Updates, 21 April 2015: *** The Lightweight throne is now OPEN. Terence Crawford announced that he would relinquish a trick title and move up to Jr. welterweight in November. In stopping Thomas Dulorme (#9), he has confirmed his intention. We consider this a clear abdication. Richar Abril and Mickey Bey are the top-two contenders at lightweight. We hope and expect that their respective camps will come together, agree on terms, and set in motion a critical fight to crown boxing’s best argument for the true divisional champion.
Crawford is now ranked #6 in his new division. Dulorme exits with the loss.
The board decided that Andrzej Fonfara’s impressive performance, albeit over a posturing and ineffective Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., was enough to move him one spot over Jean Pascal, who was recently stopped by Sergey Kovalev. The fact that Fonfara decked Light Heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson and took him the distance was further encouragement for most members to move him from #4 to #3. ***
*** Did you see The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board’s latest news release covering the immediate and potentially historic impact of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao? Here:
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|
|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.