NEW: The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – All Fighters, All Weights


It’s a quiet week or so for Irish boxing as we gear up for a crazy end to the year which features the big ‘Frampton Reborn’ card, three further pro shows, the Ulster Seniors, and the National Intermediates.

With some time on our hands, we have decided to draw up the first ever Irish-Boxing.com rankings.

In recent months we have been collating a BoxRec Irish pound-for-pound list – from which divisional rankings could be discerned – however this computerised points system can be manipulated, intentionally or accidentally, by matchmaking.

While quite similar, there are some noticeable differences in our rankings.

As rankings should be, these ladders focus on results and performances rather than talent and potential. Greater weight is given to more recent results, and narrow or controversial defeats are also factored in.

Numerous parties in the Irish boxing community were consulted in the compilation of the list, and while there were some minor disagreements, it was found that there was a broad consensus reached regarding any big calls.

Heavyweight – 200lbs+
1 – Niall Kennedy [9(5)-0]
2 – Sean Turner [11(7)-1(0)]
3 – Con Sheehan [6(1)-0]

Cruiserweight – 200lbs
1 – Mike Perez [22(14)-3(1)-1]
2 – Tommy McCarthy [10(6)-1(0)]
3 – Ian Tims [13(4)-4(3)]
4 – Gary Sweeney [3(3)-0]
5 – Michael Gallagher [1(1)-0]
6 – Johnny Corcoran [1(1)-0]
7 – Declan Trainor [2(2)-1(1)]

Light Heavyweight – 175lbs
1 – Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)]
2 – Steve Collins Jr [11(4)-1(0)-1]
3 – Steven Ward [5(2)-0]
4 – Chris Mullally [1(0)-0]

Super Middleweight – 168lbs
1 – JJ McDonagh [14(7)-3(1)]
2 – Vladimir Belujsky [1(1)-0-1]
3 – Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0]
4 – Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0]
5 – Padraig McCrory [1(0)-0]
6 – Craig McCarthy [1(0)-0]
7 – Manny Bique [0-1(1)]

Middleweight – 160lbs
1 – Andy Lee [35(24)-3(2)-1]
2 – Jason Quigley [13(10)-0]
3 – Gary O’Sullivan [26(18)-2(1)]
4 – Luke Keeler [13(5)-2(1)]
5 – Conrad Cummings [11(5)-1(0)-1]
6 – Alfredo Meli [13(3)-0-1]
7 – Chris Blaney [8(3)-0]
8 – Darren Cruise [7(1)-6(0)]
9 – Gerard Healy [6(0)-4(1)-1]
10 – Joe Rea [11(4)-37(17)-5]

Light Middleweight – 154lbs
1 – Dennis Hogan [26(7)-1(0)-1]
2 – Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)]
3 – Pauly Upton [14(3)-0]
4 – Craig O’Brien [6(0)-0]
5 – Connor Coyle [6(2)-0]
6 – Bernard Roe [5(1)-0]
7 – Conor McGregor [0-1(1)]
8 – Ryan Greene [7(1)-1(1)]
9 – Casey Blair [4(0)-34(8)]

Welterweight – 147lbs
1 – Paddy Gallagher [12(8)-3(0)]
2 – John O’Donnell [32(11)-2(1)]
3 – Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-1]
4 – Noel Murphy [12(2)-0]
5 – Dean Byrne [18(6)-6(2)-2]
6 – Michael McLaughlin Owen [12(5)-2(0)-1]
7 – Gerard Whitehouse [7(2)-0]
8 – Matthew Wilton [16(3)-0]
9 – Jay Byrne [5(1)-3(1)]
10 – Lewis Crocker [3(3)-0]
11 – Dylan Moran [2(1)-0]
12 – John Joyce [2(1)-0]
13 – Rohan Date [3(2)-0]
14 – Paddy Irwin [4(3)-0]
15 – Tony Nellins [3(0)-0-1]
16 – James Cahill [1(0)-0]
17 – Keane McMahon [1(0)-0]
18 – Michael Kelly [9(3)-10(4)-1]

Light Welterweight -140lbs
1 – Darragh Foley [13(8)-2(0)]
2 – Philip Sutcliffe Jnr [13(8)-2(1)]
3 – Tyrone McKenna [15(6)-0-1]
4 – Anto Upton [15(6)-1(0)]
5 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
6 – Larry Fryers [5(2)-0]
7 – Sean Creagh [6(2)-1(1)]
8 – Shaun McShane [5(0)-4(0)-1]
9 – Niall O’Connor [1(0)-0]
10 – Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-40(5)-1]
11 – Alec Bazza [0-29(4)-2]

Lightweight – 135lbs
1 – Stephen Ormond [24(13)-5(1)]
2 – Paul Hyland Jr [17(6)-0]
3 – Ray Moylette [8(3)-0]
4 – Joe Fitzpatrick [8(5)-0]
5 – Gearoid Clancy [8(1)-5(0)]
6 – Victor Rabei [2(0)-0]
7 – Mark Morris [3(1)-1(1)]
8 – Gary Cully [2(2)-0]
9 – Liam Gaynor [1(0)-0]
10 – Karl Kelly [1(0)-0]
11 – Martin Quinn [1(1)-0]
12 – Ben Mulligan [0-13(2)]

1 – Katie Taylor [7(4)-0]

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – James Tennyson [20(16)-2(2)]
2 – Anto Cacace [15(7)-1(0)]
3 – Jono Carroll [14(1)-0]
4 – Declan Geraghty [14(5)-2(1)]
5 – Feargal McCrory [7(3)-0]
6 – John Joe Nevin [8(4)-0]
7 – David Oliver Joyce [4(3)-0]
8 – Mathew Fitzsimons [3(2)-0]
9 – Stephen McAfee [2(2)-0]
10 – Aiden Metcalfe [1(0)-0]

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)]
2 – Marco McCullough [17(10)-4(3)]
3 – Eric Donovan [5(3)-0]
4 – Michael Conlan [4(4)-0]
5 – Allan Phelan [9(6)-3(1)-1]
6 – Ciaran McVarnock [8(2)-0-1]
7 – Sean Higginson [1(0)-0]
8 – Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-1(1)]

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [17(13)-0]
2– Tyrone McCullagh [8(4)-0]
3 – Carl McDonald [2(0)-1(0)]
4 – Sean Magee [1(1)-0]
5 – Dylan McDonagh [1(0)-0]
6 – John Cooley [2(0)-1(1)]

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [18(9)-0]

Super Flyweight – 115lbs
1 – Jamie Conlan [19(11)-0]

1 – Christina McMahon [7(3)-2(0)]

Flyweight – 112lbs
1 – Paddy Barnes [4(0)-0]
2 – Luke Wilton [17(7)-5(1)-1]
3 – Regan Buckley [2(0)-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