Updates, 30 September 2014: ***Bantamweight southpaws Anselmo Moreno and Juan Carlos Payano clashed this past week and so did their heads. Payano emerges with a technical decision over #2-ranked Moreno after six rounds to become the second contender from the Dominican Republic in the Transnational Rankings. Joseph Agbeko (#8) exits the rankings after eighteen months of inactivity in the division.

Light Heavyweight Tavoris Cloud (#8) exits the rankings after heavy-handed former Olympian Artur Beterbiev knocks him down four times in a two-round demolition. Beterbiev is now ranked tenth in the division.

Russian Denis Lebedev knocks Pawel Kolodziej of Poland out of the Cruiserweight rankings after yet another two-round demolition last week. Lebedev moves from #5 to #3. Fellow Russion Grigory Drozd’s cerebral performance neutralizes another son of Poland in Kryzstof Wlodarcyzk and soars from #7 to #4. Wlodarcyzk tumbles from #3 to #6. The Russian takeover of the division continues as Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhiev enters the rankings.

The Board saw no reason to change the Super Middleweight rankings after the Arthur Abraham-Paul Smith bout despite what many argue was another case of three blind mice masquerading as judges. Although the chairs proposed that Smith enter at #10 based on what was widely seen as a break-out performance, it was shot down. Abraham retains his #2 spot, but looks especially vulnerable.***

The Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board:

DivisionNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)Nationality
HeavyweightWladimir Klitschko62-3-0 (52)UKR
Light HeavyweightAdonis Stevenson24-1-0 (21)HAI
Super MiddleweightAndre Ward27-0-0 (14)USA
MiddleweightMiguel Cotto39-4-0 (32)PR
Junior MiddleweightFloyd Mayweather, Jr.46-0-0 (26)USA
Junior WelterweightDanny Garcia28-0-0 (17)USA
Junior FeatherweightGuillermo Rigondeaux14-0-0 (9)CUB
FlyweightRoman Gonzalez40-0-0 (34)NIC
For detailed rankings please click here. 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 twenty-five respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around the world who are uncompromised by so-called sanctioning bodies and promoters.