Danny Garcia Moves Up The TBRB Rankings

Danny Garcia – This past weekend’s Staples Center card brought to us by the Premier Boxing Champions and FOX Television saw two high level welterweight bouts that had an impact on the Transnational Boxing RankingsBoard’s rankings in that weight class.

One review of the latest rankings reveal a deep division with a lot of talent.  The top spot reserved for the lineal champion sits empty, however that spot will be filled when #1 Manny Pacquiao and #2 Timothy Bradley meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 9th.  Bradley and Pacquiao are two veterans who have been at the top of the game for a long time.  The rest of the most recent top ten list consists mainly of fighters who are still looking to get to the top and remain hungry.

The current Transnational Boxing Ranking Board Welterweight Rankings as of Jan. 26th appear below:

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Champ OPEN – – ***
1 – Manny Pacquiao 57-6-2 (38KO) PHI 1
2 – Timothy Bradley 33-1-1 (13KO) USA 2
3 – Kell Brook 35-0-0 (24KO) ENG 3
4 – Amir Khan 31-3-0 (19KO) ENG 4
5 – Keith Thurman 26-0-0 (22KO) USA 5
6 – Shawn Porter 26-1-1 (16KO) USA 6
7 – Danny Garcia 32-0-0 (18KO) USA 8
8 – Sadam Ali 22-0-0 (13KO) USA 7
9 – Sammy Vasquez 21-0-0 (15KO) USA n/a
10 – Errol Spence Jr 19-0-0 (16KO) USA n/a

 

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Last week, the TBRB had Garcia ranked #8 and Sadam Ali was ranked #7, so Garcia’s win over Robert Guerrero earned him one spot in the rankings as he effectively switched places with Ali.

It is in the last two spots that the greatest change occured. Guerrero was ranked #9 and the #10 ranked fighter was Aaron Martinez, who faced Sammy Vasquez in the co-featured fight at the Staples Center.  Vasquez soundly defeated Martinez, who had to retire due to an elbow injury after the sixth round.

The losses have sent Guerrero and Martinez tumbling from the top ten rankings in the division.  Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez parlayed his decisive win over Martinez to debut at #9, and the #10 spot is now owned by undefeated former Olympian Errol Spence Jr.

Aside from the Pacquiao-Bradley showdown scheduled for April, the welterweight rankings will also be impacted by the March 12th clash between #5 Keith Thurman and #6 Shawn Porter at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.  Also, on March 26th, #3 ranked Kell Brook will defend his IBF world title against unranked Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield Arena in England.

Check out the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board’s Website, for pound for pound ratings and weekly, updated rankings in every weight class.

 

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-Kid Blast :

The current Transnational Boxing Board Welterweight Rankings are one of many reasons why I no longer think they are any good.


-dino da vinci :

@Kid. Please explain your disappointment.


-Kid Blast :

How Amir Khan can be ranked over an undefeated guy who knocked him out is baffling? In fact, how Danny Garcia can be ranked Number 7 is totally out of sync with reality and reflects an International bias. See:
->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg8eZ3xlX3g While Khan does nothing but use his motor mouth to self-promote, Garcia (32-0) keeps winning and winning and winning. Replacing Robert Guerrero with Sammy "The Who Can Mexican" Vasquez at Number 9 is questionable but ranking Sammy and Sadam Ali over undefeated former Olympian Earl Spence is also baffling. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao has not won since November 2014, and has not scored a stoppage since November 2009. Jesse Vargas *26-1) almost KOd Timothy Bradley in the last seconds of the final round in their June 27, 2015 tiff yet he is not ranked. Many say referee Pat Russell blew that one by stopping the fight prematurely because he misheard the ten second warning as the final bell in round 12, with Bradley on Queer Street after a monster right hand from Vargas. I'm probably being a bit over cortical here but whenever I see Khan's name, I tend to go off a tad.


-dino da vinci :

I must admit the Kid makes some tremendous points...


-amayseng :

How Amir Khan can be ranked over an undefeated guy who knocked him out is baffling? In fact, how Danny Garcia can be ranked Number 7 is totally out of sync with reality and reflects an International bias. See:
->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg8eZ3xlX3g While Khan does nothing but use his motor mouth to self-promote, Garcia (32-0) keeps winning and winning and winning. Replacing Robert Guerrero with Sammy "The Who Can Mexican" Vasquez at Number 9 is questionable but ranking Sammy and Sadam Ali over undefeated former Olympian Earl Spence is also baffling. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao has not won since November 2014, and has not scored a stoppage since November 2009. Jesse Vargas *26-1) almost KOd Timothy Bradley in the last seconds of the final round in their June 27, 2015 tiff yet he is not ranked. Many say referee Pat Russell blew that one by stopping the fight prematurely because he misheard the ten second warning as the final bell in round 12, with Bradley on Queer Street after a monster right hand from Vargas. I'm probably being a bit over cortical here but whenever I see Khan's name, I tend to go off a tad.
While on queer street Tim coherently blocked like 3-4 different shots from Vargas. Though I do comprehend you never know with ten more seconds, Tim was clearly sharp again to block those shots. Khan should not be anywhere near that list I agree. Garcia got beat by Hererra and Peterson spanked him as well. He nearly drew with RG this past weekend, despite what blind judges or corrupt judges write down Garcia has TWO losses no doubt. If I were Floyd I would come back and box Garcia's ears off , pick up another belt and 20 million because that is easy money for Mayweather Jr if I have ever seen it.


-Kid Blast :

Maybe to Herrera but not to Peterson who came on too late IMO. One more round and yes, Danny was done.But since then, Swift has looked pretty darn good. And remember, it is Herrera's destiny to lose fights he really won. I agree on the Floyd thing but there must be some better risk-reward situations than Garcia. Like Peterson. But I get your point. BTW, Thanks Dino


-oubobcat :

The way I rank is based on performance/competition faced/wins/losses. One mistake in my opinion some make is ranked based on potential and not merit. Danny Garcia should be ranked higher, in my opinion 4 and Khan lower. Errol Spence is a tremendous talent but had not yet beaten anyone of significant note to earn a top 10 ranking (not saying he won't but not yet). Jessie Vargas should be ranked, probably around 7 with Ali just behind followed by Vazquez who had beaten enough solid competition to earn a top 10 ranking.


-Kid Blast :

I like the RING'S criteria. Many years ago, I used to do ESB's monthly rankings but it became to much of a job. But what I would do is cross-reference about 5 or 6 other rankings and then, using my own criteria, select based on merit. I get where TBR is coming from but I'm not sure how it reaches a consensus, especially in the low weight divisions. At any rate, I am comfortable with my own sense of how fighters stack up division by division and globally. Oubocat, we are on the same page with Garcia and Khan. BTW, what is an oubobcat?


-oubobcat :

oubobcat comes from my Alma Mater Ohio University. Ohio University is located in Athens, OH and referred to as OU. The Bobcats are the school name. In a recent post, Arne K inquired about the screen name and the connection with Ohio University. He pointed out alums such as Mike Schmidt and Top Rank's great matchmaker Bruce Trampler. In my last year at OU as an Economics major, I strongly considered writing a letter to Bruce Trampler at Top Rank showing my passion for the sport of boxing while inquiring about a possible job. I never did send that letter instead started my career in banking and later accounting. I always wondered what would have happened if I sent that letter. But that said my life turned has turned out great, married a doctor (neurologist who has become a boxing fan since meeting me)and found good career in accounting. That said, always wondered what may have happened had I sent that letter to a fellow OU grad and still would love one day to get involved in boxing.


-riverside :

Maybe to Herrera but not to Peterson who came on too late IMO. One more round and yes, Danny was done.But since then, Swift has looked pretty darn good. And remember, is Herrera's destiny to lose fights he really won. I agree on the Floyd thing buitt there must be some better risk-reward situations than Garcia. Like Peterson. But I get your point. BTW, Thanks Dino
Kids qoute " is Herrera's destiny to lose fights he really won." I like it kid!!, I will point it out to MH as a motivational factor. BTW for training purpose, we should be back in the Canelo undercard May 7th.


-Kid Blast :

My first wife graduated from Miami of Ohio. But that was waaaaaaaaay back in the day. I think being married to a neurologist rules. It would sure save ME a lot of money.


-Yogo :

Danny lost to Herrera and Peterson. Khan is acting more and more like a dick head. That is all.


-oubobcat :

Miami of Ohio was our big rival. My brother went there, made for a nice sibling rivalry. And once attended an OU football game against Miami of Ohio when Ben Roethlisberger torched our defense. But over the last 10 years in football and basketball OU has had their number.