World ranked Irish fighters

With behind door shows and travel restrictions when boxing resumes this summer it looks like domestic derbies will be all the rage.

A less insular approach should start to creep back in once bigger steps toward a return to normality are taken later in the year.

When that happens world title fights should be back on the agenda, so we decided to take a look at the Irish fighters who are currently eligible to challenge for a world strap.

Spike O’Sullivan is rumoured to be closing in on a world title shot, but isn’t yet ranked having changed weight recently.

Dennis Hogan is ranked as a middleweight, but will move back to light middle in the pursuit of a third world title shot.

Super featherweight is our strongest with four ranked fighters hailing from that division.

Micheal Conlan is the only Irish fighter to be ranked by every governing body in his chosen weight category.

Check out all the ranked Irish fighters below:

Heavyweight

NONE

Cruiserweight

Tommy McCarthy #14 WBC

Light Heavyweight

None

Super Middleweight

NONE

Middleweight

WBC Dennis Hogan #8

WBC Jason Quigley #14

Light Middleweight

NONE

Welterweight

NONE

Light welterweight

NONE

Lightweight

James Tennyson WBA#11 IBF#13 WBO#9

Super featherweight

Carl Frampton #6WBO

Jono Carroll WBC #12 IBF#7

John Joe Nevin WBA #13

Anthony Cacace WBA #8

Featherweight

Michael Conlan WBC #13 WBA#3 IBF#6 WBO#1

Super-bantamweight

Davy Oliver Joyce WBO#10

Bantamweight

None

Super flyweight

None

Flyweight

None

Light flyweight

None

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]