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GB boxers soar in AIBA World Rankings
Page last updated at 3:43PM BST, Thursday, 13 September 2012
Following their unprecedented achievements in the London 2012 Olympic Games, members of the GB Boxing team have continued their rise in the AIBA World Rankings, which were republished this month.
After a meteoric leap from 46th place to fourth when he stormed the international scene last year, 2012 Olympic champion Anthony Joshua is now leading the +91kg category.
Fellow gold medalist Luke Campbell now dominates at 56kg, two places ahead of last year's ranking, and despite missing out on a medal at 52kg, Andrew Selby is up from second place to first.†
Fred Evans climbs from third place to second in the world, following his silver medal at the Games, and†Anthony Ogogo is new in at nine in the 75kg category, after winning bronze. Following a string of wins at major tournaments over the past year, but having been unable to clinch a medal in the Olympic Games, the team's captain, Tom Stalker, is placed third at 64kg.
In the women's version, Nicola Adams, whose spectacular victory over Ren Cancan in the finals of the Games saw her win Britain's first ever women's Olympic gold medal at 51kg, moves up from third place to second - a place she is sure to improve upon when this year's international competition gets underway.†
At 60kg Natasha Jonas moves from seventh place to sixth, having inspired a worldwide audience with her brave battle against Ireland's world number one Katie Taylor in the quarter finals of the Games, while current AIBA world champion Savannah Marshall is ranked third at 75kg.
The home nations have also had success in the form of Welsh boxer Lynsey Holdaway, who is ranked third at 45-48kg, and England boxer Lisa Whiteside, who is ranked number four at 57kg.