Pound4pound Ireland divisional rankings to be discontinued after May 3rd, 2015

For various reasons, chief among them that it’s become too time-consuming, after this Saturday, with the exception of my pound for pound list, this site will no longer compile weekly divisional rankings.

In recent times, this endeavour (started at this site’s inception in the 2nd half of 2012) has seemed relatively redundant, especially with the terrific Transnational Boxing Rankings Board out there.

The TBRB is a collaboration between over 40 boxing journalists & observers of note worldwide, who discuss and implement changes in rankings across the 17 weight classes on a weekly basis.

I am a member and contribute to their ratings updates, which can be viewed at http://www.tbrb.org, and I’d encourage anybody who is interested in authoritative and wholly independent divisional ratings to look no further than the TBRB.

Despite these changes to the blog, my occasional ‘original articles’ and ‘random rants’ will continue, as well as the monthly ‘Judging the Judges’ and ‘Scorecards’ segments, and the regular sharing of videos and articles by others on the fight game which I deem interesting.

Pound4poundireland’s May 3rd Lightweight top 10

1. Richar Abril

2. Mickey Bey

3. Miguel Vazquez

4. Raymundo Beltran

5. Omar Figueroa

6. Dejan Zlaticanin

7. Denis Shafikov

8. Jorge Linares

9. Kevin Mitchell

10. Emiliano Marsili


– Beltran comes in overweight, but still gets a solid win over Ao.

That’s enough to move him up a spot over Figueroa, who’s likely never to box at this weight again

Pound4poundireland’s April 19th Jr. Welterweight top 10

Champion: Danny Garcia

1. Lucas Matthysse

2. Chris Algieri

3. Lamont Peterson

4. Jessie Vargas

5. Ruslan Provodnikov

6. Jose Benavidez

7. Mauricio Herrera

8. Terence Crawford

9. Humberto Soto

10. Thomas Dulorme

– Provodnikov drops two slots after defeat to Matthysse

– Crawford enters at 8th, after knocking out Dulorme, who drops to 10th

– Viktor Postol exits as a result