The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – July Update


Following two shows on Irish soil and plenty of action overseas, it is time for another update of the Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings.

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 [11(7)-0-1]
2 – Sean Turner [12(8)-3(1)]
3 – Con Sheehan [6(1)-0]

Niall Kennedy moves above Sean Turner following their respective last results.

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

Ian Tims removed from the rankings following his retirement.
Conor Cooke enters at #7

Light Heavyweight – 175lbs
1 – Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)]
2 – Steve Collins Jr [12(4)-1(0)-1]
3 – Steven Ward [7(3)-0]
4 – David Bailey [7(1)-0]
5 – Chris Mullally [2(0)-0]
6 – Christian Scuvie [1(0)-0]

No changes.

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

Craig McCarthy rises to #3 following his most recent win.

Middleweight – 160lbs
1 – Gary O’Sullivan [28(20)-2(1)]
2 – Jason Quigley [14(11)-0]
3 – Luke Keeler [14(5)-2(1)-1]
4 – Roy Sheahan [4(1)-0]
5 – JJ McDonagh [15(7)-4(1)]
6 – Conrad Cummings [13(6)-2(0)-1]
7 – Alfredo Meli [15(4)-0-1]
8 – Connor Coyle [8(3)-0]
9 – Chris Blaney [9(3)-1(0)]
10 – Darren Cruise [8(2)-6(0)]
11 – Bernard Roe [6(1)-0]
12 – Gerard Healy [7(0)-5(2)-1]
13 – Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0]
14 – Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0]
15 – Jordan Latimer [2(0)-0]
16 – Cillian Reardon [2(0)-0]
17 – Joe Rea [11(4)-37(17)-5]

Jordan Latimer enters rankings at #15

Light Middleweight – 154lbs
1 – Dennis Hogan [27(7)-1(0)-1]
2 – Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-2]
3 – Craig O’Brien [8(0)-0]
4 – Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)]
5 – Pauly Upton [15(3)-1(1)]
6 – Jay Byrne [7(2)-5(1)]
7 – John Hutchinson [12(4)-2(0)-3]
8 – Tony Senior [10(7)-0]
9 – Graham McCormack O’Shea [3(0)-0]
10 – Owen Duffy [1(1)-0]
11 – Ryan Greene [7(1)-1(1)]
12 – Casey Blair [5(1)-42(10)]

Graham McCormack rises to #9 following his win over Radoslav Mitev.
Pauly Upton reclassified to light middleweight. Enters at #5.

Welterweight – 147lbs
1 – Paddy Gallagher [13(8)-4(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 – Lewis Crocker [6(6)-0]
7 – Rohan Date [4(3)-0-1]
8 – John Joyce [6(3)-0]
9 – Matthew Wilton [16(3)-0]
10 – Keane McMahon [4(1)-0]
11 – Gerard Whitehouse [7(2)-1(1)]
12 – Dylan Moran [5(3)-0]
13 – Tony Bates [12(9)-0-1]
14 – Aaron McKenna [4(3)-0]
15 – Daniel Keating [2(2)-0]
16 – Paddy Irwin [4(3)-0]
17 – Tony Nellins [3(0)-0-1]
18 – Paddy McGee [1(1)-0]
19 – Steven Power [1(0)-0]
20 – Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-52(6)-1]

Lewis Crocker rises to #6 following his win over Adam Grabiec
John Joyce rises to #8 following his win over Angel Emilov.
Keane McMahon rises to #10 following his win over Jade Karam.
Aaron McKenna rises to #13 following two stoppage wins.
Rohan Daté reclassified to welter. Enters at #7.
Tony Bates enters rankings at #13.
James Cahill removed from rankings after stating his intention to return to amateur boxing.

Light Welterweight -140lbs
1 – Darragh Foley [15(9)-2(0)]
2 – Tyrone McKenna [16(6)-1(1)-1]
3 – Philip Sutcliffe Jr [14(9)-2(1)]
4 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
5 – Larry Fryers [6(2)-1(1)]
6 – Shaun McShane [8(0)-4(0)-1]
7 – Sean Creagh [8(2)-1(1)-1]
8 – Victor Rabei [5(1)-0]
9 – Daniel McShane [10(3)-1(1)]
10 – Gearoid Clancy [9(2)-5(0)]
11 – Alec Bazza [0-35(5)-3]
12 – Michael Kelly [9(3)-10(4)-1]

Victor Rabei reclassified to light welter following his BUI Celtic title win over Karl Kelly. Enters at #8.

Lightweight – 135lbs
1 – Paul Hyland Jr [18(7)-1(1)]
2 – Stephen Ormond [25(13)-5(1)]
3 – Anto Upton [16(6)-2(0)]
4 – Ray Moylette [11(4)-0]
5 – Joe Fitzpatrick [8(5)-0]
6 – Gary Cully [5(2)-0]
7 – Karl Kelly [1(0)-2(0)]
8 – Mark Morris [3(1)-2(2)]
9 – Liam Gaynor [2(0)-0]
10 – Martin Quinn [2(1)-0]
11 – Ben Mulligan [0-13(2)]

1 – Katie Taylor [9(4)-0]

Karl Kelly reclassified to lightweight following his BUI Celtic light welterweight title defeat to Victor Rabei and his subsequent intentions to box at 135lbs. Enters at #7.

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – James Tennyson [22(18)-2(2)]
2 – Jono Carroll [16(3)-0]
3 – Anto Cacace [15(7)-1(0)]
4 – Declan Geraghty [17(4)-3(2)]
5 – Marco McCullough [19(12)-4(3)]
6 – John Joe Nevin [10(4)-0]
7 – Feargal McCrory [8(3)-0]
8 – David Oliver Joyce [7(6)-0]
9 – Stephen McAfee [4(2)-0-1]
10 – Ciaran McVarnock [9(3)-0-1]
11 – Niall O’Connor [4(3)-0]
12 – Mathew Fitzsimons [3(2)-0]
13 – Aiden Metcalfe [2(0)-0]

Jono Carroll rises to #2 following his rematch victory over Declan Geraghty.
Niall O’Connor reclassified to super feather. Enters rankings at #11

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [25(14)-1(0)]
2 – Michael Conlan [8(5)-0]
3 – Eric Donovan [8(4)-0]
4 – Stevie Quinn Jr [9(2)-2(0)]
5 – Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-3(1)-1]
6 – Allan Phelan [9(6)-3(1)-1]
7 – Sean Higginson [1(0)-0]
8 – Shane Roche [0-1(1)]

Mick Conlan rises to #2 following his win over Adeilson Dos Santos.
Colin O’Donovan reclassified to featherweight. Eners rankings at #5.
Shane Roche enters rankings at #8.

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [19(14)-0]
2 – Tyrone McCullagh [11(6)-0]
3 – Carl McDonald [4(0)-2(0)]
4 – Sean Magee [2(1)-0]

Carl McDonald rises to #3 following his BUI Celtic featherweight title win over Colin O’Donovan. Remains ranked at super bantamweight due to his intentions and ability to fight at the weight.

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [19(9)-0]
2 – Dylan McDonagh [3(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]

1 – Lynn Harvey [4(3)-1(0)]

Lynn Harvey re-enters rankings after reversing her retirement.

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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