Updates, 3 March 2015: ***Carl Frampton, the #1-ranked contender under Jr. Featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, defeated #5-ranked Chris Avalos and made it look like a walk in the park. Frampton retains his top slot. Avalos, whose best punches were landed on the break in the first round, was rocked by a Frampton right in the second round and was bleeding by the end of the third. He was stopped in the fifth. His disappointing performance saw him drop three spots. The Board’s vote was nearly unanimous but for one member from Ireland who thought the drop too severe and one representing Thailand who thought the drop not severe enough.
Frampton, of Ireland, wants to fight #3-ranked Englishman Scott Quigg next and is willing to do so in Quigg’s backyard.
At Jr. Lightweight, Muay Thai star turned boxer Jomthong Chuwatana enters the rankings for the first time as a result of #4-ranked Argenis Mendez’s move to lightweight. Chuwatana makes his residence in Bangkok and is 25 years old and 9-0. His impressive performance against Daiki Kaneko in January turned our collective head. Several members supported Romain Jacob to enter at #10, but they were outnumbered by Chuwatana’s supporters.***
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.