Updates, 24 February 2015: *** The only change proposed this week was in the P4P List. The question for the board was whether Gennady Golovkin deserves to enter the P4P List after his 19th straight KO victory last weekend. Members representing Italy, Ireland, and the Philippines said yes, but were outnumbered by a small army of members representing seven countries and nine American states.
A few members stated that GGG needs to face and defeat an elite contender at middleweight, like our current #10 P4P-ranked Sergey Kovalev did at light heavyweight. Many were reluctant to replace Kovalev (who defeated the division’s #1 contender in November and is scheduled to fight the #3 contender in a few weeks) with his middleweight counterpart who just blasted out the #4-ranked contender. The principle reinforced was an important one: despite hype and despite current form, great opposition makes greatness.
Speaking of that, we applaud the fact that boxing fans finally got what’s coming to them in the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight; that is, a fight between the P4P best in the world and the Transnational Welterweight Rankings two top contenders.
This fight will crown the first welterweight champion in almost seven years.***
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||41-0-0 (35)||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.