The Irish-Boxing.com Divisional Rankings – December Update


Last month Irish-Boxing.com, in consultation with numerous other parties, released our first ever divisional rankings.

Following three pro shows in Ireland and numerous others in action overseas, there have been a number of changes in our first monthly update.

Notably there is a new ladder-topper at heavyweight, while there are big shifts at welterweight following a BUI Celtic title fight.

Heavyweight – 200lbs+
1 – Sean Turner [12(8)-1(0)]
2 – Niall Kennedy [9(5)-0]
3 – Con Sheehan [6(1)-0]

Sean Turner takes the #1 spot following his dominant stoppage win over Arnold Gjergjaj.

Cruiserweight – 200lbs
1 – Mike Perez [22(14)-3(1)-1]
2 – Tommy McCarthy [11(6)-1(0)]
3 – Ian Tims [13(4)-5(3)]
4 – Gary Sweeney [4(4)-0]
5 – Michael Gallagher [1(1)-0]
6 – Johnny Corcoran [1(1)-0]
7 – Declan Trainor [2(2)-1(1)]

No changes

Light Heavyweight – 175lbs
1 – Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)]
2 – Steve Collins Jr [12(4)-1(0)-1]
3 – Steven Ward [5(2)-0]
4 – Chris Mullally [2(0)-0]

No changes

Super Middleweight – 168lbs
1 – JJ McDonagh [14(7)-3(1)]
2 – Vladimir Belujsky [1(1)-0-1]
3 – Padraig McCrory [2(1)-0]
4 – Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0]
5 – Craig McCarthy [2(0)-0]
6 Taylor McGoldrick [1(0)-0]
7 – Manny Bique [0-2(1)]

Padraig McCrory moves to #3 following his impressive second round stoppage of Michael Mora.
Taylor McGoldrick enters rankings at #6 following his pro debut win over Michal Ciach.

Middleweight – 160lbs
1 – Andy Lee [35(24)-3(2)-1]
2 – Jason Quigley [13(10)-0]
3 – Gary O’Sullivan [26(18)-2(1)]
4 – Luke Keeler [13(5)-2(1)]
5 – Conrad Cummings [12(5)-1(0)-1]
6 – Alfredo Meli [14(3)-0-1]
7 – Connor Coyle [7(2)-0]
8 – Chris Blaney [8(3)-0]
9 – Darren Cruise [8(2)-6(0)]
10 John Hutchinson [11(3)-2(0)-2]
11 – Gerard Healy [6(0)-4(1)-1]
12 – Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0]
13 – Joe Rea [11(4)-37(17)-5]

Thomas Finnegan reclassified at middleweight. Enters at #12.
John Hutchinson added to rankings after reversing retirement decision. Enters at #10.
Connor Coyle reclassified at middleweight. Enters at #7.

Light Middleweight – 154lbs
1 – Dennis Hogan [26(7)-1(0)-1]
3 – Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-1]
2 – Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)]
3 – Pauly Upton [15(3)-0]
4 – Craig O’Brien [7(0)-0]
5 – Bernard Roe [6(1)-0]
6 – Conor McGregor [0-1(1)]
7 – Ryan Greene [7(1)-1(1)]
8 Graham McCormack O’Shea [1(0)-0]
9 – Casey Blair [4(0)-34(8)]

Peter McDonagh reclassified at light middleweight. Enters at #2.
Graham McCormack O’Shea enters at #8 following pro debut win over Richard Baba.

Welterweight – 147lbs
1 – Paddy Gallagher [13(8)-3(0)]
2 – John O’Donnell [32(11)-2(1)]
3 – Noel Murphy [12(2)-0]
4 – Jay Byrne [6(2)-3(1)]
5 – Dean Byrne [18(6)-6(2)-2]
6 – Michael McLaughlin Owen [12(5)-2(0)-1]
7 – Matthew Wilton [16(3)-0]
8 – Gerard Whitehouse [7(2)-1(1)]
9 – Lewis Crocker [4(4)-0]
10 – Dylan Moran [3(2)-0]
11 – John Joyce [3(2)-0]
12 – Rohan Date [3(2)-0]
13 – Paddy Irwin [4(3)-0]
14 Aaron McKenna [1(0)-0]
15 – Tony Nellins [3(0)-0-1]
16 – James Cahill [2(0)-0]
17 – Keane McMahon [1(0)-0]
18 – Michael Kelly [9(3)-10(4)-1]

Jay Byrne jumps to #4 following his BUI Celtic title win over Gerard Whitehouse – who drops to #8.
Aaron McKenna enters the rankings at #14 following his pro debut win over Travis Connolly.

Light Welterweight -140lbs
1 – Darragh Foley [14(9)-2(0)]
2 – Philip Sutcliffe Jr [14(9)-2(1)]
3 – Tyrone McKenna [15(6)-0-1]
4 – Anto Upton [15(6)-1(0)]
5 – Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)]
6 – Larry Fryers [5(2)-0]
7 – Sean Creagh [7(2)-1(1)]
8 – Shaun McShane [5(0)-4(0)-1]
9 – Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-40(5)-1]
10 – Alec Bazza [0-30(4)-2]

No changes.

Lightweight – 135lbs
1 – Stephen Ormond [24(13)-5(1)]
2 – Paul Hyland Jr [17(6)-0]
3 – Ray Moylette [8(3)-0]
4 – Joe Fitzpatrick [8(5)-0]
5 – Gary Cully [3(2)-0]
6 – Gearoid Clancy [8(1)-5(0)]
7 – Victor Rabei [3(0)-0]
8 – Mark Morris [3(1)-1(1)]
9 – Liam Gaynor [2(0)-0]
10 – Martin Quinn [2(1)-0]
11 – Karl Kelly [1(0)-0]
12 – Niall O’Connor [2(0)-0]
13 – Ben Mulligan [0-13(2)]

1 – Katie Taylor [7(4)-0]

Gary Cully moves up to #5 following his win over Kane Baker.
Martin Quinn moves up to #10 win over Iago Barros.
Niall O’Connor has been reclassified at lightweight. Enters at #12.

Super Featherweight – 130lbs
1 – James Tennyson [20(16)-2(2)]
2 – Anto Cacace [15(7)-1(0)]
3 – Jono Carroll [15(2)-0]
4 – Declan Geraghty [14(5)-2(1)]
5 – Feargal McCrory [7(3)-0]
6 – John Joe Nevin [9(4)-0]
7 – David Oliver Joyce [5(4)-0]
8 – Stephen McAfee [2(2)-0-1]
9 – Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-1(1)-1]
10 – Daniel McShane [9(3)-1(1)]
11 – Mathew Fitzsimons [3(2)-0]
11 – Aiden Metcalfe [1(0)-0]

Stephen McAfee moves up to #8 following his draw with Colin O’Donovan – who has been reclassified and enters the super featherweight rankings at #9.
The returning Dan McShane enters at #10.

Featherweight – 126lbs
1 – Carl Frampton [24(14)-1(0)]
2 – Marco McCullough [18(11)-4(3)]
3 – Eric Donovan [6(3)-0]
4 – Michael Conlan [5(4)-0]
5 – Allan Phelan [9(6)-3(1)-1]
6 – Ciaran McVarnock [8(2)-0-1]
7 – Stevie Quinn Jr [8(2)-2(0)]
8 – Sean Higginson [1(0)-0]

The returning Stevie Quinn Jr enters at #7.

Super Bantamweight – 122lbs
1 – TJ Doheny [17(13)-0]
2 – Tyrone McCullagh [9(5)-0]
3 – Carl McDonald [2(0)-1(0)]
4 – Sean Magee [1(1)-0]
5 – John Cooley [2(0)-1(1)]

No changes.

Bantamweight – 118lbs
1 – Ryan Burnett [18(9)-0]
2 – Dylan McDonagh [2(1)-0]
3 Prince Brady [1(0)-0]

Dylan McDonagh has been reclassified at bantamweight and enters the rankings at #2.
Prince Brady enters the rankings at #3 folowing his pro debut win over Edward Bjorklund.

Super Flyweight – 115lbs
1 – Jamie Conlan [19(11)-1(1)]

1 – Christina McMahon [7(3)-2(0)]

No changes.

Flyweight – 112lbs
1 – Paddy Barnes [4(0)-0]
2 – Luke Wilton [17(7)-5(1)-1]
3 – Regan Buckley [2(0)-0]

No changes.

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: [email protected]