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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




22 July 2024

Junto Nakatani, 26, is now the #1 contender under an open championship at Bantamweight. He advances from #2 over Ryosuke Nishida who beat then #1-ranked Emmanuel Rodriguez just last May. Several members balked at the advance -including this one- but in bouncing the #7 contender Vincent Astrolabib out of the ring and out of contention in one round, Junto presents his second knockout of a contender this year. In February, he stopped #2-ranked Alexandro Santiago in six rounds. Cuban member Lázaro Malvarez Cárdenas called Nakatani “demoledor” -a destroyer. He’s right. He should face Nishida as soon as possible and give the sport a legitimate  Bantamweight King, but after that, Naoya Inoue. We ought to see a serious fight poster in 2025: The Monster vs. The Destroyer. Who remembers Saturday afternoon’s “Creature Double Feature” in the 1970s and 80s?

Antonio Vargas slides into #10.

Nakatani’s second bout at bantamweight and his clearly-stated intentions is enough to see him exits his Jr. Bantamweight #4 ranking. His countryman Suzumi Takayama steps into #10.

American Anthony Olascuaga knocks out Riku Kanu in three rounds to enter the Flyweight rankings at #10, bumping out Galal Yafai.


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, July 26-
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA-
Heavyweight- Otto Wallin vs. Onoriode Ehwarieme
Saturday, July 27-
Moscow, Russia-
Light Heavyweight- Igor Mikhalkin vs. Ilya Ochkin
Greenwich, London, England-
Heavyweight- #10 Joe Joyce vs. Derek Chisora
Sunday, July 28-
Otsu, Shiga, Japan-
Strawweight- #3 Ginjiro Shigeoka vs. #6 Pedro Taduran
Wednesday, July 31-
Rangsit, Thailand-
Junior Flyweight Bout- #2 at 105 Panya Pradabsri (Petchmanee CP Freshmart) vs. TBA
Santa Monica, California, USA-
Welterweight- #10 Shakhram Giyasov vs. Miguel Parra


HeavyweightOleksandr Usyk22-0-0 (14)UKR
CruiserweightJai Opetaia25-0-0 (19)AUS
Light HeavyweightArtur Beterbiev20-0-0 (20)CAN
Super MiddleweightSaul Alvarez61-2-2 (39)MEX
Junior MiddleweightJermell Charlo35-2-1 (19)USA
WelterweightTerence Crawford40-0-0 (31)USA
Junior WelterweightTeofimo Lopez20-1-0 (13)USA
Junior FeatherweightNaoya Inoue27-0-0 (24)JPN
Junior BantamweightJesse Rodriguez20-0-0 (13)USA
Junior FlyweightKenshiro Teraji23-1-0 (14)JPN

Teddy Atlas

In-studio Analyst , ESPN

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