IBF Rankings Update May 2019: Middleweights See Plenty Of Change

After a month loaded with big fights, the IBF has officially released its new set of rankings.

With multiple IBF world titles changing hands and even more title fights taking place in the past few weeks, a number of divisions got a major overhaul, especially in the super middleweight, middleweight and welterweight rankings. Fightful has you covered with who went up and down in each division's rankings.

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Below are major changes listed in every weight class. The full rankings can be seen at this link:

Heavyweight:

- Otto Wallin drops from No. 5 to No. 10

Cruiserweight:

- No major changes

Light Heavyweight:

- Radivoje Kalajdzic (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings

- Leon Bunn enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Middleweight:

- Bilal Akkawy (former No. 10) drops out of the rankings

- John Ryder (formerly No. 12) drops out of the rankings

- Arthur Abraham (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings

- Jesse Hart enters the rankings at No. 10

- Leon Bauer enters the rankings at No. 14

- Erik Bazinyan enters the rankings at No. 15

Middleweight:

- Sergiy Derevyanchenko rises from No. 3 to No. 1

- Gennadiy Golovkin rises from No. 11 to No. 3

- Jack Culcay drops from No. 2 to No. 9

- David Lemieux (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings

- Ryota Murata (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings

- Gerome Quigley (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings

- Daniel Jacobs enters the rankings at No. 5

- Liam Williams enters the rankings at No. 14

- Jason Quigley enters the rankings at No. 15

Junior Middleweight:

- No major changes

Welterweight:

- Sergey Lipinets rises from No. 11 to No. 7

- Thulani Mbenge enters the rankings at No. 15

Junior Welterweight:

- No major changes

Lightweight:

- Roman Andreev drops from No. 4 to No. 11

- Emiliano Marsili (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings

- Edis Tatli (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings

- Aik Shakhnazaryan (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings

- Isaac Cruz-Gonzalez enters the rankings at No. 10

- Joseph Cordina enters the rankings at No. 12

- Pavel Malikov enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Featherweight:

- Jayson Velez rises from No. 12 to No. 7

- Ricardo Nunez (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings

- Jason Sosa enters the rankings at No. 15

Featherweight:

- Shakur Stevenson rises from No. 8 to No. 5

- Christopher Diaz (formerly No. 12) drops out of the rankings

- Ranfis Encarnacion enters the rankings at No. 12

Super Bantamweight:

- Mike Plania (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings

- TJ Doheny enters the rankings at No. 6

Bantamweight:

- Ricardo Espinosa (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings

- Joshua Franco enters the rankings at No. 10

Super Flyweight:

- Ryuichi Funai drops from No. 1 to No. 11

- Agustin Santiago (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings

- McJoe Arroyo (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings

- Jade Bornea enters the rankings at No. 13

Flyweight:

- No major changes

Light Flyweight:

- Akira Yaegashi (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings

- Kenny Cano enters the rankings at No. 13

Minimumweight:

- No major changes

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