IBF Rankings Update: February 2019

The new IBF rankings have been released and there plenty of notable changes.

Although the heavyweight and cruiserweight rankings remain unchanged, a pair of new No. 1 contenders were named in both the junior welterweight and super bantamweight divisions. But those are not the only changes that occurred.

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Below are the latest changes to the IBF rankings across all the weight classes:

Heavyweight:

  • No changes

Cruiserweight:

  • No changes

Light Heavyweight:

  • Adam Deines moves up from No. 6 to No. 5
  • Umar Salamov moves up from No. 7 to No. 6
  • Meng Fanlong moves up from No. 8 to No. 7
  • Enrico Koelling moves up from No. 10 to No. 8
  • Sullivan Barrera moves up from No. 11 to No. 10
  • Joshua Buatsi moves up from No. 12 to No. 11
  • Michael Lee drops from No. 13 to No. 14
  • Felix Valera moves up from No. 14 to No. 12
  • Anthony Yarde (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Radivoje Kalajdric enters the rankings at No. 13

Super Middleweight:

  • No changes

Middleweight:

  • Steve Rolls rises from No. 10 to No. 9
  • Gerome Quigley drops from No. 9 to No. 10

Junior Middleweight:

  • Sergio Garcia (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Patrick Day rises from No. 14 to No. 13
  • Jorge Fortea enters the rankings at No. 14

Welterweight:

  • Jessie Vargas (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Kerman Lejarraga rises from No. 5 to No. 3
  • Keita Obara rises from No. 6 to No. 5
  • Andre Berto rises from No. 7 to No. 6
  • Rashidi Ellis rises from No. 8 to No. 7
  • Alexander Besputin rises from No. 9 to No. 8
  • Egidijus Kavaliauskas rises from No. 10 to No. 9
  • Rico Muller rises from No. 13 to No. 10
  • Bekhityar Eyubov rises from No. 14 to No. 13
  • Jamal James enters the rankings at No. 14

Junior Welterweight:

  • Apinan Khongsong rises from No. 6 to No. 1
  • Akihiro Kondo drops from No. 4 to No. 12
  • Hiroki Okada (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Anthony Yigit rises from No. 8 to No. 5
  • Maxim Dadashev rises from No. 7 to No. 4
  • Yves Ulysse rises from No. 9 to No. 8
  • Alexander Duran rises from No. 10 to No. 9
  • Shohjahon Ergashev rises from No. 11 to No. 7
  • Ryan Martin rises from No. 12 to No. 10
  • Subriel Matias rises from No. 13 to No. 11
  • Sonny Fredrickson rises from No. 14 to No. 13
  • Jeremias Ponce rises from No. 15 to No. 14
  • Alberto Puello enters the rankings at No. 15

Lightweight:

  • Edis Tatli drops from No. 3 to No. 11
  • Masayoshi Nakatani rises from No. 4 to No. 3
  • Rances Barthelemy (formerly No. 5) enters the rankings
  • Roman Andreev rises from No. 6 to No. 4
  • Emiliano Marsili rises from No. 7 to No. 5
  • George Kambosos Jr. rises from No. 8 to No. 6
  • Teofimo Lopez rises from No. 9 to No. 7
  • Lee Selby enters the rankings at No. 8
  • Emmanuel Tagoe rises from No. 12 to No. 9
  • Robert Easter Jr. (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings
  • Gustavo Lemos rises from No. 14 to No. 12
  • Aik Shakhnazaryan enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Featherweight:

  • Kenichi Ogawa enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Shavkat Rakhimov drops from No. 5 to No. 7
  • Lee Selby drops out of the rankings

Featherweight:

  • Bryan De Gracia (formerly No. 8) drops out of the rankings
  • Eduardo Ramirez enters the rankings at No. 10
  • Shakur Stevenson rises from No. 10 to No. 8
  • Miguel Marriaga (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Dave Penalosa enters the rankings at No. 15

Super Bantamweight:

  • Ryosuke Iwasa rises from No. 3 to No. 1
  • Shingo Wake rises from No. 4 to No. 3
  • Marlon Tapales rises from No. 6 to No. 4
  • Alberto Pagara rises from No. 7 to No. 6
  • Brandon Figueroa rises from No. 8 to No. 7
  • Arnold Khegai rises from No. 9 to No. 8
  • Genesis Servania (formerly No. 10) drops out of the rankings
  • Hiroaki Teshigawara rises from No. 11 to No. 9
  • Jesse Hernandez (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Ryo Akaho enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Thomas Ward enters the rankings at No. 13

Bantamweight:

  • Joshua Greer Jr. rises from No. 7 to No. 6
  • Ryo Akaho (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings
  • Sukksaem Kietyongyuth rises from No. 8 to No. 7
  • Jason Moloney rises from No. 9 to No. 8
  • Ricardo Espinoza rises from No. 10 to No. 9
  • Georges Ory rises from No. 11 to No. 10
  • Karim Guerfi rises from No. 12 to No. 11
  • Prince Patel rises from No. 13 to No. 12
  • Nikolai Potapov rises from No. 14 to No. 13
  • Tenta Kiyose (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Ben Mananquil enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Melvin Lopez enters the rankings at No. 15

Super Flyweight:

  • Donnie Nietes enters the rankings at No. 4
  • Norbelto Jimenez (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Sho Ishida drops from No. 4 to No. 5
  • Yanga Sigqibo drops from No. 6 to No. 7
  • Andrew Moloney drops from No. 7 to No. 8
  • Agustin Santiago drops from No. 8 to No. 10
  • Gideon Buthelezi drops from No. 10 to No. 14
  • McJoe Arroyo drops from No. 11 to No. 13
  • Jeyvier Cintron (formerly No. 12) drops out of the rankings
  • Aston Palicte enters the rankings at No. 13
  • Victor Olivo (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings

Flyweight:

  • Mohammed Obbadi drops from No. 5 to No. 6
  • Fahlan Sakkeerin rises from No. 6 to No. 5
  • Muhammad Waseem drops from No. 10 to No. 12
  • Jay Harris rises from No. 11 to No. 10
  • Nico Hernandez rises from No. 12 to No. 11
  • Wengfend Ge (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Junto Nakatani enters the rankings at No. 13

Light Flyweight:

  • Edward Heno (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings
  • Kenichi Horikawa enters the rankings at No. 11

Minimumweight:

  • DeeJay Kriel (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings due to winning the IBF title
  • Pedro Taduran rises from No. 8 to No. 7
  • Jose Argumedo rises from No. 9 to No. 8
  • Melvin Jerusalem rises from No. 10 to No. 9
  • Carlos Licona enters the rankings at No. 10
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