Joseph Parker outpointed Carlos Takam and so makes his debut in our rankings. He takes Takam’s No 8 sport and Carlos drops to No 9, while Johann Duhaupas moves to 10 and Malik Scott (previously 10th) leaves the list.

Parker is now two spaces behind Anthony Joshua, whose IBF title he is mandatory challenger for.


Grigory Drozd (No 3) leaves the rankings, having not fought in a year. Denis Lebedev moves into his position after battering Victor Ramirez in two rounds. Ramirez drops from 4th to 8th due to the punishing loss.

Mairis Briedis enters at 10 to fill the gap.


Division leader Erislandy Lara holds onto his position with a 12 round decision win over No 6 Vanes Martirosyan.

On the same card, Jermall Charlo leapfrogs Austin Trout into second place by outpointing him over 12, while his twin brother Jermell stays at No 4 after beating unranked John Jackson.