The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings: 1944

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As selected by The Ring magazine in the February 1945 issue.

*Title frozen for the duration of World War II

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis*, Champion

  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Tami Mauriello
  3. Curtis Sheppard
  4. Joe Baksi
  5. Lee Oma
  6. Lee Q Murray
  7. Jack London
  8. Elmer Ray
  9. Al Hart
  10. Buddy Scott

Gus Lesnevich*, Champion

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Bruce Woodcock
  3. Alabama Kid
  4. Jack Johnson
  5. Freddie Mills
  6. Bob Garner
  7. Billy Grant
  8. Watson Jones
  9. Fitzie Fitzpatrick
  10. Walter Woods

Tony Zale*, Champion

  1. Holman Williams
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Charley Burley
  4. Jose Basora
  5. Joe E Carter
  6. Vince Hawkins
  7. Cocoa Kid
  8. Coley Welch
  9. Jack Chase
  10. Vic Dellicurti
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane*, Champion

  1. Henry Armstrong
  2. Sugar Ray Robinson
  3. Johnny Greco
  4. Jimmy McDaniels
  5. Fritzie Zivic
  6. Bee Bee Wright
  7. Harold Green
  8. Tippy Larkin
  9. Sammy Angott
  10. Billy Arnold
Title Vacant
  1. Beau Jack
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Juan Zurita
  4. Willie Joyce
  5. John Thomas
  6. Bobby Ruffin
  7. Ike Williams
  8. Ronnie James
  9. Lulu Costantino
  10. Joey Peralta

Willie Pep, Champion

  1. Sal Bartolo
  2. Phil Terranova
  3. Al Phillips
  4. Chalky Wright
  5. Willie Roache
  6. Danny Webb
  7. Charley (Cabey) Lewis
  8. Enrique Bolanos
  9. Nel Tarleton
  10. Harry Jeffra
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion

  1. Sammy Reynolds
  2. Tony Olivera
  3. Chico (Louis) Rosa
  4. Carlos Chavez
  5. Luis Castillo
  6. Rush Dalma
  7. David Kui Kong Young
  8. Jorge Robles
  9. Lorenzo Safora
  10. Ronnie Clayton

Jackie Paterson, Champion

  1. Joe Curran
  2. Tommy Burney
  3. Norman Lewis
  4. George Parkes
  5. Stumpy Butwell
  6. Alex Murphy
  7. Dado Marino
  8. Tommy Plowright
  9. Johnny Summers
  10. Hugh Cameron

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