Taylor, Conlan, Barnes and Ward still in the World top ten

Ireland’s boxers remain in unchanged positions in the newly updated AIBA rankings for April.

Katie Taylor, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Joe Ward are in the top ten – click on names.

Taylor and Russia’s Sofya Ochigava, who Taylor beat in the 2011 and 2012 European, World and Olympic finals, are in No. 1 and No. 4 spots and are the two highest ranked European lightweights.

Both will be the top 60kg seeds at the 2014 European Women’s Elite Championships in Bucharest, Romania in June.

Jason Quigley and Tommy McCarthy are ranked No.2 and No. 9. at middleweight and heavyweight.

Rankings points are earned over a two year rolling period. There are no ranking tournaments for men in 2014.


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