If a fighter has been inactive for over a year, he will be removed from the rankings, unless he has a fight officially scheduled. Once removed due to inactivity, a fighter cannot be reinstated until he has fought again.
Each fighter is ranked on the results they have achieved in their own specific weight division (excluding the pound-for-pound list).
Each fighter is ranked in the weight division in which their most recent significant fight took place. With regards to catchweight fights, common sense will (hopefully) prevail.
Three-weight world champion Mikey Garcia enters the pound-for-pound top 10 after his dominant win over Adrien Broner at the weekend. Last year, Garcia returned from a lengthy hiatus and since then has already won the WBC lightweight title from Dejan Zlaticanin and defeated Broner. His unbeaten record is exemplary and he goes in at No 8.
Former super-welterweight champion Jermall Charlo enters at No 8 after destroying Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a world title eliminator. The unbeaten American looks more and more impressive with each outing.
Charlo is, obviously, removed. Jack Culcay enters at No 10.
Garcia comes in straight at No 2, one behind division leader Terence Crawford.
Garcia is removed and Richard Commey comes in at 10. The Ghanaian’s two losses have been very close decisions to top-level operators.
Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura are both removed after announcing their retirement from the sport. Jose Pedraza and Eduardo Hernandez enter at nine and 10 respectively.
Former WBA champion Rau’shee Warren is removed after fighting at super-flyweight. Luis Nery enters at No 1o.
Warren replaces McJoe Arroyo at eight after defeating him on points. Gideon Buthelezi (10) earns a win over an unranked opponent.
Sho Kimura replaces Zou Shiming at seven with a stunning win in China.