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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




25 September 2023

Juggernaut Joe Joyce was knocked out in the 3rd round by fellow Heavyweight giant Zhilei Zhang. Zhang, a southpaw, noted that Joyce habitually moved to his left and exploited that knowledge with a dummy left that set up a whistling right hook that collided with Joyce’s chin and that was that. Zhang, the new danger man who has twice dominated the old danger man, moves from #4 to #3, over Anthony Joshua. Joyce tumbles all way to #10.  

The chairs and oversight will be taking a close look at current #5 contender Dillian Whyte and the PED issue this week. He may be exiting the rankings indefinitely. 

Jr. Welterweight Richardson Hitchens makes his debut into the Transnational Rankings with an excellent demonstration of the sweet science against Jose Zepeda who was #8 but is no more. He exits with the loss. Hitchens -one to watch- takes the number eight. 

Jr. Flyweight King Kenshiro Teraji turns 35-year-old contender Hekkie Budler back with a 9th round stoppage. Budler drops from #3 to #6.  

Speaking of division kings, three are in action on Saturday and two are fighting each other. Super Middleweight King Canelo Alvarez faces Jr. Middleweight King Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas -which should be a top news story but isn’t because boxing has lost its collective mind when it comes the championship structure. Light Heavyweight King Jai Opetaia faces unranked Jordan Thompson in London.


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 

Friday, September 29-
Miami, Florida, USA-
Super Middleweight- #10 Vladimir Shiskin vs. Ramon Ayala
Saturday, September 30-
Antalya, Turkey-
Heavyweight- #6 Otto Wallin vs. Murat Gassiev
Wembley, London, England-
Cruiserweight- CHAMPION Jai Opetaia vs. Jordan Thompson
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-
Super Middleweight- CHAMPION/#7 P4P Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. World Junior Middleweight CHAMPION/#10 P4P Jermell Charlo
Junior Middleweight- #4 Erickson Lubin vs. #7 Jesus Ramos
Junior Welterweight- #9 Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela vs. Yeis Gabriel Solano


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
WelterweightTerence Crawford40-0-0 (31)USA
Junior WelterweightTeofimo Lopez19-1-0 (13)USA
LightweightDevin Haney30-0-0 (15)USA
Junior BantamweightJuan Francisco Estrada44-3-0 (28)MEX
Junior FlyweightKenshiro Teraji21-1-0 (13)JPN

Teddy Atlas

In-studio Analyst , ESPN

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