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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




11 May 2021

The end of Saturday night’s bout at Super Middleweight between #1-ranked Canelo Alvarez and #6-ranked Billy Joe Saunders was both sudden and startling. Was Saunders’ left-handed, mobile style beginning to take over or was Canelo simply biding his time to conclude matters whenever he felt like it? The right uppercut that caught Saunders as he was ducking was a fight-finisher. He told his corner he was blind on that side and no fighter this side of Harry Greb should be expected to fight on with that kind of injury. Saunders suffered a quadripod fracture to his orbital bone, and it could mean the end of his career.

Saunders was initially proposed to drop to #9, but the membership saluted his performance and his activity and settled on #8. We don’t expect to see him back in the ring for at least another year or more, however.

Canelo confirms himself as the #1 P4P fighter in the world and #1 in the division. We urge him to face #2-ranked Caleb Plant. The winner of that becomes the rightful, actual, and singular king of the division.       

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Cruiserweight: #7 Michal Cieslak vs. Yuri Kashinky [Warsaw, Poland]



Jr. Featherweight: #5 Brandon Figueroa vs. #7 Luis Nery [Carson, Calif.]

Jr. Featherweight: #2 Danny Roman vs. Ricardo Espinoza [Carson, Calif.]


HeavyweightTyson Fury30-0-1 (21)ENG
CruiserweightMairis Briedis27-1-0 (19)LVA
Light HeavyweightArtur Beterbiev15-0-0 (15)RUS
LightweightTeofimo Lopez16-0-0 (12)USA
Junior FeatherweightGuillermo Rigondeaux 20-1-0 (13)CUB
Junior BantamweightJuan Francisco Estrada41-3-0 (28)MEX

Teddy Atlas

In-studio Analyst , ESPN

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