The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) is an all-volunteer initiative formed in October 2012 with the intention of providing professional boxing with authoritative top-ten rankings, identifying the singular world champion of every division by unbiased reasoning and common sense, and to insist on the sport's reform. Board members are independent professional journalists, boxing historians and record keepers from around the world who are uninfluenced by the traditional sanctioning bodies and promoters.
The TBRB only awards vacant championships when the two top-ranked fighters in any division meet, and currently recognizes legitimate world champions or "true champions" in each weight class. It also presents the "successions" of these championship "thrones." Three of its recognized champions were identified by The Ring magazine before the TBRB was founded. Thus, the TBRB was formed in order to continue where The Ring "left off" in the aftermath of the latter's purchase by Golden Boy Promotions in 2007, and the following dismissal of the editorial board headed by Nigel Collins. After the new editors announced a controversial new championship policy in May 2012, three prominent members of the Ring Advisory Panel resigned. These three members (Springs Toledo, Cliff Rold and Tim Starks) became the founding members of the TBRB, which was formed over the summer of 2012 with the assistance of Stewart Howe of England.
ESPN boxing analyst and commentator Teddy Atlas praised the TBRB's efforts on-air in March 2013 and again during the season finale in August 2013. Several sites have adopted their rankings, including Boxing.com, The Queensberry Rules, The Sweet Science, East Side Boxing, Esquina Boxeo and Stiff Jab.
TBRB Voting Panel membersEdit
There are currently 50 members representing 18 countries and a commonwealth on five continents: the United States, England, Italy, the Philippines, Ireland, Chile, Costa Rica, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, and Russia.
|5||22x20px Stewart Howe||Tech|
|6||22x20px Rey Tecson||Record keeper|
|7||Mauricio Salvador||Record keeper|
|8||Ken Pollitt||Record keeper|
|9||Carlos Aguirre||Board member|
|10||Ramon Aranda||Board member|
|11||22x20px Gonzalo Baeza||Board member|
|12||22x20px Kevin Byrne||Board member|
|13||Benjamin Smith||Board member|
|14||Brian Campbell||Board member|
|15||Michael Carbert||Board member|
|16||22x20px Lázaro Cárdenas||Board member|
|17||Lou Catalano||Board member|
|18||22x20px Abac Cordero||Board member|
|19||Jose Corpas||Board member|
|20||Jeandra LeBeauf||Board member|
|21||22x20px Oliver Fennell||Board member|
|22||22x20px Billy Ferguson||Board member|
|23||22x20px Jeremy Foley||Board member|
|24||Andrew Fruman||Board member|
|25||22x20px Paul Gibson||Board member|
|26||Jason Karp||Board member|
|27||Jake Donovan||Board member|
|28||22x20px Alex McClintock||Board member|
|29||22x20px Matt McGrain||Board member|
|30||22x20px Yuriko Miyata||Board member|
|31||Diego Morilla||Board member|
|32||Gabriel Muhr||Board member|
|33||Gautham Nagesh||Board member|
|34||Arvin Nundloll||Board member|
|35||22x20px James Oddy||Board member|
|36||22x20px Takahiro Onaga||Board member|
|37||22x20px Alister Scott Ottesen||Board member|
|38||22x20px Harry Otty||Board member|
|39||Matthew Paras||Board member|
|40||22x20px Per-Ake Persson||Board member|
|41||Alex Pierpaoli||Board member|
|42||Adam Abramowitz||Board member|
|43||Eric Raskin||Board member|
|44||Victor Salazar||Board member|
|45||Don Steinberg||Board member|
|46||Brandon Stubbs||Board member|
|47||Alexey Sukachev||Board member|
|48||22x20px Luis Torres||Board member|
|49||22x20px Paul Upham||Board member|
|50||Steve Zemach||Board member|
|Light heavyweight||Template:Flagathlete||25–1–0 (21)|
|Junior welterweight||Template:Flagathlete||29–0–0 (20)|
|Junior featherweight||Template:Flagathlete||16–0–0 (10)|
As of November 29, 2016.
|2||Template:Flagathlete||31-0-0 (15)||Light heavyweight|
|3||Template:Flagathlete||29–0–1 (26)||Light heavyweight|
|5||Template:Flagathlete||27–0–0 (19)||Junior welterweight|
|7||Template:Flagathlete||7–1–0 (5)||Super Featherweight|
|10||Template:Flagathlete||48–1–1 (34)||Jr. middleweight|
- ↑ "MEMBERS Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. http://www.tbrb.org/members/. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Top Rank: Getting To Know The Transnational Boxing Ranking Board". theclassical.org. http://theclassical.org/articles/top-rank-getting-to-know-the-transnational-boxing-ranking-board. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- ↑ "Successions | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. http://www.tbrb.org/successions/. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ Tim Starks (September 9, 2011). "The Ring Magazine Shakes Up Its Leadership, Threatens Its Credibility". The Queensberry Rules. http://thecomeback.com/queensberryrules/2011-articles/the-ring-magazine-shakes-up-its-leadership-threatens-its-credibility.html. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- ↑ Springs Toledo. "Occupy the Ring". The Sweet Science. http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/14560-occupy-the-ring.
- ↑ Tim Starks. "The Horrible New Ring Magazine Championship Policy". Queensberry Rules. http://thecomeback.com/queensberryrules/2012-articles/the-horrible-new-ring-magazine-championship-policy.html.
- ↑ Cliff Rold. "“The Ring” Changes The Rules, Further Clouds Title Scene". Boxing Scene. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:yDp6CprbM_sJ:www.boxingscene.com/-ring-changes-rules-further-clouds-title-scene--52718+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph.
- ↑ Gibson, Paul (2 February 2015). "Boxing loses credibility with every new champion. Can the sport be saved?". The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/the-balls-of-wrath/2015/feb/02/transnational-boxing-rankings-board-sport-titles.
- ↑ "P4P | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. http://www.tbrb.org/p4p/. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ "ARCHIVES | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. http://www.tbrb.org/archives/. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ "Stiff Jab — ESPN Highlights Transnational Boxing Rankings...". stiffjab.com. http://www.stiffjab.com/post/46981204175/espn-highlights-transnational-boxing-rankings-board.
- ↑ "YouTube - 2013-08-23 ESPN Friday Night Fights". youtube.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_rnoPjBCAM. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ "SUPPORT US | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. http://www.tbrb.org/support-us/. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ "Happy B-Day, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". thesweetscience.com. http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/17380-happy-b-day-transnational-boxing-rankings-board. Retrieved 2014-04-03.