Kellie Harrington (red) in action

Kellie Harrington (red) in action in World Elite final.


Kellie Harrington has received a boost ahead of the upcoming international with England at Dublin’s National Stadium.

The World Elite finalist improved one place to No. 3 in the light-welter bracket in the AIBA World Women’s rankings ,although she’ll drop down a notch to compete at lightweight versus England’s Sarah Dunne on December 16th.

If Harrington remains at lightweight, which is one of the Olympic weights for women, she’ll cede 25% of the 800 points banked for winning world silver.

Ranked boxers switching weights take 75% of the points earned from their previous weight with them.

The new rankings reflect performances at August’s Olympic Games in Rio and do not yet take into account performances at the European Elite Women’s Championships in Bulgaria last month.

Cork middleweight Christina Desmond claimed bronze in Bulgaria and will receive 300 points when her podium finish at the Confederation Championships is factored into the equation.

Grainne Walsh is included at No. 11 in the welterweight pecking order and Ceire Smith No. 25 at flyweight.

Olympic champions Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields are still included in the AIBA World  Women’s rankings. Both women have turned professional.

AIBA Ranking Points for Men and Women

Olympic Games

1st: 1300
2nd: 900
3rd: 750
4th: 750

5th: 600

World Championships

1st: 1200
2nd: 800
3rd: 650
4th: 650

5th: 500

Continental Multi-Sport Games (i.e European Games)

3rd: 350
4th: 350

5th: 250

Confederation  Championships

1st: 500
2nd: 400
3rd: 300
4th: 300
5th: 200

(5th place – boxer that lost to eventual gold medallist)