As the Rating Committee, we will at all times ensure room for growth and development in each division and abstain from keeping any division stagnated.

All boxers will be rated according to result based activity and inactivity, weight, performances and inadequate performances. With reference to inactivity - we will keep a boxer in mind as long as that boxer has been active within at least the year prior. Boxers with just 1 professional fight will not receive a ranking even if they have beaten a rated boxer - future justification of a ranking will depend on rating criteria.

Only registered licensed Boxers shall be rated within top 10 SA rankings.

MMA fighters shall not receive a ranking within top 10 SA rankings and neither mentioned anywhere else on rankings. When an amicable resolution regarding MMA fighters competing in Boxing as well is found we may consider such for a rating.

Winning an International title may or may not improve a Boxer's ranking.

The Watchlist section - up to 4 Boxers may be mentioned - these Boxers is being monitored and depending on result base performance they may be included in future rankings. Being mentioned in the Watchlist section do not guarantee a future rating.

International section - All South African based boxers holding any international title will be mentioned here as well as boxers who is competing only at International level - these Boxers may or may not be included in top 10 SA rankings it depends on their current International career. All SA boxers based and competing in other countries also to be mentioned in this section.

Provincial champions are noted with an * next to the Province.

Foreign boxers competing in South Africa is entitled to a ranking however they will not challenge or compete for an SA National title until such time that they have received official SA Citizenship. If such a boxer becomes the nr 1 contender this boxer will not have a mandatory status such status will be granted to the first SA boxer rated thereafter.boxers qualified to fight for the vacant title.

Quick Notes


Greetings from the Ratings Committee – it’s our first opportunity to wish all of you a year full of Blessings – may your wishes and dreams come true during 2017.

The 2016 Boxing Awards held at the ICC in Durban brought renewed energy to the Boxing fraternity, it was great to see some of SA’s best – Brain Mitchell, Dingaan Thobela, Jan Piet Bergman, Irvin Buhlahlu and many more, all the winners truly deserved the recognition and I am sure that this event which shall now take place annually shall encourage all to reach greater heights. Congratulations to all the Award winners.

It’s that time of the year please comply with the licensing requirements early so that you can all continue competing.

Just 1 tournament took place since the last rankings – Hekkie Budler is the new IBO World Light Flyweight champion after Joey Canoy said enough is enough in rd 8, this sees Western Cape’s Luyanda Nkwankwa moving into the mandatory position and new to the division young KZN Boxer, Njabula Mkhwanazi. Ali Funeka was stopped by the unbeaten Jeff Horn Jr in New Zealand, Thulani Mbenge stopped Ladysmith’s IBF Continental Africa champion, Ntuthuko Memela which sees Chris van Heerden now in the Mandatory position and Thulani Mbenge and Mzoxolo Ndwayana each moving up. Memela in at nr 10. Young Rowan Campbell entered the National Light Heavyweight rankings.

As from the end of February, many tournaments has been scheduled and we are looking forward to some great action by our Boxers. Keep up the good work.

“Walk in His Blessings“