka

11 Norihito Tanaka

12 Ayanda Ndulani

13 Pedro Taduran

14 Lito Dante

15 Abraham Rodriguez

 

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