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Taylor ranked top of the World- Ward highest ranked men’s fighter

Five-time World Elite champion Katie Taylor will go into 2015 ranked No. 1 in the AIBA World rankings for her 9th consecutive year.

(Click on names for rankings)

Taylor picked up 1,200 points, courtesy of winning gold at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea last month.

Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevna, who Taylor beat in the lightweight final in Jeju, moves into 5th spot in the updated rankings.

Joe Ward is the highest ranked Irish male boxer at No. 6 in the light-heavyweight table, an improvement of three places for the three-time AIBA World Elite, Youth and Junior medallist.

AIBA rankings points are accumulated over a two-year rolling period.

London 2012 bronze medallist Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes are at No. 8 and 9 in the bantamweight and flyweight classes.

Claire Grace, who had to withdraw from the World Championships in Jeju through injury, improves two places to No. 8 in the 69kg table.

The Kilkenny welterweight earned 300 points after winning bronze at the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships.

Click here (Chapter 26, Appendix B) for AIBA rankings rules.


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