The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings: 1943

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As selected by The Ring magazine in the February 1944 issue.

*Title frozen for duration of World War II

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis*, Champion

  1. Jimmy Bivins
  2. Tami Mauriello
  3. Lee Q Murray
  4. Curtis Sheppard
  5. Gus Dorazio
  6. Joe Baksi
  7. Joey Maxim
  8. Turkey Thompson
  9. Lee Savold
  10. Buddy Scott

Gus Lesnevich*, Champion

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Alabama Kid
  3. Eddie Booker
  4. Nate Bolden
  5. Freddie Mills
  6. Parson Bob Jacobs
  7. Bob Garner
  8. Jack McNamee
  9. Jack Coggins
  10. Billy Grant

Tony Zale*, Champion

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Holman Williams
  3. Coley Welch
  4. Jose Basora
  5. Steve Belloise
  6. Marcel Cerdan
  7. Joe E Carter
  8. Reuben Shank
  9. George Kochan
  10. Archie Moore
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane*, Champion

  1. Tippy Larkin
  2. Leo Rodak
  3. Tommy Bell
  4. Frankie Wills
  5. Ralph Zannelli
  6. Paul Lewis
  7. Cecil Hudson
  8. Izzy Jannazzo
  9. Al Davis
  10. Freddie Archer
Title Vacant
  1. Beau Jack
  2. Sammy Angott
  3. Bob Montgomery
  4. Allie Stolz
  5. Willie Joyce
  6. Ike Williams
  7. Lulu Costantino
  8. Luther (Slugger) White
  9. Juan Zurita
  10. John Thomas

Willie Pep*, Champion

  1. Chalky Wright
  2. Sal Bartola
  3. Phil Terranova
  4. Harry Jeffra
  5. Larry Bolvin
  6. Maurice (Lefty) LaChance
  7. Enrique Bolanos
  8. Billy Miller
  9. Ham Wiloby
  10. Steve Belloise
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion

  1. Rush Dalma
  2. Tony Olivera
  3. Lou Salica
  4. Al Phillips
  5. David Kui Kong Young
  6. Luis Castillo
  7. Ernesto Aguilar
  8. Jim Brady
  9. Leonardo Lopez
  10. Johnny King

Jackie Paterson, Champion

  1. Peter Kane
  2. Sammy Reynolds
  3. Little Dado
  4. Mickey Jones
  5. Joe Curran
  6. George Parkes
  7. Norman Lewis
  8. Johnny Shaughnessy
  9. Larry Torpey
  10. Humberto Espinosa

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