Updates, 14 October 2014: ***Jermain Taylor scored his biggest win since those two knockouts losses to the super middleweights Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham. Sam Soliman’s trick knee assisted Taylor’s fists in knockdowns that assured victory for the former middleweight king. Soliman, smiling before and after the bout, was gracious about his loss and refused to diminish Taylor’s surprising victory. Taylor enters the middleweight rankings at #5. Soliman slips from #4 to #7.
Forty-one-year-old Cornelius “K9” Bundrage chalked one up for middle age when he knocked third-ranked Carlos Molina down twice and took a decisive unanimous decision. Bundrage, of Detroit, appeared in the second season of ESPN’s “The Contender” and is entering his twentieth year as a professional. He is now the sixth ranked Jr. Middleweight contender in the world, while Molina slips to #9.
Spoiler Robinson Castellanos, who last appeared in the Transnational Featherweight Rankings in February, fought his way back in by stopping Ronny Rios in five rounds. Castellanos has a nickname: Robin Hood. Why? Because he has a penchant for swinging into the home towns of opponents and stealing their undefeated records. He just did it again, for the third time.***
11 October marked the second anniversary of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. All 42 men and women on the Board thank you –the fans around the world– for your continued support and for your willingness to spread the word about what we are doing on behalf of the greatest sport. Here’s to another year of uncompromised rankings and a clear view of the True Divisional Kings. We look forward to crowning another one at Lightweight after Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran (#1 vs. #2) on 29 November…
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)||HAI|
|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|