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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




27 March 2023

Christian Mbilli and Carlos Gongora gave us a candidate for “Fight of the Year” with their back-and-forth slugfest in Montreal. Rocked twice by uppercuts, Mbilli’s work rate and aggression earned him a well-deserved decision over 10 rounds. In so doing, the #7 contender defeated the #5 contender and advances to #2, over Caleb Plant, who was defeated handily by David Benavides. Benavidez puts an exclamation point on his #1 ranking and on his claim as Super Middleweight King Canelo’s most deserving challenger for the crown.

Plant, now 1-2 in his last three bouts, very nearly dropped below David Morrell, but was voted to remain at #3. He is fighting serious guys, after all. Morrell, most members argued, needs to take note of that and face a contender before he can advance further up the ladder. Gongora drops to #7.

Jr. Welterweight Zhankosh Turarov looked formidable against a vulnerable opponent and is proposed to debut in the rankings at #10. The proposal passes despite a few protests and Sandor Martin is bumped out.  

On Saturday, 4 contenders from 4 of the traditional 8 “glamour” divisions are in action in Japan, England, and the USA. See UPCOMING BOUTS for a view of who.


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. 

Thursday, March 23-

Super Middleweight- #5 Carlos Gongora vs. #7 Christian Mbilli- Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Saturday, March 25-

Bantamweight– #6 at 115 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Mike Tawatchai- Bangkok, Thailand
Cruiserweight– #1 Lawrence Okolie vs. David Light- Manchester, Lancashire, England
Super Middleweight– #1 David Benavidez vs. #2 Caleb Plant, Las Vegas, Nevavda, USA
Welterweight– #7 Cody Crowley vs. Abel Ramos, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Junior Middleweight- #7 Jesus Ramos vs. Joey Spencer. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Junior Featherweight- #9 Kevin Gonzalez vs. Jose Sanmartin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Super Lightweight– #2 Jose Ramirez vs. Richard Commey- Fresno, California, USA
Super Lightweight– #6 Jose Zepeda vs. Neeraj Goyat- Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Saturday, April 1-
Heavyweight– #4 Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin- Greenwich, London, England
Middleweight– #8 Felix Cash vs. Matteo Signani- Greenwich, London, England
Featherweight– #9 Isaac Dogboe vs. Robeisy Ramirez- Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Bantamweight– #8 Ryosuke Nishida vs. Songsaeng Phoyaem- Osaka, Osaka, Japan


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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