Updates, 28 July 2015: *** “Yurieski Gonzalez, the Cuban expatriate billed as “The Monster” exploded into the Light Heavyweight rankings after a thrilling fight against Jean Pascal (#4) Saturday night. Three members, including one of the chairs, believed that the decision against Gonzalez was “egregious” enough to satisfy the charter’s Robbery Clause, which would justify ranking Gonzalez (the official loser) over Pascal (the official winner). However, they were far outnumbered by members who believed that although Gonzalez should have won by a couple of points, the fight was too close to justify officially designating the decision a “Robbery” as defined by the charter. We all agreed that Gonzalez is and must be considered a force in the division and settled on entering him at #7.

At Strawweight, Oswaldo Novoa (#7) has had his second bout in a higher weight division and so exits the rankings. The chairs’ proposal of Jeffery Galero was quickly rejected in favor of Ricardo Perez. Perez, of Mexico, lost a decision to Byron Rojas (#8) last year but has since won two fights against fighters with winning records whereas Galero’s last two fights came against fighters with losing records.

The principle of the story this week is clear: Winning isn’t always enough to earn a place in the Transnational Rankings and losing well can be enough to earn the same.***

The Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: 

DivisionNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)Nationality
HeavyweightWladimir Klitschko63-3-0 (53)UKR
Light HeavyweightAdonis Stevenson25-1-0 (21)CAN
Super MiddleweightAndre Ward27-0-0 (14)USA
MiddleweightMiguel Cotto40-4-0 (33)PR
Junior MiddleweightFloyd Mayweather Jr.48-0-0 (26)USA
WelterweightFloyd Mayweather Jr.48-0-0 (26)USA
Junior WelterweightDanny Garcia29-0-0 (17)USA
Junior FeatherweightGuillermo Rigondeaux15-0-0 (10)CUB
FlyweightRoman Gonzalez42-0-0 (36)NIC
For detailed rankings please click here. OUR MISSION:   The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board was formed in October 2012 as a volunteer 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.