Joe Ward has moved up one place to 10th position in the new AIBA World rankings list but other than Ward’s elevation into the top-ten, it’s very much ‘as you were’ for Ireland’s Elite boxers.
Michael Conlan and John Joe Nevin remain in 3rd spot in the flyweight and bantamweight classes respectively, while Paddy Barnes is at number 7 at light flyweight.
Kilkenny middleweight Darren O’Neill stays at number 11, while Ray Moylette, the current European light-welterweight champion, is at number 8.
Overall, Ireland has six boxers in the top 12 in the World and three in the top-three.
Russia’s Egor Mekhonstev, who claimed gold at the London Olympics, is at No.1 in the light-heavyweight class.
Ward comfortably beat Mekhonstev in the Chemistry Cup final in Germany earlier this year.
As we mentioned last week, Katie Taylor remains in No. 1 position in the women’s lightweight class, an occupancy which is now stretching into its 7th successive year. She has amassed 3000 points.
Russia’s Sofya Ochigava is in No. 2 position, 1,000 points behind Taylor. The next AIBA ranking tournament for women will be the 2013 European Championships.
AIBA rankings are based on performances at AIBA approved tournaments over a two-year rolling period.
The next AIBA ranking tournament for men will be the 2012 AIBA World Youth Championships in Armenia next month and the 2013 European Senior Championships in Belarus next May, followed by the 2013 AIBA World Senior Championships in Kazakhstan next October.