David Haye drops from WBA Top 15 rankings after Tony Bellew loss

Juan Arias 18/03/2017
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The WBA World Classifications Committee released the February ranking, which goes from February 6th to March 14th. During that period, the WBA sanctioned 6 world title fights.

The American Keith Thurman was chosen Boxer of the Month, after defeating Danny Garcia on Saturday, March 4th by split decision. Thus he retained his WBA Welterweight Super Championship and was ratified as the best boxer in the category.

Meanwhile, the Honorable Mention was awarded to Kazakh Zhanat Zhakiyanov, who beat American Rau’shee Warren to win the WBA Bantamweight Super Championship. In this way, the organism reduced a monarch in the 118 pounds after eliminating the interim title.

Garcia and Warren occupy the third place of their respective categories, while the Ecuadorian-German Jack Culcay is the second best classified of the Super Welterweights after losing his title against the American Demetrius Andrade.


WBN Note: At heavyweight, David Haye is no longer ranked in the Top 15 after losing to Tony Bellew via stoppage in London. Haye had been rated at number 6 in the January listings but has work to do in order to be in line for a WBA shot anytime soon.

Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo have agreed a deal to fight for the WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title in June. The pair had been ordered to face each other as part of the WBA tournament and have moved closer to finally trading blows.