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:
|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|