Transnational Boxing Rankings Board
The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board is a not-for-profit initiative formed in October 2012 to provide boxing with authoritative top-ten rankings, identify the singular world champion of every division by strict reasoning and common sense, and to insist on the sport’s reform. Board membership includes respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around the world who are uncompromised by so-called sanctioning bodies and promoters. There are currently 35 members representing the United States, England, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, and Australia.
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 seven weight classes: Light Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson, Super Middleweight Andre Ward, Middleweight Sergio Martinez, Junior Middleweight Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Junior Welterweight Danny Garcia, Junior Featherweight Guillermo Rigondeaux, and Flyweight Akira Yaegashi. The heavyweight throne is likely to be determined after no. 1 contender and the premiere heavyweight of this generation, Wlad Klitschko faces no. 2 contender Alexander Povetkin on October 5.  It also presents the "successions" of these championship "thrones." 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 Golden Boy's decision to fire 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.
ESPN boxing analyst and commentator Teddy Atlas praised the effort on the air in March 2013  and again during the season finale in August 2013. Several sites have adopted their rankings, including Boxing.com, The Queensberry Rules, The Sweet Science, East Side Boxing, Esquina Boxeo and Stiff Jab.
- http://www.tbrb.org/ http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/15566-why-wlad-isnt-king
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gteGbv_Y4qI http://www.stiffjab.com/post/46981204175/espn-highlights-transnational-boxing-rankings-board