Updates, 16 December 2014: *** The robbery clause of the Transnational Rankings Board charter (see “Charter” tab) was applied to the official decision of the judges in the Jose Benavidez-Mauricio Herrera bout (as it would have to the Tyson Cave-Oscar Escandon bout, which members believed was a more obvious robbery). Approximately twenty-four members representing eleven countries weighed in and 71% believed the decision to be egregious enough to constitute a robbery. If their view prevailed, then Herrera would have maintained his #4 ranking and Benavidez would have ranked below him if at all. As it is, the charter requires that “over 75%” of voting members agree that it was a robbery before officially declaring it as such. Therefore, the Board is bound to respect the official decision. Herrera drops from #4 to #5 in the Jr. Welterweight rankings with Benavidez just over him. Thomas Dulorme is bumped out of his #10 spot.
At Light Heavyweight, Beibut Shumenov (6) exits after a debut at Cruiserweight and American Tommy Karpency enters at #10. Andy Lee, his right hook, and the legacy of Emanuel Steward look good in defeating Matt Korobov; Lee enters the Middleweight rankings at #10. Several members fought to keep Jorge Sebastian Heiland in, but were outnumbered in the end and Heiland was bumped out.
Amir Khan’s dominating win over Devon Alexander was impressive enough to launch him all the way to #5 at Welterweight, though there was strong dispute among members who believed he should not be ranked over Kell Brook. Alexander exits the rankings, and Diego Chaves enters. Members saw the Bradley-Chaves draw as a “bad draw” and Bradley did not lose his ranking at either Welterweight or P4P.
Johnriel Casimero, now campaigning at Flyweight, exits the Jr. Flyweight rankings. Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi, who is scheduled to fight #6 Alberto Rossel on New Year’s Eve, enters at #10. ***
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||24-1-0 (20)||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||14-0-0 (9)||CUB|
|Flyweight||Roman Gonzalez||41-0-0 (35)||NIC|