WBO Rankings Update May 2019: Shakur Stevenson New No. 1 At Featherweight

After a busy month of fights, the WBO has updated its rankings.

Entering at No. 1 for the first time, featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson is now the top boxer at 126 pounds after a dominant performance over Christopher Diaz on April 20. Stevenson's change was one of many that occurred when the latest rankings were released and Fightful has you covered with who rose up and who fell down in the WBO rankings.

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Below are the notable changes in each weight class in the latest edition of the WBO rankings. The full rankings can be seen at this link:

Heavyweight:

  • Jarrell Miller (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Bryant Jennings (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings
  • Richard Lartey (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Andy Ruiz Jr. enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Carlos Takam enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Adam Kownacki enters the rankings at No. 15

Cruiserweight:

  • Murat Gassiev (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Aleksei Papin (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Abraham Tabul enters the rankings at No. 13
  • Michal Cieslak enters the rankings at No. 15

Light Heavyweight:

  • Mike Lee (formerly No. 12) drops out of the rankings
  • Igor Mikhalkin (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Gilberto Ramirez enters the rankings at No. 2
  • Tim Robin Lihaug enters the rankings at No. 15

Super Middleweight:

  • John Ryder (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Lerrone Richards enters the rankings at No. 13

Middleweight:

  • David Lemieux (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Jack Culcay (formerly No. 4) drops out of the rankings
  • Brandon Adams (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Conrad Cummings (formerly No. 14) drops out of the rankings
  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko enters the rankings at No. 9
  • Walter Kautondokwa enters the rankings at No. 10
  • David Papot enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Janibek Alimkhanuly enters the rankings at No. 15

Junior Middleweight:

  • Julian Williams (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Frank Galarza (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Cody Crowley enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Patrick Day enters the rankings at No. 15

Welterweight:

  • Amir Khan (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Kerman Lejarraga (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Sebastian Formella (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings
  • Keita Obara (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Danny Garcia enters the rankings at No. 3
  • Sergey Lipinets enters the rankings at No. 4
  • David Avanesyan enters the rankings at No. 13
  • Ray Robinson enters the rankings at No. 15

Junior Welterweight:

  • Sonny Frederickson (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Sam Maxwell enters the rankings at No. 15

Lightweight:

  • Mercito Gesta (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Edis Tatli (formerly No. 4) drops out of the rankings
  • Nihito Arakawa (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Anthony Crolla (formerly No. 10) drops out of the rankings
  • Ryan Garcia enters the rankings at No. 4
  • Lee Selby enters the rankings at No. 9
  • Luke Campbell enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Stephon Ormond enters the rankings at No. 15

Super Featherweight:

  • Ryan Garcia (formerly No. 1) drops out of the rankings
  • Lee Selby (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Zoltan Kovacs (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Joseph Diaz Jr. enters the rankings at No. 4
  • Avery Sparrow enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Giovanni Mioletti enters the rankings at No. 15

Featherweight:

  • Shakur Stevenson rises from No. 6 to No. 1
  • Oleg Malynovski (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Nathaniel May (formerly No. 10) drops out of the rankings
  • Luis Alberto Lopez (formerly No. 11) drops out of the rankings
  • Ruben Villa enters the rankings at No. 8
  • David Oliver Joyce enters the rankings at No. 12
  • Manuel Avila enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Bantamweight:

  • No major changes

Bantamweight:

  • John Rile Casimero (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings
  • Duke Micah (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Stephon Young (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings
  • Saul Sanchez enters the rankings at No. 10
  • Juan Carlos Payano enters the rankings at No. 11
  • Vincent Astrolabio enters the rankings at No. 14

Super Flyweight:

  • Ryuichi Funai (formerly No. 3) drops out of the rankings
  • Jonas Sultan (formerly No. 13) drops out of the rankings
  • Antonio Nieves (formerly No. 15) drops out of the rankings
  • Francisco Rodriguez Jr. enters the rankings at No. 6
  • Alexandru Marin enters the rankings at No. 8
  • Dewayne Beamon enters the rankings at No. 12
  • Jarico O'Quinn enters the rankings at No. 15

Flyweight:

  • Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (formerly No. 2) drops out of the rankings
  • Sho Kimura (formerly No. 5) drops out of the rankings
  • Andrew Selby (formerly No. 8) drops out of the rankings
  • Pedro Guevara enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Julio Cesar Martinez enters the rankings at No. 7
  • Carlo Caesar Penalosa enters the rankings at No. 15

Light Flyweight:

  • Reiya Konishi (formerly No. 4) drops out of the rankings
  • Pedro Guevara (formerly No. 6) drops out of the rankings
  • Ganigan Lopez (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Jing Xiang (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings
  • Ivan Soriano enters the rankings at No. 10
  • Daniel Matellon enters the rankings at No. 13
  • Elwin Soto Castro enters the rankings at No. 14
  • Xiang Li enters the rankings at No. 15

Minimumweight:

  • Chaozhong Xiong (formerly No. 7) drops out of the rankings
  • Rene Cuarto (formerly No. 8) drops out of the rankings
  • Tsubasa Koura (formerly No. 9) drops out of the rankings
  • Jing Xiang enters the rankings at No. 5
  • Pedro Taduran enters the rankings at No. 9
  • ArAr Andales enters the rankings at No. 15
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