Fury remains WBO mandatory in new rankings, Canelo #1 at 160

WBN 31/05/2017

Frank Warren

Undefeated heavyweight Hughie Fury has retained his number one ranking with the World Boxing Organisation ahead of the rescheduling of his previous clash with champion Joseph Parker.

Fury was forced to pull out of a New Zealand bout with Parker set for May 6 of this year, and despite Parker’s team attempting to move on, the WBO have remained steadfast in their ranking of the Briton.

Parker now looks set to be ordered to face Fury next, despite possible talk of a unification with Deontay Wilder or a clash with Wladimir Klitschko.

At middleweight, Canelo Alvarez gets top spot for a chance at the WBO belt in Billy Joe Saunders’ possesssion despite arranging a fight with Gennady Golovkin for September.

The Mexican had to option to delay the ‘GGG’ fight further and battle Saunders instead, although a deal to make the most anticipated encounter at 160 pounds proved too much of a carrot for Canelo and his promoters at Golden Boy.

Canelo has the title of ‘super champion’ placed next to his name on the recently updated WBO list, following on from his reign at 154 and victory over Liam Smith in 2016.

Heavyweight ratings: 

1 Hughie Fury UK
2 Christian Hammer (WBO Europe) GER
3 Kubrat Pulev BUL
4 Andy Ruiz USA
5 Jarrell Miller USA
6 Tom Schwarz (Int-Cont) GER
7 Dominic Breazeale USA
8 Dillian Whyte JAM
9 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Asia-Pacific) JPN
10 Luis Ortiz CUB
11 Andriy Rudenko UKR
12 Agit Kabayel GER
13 Zhilei Zhang (Oriental) CHN
14 Otto Wallin SWD
15 Amir Mansour USA

Middleweight ratings:

1 Saul Alvarez (Sup. Champion) MEX
2 David Lemieux (Int-Cont) CAN
3 Ryota Murata JPN
4 Rob Brant USA
5 Willie Monroe, Jr. USA
6 Daniel Jacobs USA
7 Tommy Langford UK
8 Francis Lefreniere (NABO) CAN
9 Liam Smith UK
10 Walter Kautondokwo (WBO Africa) NAM
11 Maciej Sulecki POL
12 Obodai Sai (WBO Africa Interim) GHA
13 Conrad Cummings (WBO Europe) UK
14 Rafael Bejaran DR
15 Immanuel Aleem USA