19
Dec
2018

Divisional Rankings update: Gilberto Ramirez takes over at 168, Gervonta Davis enters at 135

WBN Rated 30/09/2017

Gilberto Ramirez, a former WBN Prospect of the Year, has broken through as the top super-middleweight on the planet following his recent win over Jessie Hart.

According to the World Boxing News Pound for Pound Rankings, the Mexican has gathered enough success points to overhaul Briton James DeGale, who in fairness has been inactive of late following an injury suffered against Badou Jack.

In what is considered one of the weaker divisions, the 168lb weight class is currently in transition with the top fighters involved with the World Boxing Super Series tournament.

Ramirez and DeGale are on the outside looking in as the likes of George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr. and Callum Smith vie for a considerable P4P ratings boost, whilst picking up the coveted Muhammad Ali trophy and eventually taking over the mantle as the best in the world.

For now, ‘Zurdo’ holds that honor, with Groves, Eubank and new WBC ruler David Benavidez taking up the remaining places in the top 5.

At lightweight, ex-super-featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis enters the fray after being ranked 50th on the WBN P4P list.

Davis is ready to move up after failing weight for his latest title defense and is positioned behind obvious targets Terry Flanagan and the all-conquering Jorge Linares.

Top 5 fighters in each weight division, according to the P4P Top 50.

Click here for the full Pound for Pound Top 50

(P4P rating – NR = Not Rated)

**subject to drug test ruling

Heavyweight
1.Anthony Joshua (15)
2. Deontay Wilder (30)
3. Joseph Parker (NR)
4. Kubrat Pulev (NR)
5. Alexander Povetkin (NR)

Cruiserweight
1. Oleksandr Usyk (18)
2. Murat Gassiev (45)
3. Mairis Briedis (49)
4. Yunier Dorticos (NR)
5. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (NR)

Light-heavyweight
1. Adonis Stevenson (16)
2. Sergey Kovalev (18)
3. Badou Jack (34)
4. Sullivan Barrera (NR)
5. Eleider Alvarez (NR)

Super-middleweight
1. Gilberto Ramirez (32)
2. James DeGale (34)
3. George Groves (46)
4. Chris Eubank Jr. (NR)
5. David Benavidez (NR)

Middleweight
1. Gennady Golovkin (1)
2. Canelo Alvarez (4)
3. Daniel Jacobs (35)
4. Jermall Charlo (41)
5. Billy Joe Saunders (NR)

Super-welterweight
1. Erislandy Lara (31)
2. Demetrius Andrade (NR)
3. Jermell Charlo (NR)
4. Jarrett Hurd (NR)
5. Liam Smith (NR)

Welterweight
1. Keith Thurman (9)
2. Errol Spence Jr. (23)
3. Manny Pacquiao(24)
4. Danny Garcia (27)
5. Shawn Porter (37)

Super-lightweight
1. Terence Crawford (2)
2. Mikey Garcia (5)
3. Rances Barthelemy (38)
4. Adrien Broner (NR)
5. Viktor Postol (NR)

Lightweight
1. Jorge Linares (10)
2. Terry Flanagan (40)
3. Gervonta Davis (50)
4. Orlando Salido (NR)
5. Robert Easter Jr. (NR)

Super-featherweight
1. Vasyl Lomachenko (3)
2. Miguel Berchelt (39)
3. Jezreel Corrales (NR)
4. Francisco Vargas (NR)
5. Jhonny Gonzalez (NR)

Featherweight
1. Leo Santa Cruz (14)
2. Carl Frampton (16)
3. Gary Russell (21)
4. Abner Mares (36)
5. Nonito Donaire (42)

Super-bantamweight
1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (6)
2. Jesse Magdaleno (33)
3. Marlon Tapales (NR)
4. Rey Vargas (NR)
5. Moises Flores (NR)

Bantamweight
1. Jamie McDonnell (29)
2. Luis Nery (43)**
3. Shinsuke Yamanaka (47)
4. Juan Carlos Payano (NR)
5. Ryan Burnett (NR)

Super-flyweight
1. Naoya Inoue (10)
2. Juan Estrada (11)
3. Srisaket Rungvisai (12)
4. Roman Gonzalez (26)
5. Kal Yafai (NR)

Flyweight
1. Donnie Nietes (13)
2. Kazuto Ioka (22)
3. Juan Carlos Reveco (NR)
4. Daigo Higa (NR)
5. Brian Viloria (NR)

Light-flyweight
1. Kosei Tanaka (20)
2. Milan Melindo (NR)
3. Pedro Guevara (NR)
4. Ken Shiro (NR)
5. Hekkie Budler (NR)

Minimumweight
1. Wanheng Menayothin (26)
2. Knockout CP Freshmart (NR)
3. Byron Rojas (NR)
4. Leroy Estrada (NR)
5. Simphiwe Khonco (NR)

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