WBC Top 40 Heavyweights (March 2018): Daniel Dubois, Tyrone Spong both continue to climb
The World Boxing Council recently released their updated ratings for this month with WBN taking a closer look at the movers and shakers from the top division.
Number one rated Dillian Whyte can move a step closer to a shot at current champion Deontay Wilder with victory over Lucas Browne on March 24.
In a match-up for his WBC Silver strap, Whyte faces Browne for either a straight shot at Wilder or potentially a final eliminator / interim clash with second-placed Dominic Breazeale.
Luis Ortiz can expect a drop from third place in the April list after losing a thriller against Wilder on March 3, whilst the rest of the Top 15 remains unchanged.
American Bryant Jennings heads up a couple of places to 18th on the back of an early stoppage win in February, in contrast to Travis Kauffman who completely dropped from the Top 40 due to a lack of activity.
Brit powerhouse Daniel Dubois continues his rise after breaking the Top 30, whilst former kickboxer Tyrone Spong moves from 40th to 36th after making it eleven KO’s from eleven starts on February 24.
Here’s the list for March:
1 Dillian Whyte (Jamaica/GB) SILVER
2 Dominic Breazeale (US)
3 Luis Ortiz (Cuba)
4 Alexander Povetkin (Russia)
5 Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria)
6 Tony Bellew (GB)
7 Johann Duhaupas (France)
8 Charles Martin (US)
9 Adam Kownacki (US)
10 Agit Kabayel (Germany) EBU
11 Oscar Rivas (Colombia/Canada) NABF
12 Carlos Takam (Cameroon)
13 Lucas Browne (Australia)
14 Dereck Chisora (GB)
15 Bermane Stiverne (Haiti/Canada)
16 Hughie Fury (GB)
17 Mariusz Wach (Poland)
18 Bryant Jennings (US)
19 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) OPBF
20 Trevor Bryan (US)
21 Eric Molina (US)
22 Robert Helenius (Finland)
23 Sergey Kuzmin (Russia)
24 Tomas Adamek (Poland)
25 Tom Schwarz (Germany)
26 Carlos Negron (P. Rico) AMERICA
27 Gerald Washington (US)
28 Alexander Dimitrenko (Russia) Manuel Charr (Germany) WBA Champion
29 Daniel Dubois (GB) YOUTH Andriy Rudenko (Ukraine) * NA – Legal
30 Joey Abell (US) Amir Mansour (US) * NA – Legal
31 Alexander Ustinov (Russia)
32 Adrian Granat (Sweden)
33 Jun Long Zhang (China)
34 Filip Hrgovic (Croatia)
35 Nathan Gorman (GB) INTL Silver
36 Tyrone Spong (Surinam) LATINO
37 Lenroy Thomas (Jamaica) COMM
38 Laron Mitchell (US) NABF Jr.
39 Sam Sexton (GB) BBB C
40 Tshibuabua Kalonga (Congo/Germany) ABU