Updates, 21 October 2014: *** Nonito Donaire, the second-best Featherweight in the world, was finished off by an overhand right that dramatically substantiated the nickname of Nicholas Walters. “Axe Man” hails from Jamaica and his sixth-round stoppage of the Filipino Flash advanced him from #5 to #1 based on not only who he defeated, but on how he defeated him. Donaire, who entered the ring well-trained and ready even if he was outgunned by the larger man, slips to #3.

Edwin Rodriguez of Worcester, Massachusetts, is now campaigning at Light Heavyweight and so exits the Super Middleweight rankings. The Board selected Callum Smith over Andre Dirrell (albeit barely) for the #10 spot in the rankings. Smith, of Liverpool, is 24 and the youngest of the four boxing brothers now campaigning in three divisions. The Smith Brothers are, said trainer Joe Gallagher, “Britain’s number-one boxing family.” ***

The Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board:

DivisionNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)Nationality
HeavyweightWladimir Klitschko62-3-0 (52)UKR
Light HeavyweightAdonis Stevenson24-1-0 (21)HAI
Super MiddleweightAndre Ward27-0-0 (14)USA
MiddleweightMiguel Cotto39-4-0 (32)PR
Junior MiddleweightFloyd Mayweather, Jr.46-0-0 (26)USA
Junior WelterweightDanny Garcia28-0-0 (17)USA
Junior FeatherweightGuillermo Rigondeaux14-0-0 (9)CUB
FlyweightRoman Gonzalez40-0-0 (34)NIC
For detailed rankings please click here. 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 twenty-five respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around the world who are uncompromised by so-called sanctioning bodies and promoters.