News | Jun 01 2016

Rankings update: Tony Bellew and Ricky Burns make strides after historic weekend

Tony Bellew jumps at cruiser while Ricky Burns debuts at super-lightweight
Tony Bellew
Tony Bellew  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

Cruiserweight

Tony Bellew storms into fourth place after knocking Ilunga Makabu out cold to lift the vacant WBC title. Previously ranked seventh, Bellew leaps several places due to the upset win, and how he went about it. Makabu drops one place into Bellew’s old slot.

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk remains in fifth after a fourth-round stoppage of unranked Kai Kurzawa.