Updates, 18 November 2014: ***Three new entries into the divisional rankings this week as Strawweight Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and Junior Lightweight Diego Magdaleno exit and open up the #10 spot to Nicaraguan Byron “Gallito” Rojas and Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, respectively. At Middleweight, Matthew Macklin (#10) is stopped by Argentine Jorge Sebastian Heiland in ten rounds and exits the rankings. Heiland, a 27-year-old southpaw, enters in his place.
Youri Kalenga’s stoppage win over undefeated Denton Dalcy in Ontario earns him a bump up in the Cruiserweight rankings while Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev’s knockout loss to Heavyweight King Wlad Klitschko sees him tumble from #2 to #4.
UPDATED P4P LIST. Most on the Board agreed that Wlad Klitschko (#7) deserved a higher ranking in the P4P List due to his undeniable dominance and his excellent win over a yet another contender ranked at the very top of the division. Klitschko’s P4P ranking is now #5, over Juan Manuel Marquez and Carl Froch.
There is a new P4P entry at #10 as Andre Ward exits from his #2 spot after a year’s inactivity, as per the charter. However, please note that he remains the True Champion at Super Middleweight. The charter does not allow us to strip a champion and there are reasons for that. The practice of stripping champions has a high cost to the sport and this has been demonstrated throughout boxing history –it fosters confusion and chaos and we have enough of that already. The Transnational Rankings Board recognizes that a champion has earned the right to his throne by combat and we would be reluctant to deny that without good reason. However, if the time comes where we earn global recognition and support as boxing’s go-to rankings authority, we would then consider formulating a reasonable policy that would require the divisional champions defend their thrones against worthy contenders frequently enough to justify their title. Until then, history and the ample chaos surrounding us requires a “man-who-beat-the-man” protocol barring retirement or abdication.***
The Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board:
|Division||Name||Record - W-L-D (KO)||Nationality|
|Heavyweight||Wladimir Klitschko||62-3-0 (52)||UKR|
|Light Heavyweight||Adonis Stevenson||24-1-0 (21)||CAN|
|Super Middleweight||Andre Ward||27-0-0 (14)||USA|
|Middleweight||Miguel Cotto||39-4-0 (32)||PR|
|Junior Middleweight||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||46-0-0 (26)||USA|
|Junior Welterweight||Danny Garcia||28-0-0 (17)||USA|
|Junior Featherweight||Guillermo Rigondeaux||14-0-0 (9)||CUB|
|Flyweight||Roman Gonzalez||40-0-0 (34)||NIC|