The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – October Update


Following plenty of action over the past three months, 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.

*Note, this is the final divisional rankings of 2018. The next edition will be published in January and all boxers who have not fought since June 2017 will be removed, temporarily or otherwise.

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

Paddy Nevin enters at #4.

Cruiserweight – 200lbs
1 – Mike Perez [24(15)-3(1)-1]
2 – Tommy McCarthy [11(6)-1(0)]
3 – Steve Collins Jr [12(4)-2(0)-1]
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)]
8 – Conor Cooke [1(1)-0]

Steve Collins Jr reclassified to cruiserweight due having taken a title fight at the weight. Enters at #3.

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

Conor Wallace enters the rankings at #5

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

No changes.

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

Cillian Reardon rises to #14 following his win over Michal Ciach
Sean McGlinchey rises to #12 following his competitive loss to Padraig McCrory
Caoimhin Agyarko enters at #16

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)-1(1)]
4 – Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)]
5 – Pauly Upton [15(3)-1(1)]
6 – Jay Byrne [7(2)-6(2)]
7 – John Hutchinson [12(4)-2(0)-3]
8 – Tony Senior [10(7)-0]
9 – Steven Donnelly [4(0)-0]
10 – Graham McCormack O’Shea [3(0)-0]
11 – Owen Duffy [2(1)-0]
12 – Ryan Greene [7(1)-1(1)]
13 – Eddie Treacy [1(1)-0]
14 – Casey Blair [5(1)-46(11)]

Steven Donnelly enters at #9.

Welterweight – 147lbs
1 – Paddy Gallagher [14(9)-4(0)]
2 – John O’Donnell [32(11)-2(1)]
3 – Dean Byrne [18(6)-6(2)-2]
4 – Michael McLaughlin Owen [12(5)-2(0)-1]
5 – Rohan Daté [6(5)-0-1]
6 – Lewis Crocker [7(6)-0]
7 – John Joyce [7(4)-0]
8 – Matthew Wilton [16(3)-0]
9 – Keane McMahon [4(1)-0]
10 – Gerard Whitehouse [7(2)-1(1)]
11 – Dylan Moran [6(4)-0]
12 – Aaron McKenna [5(3)-0]
13 – Tony Bates [12(9)-0-1]
14 – Francy Luzoho [1(1)-0]
15 – Daniel Keating [3(3)-0]
16 – Paddy Irwin [4(3)-0]
17 – Tony Nellins [3(0)-0-1]
18 – Martin Wall [1(1)-0]
19 – Paddy McGee [1(1)-0]
20 – Steven Power [1(0)-0]
21 – Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-53(7)-1]

Rohan Daté rises to #5 following two stoppage wins.
Francy Luzoho enters at #14
Martin Wall enters at #18

Light Welterweight -140lbs
1 – Darragh Foley [15(9)-2(0)-1]
2 – Tyrone McKenna [16(6)-1(0)-1]
3 – Philip Sutcliffe Jr [14(9)-2(1)]
4 – Noel Murphy [12(2)-1(0)]
5 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
6 – Larry Fryers [8(3)-1(1)]
7 – Shaun McShane [8(0)-4(0)-1]
8 – Victor Rabei [5(1)-0]
9 – Daniel McShane [10(3)-1(1)]
10 – Gearoid Clancy [9(2)-6(1)]
11 – Alec Bazza [0-37(6)-3]
12 – Michael Kelly [9(3)-10(4)-1]

Sean Creagh removed from rankings following his retirement.
Noel Murphy reclassified to light welter. Enters at #4.

Lightweight – 135lbs
1 – Stephen Ormond [26(13)-5(1)]
2 – Paul Hyland Jr [19(7)-1(1)]
3 – Anto Upton [16(6)-2(0)]
4 – Ray Moylette [11(4)-0]
5 – Gary Cully [6(3)-0]
6 – Joe Fitzpatrick [8(5)-0]
7 – Sean McComb [4(3)-0]
8 – Karl Kelly [1(0)-2(0)]
9 – Mark Morris [3(1)-2(2)]
10 – Liam Gaynor [2(0)-0]
11 – Martin Quinn [2(1)-0]
12 – James Power [1(1)-0]
13 – Ben Mulligan [0-13(2)]

1 – Katie Taylor [9(4)-0]

Stephen Ormond edges back into top spot following his win over Georgie Ashie
Gary Cully rises to #5 following his stoppage win over Jordan Ellison.
Sean McComb enters at #7
James Power enters at #12

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – James Tennyson [22(18)-3(3)]
2 – Jono Carroll [16(3)-0]
3 – Anto Cacace [16(7)-1(0)]
4 – Marco McCullough [21(11)-4(3)]
5 – Declan Geraghty [17(4)-3(2)]
6 – John Joe Nevin [10(4)-0]
7 – Feargal McCrory [9(3)-0]
8 – David Oliver Joyce [9(7)-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)-1(1)]
13 – Aiden Metcalfe [2(0)-0]

Marco McCullough rises to #4 following his win over Ruddy Encarnacion.

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [26(15)-1(0)]
2 – Michael Conlan [9(6)-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)]

No changes.

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [20(14)-0]
2 – Tyrone McCullagh [12(6)-0]
3 – Carl McDonald [4(0)-2(0)]
4 – Dylan McDonagh [3(1)-1(0)]
5 – Sean Magee [2(1)-0]

Dylan McDonagh reclassified to super bantamweight ahead of his Irish title fight. Enters at #4.

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [19(9)-0]
2 – Prince Brady [1(0)-1(1)]

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]

Light Flyweight – 108lbs
1 – Lynn Harvey [4(3)-1(0)]

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