14
Nov
2018

No place for Tyson or Hughie Fury in latest WBO Rankings / Anthony Yarde #1 for Sergey Kovalev

WBN 25/07/2018

Returning to action in June following a lengthy absence, Tyson Fury was reinstated to the World Boxing Council Ratings in July after defeating Sefer Seferi in Manchester.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman saw Fury’s achievement of shedding a mountain of weight and actually getting back in the ring as sufficient enough to earn the number seven spot at heavyweight, although the World Boxing Organisation decided against a similar move.

Fury is absent from the latest WBO list, a similar situation to his cousin Hughie, despite the young contender challenging for the full title as early as last September and since winning the British title.

Hughie also claims a place with the WBC at twelve, although both are subject to approval if they agree to sign up to the WBC Clean Boxing Program.

Number one is Alexander Povetkin, who exercises his mandatory rights against Anthony Joshua on September 22 at Wembley.

Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker, who face-off on Saturday and had applied to be sanctioned as an official eliminator, are at two and six respectively.

At light-heavyweight, undefeated Briton Anthony Yarde holds the top spot in the ratings and could be put forward to meet the winner of Sergey Kovalev v Eleider Alvarez in 2019.

WBC Top 15 – Heavyweight (July 2018): 

1 Dillian Whyte (Jamaica/GB) SILVER
2 Dominic Breazeale (US)
3 Alexander Povetkin (Russia)
4 Luis Ortiz (Cuba)
5 Tony Bellew (GB)
6 Joseph Parker (New Zealand)
7 Tyson Fury (GB) * CBP/P
8 Charles Martin (US)
9 Adam Kownacki (US)
10 Agit Kabayel (Germany) EBU
11 Dereck Chisora (GB)
12 Hughie Fury (GB) BBB C * CBP/P
13 Oscar Rivas (Colombia/Canada) NABF
14 Carlos Takam (Cameroon)
15 Bermane Stiverne (Haiti/Canada)

READ: Tyson Fury RETURNS TO WBC RATINGS, eligible (CBP enrolled) for Deontay Wilder VOLUNTARY TITLE SHOT

WBO Top 15 – Heavyweight:

1. Alexander Povetkin (International) RUS
2. Dillian Whyte JAM
3. Jarrell Miller USA
4. Tom Schwarz (Int-Cont) GER
5. Dominic Breazeale USA
6. Joseph Parker NZ
7. Kyotaro Fujimoto (Asia-Pacific) JPN
8. Bryant Jennings USA
9. Agit Kabayel GER
10. Tyrone Spong (Latino) SR
11. Otto Wallin SWD
12. Junior Fa (Oriental) GER
13. Zhilei Zhang CHN
14. Ebenezer Tetteh GHA
15. Jean Pierre Augustin HAI

WBO Top 15 – Light-heavyweight:

1. Anthony Yarde (WBO Europe)(Int-Cont) UK
2. Marcus Browne USA
3. Mike Lee (NABO) USA
4. Sean Monaghan USA
5. Dominic Böesel GER
6. Damien Hooper (International) AUST
7. Robert Parzeczewski POL
8. Eleider Alvarez COL
9. Badou Jack SWD
10. Joe Smith, Jr. USA
11. Manuel Ceballos (Latino) MEX
12. Blake Caparello AUST
13. Humberto Velazco Torres MEX
14. Lenin Castillo DR
15. Umar Salamov RUS

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