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Ryno Liebenberg WBC Boxer of the Month

South African boxer Ryno Liebenberg was honored today as the World Boxing Council Boxer of the Month in its August rankings for his silver light heavyweight title win.
Liebenberg seized the belt by defeating Russian Denis Grachev, the WBC noted in its list of the best fighters in its 17 categories.

= Rankings for the month of August:
– Full Weight
Champion: Bermane Stiverne (CAN)
. Challengers:
.one. Deontay Wilder (USA)
.two. Bryant Jennings (US)
.3. Alexander Povetkin (RUS)
.4. Carlos Takam (CAM)
.5. Mike Pérez (CUB)
– Cruiser Weight: (90,719 KG)
. Champion: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (POL)
. Challengers:
.one. Rakhim Chakhkiev (RUS)
.two. Thabiso Mchunu (RSA)
.3. Ilunga Makabu (CGO)
.4. Grigory Drozd (RUS)
.5. Tony Bellew (GBR)

– Semi-Complete Weight (79,379 KG)
. Champion: Adonis Stevenson (CAN)
. Challengers:
.one. Jean Pascal (CAN)
.two. Umberto Savigne (CUB)
.3. Isaac Chilemba (MAW)
.4. Ryno Liebenberg (AFS)
.5. Lucian Bute (CAN)

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– Super Medium Weight (76,204 KG)
. Champion: Sakio Bika (CAM)
. Challengers:
.one. Julio César Chávez Jr. (MEX)
.two. Gilberto Ramírez (MEX)
.3. Christophe Rebrasse (FRA)
.4. George Groves (GBR)
.5. Anthony Dirrell (USA)

– Medium Weight (72,575 KG)
. Champion: Miguel Cotto (PUR)
. Challengers:
.one. Martin Murray (GBR)
.two. David Lemieux (CAN)
.3. Curtis Stevens (USA)
.4. Billy Joel Saunders (GBR)
.5. Sergio Martinez (ARG)

– Superwelter weight (69,853 KG)
. Champion: Floyd Mayweather (USA)
. Challengers:
.one. Saúl Álvarez (MEX)
.two. Sergey Rabchenko (BLR)
.3. Jermell Charlo (USA)
.4. Andy Lee (IRL)
.5. Willie Nelson (USA)

– Welterweight (66,678 KG)
. Champion: Floyd Mayweather (USA)
. Challengers:
.one. Amir Khan (GBR)
.two. Luis Carlos Abregú (ARG)
.3. Marcos Maidana (ARG)
.4. Leonard Bundu (SIN)
.5. Ionut Dan Ion (ROM / CAN)

– Superlight Weight (63.503 KG)
. Champion: Danny García (USA)
. Challengers:
.one. Viktor Postol (UKR)
.two. Lucas Matthysse (ARG)
.3. Adrien Broner (USA)
.4. Thomas Dulorme (PUR)
.5. Roberto Ortiz (MEX)

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– Light Weight (61,235 KG)
. Champion: Omar Figueroa (MEX / USA)
. Challengers:
.one. Daniel Estrada (MEX)
.two. Jorge Linares (VEN)
.3. Henry Lundy (USA)
.4. Takahiro Aoh (JAP)
.5. Javier Prieto (MEX)

– Super featherweight (58,967 KG)
. Champion: Takashi Miura (JAP)
. Challengers:
.one. Edgar Puerta (MEX)
.two. Sergio Thompson (MEX)
.3. Francisco Vargas (MEX)
.4. Stephen Smith (GBR)
.5. Javier Fortuna (DOM)

– Featherweight (57,153 KG)
. Champion: Jhonny González (MEX)
. Challengers:
.one. Abner Mares (MEX)
.two. Jayson Velez (PUR)
.3. Marvin Sonsona (PHI)
.4. Lee Selby (GBR)
.5. Viorel Simion (ROM)

– Super Bantamweight (55,338)
. Champion: Leo Santa Cruz (MEX)
. Challengers:
.one. Andrés Gutiérrez (MEX)
.two. Victor Terrazas (MEX)
.3. Hugo Ruiz (MEX)
.4. Shingo Wake (JAP)
.5. Rey Vargas (MEX)

– Bantamweight: (53,524 KG)
. Champion: Shinsuke Yamanaka (JAP)
. Challengers:
.one. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (THA)
.two. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (KAZ)
.3. Ryosuke Iwasa (JAP)
.4. Julio Ceja (MEX)
.5. Lee Haskins (GBR)

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– Super flyweight (52,163 KG)
. Champion: Carlos Cuadras (MEX)
. Challengers:
.one. Luis Concepcion (PAN)
.two. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (THA)
.3. Jose Salgado (MEX)
.4. Oleydong Sithsamerchai (THA)
.5. Malcolm Tunacao (PHI)

– Fly Weight (50,802 KG)
. Champion: Akira Yaegashi (JAP)
. Challengers:
.one. Roman Gonzalez (NCA)
.two. Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (THA)
.3. Noknoi Sitthiprasert (THA)
.4. Edgar Sosa (MEX)
.5. Brian Viloria (USA)

– Light flyweight (48,988 KG)
Champion: Naoya Inoue (JAP)
. Challengers:
.one. Pedro Guevara (MEX)
.two. Ganigan Lopez (MEX)
.3. Adrián Hernández (MEX)
.4. Jonathan Inguito Taconing (PHI)
.5. Juan Hernandez (MEX)

– Straw Weight (47,627 KG)
Champion: Osvaldo Novoa (MEX)
.one. Wanheng Menayothin (THA)
.two. Leroy Estrada (PAN)
.3. Raúl García (MEX)
.4. Omari Kimweri (TAN)
.5. Ryuji Hara (JAP). EFE

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