The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – March Update


Following a busy end to 2018 and a strong start to this year, it is time for the first update of the Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings for 2019.

We, in consultation with numerous other parties, rank all the Irish fighters in each weight class.

Rankings are based solely on results.

Heavyweight – 200lbs+
1 – Niall Kennedy [12(7)-0-1]
2 – Sean Turner [12(8)-3(1)]
3 – Con Sheehan [6(1)-0]
4 – Paddy Nevin [2(0)-0]

No changes.

Cruiserweight – 200lbs
1 – Mike Perez [24(15)-3(1)-1]
2 – Tommy McCarthy [13(6)-2(1)]
3 – Steve Collins Jr [13(4)-2(0)-1]
4 – Gary Sweeney [4(4)-0]
5 – Johnny Corcoran [2(2)-0]
6 – Conor Cooke [2(1)-0]
7 – Michael Gallagher [1(1)-0]

Declan Trainor removed from rankings.
Johnny Corcoran and Conor Cooke both rise above Michael Gallagher after claiming second wins.

Light Heavyweight – 175lbs
1 – Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)]
2 – Steven Ward [9(3)-0]
3 – Conor Wallace [4(3)-0]
4 – David Bailey [7(1)-0]
5 – Chris Mullally [2(0)-0]
6 – Robbie Burke [1(1)-0]
7 – Christian Scuvie [1(0)-0]

Conor Wallace rises to #3 following his Queensland title win.
Robbie Burke enters at #6.

Super Middleweight – 168lbs
1 – JJ McDonagh [16(8)-5(2)]
2 – Padraig McCrory [6(3)-0]
3 – Vladimir Belujsky [5(5)-1(0)-1]
4 – Craig McCarthy [5(0)-0]
5 – Barry Barnes [1(0)-0]
6 – Taylor McGoldrick [2(0)-0]
7 – Manny Bique [0-3(2)]

JJ McDonagh reclassified to super middleweight following his loss to Chris Eubank Jr and his upcoming bout with Fedir Cherkashyn. Enters at #1.

Middleweight – 160lbs
1 – Gary O’Sullivan [29(20)-3(2)]
2 – Jason Quigley [15(11)-0]
3 – Luke Keeler [15(5)-2(1)-1]
4 – Roy Sheahan [5(2)-0]
5 – Conrad Cummings [16(7)-2(0)-1]
6 – Connor Coyle [9(3)-0]
7 – Alfredo Meli [15(4)-0-1]
8 – Chris Blaney [11(3)-1(0)]
9 – Darren Cruise [8(2)-6(0)]
10 – Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-1(0)]
11 – Caoimhin Agyarko [2(0)-0]
12 – Gerard Healy [7(0)-5(2)-1]
13 – Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0]

Connor Coyle rises to #6 following his win over Travis Scott.
Caoimhin Agyarko rises to #11 following his win over Yasin Hassani.
Bernard Roe removed from rankings.
Joe Rea removed from rankings.

Light Middleweight – 154lbs
1 – Dennis Hogan [28(7)-1(0)-1]
2 – Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-2]
3 – Craig O’Brien [9(1)-1(1)]
4 – Jay Byrne [9(2)-6(2)]
5 – Pauly Upton [15(3)-1(1)]
6 – John Hutchinson [12(4)-2(0)-3]
7 – Tony Senior [10(7)-0]
8 – Steven Donnelly [4(0)-0]
9 – Cillian Reardon [3(0)-0]
10 – Graham McCormack O’Shea [3(0)-0]
11 – Owen Duffy [3(2)-0]
13 – Eddie Treacy [2(1)-0]
14 – Terry Maughan [10(0)-7(6)-3]
15 – Jordan Latimer [2(0)-1(1)]
16 – Casey Blair [5(1)-40(11)]

Cillian Reardon and Jordan Latimer reclassified to light middle. Enter at #10 and #15 respectively.
Jay Byrne rises to #4 following his BBBoC Celtic win and defence.
Terry Maughan re-enters at #14
Sonny Upton removed from rankings.
Ryan Greene removed from rankings.

Welterweight – 147lbs
1 – Paddy Gallagher [15(9)-5(0)]
2 – John O’Donnell [32(11)-2(1)]
3 – Rohan Daté [6(5)-0-1]
4 – Lewis Crocker [7(6)-0]
5 – John Joyce [7(4)-0]
6 – Dylan Moran [9(5)-0]
7 – Keane McMahon [5(2)-0]
8 – Aaron McKenna [6(4)-0]
9 – Gerard Whitehouse [7(2)-1(1)]
10 – Lee Reeves [2(2)-0]
11 – Tony Bates [12(9)-0-1]
12 – Daniel Keating [3(3)-0]
13 – Paddy Irwin [4(3)-0]
14 – Tony Nellins [5(0)-0-1]
15 – Aaron Gethins [1(0)-0]
16 – Martin Wall [1(1)-1(1)]
17 – Paddy McGee [1(1)-0]
18 – Steven Power [1(0)-0]

Dylan Moran rises to #6 following a succession of wins.
Aaron McKenna rises to #8 following his win over Abel Reyes.
Lee Reeves enters at #10.
Aaron Gethins enters at #15
Dean Byrne removed from rankings.
Matthew Wilton removed from rankings.
Michael McLaughlin Owen removed from rankings.
Jamesy Gorman removed from rankings.

Light Welterweight – 140lbs
1 – Tyrone McKenna [17(6)-1(0)-1]
2 – Darragh Foley [16(8)-3(0)-1]
3 – Philip Sutcliffe Jr [15(9)-2(1)]
4 – Noel Murphy [12(2)-1(0)-1]
5 – Sean McComb [5(3)-0]
6 – Larry Fryers [9(3)-1(1)]
7 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
8 – Shaun McShane [8(0)-4(0)-1]
9 – Victor Rabei [6(2)-0]
10 – Francy Luzoho [1(1)-0]
11 – Daniel McShane [10(3)-1(1)]
12 – Gearoid Clancy [10(2)-6(1)]
13 – Martin Quinn [2(1)-1(0)]
14 – Alec Bazza [0-40(6)-3]
15 – Michael Kelly [9(3)-10(4)-1]

Tyrone McKenna rises to #1 following his win over Lewis Benson.
Larry Fryers rises to #6 following his win over Ronald Rivas.
Francy Luzoho and Martin Quinn reclassified to light welter ahead of their fight. Enter at #9 and #12 respectively.
Sean McComb reclassified to light welter. Enters at #5.

Lightweight – 135lbs
1 – James Tennyson [23(19)-3(3)]
2 – Paul Hyland Jr [20(7)-1(1)]
3 – Stephen Ormond [26(13)-5(1)]
4 – Anto Upton [16(6)-2(0)]
5 – Ray Moylette [11(4)-1(0)]
6 – Gary Cully [7(4)-0]
7 – Joe Fitzpatrick [8(5)-0]
8 – Karl Kelly [2(0)-3(1)]
9 – Mark Morris [3(1)-2(2)]
10 – Liam Gaynor [2(0)-0]
11 – James Power [3(3)-0]
12 – Stephen Webb [1(0)-0]

1 – Katie Taylor [12(5)-0]

James Tennyson reclassified to lightweight. Enters at #1.
Paul Hyland Jr overtakes Stephen Ormond following his win over Miroslav Serban.
Stephen Webb enters at #12.
Ben Mulligan removed from rankings.

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – Jono Carroll [16(3)-0-1]
2 – Anto Cacace [17(7)-1(0)]
3 – Marco McCullough [21(11)-4(3)]
4 – Declan Geraghty [18(4)-3(2)]
5 – John Joe Nevin [11(4)-0]
6 – Feargal McCrory [10(4)-0]
7 – David Oliver Joyce [9(7)-0]
8 – Niall O’Connor [5(4)-0]
9 – Allan Phelan [9(6)-3(1)-1]
10 – Ciaran McVarnock [9(3)-0-1]
11 – Mathew Fitzsimons [4(2)-1(1)]
12 – Kelvin McDonald [1(0)-0]
13 – Aiden Metcalfe [2(0)-0]

1 – Elaine Greenan [2(0)-2(0)]
2 – Siobhan O’Leary [1(1)-0]

Feargal McCrory remains at super feather after stating his intention to return to the weight following his Irish lightweight title win over Karl Kelly.
Niall O’Connor rises to #8 following his win over Kryzstof Rogowski.
Kelvin McDonald enters rankings at #12.
Allan Phelan reclassified to super feather. Enters at #9.

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [26(15)-2(0)]
2 – Michael Conlan [10(6)-0]
3 – Eric Donovan [8(4)-0]
4 – Stephen McAfee [5(2)-0-1]
5 – Stevie Quinn Jr [9(2)-2(0)]
6 – Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-3(1)-1]
7 – Shane Roche [0-1(1)]

Stephen McAfee reclssified to featherweight. Enters at #4
Sean Higginson removed from rankings.

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [21(15)-0]
2 – Tyrone McCullagh [12(6)-0]
3 – Carl McDonald [5(0)-2(0)]
4 – Sean Magee [2(1)-0]

No changes.

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [19(9)-1(1)]
2 – Prince Brady [1(0)-1(1)]

No changes.

Super Flyweight – 115lbs
1 – Jamie Conlan [19(11)-1(1)]
2 – Luke Wilton [20(7)-5(1)-1]
3 – Dylan McDonagh [3(1)-2(0)]

1 – Christina McMahon [7(3)-2(0)]
2 – Cathy McAleer [2(0)-0]

Luke Wilton reclassified to super fly. Enters at #2
Dylan McDonagh reclassified to super fly. Enters at #3.
Cathy McAleer enters rankings at #2

Flyweight – 112lbs
1 – Paddy Barnes [5(1)-1(1)]

Minnimumweight – 105lbs
1 – Lynn Harvey [5(4)-1(0)]

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie