WBA Rankings Update: David Lemieux No Longer Ranked At Middleweight

The latest WBA rankings have been revealed and the middleweight title scene had one notable change.

David Lemieux is no longer ranked No. 1 at middleweight and is now ranked No. 5 at super middleweight. The change is notable as Lemieux had been the mandatory challenger to the WBA "Super" middleweight title ever since he won a title eliminator last September. Lemieux's next fight has not been announced, nor has there been news of him moving up in weight but he was supposed to fight a middleweight bout last December, but did not show up to the weigh-ins due to him reportedly being hospitalized due to severe dehydration.

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But that's not the only noteworthy change in the WBA rankings. Fightful compiled a list of notable changes, which can be seen below of some of the biggest changes reflected in the WBA rankings.

Heavyweight:

  • Joe Joyce (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings due to winning the WBA Gold title
  • Adam Kownacki enters the rankings at No. 13

Cruiserweight:

  • Tony Bellew (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings
  • Mike Perez rises from No. 11 to No. 9
  • Kevin Lerena enters the rankings at No. 11

Light Heavyweight:

  • Reagan Dessaix (formerly No. 11) drops out ot the rankings
  • Blake Caparello enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Pierre Dibombe (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings
  • Craig Richards enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Middleweight:

  • David Lemieux enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Derrick Webster dropped from No. 8 to No. 13
  • Lennox Allen (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings due to winning the WBA Gold title

Middleweight:

  • David Lemieux (formerly No. 1) drops out of the rankings
  • Gennady Golovkin rises from No. 2 to No. 1
  • Kamil Szeremeta rises from No. 4 to No. 2
  • Khasan Baysangurov drops from No. 8 to No. 14
  • Mikalai Vesialou enters the rankings at No. 12

Junior Middleweight:

  • Ted Cheeseman (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings
  • Sergio Garcia enters the rankings at No. 14

Welterweight:

  • Sergey Lubkovich drops from No. 8 to No. 14
  • Josesito Lopez (formerly No. 10) drops out of the rankings
  • Radzhab Butaev rises from No. 14 to No. 8
  • Thulani Mbenge enters the rankings at No. 13

Junior Welterweight:

  • Hiroki Okada (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Regis Prograis enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Raymundo Beltran enters the rankings at No. 6
  • Shakhram Giyasov (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings

Lightweight:

  • Teofimo Lopez rises from No. 8 to No. 4
  • Emiliano Marsili drops from No. 4 to No. 7
  • Daud Yordan (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Joe Cordina (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Aik Shakknaaryan enters the rankings at No. 15
  • Bryan Vasquez enters the rankings at No. 5

Super Featherweight:

  • Bryan Vasquez (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Edner Cherry (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings
  • Andrew Cancio (formerly No. 8) drops out of the rankings due to winning the WBA "Regular" title
  • Hugo Ruiz (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings
  • Joseph Diaz Jr. enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Alberto Machado enters the rankings at No. 7
  • Anthony Cacace enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Sibusiso Zingange enters the rankings at No. 15
  • Ryan Garcia rises from No. 4 to No. 3
  • Akzhol Sulaimanbek rises from No. 11 to No. 8

Featherweight:

  • Genesis Servania (formerly No. 1) drops out of the rankings
  • Joseph Diaz Jr. (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Rafael Rivera (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings
  • Eduardo Ramirez enters the rankings at No. 3
  • Carlos Castro enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Michael Conlan enters the rankings at No. 9
  • Bryan De Gracia rises from No. 2 to No. 1
  • Hector Luiz Garcia rises from No. 6 to No. 2
  • Tyler McCreary drops from No. 3 to No. 8
  • Hiroshige Osawa rises from No. 8 to No. 5
  • Shakur Stevenson rises from No. 9 to No. 6

Super Bantamweight:

  • Rico Ramos (formerly No. 10) drops out of the rankings
  • Maikol Beaumont enters the rankings at No. 10

Bantamweight:

  • Reymart Gaballo (formerly No. 1) drops out of the rankings
  • Christian Carto (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Tenta Kiyose (formerly No. 12) drops out of the rankings
  • Joshua Greer Jr. enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Damien Vazquez enters the rankings at No. 15
  • Ben Manaquil enters the rankings at No. 10
  • Liborio Solis rises from No. 2 to No. 1
  • Shingo Wake rises from No. 4 to No. 2

Super Flyweight:

  • Jose Briegel Quirino (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Damien Vazquez (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings
  • Jakkrawut Majoogen enters the rankings at No. 13
  • Jose Soto enters the rankings at No. 14

Flyweight:

  • No changes

Light Flyweight:

  • Ryoichi Taguchi (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Rodrigo Ramirez (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Jing Xiang enters the rankings at No. 8
  • Cristian Flores enters the rankings at No. 15

Minimumweight:

  • No changes

Fightful also does rankings for every weight class in boxing, which are updated every week. The latest rankings can be seen at this link.

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