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The 255 boxers eligible for a World Boxing Council title shot (April 2019)

World Boxing News 16/04/2019
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The World Boxing Council is widely recognized as the most prestigious in boxing. Their green and gold belt is much-sought-after the world over.

Recently, the WBC published their April ratings, meaning 15 boxers in each weight class are eligible for a voluntary title shot.

At heavyweight, it’s long been publicized the ongoing situation with Dillian Whyte as the number one.

The cruiserweight limit will soon see a new champion crowned following Oleksandr Usyk moving up. The World Boxing Super Series could now benefit.

Light-heavyweight sees Marcus Browne awaiting his shot, whilst at super-middleweight, all was explained recently with Anthony Dirrell expected to face David Benavidez.

Canelo, the middleweight ruler is preparing for his unification with Danny Jacobs. Tony Harrison could be set for a rematch with Jermell Charlo at 154.

At welterweight, Shawn Porter is hoping to unify against Manny Pacquiao. If not, Porter will be set for a second fight with Danny Garcia.

Super-lightweight sees Jose Ramirez pushing to meet the winner of the WBSS at 140.  At 135, Luke Campbell will either challenge Mikey Garcia or fight for the vacant strap.

Super-featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt is all set for Francisco Vargas II on May 11, whilst at feather Rey Vargas should face Julio Ceja soon.

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Through the lower divisions, Juan Estrada will face Srisaket Sor Rungvisai again in the next weeks.

Below, are the seventeen division including all 255 contenders.

HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Deontay Wilder

1 Dillian Whyte (Jamaica/GB) SILVER
2 Tyson Fury (GB)
3 Luis Ortiz (Cuba)
4 Dominic Breazeale (US)
5 Adam Kownacki (US)
6 Joseph Parker (New Zealand)
7 Alexander Povetkin (Russia)
8 Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria)
9 Agit Kabayel (Germany) EBU
10 Oscar Rivas (Colombia/Canada) NABF
11 Dereck Chisora (GB)
12 Charles Martin (US)
13 Tony Yoka (France)
14 Carlos Takam (Cameroon)
15 Sergey Kuzmin (Russia)

CRUISERWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Vacant

1 Murat Gassiev (Russia)
2 Andrew Tabiti (US)
3 Yuniel Dorticos (Cuba)
4 Ilunga Makabu (Congo)
5 Dmitry Kudryashov (Russia)
6 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland)
7 Kevin Lerena (South Africa)
8 Yury Kashinsky (Russia)
9 Noel Gevor (Armenia/Germany)
10 Mike Perez (Cuba)
11 Olanrewaju Durodola (Nigeria/US)
12 Mateusz Masternak (Poland)
13 Ruslan Faifer (Russia)
14 Lawrence Okolie (GB) BBB C/COMM
15 Thabiso Mchunu (South Africa) ABU

LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Oleksandr Gvozdyk

1 Marcus Browne (US) SILVER
2 Igor Mikhalkin (Russia)
3 Dominic Boesel (Germany) EBU
4 Badou Jack (Gambia/Sweden)
5 Eleider Alvarez (Colombia)
6 Sullivan Barrera (Cuba)
7 Blake Caparello (Australia)
8 Anthony Yarde (GB) * CBP/P
9 Isaac Chilemba (Malawi)
10 Callum Johnson (GB) * CBP/P
11 Sven Fornling (Sweden) * CBP/P
12 Joe Smith Jr. (US)
13 Felix Valera (Dom. R.) LATINO
14 Enrico Koelling (Germany)
15 Karo Murat (Germany)

SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Anthony Dirrell

1 Avni Yildirim (Turkey)
2 Chris Eubank Jr. (GB)
3 Caleb Truax (US)
4 David Lemieux (Canada)
5 Azizbek Abdugofurov (Uzbekistan) SILVER
6 Fedor Chudinov (Russia)
7 Jessie Hart (US)
8 Rocky Fielding (GB)
9 Robin Krasniqi (Germany) EBU
10 John Ryder (GB)
11 Vladimir Sishkin (Russia)
12 Jayde Mitchell (Australia) OPBF
13 Juergen Braehmer (Germany)
14 Vincent Feigenbutz (Germany)
15 Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela

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MIDDLEWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Canelo

1 Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
2 Kamil Szeremeta (Poland) EBU
3 Maciej Sulecki (Poland)
4 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (Cameroon) SILVER * CBP/P
5 Ryota Murata (Japan)
6 Jason Quigley (Ireland/US) NABF
7 Jack Culcay (Germany)
8 Sergey Derevyanchenko (Ukraine)
9 Yamaguchi Falcao (Brazil) LATINO
10 Esquivia Falcao (Brazil)
11 Steven Butler (Canada) FRANCOPHONE
12 Luis Arias (US)
13 Liam Williams (GB) BBB C/ * CBP/P
14 Matvey Korobov (Russia)
15 Immanuwel Aleem (US)

SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Tony Harrison

1 Jermell Charlo (US)
2 Sergio Garcia (Spain) EBU
3 Kell Brook (GB)
4 Erickson Lubin (US)
5 Austin Trout (US)
6 Carlos Adames (Dom. R.) NABF
7 Cedric Vitu (France)
8 Patrick Teixeira (Brazil)
9 Patrick Day (US) AMERICA
10 Magomed Kurbanov (Russia)
11 Roberto Garcia (Mexico/US)
12 Zakaria Attou (France)
13 Liam Smith (GB) SILVER * CBP/P
14 Orlando Fiordigiglio (Italy)
15 Bakhram Murtazaliev (Russia/US) USNBC * CBP/P

WELTERWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Shawn Porter

1 Danny Garcia (US)
2 Jessie Vargas (US)
3 Sergey Lipinets (Kazakhstan)
4 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (Uzbekistan)
5 Yordenis Ugas (Cuba)
6 Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania/US) NABF
7 Josesito Lopez (US) * CBP/P
8 David Avanesyan (Russia) EBU * CBP/P
9 Andre Berto (US)
10 Thulani Mbenge (South Africa)
11 Jamal James (US)
12 Adrian Granados (US)
13 Kerman Lejarraga (Spain)
14 Ray Robinson (US)
15 Jeff Horn (Australia)

SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Jose Ramirez

1 Josh Taylor (GB) SILVER
2 Pablo Cesar Cano (Mexico) INTL Silver
3 Mohamed Mimoune (France)
4 Viktor Postol (Ukraine)
5 Maxim Dadashev (Russia/US) NABF
6 Yves Ulysse Jr. (Canada) FECARBOX
7 Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia)
8 Ray Beltran (Mexico) AMERICA
9 Jose Zepeda (Mexico) * CBP/P
10 Antonio Orozco (US)
11 Alberto Puello (Dom.R.) LATINO
12 Subriel Matias (P. Rico)
13 Antonio DeMarco (Mexico)
14 Anthony Yigit (Sweden)
15 Jack Catterall (GB) * CBP/P

LIGHTWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Mikey Garcia

1 Luke Campbell (GB)
2 Zaur Abdullaev (Russia) SILVER
3 Devin Haney (US) INTL
4 Teofimo Lopez (US) NABF
5 Javier Fortuna (Dom. R.)
6 Yvan Mendy (France)
7 Jose Pedraza (P. Rico) * CBP/P
8 Masayoshi Nakatani (Japan) OPBF
9 Edis Tatli (Kosovo/Finland)
10 Jorge Linares (Venezuela)
11 Francesco Patera (Blegium) EBU
12 Ryan Garcia (US)
13 Antonio Lozada Jr. (Mexico)
14 Aik Shakhnazaryan (Russia)
15 Emiliano Marsili (Italy)

Berchelt
📸 Mikey Williams

SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Miguel Berchelt

1 Francisco Vargas (Mexico)
2 Eduardo Hernandez (Mexico) YOUTH
3 Joseph Diaz (US)
4 Miguel Roman (Mexico)
5 Shavkat Rakhimov (Russia)
6 Jason Sosa (US)
7 Rene Alvarado (Nicaragua)
8 Tomas Rojas (Mexico)
9 Jhonny Gonzalez (Mexico)
10 O’Shaquie Foster (US) SILVER
11 Andres Gutierrez (Mexico)
12 Andy Vences (US) AMERICA * CBP/P
13 Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (Tajikistan) INTL
14 Samir Ziani (France) EBU * CBP/P
15 Pablo Vicente (Cuba) FECARBOX

FEATHERWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Gary Russell Jr.

1 Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Mongolia/US)
2 Scott Quigg (GB)
3 Kiko Martinez (Spain) EBU
4 Carl Frampton (GB)
5 Jessie Magdaleno (US) USNBC
6 Miguel Marriaga (Colombia)
7 Shakur Stevenson (US) * CBP/P
8 Claudio Marrero (Dom. R.)
9 Reiya Abe (Japan) * CBP/P
10 Eduardo Ramirez (Mexico)
11 Joet Gonzalez (US) * CBP/P
12 Lerato Dlamini (South Africa)
13 Manny Robles III (US) NABF
14 Taiki Minamoto (Japan) * CBP/P
15 Christopher Diaz (P. Rico) * CBP/P

SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Rey Vargas

1 Julio Ceja (Mexico)
2 Shingo Wake (Japan)
3 Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba)
4 Abigail Medina (Spain)
5 Azat Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
6 Diego De la Hoya (Mexico) NABF
7 Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (Thai)
8 Ludumo Lamati (South Africa)
9 Carlos Castro (US) USNBC /AMERICA * CBP/P
10 Franklin Manzanilla (Venezuela)
11 Yusaki Kuga (Japan) * CBP/P
12 Shohei Omori (Japan) * CBP/P
13 Aaron Alameda (Mexico) * CBP/P
14 Cesar Juarez (Mexico)
15 Jamie McDonnell (GB) * CBP/P

BANTAMWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Nordine Oubaali

1 Luis Nery (Mexico) SILVER
2 Carlos Cuadras (Mexico)
3 Jason Moloney (Australia)
4 Oscar Negrete (Colombia/US) NABF
5 Juan Carlos Payano (Dom. R.)
6 Rau’shee Warren (US)
7 Mark John Yap (Philippines/Japan)
8 Petch Sor Chitpattana (Thai)
9 Duke Micah (Ghana) INTL
10 Paul Butler (GB)
11 Michael Dasmarinas (Phil)
12 Ricardo Espinoza (Mexico) * CBP/P
13 Joshua Greer Jr. (US) AMERICA * CBP/P
14 Arthur Villanueva (Phil)
15 Jhonriel Casimero (Phil) * CBP/P

SUPER-FLYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

1 Juan Francisco Estrada (Mexico)
2 Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua)
3 Andrew Moloney (Australia) OPBF
4 Kazuto Ioka (Japan)
5 Donnie Nietes (Phil)
6 Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (Mexico)
7 Aston Palicte (Phil)
8 Pedro Guevara (Mexico) FECARBOX
9 Koki Eto (Japan)
10 Felipe Orucuta (Mexico)
11 Sho Ishida (Japan)
12 Juan Hernandez (Mexico)
13 Iran Diaz (Mexico)
14 Jonas Sultan (Phil) * CBP/P
15 Yanga Sigqibo (South Africa) * CBP/P

FLYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Charlie Edwards

1 Julio Cesar Martinez (Mexico)
2 Cristofer Rosales (Nicaragua)
3 Junto Nakatani (Japan)
4 Giemel Magramo (Phil)
5 McWilliams Arroyo (P. Rico)
6 Andrew Selby (GB) BBB C
7 Vincent Legrand (France) EBU
8 Noknoi Sitthiprasert (Thai)
9 Moises Fuentes (Mexico)
10 Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan)
11 Ernesto Irias (Nicaragua) LATINO * CBP/P
12 Jobert Alvarez (Phil) * CBP/P
13 Luis Concepcion (Panama)
14 Genesis Libranza (Phil)
15 Jay Harris (GB) COMM * CBP/P

LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Ken Shiro

1 Jonathan Inguito Taconing (Phill) INTL
2 Edward Heno (Phil) OPBF
3 Tetsuya Hisada (Japan)
4 Hekkie Budler (South Africa)
5 Kenichi Horikawa (Japan)
6 Reiya Konishi (Japan)
7 Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)
8 Saul Juarez (Mexico) LATINO
9 Jing Xiang (China) SILVER
10 Jaysever Abcede (Phil)
11 Christian Araneta (Phil)
12 Milan Melindo (Phil)
13 Mario Andrade (Mexico)
14 Panya Pradabsri (Thai)
15 Jessie Espinas (Phil)

MINIMUMWEIGHT

CHAMPION: Wanheng Menayothin

1 Simphiwe Khonco (South Africa)
2 Melvin Jerusalem (Phil)
3 Byron Rojas (Nicaragua)
4 Tatsuya Fukuhara (Japan)
5 Leroy Estrada (Panama)
6 Pedro Taduran (Phil)
7 Norihito Tanaka (Japan) * CBP/P
8 Mark Anthony Barriga (Phil)
9 Luis Castillo (Mexico) * CBP/P
10 Lito Dante (Phil) OPBF
11 Carlos Licona (Mexico) * CBP/P
12 Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart (Thai) ABCO * CBP/P
13 Tsubasa Koura (Japan)
14 Ganigan Lopez (Mexico)
15 Marco John Rementizo (Phil) * CBP/P

Note: all boxers rated within the top 15 are required to register with the WBC Clean Boxing Program (CBP/P) at: www.wbcboxing.com

WBC Continental Federations Champions:
ABCO Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart (Thai)
ABU: Ayanda Ndulani (South Africa)
BBBofC
CISBB:
EBU:
FECARBOX:
FECONSUR:
NABF:
OPBF: Lito Dante (Phil)

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