The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – February Update


Following three shows on Irish soil and numerous fighters in action overseas, it is time for the first 2018 update of the Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings.

We, in consultation with numerous other parties, have recently began ranking all the Irish fighters in each weight class.

Rankings are based solely on results.

Since the start of December, there have been two new #1s installed, with Spike O’Sullivan reaching the middleweight summit, and Padraig McCrory becoming the new top super middleweight

Heavyweight – 200lbs+
1 – Sean Turner [12(8)-2(0)]
2 – Niall Kennedy [11(7)-0]
3 – Con Sheehan [6(1)-0]

No changes.

Cruiserweight – 200lbs
1 – Mike Perez [23(15)-3(1)-1]
2 – Tommy McCarthy [11(6)-1(0)]
3 – Ian Tims [13(4)-5(3)]
4 – Gary Sweeney [4(4)-0]
5 – Michael Gallagher [1(1)-0]
6 – Johnny Corcoran [1(1)-0]
7 – Declan Trainor [2(2)-1(1)]

No changes.

Light Heavyweight – 175lbs
1 – Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)]
2 – Steve Collins Jr [12(4)-1(0)-1]
3 – Steven Ward [6(2)-0]
4 – Chris Mullally [2(0)-0]

No changes.

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

Padraig McCrory moves to #1 following his stunning second-round stoppage of Manny Bique.

Barry Barnes enters at #3.

Middleweight – 160lbs
1 – Gary O’Sullivan [27(19)-2(1)]
2 – Jason Quigley [13(10)-0]
3 – JJ McDonagh [15(7)-3(1)]
4 – Luke Keeler [13(5)-2(1)-1]
5 – Conrad Cummings [13(6)-1(0)-1]
6 – Alfredo Meli [14(3)-0-1]
7 – Connor Coyle [7(2)-0]
8 – Chris Blaney [8(3)-0]
9 – Darren Cruise [8(2)-6(0)]
10 – Bernard Roe [6(1)-0]
11 – Gerard Healy [7(0)-4(1)-1]
12 – Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0]
13 – Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0]
14 Roy Sheahan [1(0)-0]
15 – Joe Rea [11(4)-37(17)-5]

Andy Lee removed from rankings following his retirement.
Spike O’Sullivan moves to #1 following seventh-round stoppage of Antoine Douglas.
JJ McDonagh reclassified to middleweight. Enters at #3.
Bernard Roe reclassified to middleweight. Enters at #10.
Sean McGlinchey reclassified to middleweight. Enters at #12.
Roy Sheahan enters rankings at #14.

Light Middleweight – 154lbs
1 – Dennis Hogan [26(7)-1(0)-1]
2 – Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-1]
3 – Pauly Upton [15(3)-0]
4 – Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)]
5 – Craig O’Brien [7(0)-0]
6 – Jay Byrne [6(2)-3(1)]
7 – Rohan Date [3(2)-0]
8 – John Hutchinson [11(3)-2(0)-2]
9 – Graham McCormack O’Shea [2(0)-0]
10 – Ryan Greene [7(1)-1(1)]
11 – Casey Blair [4(0)-34(8)]

Jay Byrne reclassified to light middleweight. Enters at #6.
Rohan Date reclassified to light middleweight. Enters at #7.
John Hutchinson reclassified to light middleweight. Enters at #8.
The subsequent results of Adam Jones has seen Pauly Upton climb to #3.

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

John Joyce edges past Dylan Moran following their respective wins over Ferenc Jarko and Kevin McCauley.

Light Welterweight -140lbs
1 – Darragh Foley [14(9)-2(0)]
2 – Philip Sutcliffe Jr [14(9)-2(1)]
3 – Tyrone McKenna [15(6)-0-1]
4 – Anto Upton [16(6)-1(0)]
5 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
6 – Larry Fryers [5(2)-0]
7 – Shaun McShane [7(0)-4(0)-1]
8 – Sean Creagh [8(2)-1(1)]
9 – Daniel McShane [10(3)-1(1)]
10 – Gearoid Clancy [8(1)-5(0)]
11 – Ciaran McVarnock [9(3)-0-1]
12 – Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-40(5)-1]
13 – Alec Bazza [0-30(4)-2]

Shaun McShane climbs to #7 following his win over Liall Mackenzie.
Daniel McShane reclassified to light welterweight. Enters at #9
Gearoid Clancy reclassified to light welterweight. Enters at #10.
Ciaran McVarnock reclassified to light welterweight. Enters at #11.

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 – Gary Cully [4(2)-0]
6 – Victor Rabei [3(0)-0]
7 – Mark Morris [3(1)-1(1)]
8 – Liam Gaynor [2(0)-0]
9 – Martin Quinn [2(1)-0]
10 – Niall O’Connor [2(0)-0]
11 – Ben Mulligan [0-13(2)]

1 – Katie Taylor [8(4)-0]

Numerous departures from rankings. No changes otherwise.

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – James Tennyson [21(17)-2(2)]
2 – Anto Cacace [15(7)-1(0)]
3 – Jono Carroll [15(2)-0]
4 – Declan Geraghty [15(5)-2(1)]
5 – Feargal McCrory [8(3)-0]
6 – John Joe Nevin [9(4)-0]
7 – David Oliver Joyce [6(5)-0]
8 – Stephen McAfee [2(2)-0-1]
9 – Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-1(1)-1]
11 – Karl Kelly [1(0)-1(0)]
12 – Mathew Fitzsimons [3(2)-0]
13 – Aiden Metcalfe [1(0)-0]

Karl Kelly reclassified to super featherweight. Enters rankings at #11.

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [24(14)-1(0)]
2 – Marco McCullough [18(11)-4(3)]
3 – Eric Donovan [7(4)-0]
4 – Michael Conlan [5(4)-0]
5 – Stevie Quinn Jr [9(2)-2(0)]
6 – Allan Phelan [9(6)-3(1)-1]
7 – Sean Higginson [1(0)-0]

Stevie Quinn Jr moves to #5 following his impressive win over Edwin Tellez.

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [18(13)-0]
2 – Tyrone McCullagh [9(5)-0]
3 – Sean Magee [2(1)-0]
4 – Carl McDonald [2(0)-1(0)]

John Cooley removed from rankings following his retirement.
Sean Magee moves to #3 following his impressive win over Elvis Guillen.

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [18(9)-0]
2 – Dylan McDonagh [2(1)-0]
3 – Prince Brady [1(0)-0]

No changes.

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

1 – Christina McMahon [7(3)-2(0)]

No changes.

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

No changes.

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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