AIBA World Women’s Rankings!
AIBA, the International Boxing Association, has come out with their first world rankings. The rankings are based on AIBA’s scoring formula as of April 1, 2012. It makes for interesting reading ahead of the 2012 Women’s World Championships especially as the top eight of each of the Olympic weight categories will be selected to compete at the Olympics in July. It should be noted that the rankings do not reflect the recently completed 2012 Women’s Elite Continental Boxing Championships.
Here are the top five in each of the Olympic weight categories:
51 KG Top Five Rankings
#1. Ren Cancan, China
#2. Nicola Adams, England
#3. Alice Kate Aparri, Philippines
#4. Karolina Michalczuk, Polank
#5. Tetyana Kob, Ukraine
USA Boxing champion Marlen Esparza is ranked 7th overall, just behind India’s great champion Mary Kom who is ranked 6th.
60 KG Top Five Rankings
#1. Katie Taylor, Ireland
#2. Cheng Dong, China
#3. Karolina Graczyk, Polank
#4. Adriana Araujo, Brazil
#5. Quanitta (Queen) Underwood, USA
75 KG Top Five Rankings
#1. Mary Spencer, Canada
#2. Nadezhada Torlopova, Russia
#3. Jinzi Li, China
#4. Rosell Feitosa, Brazil
#5. Lilya Durnnyeva, Ukraine
Undefeated USA Boxing champion Claressa Shields is ranked 9th overall.
Shields defeated Spencer in the recently concluded Women’s Elite Continental Boxing Championships.