Type Volunteer organization
Purpose Boxing Rankings
|Motto The first bell of a new era|
Volunteers 50+ professional journalists and boxing historians
Founders Tim Starks, Springs Toledo, Cliff Rold
Similar World Boxing Organization, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Indian Professional Boxing A
Interview tim starks of the queensberry rules transnational boxing rankings board
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.
- Interview tim starks of the queensberry rules transnational boxing rankings board
- Top 10 pound for pound boxers rankings
- TBRB championships
- TBRB Voting Panel members
- Pound for pound
Top 10 pound for pound boxers rankings
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.
The group also maintains a pound for pound list, which is currently topped by Andre Ward and official "monthly rankings" for record keepers and boxing historians.
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 members
There are currently 53 members representing 19 countries and a commonwealth on five continents: the United States, England, Italy, the Philippines, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, and Russia.
As of March 21, 2017.