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Top 10 Cruiserweight Boxer Rankings – Chris Billam-Smith wins

Ranking the Top 10 Cruiserweight Boxers after Chris Billam-Smith won the British and European titles to add to his Commonwealth Cruiserweight title against Tommy McCarthy. Also, where Yuniel Dorticos, Lawrence Okolie, and more rank amongst cruiserweights.

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By admin | August 3, 2021

*For current and up to date rankings go to Top 10 Cruiserweight Boxers – World Rankings

 

Honorable Mention

Chris Billam-Smith

is an English boxer with a professional record of 13-1. He has held the Commonwealth cruiserweight title since 2019, and last weekend, he defeated Tommy McCarthy via split decision to add the British and Europeon Cruiserweight titles. 

 

Thabiso Mchunu

is also a talented boxer from South Africa and has a professional record of 23-5. 

He is the current WBC silver cruiserweight champion and also fought Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO cruiserweight title

 

Top 10 Cruiserweights

  1. Michał Cieślak

Cieślak is a professional boxer from Poland, with a boxing record of  21 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest. 

Most notably, he fought Ilunga Makabu for the WBC cruiserweight title in January of this year, however, he lost via UD. Cieślak has held multiple regional titles, including the Republic of Poland International cruiserweight title. 

He won his most recent fight against Yury Kashinsky and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

 

  1. Andrew Tabiti

Andrew Tabiti is an American professional boxer with a record of 18 wins and 1 loss. 

Throughout his career, he has held multiple regional titles including the NABF and USBA cruiserweight titles. In his most recent fight, he fought for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title, but couldn’t win the fight. 

He hasn’t fought for two years now, and there isn’t any announcement of his next fight. 

 

  1. Krzysztof Głowacki

The next fighter on our list. Krzysztof Głowacki is also from Poland and has a professional record of 31-3. 

He is a two-time WBO cruiserweight world champion and has held multiple regional titles as well. His most recent fight was against Lawrence Okolie, which he lost, and there is no announcement for his next fight as of yet. 

 

  1. Ryad Merhy

Title(s): WBA Regular Champion

Ryad Merhy is a Belgian professional boxer with a professional record of 30 wins and 1 loss. 

Merhy is the current WBA (Regular) cruiserweight champion and has held the title since January 2021. He won the interim title after defeating Imre Szellő, and was later promoted to regular champion. 

In his most recent fight, he defended his title against Zhaoxin Zhang, and there is still no official announcement about his next fight. 

 

  1. Arsen Goulamirian

Title(s): WBA Super Champion

Arsen Goulamirian is an Armenian-born French boxer. He has an undefeated professional record of 26 wins and no losses. 

Goulamirian is the current WBA (Super) cruiserweight champion of the world. He won the interim title in 2019 after defeating Ryad Merhy, and was promoted to (super) champion. He has defended his title twice. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Constantin Bejenaru and there is no announcement for his next fight as of yet.

 

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  1. Kevin Lerena

The next fighter on our list, Kevin Lerena, is from South Africa, and he has a professional boxing record of 26 wins and 1 loss. 

Lerena is the current IBO cruiserweight champion and has held the title since 2017. He won the belt after defeating Youri Kayembre Kalenga and has since defended the title 6 times. 

In his most recent fight, he fought  Patrick Ferguson and won via TKO. As of now, there is no official announcement for his next fight. 

 

  1. Lawrence Okolie

Title(s): WBO Champion

Coming from Great Britain, our next fight Lawrence Okolie is a popular rapper and author as well. As a professional boxer, he has an undefeated professional record of 16-0.

Okolie is the current WBO cruiserweight champion of the world, and he won the title in his most recent fight against Krzysztof Głowacki. And for his next fight, he will be defending his title against Dilan Prašović on 25 Sep 2021.

 

  1. Ilunga Makabu

Title(s): WBC Champion

Ilunga Makabu is a boxer from Congo. He has a professional record of 28 wins and 2 losses. 

Makabu is the current WBC cruiserweight champion and has held the title since January of this year. He won the title after defeating Michał Cieślak and defended it in his most recent fight against Olanrewaju Durodola. 

For his next fight, he will be defending his title against Alexei Papin on 3 September 2021.

 

  1. Yuniel Dorticos

Yuniel Dorticós is a Cuban professional boxer with a record of 24 wins and 2 losses. 

He is a former two-time world champion at cruiserweight. He held the  WBA cruiserweight title from 2017 to 2018 and the IBF cruiserweight title from 2019 to September 2020.  In his most recent fight, he lost the IBF title to Mairis Briedis, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

 

  1. Mairis Briedis

Title(s): IBF, The Ring Champion

At number 1, we have Mairis Briedis. He is a Latvian professional boxer with a record of 27-1. 

Briedis is a three-time world champion at cruiserweight. He won the WBC title in 2017, the WBO title in 2019, and is currently the unified IBF and the Ring cruiserweight world champion.

He won the titles in his most recent fight against Yuniel Dorticos in September of 2020, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

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