Updates, 26 May 2015 : *** First-ranked Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin reemerges with retooled aggression and knocks out tenth-ranked contender Mike Perez. Perez, whose boxing skills and strong chin failed him, exits the rankings in favor of Polish southpaw Artur Szpilka.
Rakhim Chakhkiev knocked out undefeated Junior Anthony Wright in eight rounds and moves up one spot at Cruiserweight. Chakhkiev has been refreshingly busy; it was his fifth fight in the past twelve months.
London’s James DeGale’s nickname is “Chunky” and he’s had it since childhood. On Saturday, he moved with the grace of a dancer and punched like he wanted to go home early at Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions main event. In the second round, DeGale came very close to handing Andre Dirrell his first legitimate knockout loss and cruised to a unanimous decision win. The board moves him forward four spots in the Super Middleweight rankings. Dirrell, facing his toughest test since Carl Froch, impressed the crowd at Boston University’s Agganis Arena with his resolve to win despite a serious point deficit early on. ***
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.||48-0-0 (26)||USA|
|Welterweight||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||48-0-0 (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.