WBA Rankings for July

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WBA Rankings for July

On Thursday, August 11, the WBA Ratings Committee released its July rankings.
On Thursday, August 11, the WBA Ratings Committee released its July rankings.

On Thursday, August 11, the WBA Ratings Committee released its July rankings for all 17 weight divisions. World titles changed hands in the mini flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, and super featherweight divisions.

 

Heavyweight

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

WBA Interim Champion: Luis Ortiz (Cuba)

(Reigning WBA World heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev retired from boxing in July. According to his promoter and manager, Timur Dugazaev, the two-time former champion elected to retire due to concerns about his vision.)

 

Cruiserweight

WBA World Champion: Denis Lebedev (Russia)

WBA Interim Champion: Beibut Shumenov (Kazakhstan)

Interim Champion: Yunier Dorticos (Cuba)

 

Light Heavyweight

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

WBA World Champion: Juergen Braehmer (Germany)

WBA Interim Champion: Dmitry Bivol (Kyrgyzstan)

 

Super Middleweight

WBA Super Champion: Felix Sturm (Germany)

WBA World Champion: Giovanni De Carolis (Italy)

 

Middleweight

WBA Super 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: Ricky Burns (Great Britain)

 

Lightweight

WBA World Champion: Anthony Crolla (Great Britain)

 

Super Featherweight

WBA Super Champion: Jezreel Corrales (Panama)

WBA World Champion: Jason Sosa (Dominican Republic)

(Jason Sosa TKO’d reigning and defending champion Javier Fortuna on June 24, 2016, in Beijing, China, to win the title.)

 

Featherweight

WBA Super Champion: Carl Frampton (Northern Ireland)

WBA World Champion: Jesus Andres Cuellar (Argentina)

WBA Interim Champion: Carlos Zambrano (Peru)

(Carl Frampton decisioned reigning and defending champion Leo Santa Cruz on July 30, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York, to win the WBA Super World super featherweight title.)

 

Super Bantamweight

WBA Super Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba)

WBA World Champion: Nehomar Cermeño (Panama)

WBA Interim Champion: Moises Flores (Mexico)

(Nehomar Cermeño stopped Jun Qiu Xiao on June 24, 2016, in Beijing, China, to win the vacant WBA World super bantamweight title.)

 

Bantamweight

WBA Undisputed Champion: Rau’shee Warren (USA)

WBA World Champion: Jamie McDonnell (Great Britain)

WBA Interim Champion: Zhanat Zhakiyanov (Kazakhstan)

(Rau’shee Warren defeated reigning and defending champion Juan Carlos Payano on June 16, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, to win the WBA Undisputed title.)

 

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)

 

Mini Flyweight

WBA World Champion: Knockout CP Freshmart (Thailand)

(Former WBA interim champion Knockout CP Freshmart decisioned WBA World Champion Byron Rojas on June 29, 2016, in Surin, Thailand, to win the WBA World title.)

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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