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HEAVYWEIGHT

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionWladimir Klitschko64-3-0 (53)UKR***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Alexander Povetkin29-1-0 (21)RUS1
2Tyson Fury24-0-0 (18)ENG2
3Deontay Wilder34-0-0 (33)USA3
4Kubrat Pulev20-1-0 (11)BUL4
5Bermane Stiverne24-2-1 (21)CAN5
6Carlos Takam31-2-1 (24)CMR6
7Vyacheslav Glazkov20-0-1 (12)UKR7
8Bryant Jennings19-1-0 (10)USA8
9Steve Cunningham28-7-0 (13)USA9
10Ruslan Chagaev34-2-1 (21)GER10

CRUISERWEIGHT

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Yoan Pablo Hernandez29-1-0 (14)CUB 1
2Krzysztof Glowacki25-0-0 (16)POL2
3Denis Lebedev26-2-0 (19)RUS3
4Grigory Drozd40-1-0 (28)RUS4
5Marco Huck38-3-1 (26)GER5
6Victor Emilio Ramirez22-2-0 (17)ARG6
7Krzysztof Wlodarczyk49-3-1 (35)POL7
8Rakhim Chakhiev23-1-0 (18)RUS8
9Ola Afolabi21-4-4 (10)ENG9
10Dmitry Kudryashov18-0-0 (17)RUS10

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (175lbs)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionAdonis Stevenson26-1-0 (21)CAN***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Sergey Kovalev28-0-1 (25)RUS1
2Bernard Hopkins 55-7-2 (32)USA2
3Andrzej Fonfara27-3-0 (16)POL3
4Jean Pascal30-3-1 (17)CAN4
5Juergen Braehmer46-2-0 (34)GER5
6Artur Beterbiev9-0-0 (9)RUS6
7Yunieski Gonzalez16-1-0 (12)CUB7
8Eleider Alvarez17-0-0 (10)COL8
9Isaac Chilemba24-2-2 (10)RSA9
10Tommy Karpency25-4-1 (14)USA10

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (168lbs)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionAndre Ward28-0-0 (15)USA***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Arthur Abraham43-4-0 (29)GER1
2James DeGale21-1-0 (13)ENG2
3George Groves21-2-0 (16)ENG3
4Badou Jack19-1-1 (12)SWE4
5Robert Stieglitz47-5-1 (26)GER5
6Anthony Dirrell27-1-1 (22)USA6
7Fedor Chudinov13-0-0 (10)RUS7
8Sakio Bika32-7-3 (21)AUS8
9Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez32-0-0 (24)MEX9
10Andre Dirrell24-2-0 (16)USA10

MIDDLEWEIGHT (160LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionMiguel Cotto40-4-0 (33)PR***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Gennady Golovkin33-0-0 (30)KAZ1
2Peter Quillin31-0-1 (22)USA2
3Andy Lee34-2-1 (24)IRE3
4David Lemieux34-2-0 (31)CAN4
5Jermain Taylor33-4-1 (20)USA5
6Daniel Jacobs30-1-0 (27)USA6
7Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam31-2-0 (18)CMR7
8Daniel Geale31-4-0 (16)AUS8
9Billy Joe Saunders21-0-0 (11)ENG9
10Dominic Wade18-0-0 (12)USA10

JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (154LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionFloyd Mayweather, Jr.47-0-0 (26)USA***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Saul Alvarez45-1-1 (32)MEX1
2Erislandy Lara21-2-2 (12)CUB2
3Austin Trout29-2-0 (16)USA3
4Cornelius Bundrage34-5-0 (19)USA4
5Jermell Charlo26-0-0 (11)USA5
6Carlos Molina22-6-2 (6)MEX6
7Vanes Martirosyan35-2-1 (21)USA7
8Julian Williams20-0-1 (12)USA8
9Michel Soro26-1-1 (16)FRA9
10Willie Nelson24-2-1 (14)USA10

WELTERWEIGHT (147LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionFloyd Mayweather Jr.48-0-0 (26)USA***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Manny Pacquiao57-6-2 (38)PHI1
2Timothy Bradley32-1-1 (12)USA2
3Kell Brook35-0-0 (24)ENG3
4Amir Khan31-3-0 (19)ENG4
5Keith Thurman26-0-0 (22)USA5
6Shawn Porter26-1-1 (16)USA6
7Marcos Maidana35-5-0 (31)ARG7
8Diego Chaves23-2-1 (19)ARG8
9Sadam Ali22-0-0 (13)USA9
10Danny Garcia31-0-0 (18)USA10

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (140LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Lucas Matthysse37-3-0 (34)ARG1
2Lamont Peterson33-3-1 (17)USA2
3Jose Benavidez23-0-0 (16)USA3
4Mauricio Herrera22-5-0 (7)USA4
5Terence Crawford26-0-0 (18)USA5
6Ruslan Provodnikov24-4-0 (17)RUS6
7Jessie Vargas26-1-0 (9)USA7
8Viktor Postol27-0-0 (11)UKR8
9Adrien Broner30-2-0 (22)USA9
10Humberto Soto65-8-2 (35)MEX10

LIGHTWEIGHT (135LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
CHAMPIONOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Richar Abril19-3-1 (8)CUB1
2Mickey Bey21-1-1 (10)USA2
3Miguel Vazquez35-4-0 (13)MEX3
4Dejan Zlaticanin21-0-0 (14)MNE4
5Raymundo Beltran29-7-1 (17)MEX5
6Jorge Linares39-3-0 (26)VEN6
7Sharif Bogere27-1-0 (19)UGA7
8Yuriorkis Gamboa24-1-0 (17)CUB8
9Kevin Mitchell39-3-0 (29)ENG9
10Emiliano Marsili32-0-1 (14)ITA10

JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (130LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Takashi Uchiyama23-0-1 (19)JPN1
2Takashi Miura 29-2-2 (22)JPN2
3Javier Fortuna28-0-1 (20)DR3
4Roman Martinez29-2-2 (17)PR4
5Orlando Salido42-13-2 (29)MEX5
6Francisco Vargas22-0-1 (16)MEX6
7Jose Pedraza20-0-0 (12)PR7
8Bryan Vasquez34-2-0 (18)CRC8
9Eden Sonsona34-6-2 (12)PHI9
10Romain Jacob23-0-0 (7)FRA10

FEATHERWEIGHT (126LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Nicholas Walters26-0-0 (21)JAM1
2Simpiwe Vetyeka27-3-0 (16)RSA2
3Vasyl Lomachenko4-1-0 (2)UKR3
4Lee Selby21-1-0 (8)WLS4
5Gary Russell Jr.26-1-0 (15)USA6
6Leo Santa Cruz31-0-1 (17)USA--
7Abner Mares29-2-1 (15)MEX5
8Evgeny Gradovich 19-1-1 (9)RUS7
9Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar27-1-0 (20)ARG8
10Robinson Castellanos21-10-0 (13)MEX9

JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (122LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionGuillermo Rigondeaux15-0-0 (10)CUB***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Carl Frampton21-0-0 (14)NIR1
2Scott Quigg31-0-2 (23)ENG2
3Nonito Donaire35-3-0 (23)PHI4
4Shingo Wake19-4-2 (11)JPN5
5Albert Pagara24-0-0 (17)PHI6
6Julio Ceja30-1-0 (27)MEX--
7Kiko Martinez32-6-0 (24)ESP7
8Chris Avalos26-3-0 (19)USA8
9Genesis Servania26-0-0 (11)PHI9
10Rey Vargas24-0-0 (20)MEX10

BANTAMWEIGHT (118LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Shinsuke Yamanaka23-0-2 (17)JPN1
2Juan Carlos Payano17-0-0 (8)DR2
3Anselmo Moreno35-3-1 (12)PAN3
4Jamie McDonnell26-2-1 (12)ENG4
5Tomoki Kameda31-1-0 (19)JPN5
6Zhanat Zhakiyanov25-1-0 (18)KAZ7
7Randy Caballero22-0-0 (13)USA8
8Rau'shee Warren13-1-0 (4)USA9
9Tepparith Kokietgym30-3-0 (19)THA10
10Pungluang Sor Singyu51-3-0 (35)THA--

JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (115LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Naoya Inoue8-0-0 (7)JPN1
2Zolani Tete20-3-0 (17)RSA2
3Carlos Cuadras33-0-1 (26)MEX3
4Omar Narvaez43-2-2 (23)ARG4
5Srisaket Sor Rungvisai35-4-1 (32)THA5
6McJoe Arroyo17-0-0 (8)PR6
7Arthur Villanueva27-1-0 (14)PHI7
8Kohei Kono30-8-1 (13)JPN8
9David Sanchez28-2-2 (22)MEX9
10Norberto Jimenez22-8-4 (11)DR10

FLYWEIGHT (112LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionRoman Gonzalez43-0-0 (37)NIC***

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Juan Francisco Estrada32-2-0 (23)MEX1
2Amnat Ruenroeng16-0-0 (5)THA2
3Moruti Mthalane31-2-0 (20)RSA3
4Brian Viloria36-4-0 (22)USA4
5Kazuto Ioka17-1-0 (10)JPN5
6Juan Carlos Reveco35-2-0 (19)ARG6
7Edgar Sosa51-9-0 (30)MEX7
8Giovani Segura32-4-1 (28)MEX8
9McWilliams Arroyo16-2-0 (14)PR9
10Johnriel Casimero21-3-0 (13)PHI10

JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (108LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Donnie Nietes36-1-4 (21)PHI1
2Pedro Guevara26-1-1 (17)MEX2
3Javier Mendoza24-2-1 (19)MEX3
4Ryoichi Taguchi22-2-1 (9)JPN4
5Rey Loreto20-13-0 (12)PHI5
6Jonathan Taconing21-2-1 (18)PHI6
7Paipharob Kokietgym30-0-0 (23)THA7
8Francisco Rodriguez Jr.17-3-1 (11)MEX8
9Alberto Rossel33-9-0 (13)PER9
10Milan Melindo32-2-0 (12)PHI10

STRAWWEIGHT (105LBS)

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
ChampionOPEN---

RankNameRecord - W-L-D (KO)NationalityLast Week
1Hekkie Budler28-1-0 (9)RSA1
2Wanheng Menayothin 37-0-0 (12)THA2
3Katsunari Takayama29-7-0 (11)JPN3
4Knockout CP Freshmart11-0-0 (6)THA4
5Carlos Buitrago 28-1-1 (16)NIC5
6Kosei Tanaka5-0-0 (2)JPN6
7Xiong Zhao Zhong 25-6-1 (14)CHN7
8Byron Rojas16-2-3 (8)NIC8
9Denver Cuello36-5-6 (24)PHI9
10Simphiwe Khonco15-4-0 (3)RSA10

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  5. I wish TBRB wouldn’t religiously tag onto the notion of lineage… the whole concept is flawed in my opinion, and really isn’t dynamic enough to reflect the best fighter of the division. As it stands, contenders are ranked based on their resume, recent wins and performances, etc. This is in stark contrast to an established ‘champion’, who can keep his title as long as he doesn’t lose, retire or move division, allowing for a split between the ‘champion’ and the best fighter in the division. I think it’s a little unfair. I do recognise though, the entire concept of championship is flawed inherently – theres no way possible for a championship to reflect the best fighter (or fighters if opinions do differ) 100% of the time, especially if the traditions of boxing are upheld (i.e the championship being decided in the ring).

    It did make me think though, why TBRB (Transnational Boxing RANKINGS Board) is also fixed on this idea. In essence, whilst the rankings of contenders is very respectable, the ‘champions’ offer a lot of debate, a very similar situation to the RING. I’td be great for TBRB to offer something completely different, in that ALL titles are ignored, and use only TBRB’s well respected method of rankings for the top 10 in a division. The TBRB isn’t a championship, and doesn’t have to follow the same flawed methods.

    For example, using your Light Heavyweight rankings, TBRB could offer a list such as this:

    1 Sergey Kovalev
    2 Adonis Stevenson
    3 Bernard Hopkins
    4 Andrzej Fonfara
    5 Jean Pascal
    6 Juergen Braehmer
    7 Artur Beterbiev
    8 Yunieski Gonzalez
    9 Eleider Alvarez
    10 Isaac Chilemba

    With Kovalev having the best run and wins within the division, it presents the fact that Stevenson’s lineage doesn’t represent nearly as much, it really has no value more than his current WBC title. The list offers a pretty clear indication of who is the premier fighter of the division, in accordance with TBRB’s respected methods of ranking. Championships are great for marketability and own personal legacy, but being recognised by the no.1 fighter in your division by TBRB would also be an honour, if not more so in the eyes of hardcore fans. This method also gives fighters the opportunity to escape the loophole to which some fighters belong, Uchiyama for example, who isn’t the lineal champion of his division, who is clearly the no.1 fighter there, yet with lesser recognition. He has already beaten the no.2.

    But I only offer this as something to consider. I respect TBRB’s rankings withstanding, but it seems a massive shame that with all rankings – whether its ABC rankings, the RING or TBRB, they all fail too often in showing the best fighter, but instead their perspective on a championship.

    Liam

    • Now that’s an interesting post, Liam. You clearly differentiate between the concept of “champion” and “the premiere/best fighter” in the division and that’s refreshing to see. Those concepts are very frequently confused by not only fans but commentators as well. However, for us to simply rank fighters with no acknowledgement of the divisional champions would neither suit our purposes nor would it be original. This was done by The Ring some years ago and I’ll be honest, it drove me and probably several other boxing historians crazy. It isn’t very difficult to discern who the true divisional champions are. We are very confident that we have identified the right ones and would stand by our formula. To become the true divisional champion, you must beat the true divisional champion. (All belts are incidental –mere decorations that don’t figure in.) If the divisional throne is open, then #1 must fight #2 to determine the rightful successor. The open thrones are there, but we insist that open thrones are better than appointing faux champions. Where’s the debate there?

      The list you offer is interesting, but why not just look at the #1 light-heavyweight contender and see the premiere fighter in the division? We do –and it’s made pretty clear in the P4P List. Stevenson is the true champion every bit as much as Floyd Patterson was even while Liston was cutting down contender after contender in the early 60s and getting ignored for it. Let’s hope that Stevenson has the character to fulfill his responsibilities and face Kovalev as Patterson finally did Liston.

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  10. I think Miguel Cotto presents an interesting conundrum to the championship policy here. He is considered the “true” middleweight championship, despite the fact that he has never fought at 160 lbs. and probably will never fight at 160 lbs.

    He “won” the “middleweight” championship by beating Martinez at a catch weight of 159. He “defended” that title against Geale at a catch weight of 157. It is almost certain that his next “defense” of the middleweight title against Canelo will be at a catch weight of 155. Further, Cotto has openly admitted that he is not a middleweight and that he will only defend his 160 lb title at catch weights below 160 lbs.

    Is it still really a middleweight championship when it was not won from a middleweight and is never defended against middleweights? It it still really a middleweight championship when it is being contested at a pound over junior middleweight? I guess the fight can’t be for the junior middleweight championship–that one is held by a guy who also won it at a catch weight and who hasn’t had a fight at 154 since 2012.

    Unfortunately, I think this is one of the weaknesses of a pure lineal championship policy–while there is a lot to be said for a champion only losing his title in the ring or through retirement, there is also something to be said for expecting champions to defend their titles against quality opponents at their championship weight in order to continue to be recognized as a champion.

    • Good post, Brian. You’ll excuse my long route with many side-roads to something like an answer. Cotto is indeed a conundrum, but less so when you consider the obvious. Any fighter over 154 and 160 lbs or less is a middleweight. Cotto is and his predecessor was a middleweight -they are smaller middleweights to be sure, but the division has always invited smaller middleweights/welterweights in for a challenge. Mickey Walker was also a smaller middleweight (with very similar dimensions to Cotto); when he took the throne from Tiger Flowers in a controversial decision, he was 154 1/2. Carmen Basilio was under that when he won and defended the crown against Robinson. As to catchweights -they are reality in the sport and have been since before Gans-Nelson in 1906. Henry Armstrong took Barney Ross’s welterweight crown in a catchweight fight. Whitaker-Chavez was a catchweight fight. Leonard-Hearns II was fought at a catchweight and the rubber match fell through partly because Hearns wouldn’t agree to it again. Hopkins- De La Hoya was a catchweight fight. What Cotto is doing is Roach-style tactical warfare. I don’t like it and it does diminish his standing as the middleweight king, but it cannot diminish his status as the middleweight king. If he keeps it up, he’ll become what we used to call a paper champion but to deny what he most assuredly is only lends to the confusion. Too many commentators and so-called boxing insiders confuse the premiere fighter in the division with the champion of the division -there’s a difference. Archie Moore was the uncrowned champion at Light Heavyweight until he finally got the shot. But he wasn’t about to accept a faux belt and pretend that he was what he wasn’t -even given the shameless shenanigans of Joey Maxim and his predecessors. To wit, Golovkin is the premiere fighter in the division. He’s the uncrowned champion if you will; but too pretend he is what he isn’t (yet) constitutes magical thinking. In the end, though, we agree –Cotto must fight Golovkin or at least a top-ranked middleweight sans the catch, and soon, or he will hurt the sport and damage his hard-earned reputation.

  11. How come rankings systems don’t penalize fighters for missing weight? Shouldn’t Walters get bumped a few spots and be forced to make weight and re-establish himself as a top featherweight?

    • That would put as on a slippery slope, Ace. Our mandate is to offer a merit-based system that improves on the best efforts of the past and offer fans clean rankings without any kind of profit motive. Disciplining fighters is not part of that mandate, though time may require us to consider stronger stances (especially when it comes to serious offenses). We are treading carefully and doing our best to avoid the all-too common pitfalls of more reckless rankings systems out there.

  12. “Contenders active in two or more divisions may be removed from a division’s rankings – after two consecutive bouts in another division; or – after eighteen months of inactivity in a division with no scheduled bout on the horizon.”

    Mayweather has had 3 consecutive bouts at welterweight and been 18½ months inactive at 154 with no scheduled bout on the horizon. At what point will he be stripped? 2 years? 3 years?

    • Apologies for missing this and thank you to Killian Down for calling attention to it.

      Note that the charter specifies “contender.” The case of champions is different. In sum, we have a severe allergy to the idea of “stripping” champions. That is the abode of the WBS organizations and their practices are dizzyingly-bad to begin with. Besides all that, who are we (hell, who is anyone who didn’t take punches) to take the divisional crown from the legitimate, true champion? You can understand our reluctance, I’m sure. However, the cases of Ward and Garcia and eventually, Mayweather, force us to reexamine our presently very spare policy. There is disagreement about how to best proceed among the chairs and I and among the membership at large. I can promise though, that you won’t see the word “strip” appearing in the charter. We’ll use different terminology such as “a divisional throne is considered abandoned when” or perhaps, in extreme cases, “forced abdication.”

      Also, please note that Mayweather-Maidana II was considered a welterweight & Jr. middleweight title defense, and that was last September. Now, some may question that because both fighters weighed-in under the welterweight limit, but there is plenty of precedent for it historically. In the case of double-champions, the contract states whether one or both titles are at stake, and we follow that.

      • Then why is Canelo still ranked at 154 and not middleweight? He hasn’t fought as a superwelter in 22 months, has had three straight middleweight fights, and is supposedly all but guaranteed to fight Cotto for his (and the true lineal) middleweight title next?

        • Jason,

          Thank you for the question. Canelo’s last three bouts were “over-the-weight” bouts against Jr. middleweights. It’s worth remembering that fighters and champions have routinely fought these kinds of bouts where they don’t have to kill themselves to make weight and can stay busy between title shots or championship defenses. Those aren’t necessarily division changes, in other words. That being said, if Canelo defeats Cotto at the middleweight limit or under, then he becomes the true divisional champion. That, however, doesn’t preclude his campaigning in two divisions.

          If Canelo announces his intention to leave Jr. middle and campaign at middle before the bout, then we will remove him from the Jr. middleweight rankings after the bout unless he loses and then announces that he’s going right back to Jr. middle. Also, if he makes no such announcement before the bout, but has a second bout at middle (especially if it is against a middle) then we will remove him from his current ranking.

          I hope I’ve answered your question!

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