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Top 10 Light Heavyweight Boxers - May 2022 Rankings

Updating these Light Heavyweight Fighters in the Boxing Rankings after Dmitry Bivol becomes the second boxer to defeat Canelo Alvarez to remain the WBA Light Heavyweight Super Champion. Also where Joe Smith Jr., Artur Beterbiev, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | May 11, 2022 - 12:25 PM

Honorable Mention

Lyndon Arthur

Lyndon Arthur, the English professional boxer, is the former Commonwealth light heavyweight champion. Though he doesn’t make the list, he deserves an honorable mention. 



Mathieu Bauderlique

Mathieu Bauderlique is a French boxer, who also won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics. He has a professional record of 21 wins and 1 loss and is ranked #10 by the Ring, and BoxRec light-heavyweight rankings.




Top 10 Light Heavyweight Boxers

10. Anthony Yarde

Anthony Yarde is a British boxer, with a professional record of 22 wins and 2 losses. 

He is the former WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion and challenged Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title as well. In his most recent fight, he defeated Lyndon Arthur and won the Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.




9. Dominic Boesel

Dominic Boesel is a professional fighter from Germany, and he has a professional record of 32 wins and 2 losses 

Dominic Boesel is the current IBO light-heavyweight champion of the world and has held the title since October of last year when he won the title after defeating fellow German Boxer Robin Krasniqi. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about Boesel’s next fight.




8. Joshua Buatsi

Joshua Buatsi is a British professional boxer who was born in Ghana. He has an undefeated record with 15 wins and no losses. 

As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics and has been competing as a professional since 2017. In his most recent fight, he defeated Ričards Bolotņiks via TKO and is scheduled to fight Craig Richards for his next fight on May, 21st

There is no announcement about his next fight.




7. Callum Smith

Callum Smith is a British professional boxer, with a record of 28 wins and 1 loss, with 20 knockouts. 

Callam smith competed at super middleweight for most of his career and became the unified WBA and the ring super middleweight champion. However, after defending the titles twice, he lost them to Canello Alveraz. 

Smith moved to Light-heavyweight and in his most recent fight defeated Lenin Castillo via 2nd round KO. His next fight has not been announced yet.




6. Marcus Browne

Marcus Browne, an American boxer,  holds an impressive record of 24 wins and only 2 losses 

Browne won the vacant WBC USNBC light heavyweight title back in 2016, a few years later, in January of 2019, he defeated Badou Jack to become the  WBA interim and WBC Silver light heavyweight champion as well. 

In his most recent fight, he challenged Artur Beterbiev for the world title, however, he could not win. Here is no announcement about his next fight.




5. Maxim Vlasov

Maxim Vlasov is a Russian professional boxer with a record of 46 wins and 4 losses. 

He competed at cruiserweight for most of his career, where he won multiple regional titles and was also challenged for the WBO interim cruiserweight title. After moving to light-heavyweight, he challenged Joe Smith Jr. for the WBO light-heavyweight title but lost via MD.

Vlasov fought Felix Valera in his most recent fight and won via UD. There is no announcement about his next fight yet.




4. Gilberto Ramirez

From Mexico, our number five pick, Gilberto Ramírez Sánchez has an extensive undefeated record. He has 43 victories and no defeats, 29 of which have come by way of knockout. 

He won the WBO super middleweight title in 2016 and defended it 5 times before moving to light heavyweight. He defeated Alfonso López and won the NABF light-heavyweight title. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Yunieski Gonzalez via  knockout, and he is scheduled to fight Dominic Boesel this coming weekend on May 14th.




3. Joe Smith Jr.

Title(s):

  • WBO Light Heavyweight Champion

Joe Smith is an American professional boxer, and he has a record of 28 wins and only 3 losses. 

He is the current WBO light heavyweight champion of the world. And has previously also held the WBC International light heavyweight title, 

In his last fight, he defended his title against Callum Johnson and is scheduled to fight Artur Beterbiev with his WBO title, and Beterbiev’s unified WBC and IBF titles on the line.




2. Dmitry Bivol

Title(s):

  • WBA Light Heavyweight Super Champion

Dmitry  Bivol is a professional boxer from Russia, and he has an undefeated record of 20-0. He is also the current WBA super world light heavyweight champion of the world.

In 2016, he won the Won WBA interim light-heavyweight title in the world. He defended it twice before being promoted to the main title. Bivol continued to defend the WBA light-heavyweight championship five times. 

Last weekend, he defended his title against Canelo Alvarez and won becoming only the second fighter to defeat Canelo. Bivol was too sharp from the beginning and picked Canelo apart. His volume started to pile up and it prevented Canelo from regaining any momentum in the later rounds. Bivol won via Unanimous Decision.




1. Artur Beterbiev

Title(s):

  • WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

  • IBF Light Heavyweight Champion

Artur Beterbiev is a Russian Boxer, with a record of 17 wins and no losses. He is the current unified WBC and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world.

He won the vacant IBF light-heavyweight title in 2017 against  Enrico Kölling. He continued to defend it twice, before defeating Oleksandr Gvozdyk WBC light-heavyweight title and adding them to his collection as well. 

In his most recent fight, Artur Beterbiev defended his title against Marcus Browne, and he is scheduled to fight Joe Smith Jr. for his next fight on 18th June.

 

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