WBA Rankings for April

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WBA Rankings for April

The WBA has released its March rankings for all 17 weight divisions. The rankings apply from March 20 to April 16, 2016.
WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was named WBA Boxer of the Month.

On Friday, May 6, the WBA Ratings Committee released its April rankings for all 17 weight divisions. The rankings apply from April 7 to May 5, 2016, during which time there were six world title fights.

April 9, 2016 Jack Culcay TKO9 Jean Carlos Prada (Brandenburg, Germany)

April 9, 2016 Jamie McDonnell TKO9 Fernando Vargas (London, England)

April 23, 2016 Gennady Golovkin KO2 Dominic Wade (Inglewood, California)

April 27, 2016 Jezreel Corrales TKO2 Takashi Uchiyama (Tokyo, Japan)

April 27, 2016 Kohei Kono UD12 (Tokyo, Japan)

April 27, 2016 Ryoichi Taguchi TKO11 Juan Jose Landaeta (Tokyo, Japan)

WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, the knockout artist from Los Angeles by way of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, was named Boxer of the Month. His KO of Dominic Wade was his 15th successful defense of the WBA title and his 23rd early stoppage in a row.

WBA Super super featherweight champion Jezreel Corrales, from San Miguelito, Panama, was awarded Honorable Mention for his stunning upset of long reigning champion Takashi Uchiyama in Tokyo.

 

Heavyweight

WBA-WBO Unified Champion: Tyson Fury (Great Britain)

WBA World Champion: Lucas Browne (Australia)

WBA Interim Champion: Luis Ortiz (Cuba)

 

Cruiserweight

WBA World Champion: Denis Lebedev (Russia)

WBA Interim Champion: Beibut Shumenov (Kazakhstan)

 

Light Heavyweight

WBA-IBF-WBO Undisputed Champion: Sergey Kovalev (Russia)

WBA World Champion: Juergen Braehmer (Germany)

WBA Interim Champion: Felix Valera (Dominican Republic)

 

Super Middleweight

WBA Super Champion: Felix Sturm (Germany)

WBA World Champion: Giovanni De Carolis (Italy)

 

Middleweight

WBA Super-IBF Champion: Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)

WBA World Champion: Daniel Jacobs (USA)

WBA Interim Champion: Alfonso Blanco (Venezuela)

 

Super Welterweight

WBA World Champion: Erislandy Lara (Cuba)

WBA Interim Champion: Jack Culcay (Germany)

 

Welterweight

WBA World Champion: Keith Thurman (USA)

WBA Interim Champion: David Avanesyan (Russia)

 

Super Lightweight

WBA World Champion: Vacant

WBA Interim Champion: Vacant

 

Lightweight

WBA World Champion: Anthony Crolla (Great Britain)

WBA Interim Champion: Ismael Barroso (Venezuela)

 

Super Featherweight

WBA Super Champion: Jezreel Corrales (Panama)

WBA World Champion: Javier Fortuna (Dominican Republic)

 

Featherweight

WBA Super Champion: Leo Santa Cruz (Mexico)

WBA World Champion: Jesus Andres Cuellar (Argentina)

WBA Interim Champion: Carlos Zambrano (Peru)

 

Super Bantamweight

WBA Super Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba)

WBA World Champion: Vacant

WBA Interim Champion: Moises Flores (Mexico)

 

Bantamweight

WBA Undisputed Champion: Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)

WBA World Champion: Jamie McDonnell (Great Britain)

WBA Interim Champion: Zhanat Zhakiyanov (Kazakhstan)

 

Super Flyweight

WBA World Champion: Kohei Kono (Japan)

WBA Interim Champion: Luis Concepcion (Panama)

 

Flyweight

WBA-WBO Unified Champion: Juan Francisco Estrada (Mexico)

WBA World Champion: Kazuto Ioka (Japan)

WBA Interim Champion: Stamp Kiatniwat (Thailand)

 

Light Flyweight

WBA World Champion: Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)

WBA Interim Champion: Vacant

 

Minimumweight

WBA World Champion: Byron Rojas (Nicaragua)

WBA Interim Champion: Knockout CP Freshmart (Thailand)

 

WBA Ratings Committee

Chairman—Miguel Prado Sanchez

Vice Chairman—Gustavo Padilla

Members—George Martinez (Canada)

Jose Emilio Graglia (Argentina)

Yang Sup Shim (Korea)

Mariana Borisova (Bulgaria)

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.




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