Nobody is ranked #2 -> According to the IBF

This one comes courtsey of reddit user /u/TopBoxing in a great post from last week. According to TopBoxing, the IBF doesn’t have anyone, in any division, ranked as the number 2 contender.

Generally, I’m pretty skeptical of such claims, so I needed to verify this myself. If you don’t believe him, check it out for yourself. In every weight class, there is no number 2 contender and in many division there isn’t even a number one contender.

We reached out to the IBF for clarification and it was a quirk in timing. According to IBF rules, to become #1 or #2 contender a fighter must take an eliminator.

The IBF have #1 contenders for 9 divisions and eliminators scheduled for the rest. As far as #2 goes, they have some eliminators lined up for those fights as well.

So this boils down more to timing and will soon be eliminated. But props to /u/TopBoxing for the excellent thread. Seriously, check out more of his work on reddit, it’s good stuff.

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Nik enjoys bantamweight wars, good body work, and boxers who work on their craft. In his spare time he spends time with his family, or away from them in his work shop.

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