Updates, 7 April 2015: *** Argentina’s Victor Emilio Ramirez earned a unanimous decision over fifth-ranked Ola Afolabi and takes over that spot in the Cruiserweight rankings. Russian Rakhim Chakhiev knocked Valery Brudov out in the fourth round and moves up two spots from #10, while fellow Russian Dmitry Kudryashov scores his second consecutive first-round KO (and seventeenth straight KO in as many fights) to enter the rankings. (Time will offer the true test of that perfect record.) Ninth-ranked Youri Kalenga loses to third-ranked Denis Lebedev and exits the rankings. Llungu Makabu is bumped out.
Cuban-American Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin looked like he’d be tossing chocolates to the crowd early Saturday night when he dropped the ever-dangerous Andy Lee twice in the first three rounds, until he lost momentum and Lee, whose fighting spirit is something to behold, earned a draw. Lee advanced from #10 to #3 in the Middleweight rankings.
Russia’s Khabib Allakhverdiev exits the Jr. Welterweight rankings due to inactivity and Adrien Broner enters.
Puerto Rico’s Roman Martinez knocked fourth-ranked Orlando Salido down twice en route to a decision victory and advances from #10 to #4 at Jr. Lightweight.***
*** Did you see The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board’s latest news release covering the immediate and potentially historic impact of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao? Here:
The Transnational Ranking Board will soon be crowning its tenth divisional champion. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (#1 at welterweight) will be facing Manny Pacquiao (#2 at welterweight) on May 2 to finally determine which of them is the true champion. Don’t let those trick titles fool you, boxing history is standing by…
The Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board:
|Division||Name||Record - W-L-D (KO)||Nationality|
|Heavyweight||Wladimir Klitschko||63-3-0 (53)||UKR|
|Light Heavyweight||Adonis Stevenson||25-1-0 (21)||CAN|
|Super Middleweight||Andre Ward||27-0-0 (14)||USA|
|Middleweight||Miguel Cotto||39-4-0 (32)||PR|
|Junior Middleweight||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||47-0-0 (26)||USA|
|Junior Welterweight||Danny Garcia||29-0-0 (17)||USA|
|Lightweight||Terence Crawford||25-0-0 (17)||USA|
|Junior Featherweight||Guillermo Rigondeaux||15-0-0 (10)||CUB|
|Flyweight||Roman Gonzalez||42-0-0 (36)||NIC|
OUR MISSION: The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board was formed in October 2012 as a not-for-profit initiative 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 at least twenty-five respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around the world who are uncompromised by so-called sanctioning bodies and promoters.