Transnational Boxing Rankings Board
|Motto||The first bell of a new era|
|50+ professional journalists and boxing historians|
The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) is an all-volunteer initiative formed in October 2012 with the intention of providing professional boxing with authoritative top-ten rankings, identifying the singular world champion of every division by unbiased reasoning and common sense, and to insist on the sport's reform. Board members are independent professional journalists, boxing historians and record keepers from around the world. Their rankings and titles are meant to be uninfluenced by promoters and the traditional sanctioning bodies' paid-for "alphabet belts".
The TBRB only awards vacant championships when the two top-ranked fighters in any division meet, and currently recognizes legitimate world champions or "true champions" in each weight class. It also presents the "successions" of these championship "thrones." Three of its recognized champions were identified by The Ring magazine before the TBRB was founded. Thus, the TBRB was formed in order to continue where The Ring "left off" in the aftermath of the latter's 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 prominent members of the Ring Advisory Panel resigned. These three members (Springs Toledo, Cliff Rold and Tim Starks) became the founding members of the TBRB, 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 TBRB's efforts on-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.
TBRB Voting Panel members
There are currently 53 members representing 21 countries on six continents: the United States, England, Italy, the Philippines, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, Russia and Ghana.
- Vittorio Parisi (Chair)
- Cliff Rold (Chair)
- Tim Starks (Chair)
- Springs Toledo (Oversight)
- Stewart Howe (Tech)
- Rey Tecson (Record keeper)
- Mauricio Salvador (Record keeper)
- Ken Pollitt (Record keeper)
- Carlos Aguirre (Board member)
- Ramon Aranda (Board member)
- Gonzalo Baeza (Board member)
- Shaun Brown (Board member)
- Kevin Byrne (Board member)
- Derek Bonnett (Board member)
- Brian Campbell (Board member)
- Michael Carbert (Board member)
- Lázaro Malvarez Cárdenas (Board member)
- Abac Cordero (Board member)
- Jake Donovan (Board member)
- Jose Corpas (Board member)
- Lou Catalano (Board member)
- Oliver Fennell (Board member)
- Billy Ferguson (Board member)
- Jeremy Foley (Board member)
- Andrew Fruman (Board member)
- Paul Gibson (Board member)
- Kenneth Bouhairie (Board member)
- Jeandra LeBeauf (Board member)
- Alex McClintock (Board member)
- Matt McGrain (Board member)
- Yuriko Miyata (Board member)
- Diego Morilla (Board member)
- Gabriel Muhr (Board member)
- Gautham Nagesh (Board member)
- Takahiro Onaga (Board member)
- James Oddy (Board member)
- Eric Raskin (Board member)
- Alister Scott Ottesen (Board member)
- Harry Otty (Board member)
- Matthew Paras (Board member)
- Per-Ake Persson (Board member)
- Alex Pierpaoli (Board member)
- Adam Abramowitz (Board member)
- Arvin Nundloll (Board member)
- Victor Salazar (Board member)
- Don Steinberg (Board member)
- Brandon Stubbs (Board member)
- Alexey Sukachev (Board member)
- Luis Torres (Board member)
- Paul Upham (Board member)
- Steve Zemach (Board member)
- Nick Wong (Board member)
- Brin-Jonathan Butler (Board member)
|Light heavyweight||Adonis Stevenson (CAN)||25–1–0–0 (21)|
|Junior welterweight||Terence Crawford (USA)||31–0–0–0 (22)|
|Junior featherweight||Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB)||17–0–0–0 (11)|
As of October 24, 2017.
|1||Terence Crawford (USA)||32–0–0–0 (23)||Junior welterweight|
|2||Gennady Golovkin (KAZ)||37–0–1–0 (33)||Middleweight|
|3||Vasyl Lomachenko (UKR)||9–1–0–0 (7)||Super featherweight|
|4||Canelo Álvarez (MEX)||49–1–2–0 (34)||Middleweight|
|5||Naoya Inoue (JPN)||14–0–0–0 (12)||Super flyweight|
|6||Léo Santa Cruz (MEX)||34–1–1–0 (19)||Featherweight|
|7||Mikey Garcia (USA)||37–0–0–0 (30)||Lightweight|
|8||Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB)||17–0–0–1 (11)||Super bantamweight|
|9||Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (THA)||44–4–1–0 (40)||Super flyweight|
|10||Keith Thurman (USA)||28–0–0–1 (22)||Welterweight|
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