The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings: 1959

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As selected by The Ring magazine in the February 1960 issue.

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Ingemar Johansson, Champion

  1. Zora Folley
  2. Floyd Patterson
  3. Sonny Liston
  4. Henry Cooper
  5. Eddie Machen
  6. Billy Hunter
  7. Roy Harris
  8. Mike DeJohn
  9. Joe Erskine
  10. Alex Miteff

Archie Moore, Champion

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Erich Schoppner
  3. Mike Holt
  4. Von Clay
  5. Sixto Rodriguez
  6. Jesse Bowdry
  7. Johnny Halafihi
  8. Sonny Ray
  9. Chic Calderwood
  10. Santo Amonti

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion

  1. Gene Fullmer
  2. Gustav Scholz
  3. Ellsworth (Spider) Webb
  4. Joey Giardello
  5. Henry Hank
  6. Carmen Basilio
  7. Dick Tiger
  8. Paul Pender
  9. Joey Giambra
  10. Holly Mims
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Don Jordan, Champion

  1. Luis Manuel Rodriguez
  2. Charley Scott
  3. Rudell Stitch
  4. Ralph Dupas
  5. Denny Moyer
  6. Garnet (Sugar) Hart
  7. Kenny Lane
  8. Luis Federico Thompson
  9. Benny (Kid) Paret
  10. Florentino Fernandez

Joe Brown, Champion

  1. Paolo Rosi
  2. Carlos Ortiz
  3. Dave Charnley
  4. Battling Torres
  5. Willie Toweel
  6. Len Matthews
  7. Paul Armstead
  8. Johnny Gonsalves
  9. Mario Vecchiatto
  10. Johnny Busso

Davey Moore, Champion

  1. Ricardo Osvaldo Gonzalez
  2. Harold Gomes
  3. Gracieux Lamperti
  4. Hogan (Kid) Bassey
  5. Sergio Caprari
  6. Paul Jorgensen
  7. Rafiu King
  8. Ike Chestnut
  9. Flash Elorde
  10. Sugar Ramos
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jose Becerra, Champion

  1. Alphonse Halimi
  2. Freddie Gilroy
  3. Eder Jofre
  4. Piero Rollo
  5. Danny Kid
  6. Leo Espinosa
  7. Jose (Toluco) Lopez
  8. Kenji Yonekura
  9. Ernesto Miranda
  10. Herman Marques

Pascual Perez, Champion

  1. Sadao Yaoita
  2. Pone Kingpetch
  3. Ramon Arias
  4. Dommy Ursua
  5. Mimoun Ben Ali
  6. Hiram Bacallao
  7. Risto Luukkonen
  8. Larry Pineda
  9. Jose Medel
  10. Ramon Calatayud

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