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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 fifty respected boxing journalists and record keepers from around the world who are uncompromised by so-called sanctioning bodies and promoters. 





Pound for Pound




23 January 2023

Cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe takes advantage of one of the weaker top tens by stopping faded former contender Krysztof Glowacki in 4 rounds to move up from #7 to #4. This is the kind of win that would be ignored in the red-hot lightweight division.

Lerrone Richards exits the Super Middleweight rankings after inactivity, albeit a little belatedly due to an injury. Vladimir Shishkin was recently bumped out but now returns to #10.

Liam Smith is now a two-division contender. Ranked at #9 at jr. middleweight, he is now ranked #4 at Middleweight after a surprising -and impressive-stoppage win over former #4 contender Chris Eubank Jr.  Smith said he is open to fighting in his former division as well and we allow for fighters to earn rankings in more than one division at once. Eubank exits with the devastating loss, though several members thought he should hang on at #8 or #10. 

Isaac Dogboe returns, once again, to the Featherweight rankings as the inactive Gary Russell Jr. exits from his #5 spot. Russell, though undeniably talented, is one of those part-time fighters. We’ve been lucky to see him fight once a year since 2014. Tweet this: Since 2014, Dogboe has fought 22 times. Russell? He’s fought a lousy 7 times.  


Every member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board is a volunteer. We are on the following continents:

  1. Asia
  2. Australia
  3. Europe
  4. North America
  5. South America

We represent 21 countries, including:  Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United States, Vietnam, and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

Friday, February 3-

Junior Lightweight- #2 at 126 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson- Glendale, Arizona, USA
Junior Welterweight- #3 Arnold Barboza, Jr. vs. Jose Pedraza- Glendale, Arizona, USA
Saturday, February 11-
Junior Lightweight- #3 at 126 Rey Vargas vs. #5 O’Shaquie Foster- San Antonio, Texas, USA
Saturday, February 18-
Featherweight- #1 Mauricio Lara vs. #5 Leigh Wood- Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Junior Featherweight- #3 Azat Hovnannisyan vs. #7 Luis Nery- Pomona, California, USA
Flyweight- #5 Ricardo Sandoval vs. Jerson Ortiz- Pomona, California, USA


HeavyweightOleksandr Usyk19-0-0 (13)UKR
CruiserweightJai Opetaia22-0-0 (17)AUS
Light HeavyweightArtur Beterbiev17-0-0 (17)CAN
Super MiddleweightSaul Alvarez57-2-2 (39)MEX
Junior MiddleweightJermell Charlo35-1-1 (19)USA
Junior WelterweightJosh Taylor19-0-0 (13)SCT
LightweightDevin Haney29-0-0 (15)USA
Junior BantamweightJuan Francisco Estrada44-3-0 (28)MEX
Junior FlyweightKenshiro Teraji20-1-0 (12)JPN

Teddy Atlas

In-studio Analyst , ESPN

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