Transnational Boxing Rankings Board

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The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board is a not-for-profit initiative formed in October 2012 with the intention of providing boxing with authoritative top-ten rankings, identifying the singular world champion of every division by unbiased reasoning, and to insist on the sport’s reform. Board membership includes respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around [1] the world who are uninfluenced by the traditional sanctioning bodies and promoters.[2] There are currently 43 members representing the United States, England, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, and Russia.[2]

The Board only awards vacant championships when the two top-ranked fighters in any division meet and currently recognizes legitimate world champions or "true champions" in eight weight classes: Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko. Light Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson, Super Middleweight Andre Ward, Middleweight Miguel Cotto, Junior Middleweight Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Junior Welterweight Danny Garcia, Junior Featherweight Guillermo Rigondeaux, and Flyweight Akira Yaegashi.

It also presents the "successions" of these championship "thrones."[3] Three of its recognized champions were identified by The Ring before the Transnational Boxing Rankings appeared on the scene. The Board was formed to continue where The Ring "left off" in the aftermath of its purchase by Golden Boy Promotions in 2007 and the following dismissal of the editorial board headed by Nigel Collins. After the new editors announced a controversial new championship policy in May 2012, three members of the Ring Advisory Panel resigned. These three members (Springs Toledo, Cliff Rold, and Tim Starks) became the founding members of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, which was formed over the summer of 2012 with the assistance of Stewart Howe of England.

The group also maintains a pound-for-pound list, which is currently topped by Floyd Mayweather Jr.[4] and official "monthly rankings" for record keepers and boxing historians.[5]

ESPN boxing analyst and commentator Teddy Atlas praised the effort on the air in March 2013 [6] and again during the season finale in August 2013.[7] Several sites have adopted their rankings, including, The Queensberry Rules, The Sweet Science, East Side Boxing, Esquina Boxeo and Stiff Jab.[8][9]


  • Correct as of: 24 March 2015.[10]
  • "C." denotes the champion of the division.
C. Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko
1. Russia Alexander Povetkin
2. England Tyson Fury
3. United States Deontay Wilder
4. Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev
5. Canada Bermane Stiverne
6. Cameroon Carlos Takam
7. Ukraine Vyacheslav Glazkov
8. United States Bryant Jennings
9. United States Steve Cunningham
10. Cuba Mike Perez
C. vacant
1. Germany Marco Huck
2. Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernández
3. Russia Denis Lebedev
4. Russia Grigory Drozd
5. England Ola Afolabi
6. Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk
7. South Africa Thabiso Mchunu
8. Democratic Republic of the Congo Youri Kalenga
9. Democratic Republic of the Congo Ilunga Makabu
10. Russia Rakhim Chakhiev
Light heavyweight
C. Canada Adonis Stevenson
1. Russia Sergey Kovalev
2. United States Bernard Hopkins
3. Canada Jean Pascal
4. Poland Andrzej Fonfara
5. Germany Jürgen Brähmer
6. Colombia Eleider Álvarez
7. South Africa Isaac Chilemba
8. Spain Gabriel Campillo
9. Russia Artur Beterbiyev
10. United States Tommy Karpency
Super middleweight
C. United States Andre Ward
1. England Carl Froch
2. Germany Arthur Abraham
3. United States Anthony Dirrell
4. Germany Robert Stieglitz
5. England George Groves
6. Germany Felix Sturm
7. England James DeGale
8. Australia Sakio Bika
9. Mexico Gilberto Ramírez
10. United States Andre Dirrell
C. Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto
1. Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin
2. United States Peter Quillin
3. Argentina Sergio Martinez
4. England Martin Murray
5. United States Jermain Taylor
6. Australia Daniel Geale
7. Australia Sam Soliman
8. Germany Felix Sturm
9. Cameroon Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
10. Republic of Ireland Andy Lee
Junior middleweight
C. United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
1. Mexico Saúl Álvarez
2. Cuba Erislandy Lara
3. United States Austin Trout
4. Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto
5. United States Demetrius Andrade
6. United States Cornelius Bundrage
7. United States Jermell Charlo
8. Mexico Carlos Molina
9. United States Vanes Martirosyan
10. United States Julian Williams
C. vacant
1. United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
2. Philippines Manny Pacquiao
3. United States Timothy Bradley
4. Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
5. England Amir Khan
6. England Kell Brook
7. United States Keith Thurman
8. Argentina Marcos Maidana
9. United States Shawn Porter
10. Argentina Diego Chaves
Junior welterweight
C. United States Danny García
1. Argentina Lucas Matthysse
2. United States Lamont Peterson
3. United States Chris Algieri
4. United States José Benavidez
5. United States Mauricio Herrera
6. Russia Ruslan Provodnikov
7. United States Jessie Vargas
8. Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev
9. Ukraine Viktor Postol
10. Puerto Rico Thomas Dulorme
C. United States Terence Crawford
1. Cuba Richar Abril
2. United States Mickey Bey
3. Mexico Miguel Vázquez
4. Mexico Raymundo Beltrán
5. Montenegro Dejan Zlaticanin
6. Uganda Sharif Bogere
7. Cuba Yuriorkis Gamboa
8. United States Omar Figueroa
9. England Kevin Mitchell
10. Venezuela Jorge Linares
Junior lightweight
C. vacant
1. Japan Takashi Uchiyama
2. Cuba Rances Barthelemy
3. Japan Takashi Miura
4. Costa Rica Bryan Vázquez
5. Mexico Orlando Salido
6. Mexico Francisco Vargas
7. Puerto Rico José Pedraza
8. Mexico Adrian Estrella
9. Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna
10. Thailand Jomthong Chuwattana
C. vacant
1. Jamaica Nicholas Walters
2. Mexico Jhonny González
3. Philippines Nonito Donaire
4. South Africa Simpiwe Vetyeka
5. Russia Evgeny Gradovich
6. Mexico Abner Mares
7. Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko
8. Wales Lee Selby
9. Argentina Jesus Cuellar
10. Mexico Robinson Castellanos
Junior featherweight
C. Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux
1. Northern Ireland Carl Frampton
2. Mexico Léo Santa Cruz
3. England Scott Quigg
4. Spain Kiko Martínez
5. Mexico Andrés Gutiérrez
6. Japan Shingo Wake
7. South Africa Thabo Sonjica
8. United States Chris Avalos
9. United States Manuel Ávila
10. Philippines Albert Pagara
C. vacant
1. Japan Shinsuke Yamanaka
2. Dominican Republic Juan Carlos Payano
3. Panama Anselmo Moreno
4. Japan Tomoki Kameda
5. England Jamie McDonnell
6. Mexico Julio Ceja
7. Kazakhstan Zhanat Zhakiyanov
8. United States Randy Caballero
9. Thailand Tepparith Kokietgym
10. Philippines Malcolm Tuñacao
Junior bantamweight
C. vacant
1. Japan Naoya Inoue
2. South Africa Zolani Tete
3. Mexico Carlos Cuadras
4. Argentina Omar Narváez
5. Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
6. Puerto Rico McJoe Arroyo
7. Philippines Arthur Villanueva
8. Japan Kohei Kono
9. Mexico David Sánchez
10. Dominican Republic Norberto Jimenez
C. Nicaragua Román González
1. Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada
2. Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng
3. South Africa Moruti Mthalane
4. United States Brian Viloria
5. Mexico Edgar Sosa
6. Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco
7. Mexico Giovani Segura
8. Puerto Rico McWilliams Arroyo
9. Japan Kazuto Ioka
10. Philippines Johnriel Casimero
Junior flyweight
C. vacant
1. Philippines Donnie Nietes
2. Mexico Pedro Guevara
3. Mexico Javier Mendoza
4. Mexico Moisés Fuentes
5. Japan Ryoichi Taguchi
6. Philippines Rey Loreto
7. Mexico Ramón García Hirales
8. Thailand Paipharob Kokietgym
9. Peru Alberto Rossel
10. Philippines Milan Melindo
C. vacant
1. South Africa Hekkie Budler
2. Thailand Wanheng Menayothin
3. Japan Katsunari Takayama
4. Thailand Knockout CP Freshmart
5. Nicaragua Carlos Buitrago
6. Mexico Oswaldo Novoa
7. Japan Kosei Tanaka
8. China Xiong Chaozhong
9. Venezuela Alexis Diaz
10. Nicaragua Byron Rojas


Rank Boxer Record Weight class
1 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 47–0–0 (26) Junior middleweight
2 Philippines Manny Pacquiao 57–5–2 (38) Welterweight
3 Nicaragua Román González 42–0–0 (36) Flyweight
4 United States Timothy Bradley 31–1–1 (12) Welterweight
5 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko 63–3–0 (53) Heavyweight
6 Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez 56–7–1 (40) Welterweight
7 England Carl Froch 33–2–0 (24) Super middleweight
9 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux 15–0–0 (10) Junior featherweight
9 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada 31–2–0 (22) Flyweight
10 Russia Sergey Kovalev 27–0–1 (24) Light heavyweight


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