National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1939

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Announced December 24, 1939:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion

  1. Tony Galento
  2. Bob Pastor
  3. Lou Nova
  4. Tommy Farr
  5. Max Baer
  6. Red Burman
  7. Johnny Paychek
  8. Roscoe Toles
  9. Willie Reddish
  10. Lee Savold

Honorable mentions
Paul Hartnek
Steve Dudas
Pat Comiskey
Buddy Baer
Patsy Perroni
Arturo Godoy
Buddy Knox
Maurice Strickland
George Fitch
Eddie Blunt
Bob Nestell
Arne Andersson
Gunnar Barlund

Billy Conn, Champion

  1. Gus Lesnevich
  2. Melio Bettina
  3. Ron Richards
  4. Len Harvey
  5. Jock McAvoy
  6. Ossie Stewart
  7. Dave Clark
  8. Tommy Tucker
  9. Al Gainer
  10. Buddy Scott

Honorable mentions
Ralph DeJohn
Oscar Rankin
Tiger Red Lewis
Tiger Warrington
Harry Balsamo

Al Hostak, Champion

  1. Ceferino Garcia
  2. Ken Overlin
  3. Fred Apostoli
  4. Ben Brown
  5. Tony Zale
  6. Billy Soose
  7. Georgie Abrams
  8. Lloyd Marshall
  9. Henry Chmielewski
  10. Tony Cisco

Honorable mentions
Fred Henneberry
Anton Christoforidis
Nate Bolden

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Fritzie Zivic
  2. Charley Burley
  3. Pedro Montanez
  4. Holman Williams
  5. Al Davis
  6. Ernie Roderick
  7. Cocoa Kid
  8. Milt Aron
  9. Kenny LaSalle
  10. Steve Mamakos

Honorable mentions
Vic Dellicurti
Billy White
Tony Cianciola
Izzy Jannazzo
Al Nettlow
Jimmy Leto
Marcel Cerdan
Maxie Berger
Mike Kaplan

Lou Ambers, Champion

  1. Davey Day
  2. Sammy Angott
  3. Pete Lello
  4. Lew Jenkins
  5. Eric Boon
  6. Wesley Ramey
  7. Tippy Larkin
  8. Freddie (Red) Cochrane
  9. Jackie Wilson
  10. Leo Rodak

Honorable mentions
Tommy Spiegal
Billy Marquart
Dave Castilloux
Bob Montgomery
Paul Junior
Lenny Mancini
Willie Joyce

Joey Archibald, Champion

  1. Petey Scalzo
  2. Harry Jeffra
  3. Simon Chavez
  4. Jimmy Perrin
  5. Jackie Wilson
  6. Johnny Cusick
  7. Frankie Covelli
  8. Bobby Ruffin
  9. Chalky Wright
  10. Allie Stolz

Honorable mentions
Everett Rightmire
Billy Passan
Bobby Green
Al Mancini
Pablo Dano
Spider Armstrong
Frankie Bove
Sixto Escobar
Chick Delaney

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Georgie Pace, Champion

  1. K.O. Morgan
  2. Tony Olivera
  3. Lou Salica
  4. Johnny King
  5. Peter Kane
  6. Jimmy Brady
  7. David Kui Kong Young
  8. Tommy Burns
  9. Ernst Weiss
  10. Frank Parkes

Honorable mentions
Ritchie Kid Tanner
Johnny Juliano
Aurel Toma
Johnny Gaudes

Little Dado, Champion

  1. Enrico Urbinati
  2. Little Pancho
  3. Small Montana
  4. Tiny Bostock
  5. Jackie Jurich
  6. Jackie Paterson
  7. Paddy Ryan
  8. Raoul DeGryse
  9. Hugh Cameron
  10. Willie Smith

Honorable mentions
Eric Jones
Jeff Smith
Tommy Kiene


Announced September 15, 1939:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion

  1. Tony Galento
  2. Bob Pastor
  3. Lou Nova
  4. Johnny Paychek
  5. Max Baer
  6. Tommy Farr
  7. Red Burman
  8. Maurice Strickland
  9. Willie Reddish
  10. Roscoe Toles

Honorable mentions
Paul Hartnek
Nathan Mann
Buddy Baer
Eddie Blunt
Jack Roper
Bob Nestell
Max Schmeling
Wild Bill Boyd
Marty Gallagher
Patsy Perroni
Gunnar Barlund
Buddy Knox
Eddie Simms

Billy Conn, Champion

  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Gus Lesnevich
  3. Len Harvey
  4. Jock McAvoy
  5. Ossie Stewart
  6. Dave Clark
  7. Ron Richards
  8. Teddy Yarosz
  9. Oscar Rankins
  10. Joe Wagner

Al Hostak, Champion

  1. Fred Apostoli
  2. Ceferino Garcia
  3. Ken Overlin
  4. Walter Woods
  5. Solly Krieger
  6. Ben Brown
  7. Tony Zale
  8. Eric Seelig
  9. Anton Christoforidis
  10. Georgie Abrams
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Davey Day
  2. Charley Burley
  3. Fritzie Zivic
  4. Pedro Montanez
  5. Kenny LaSalle
  6. Milt Aron
  7. Ernie Roderick
  8. Cocoa Kid
  9. Steve Mamakos
  10. Vic Dellicurti

Lou Ambers, Champion

  1. Sammy Angott
  2. Tippy Larkin
  3. Eric Boon
  4. Billy Marquart
  5. Wesley Ramey
  6. Petey Sarron
  7. Freddie (Red) Cochrane
  8. Pete Lello
  9. Billy White
  10. Paul DeBello

Joey Archibald, Champion

  1. Petey Scalzo
  2. Simon Chavez
  3. Dave Castilloux
  4. Leo Rodak
  5. Jackie Wilson
  6. Harry Jeffra
  7. Johnny Cusick
  8. Chalky Wright
  9. Frankie Covelli
  10. K.O. Morgan
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Sixto Escobar, Champion

  1. Georgie Pace
  2. Peter Kane
  3. Lou Salica
  4. Tommy Burns
  5. Tony Olivera
  6. David Kui Kong Young
  7. Ritchie Kid Tanner
  8. Little Pancho
  9. Pancho Villa
  10. Aurel Toma

Honorable mentions
Henry Hook
Johnny Juliano

Title Vacant
  1. Little Dado
  2. Enrico Urbinati
  3. Tiny Bostock
  4. Jackie Jurich
  5. Small Montana
  6. Manuel Ortiz
  7. Paddy Ryan
  8. Jackie Paterson
  9. Raoul DeGryse
  10. Eric Jones
  11. Hugh Cameron


Announced June 23, 1939:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion

  1. Tony Galento
  2. Bob Pastor
  3. Lou Nova
  4. Max Baer
  5. Tommy Farr
  6. Red Burman
  7. Willie Reddish
  8. Roscoe Toles
  9. Johnny Paychek
  10. Tom Kenneally
Title Vacant
  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Gus Lesnevich
  3. Billy Conn
  4. Ron Richards
  5. Dave Clark
  6. Len Harvey
  7. Jock McAvoy
  8. Newsboy Millich
  9. Joe Wagner
  10. Eddie Wenstob

Solly Krieger, Champion

  1. Jimmy Leto
  2. Al Hostak
  3. Ceferino Garcia
  4. Walter Woods
  5. Georgie Abrams
  6. Teddy Yarosz
  7. Ken Overlin
  8. Ossie Stewart
  9. Tony Zale
  10. Eddie Meleski
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Lou Ambers
  2. Charley Burley
  3. Fritzie Zivic
  4. Kenny LaSalle
  5. Steve Mamakos
  6. Holman Williams
  7. Sammy Luftspring
  8. Milt Aron
  9. Pedro Montanez
  10. Eddie Dolan

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Lou Ambers
  2. Sammy Angott
  3. Davey Day
  4. Nick Peters
  5. Wesley Ramey
  6. Tippy Larkin
  7. Eric Boon
  8. Billy Marquart
  9. Petey Sarron
  10. Freddie (Red) Cochrane

Joey Archibald, Champion

  1. Petey Scalzo
  2. Leo Rodak
  3. Jackie Wilson
  4. Dave Castilloux
  5. Simon Chavez
  6. Freddie Miller
  7. Johnny Brown
  8. Chalky Wright
  9. Mike Belloise
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Sixto Escobar, Champion

  1. Georgie Pace
  2. K.O. Morgan
  3. Lou Salica
  4. Little Pancho
  5. Peter Kane
  6. Tommy Burns
  7. David Kui Kong Young
  8. Baby Yack
  9. Ritchie Kid Tanner
  10. Aurel Toma
Title Vacant
  1. Little Dado
  2. Jackie Jurich
  3. Tiny Bostock
  4. Small Montana
  5. Manuel Ortiz
  6. Enrico Urbinati
  7. Paddy Ryan
  8. Raoul DeGryse
  9. Pierre Louis
  10. Fortunato Ortega


Announced March 20, 1939:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion

  1. Tony Galento
  2. Bob Pastor
  3. Lou Nova
  4. Max Baer
  5. Red Burman
  6. Maurice Strickland
  7. Nathan Mann
  8. Roscoe Toles
  9. Johnny Paychek
  10. Tony Musto

Honorable mentions
Tommy Farr
Patsy Perroni
Buddy Baer
Willie Reddish
Eddie Blunt

John Henry Lewis, Champion

  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Dave Clark
  3. Billy Conn
  4. Ron Richards
  5. Gus Lesnevich
  6. Len Harvey
  7. Jock McAvoy
  8. Tiger Warrington
  9. Eddie Wenstob
  10. Joe Wagner

Honorable mentions
Eddie Saxon
Marty Simmons
Larry Lane

Solly Krieger, Champion

  1. Fred Apostoli
  2. Al Hostak
  3. Walter Woods
  4. Ceferino Garcia
  5. Teddy Yarosz
  6. Fred Henneberry
  7. Erich Seelig
  8. Atilio Sabatino
  9. Tony Zale
  10. Young Gene Buffalo

Honorable mentions
Allen Matthews
Walter Franklin
Ken Overlin
Ben Brown
Glen Lee
Billy Soose
Ossie Stewart

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Charley Burley
  2. Fritzie Zivic
  3. Sammy Luftspring
  4. Milt Aron
  5. Holman Williams
  6. Steve Mamakos
  7. Saverio Turiello
  8. Kid Azteca
  9. Eddie Dolan
  10. Sonny Jones

Honorable mentions
Kid Frattini
Maxie Berger
Freddie (Red) Cochrane

Henry Armstrong, Champion

  1. Lou Ambers
  2. Davey Day
  3. Sammy Angott
  4. Pedro Montanez
  5. Tippy Larkin
  6. Al Nettlow
  7. Eric Boon
  8. Aldo Spoldi
  9. Joey Ferrando
  10. Tony Canzoneri

Honorable mentions
Al Davis
Mickey Farber
Petey Sarron
Enrico Venturi
Maxie Fisher
Nick Camarata
Billy Marquart
Wesley Ramey
Joe Boscarino

Title Vacant
  1. Leo Rodak
  2. Petey Scalzo
  3. Joey Archibald
  4. Freddie Miller
  5. Dave Castilloux
  6. Chalky Wright
  7. Mike Belloise
  8. Everett Rightmire
  9. Al Reid
  10. Leone Efrati

Honorable mentions
Abe Denner
Frankie Covelli
Al Mancini
Jimmy Gilligan
Harry Jeffra
Johnny Hutchinson

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Sixto Escobar, Champion

  1. K.O. Morgan
  2. Georgie Pace
  3. Henry Hook
  4. Lou Salica
  5. Ritchie Kid Tanner
  6. Little Pancho
  7. Aurel Toma
  8. Horace (Lefty) Gwynne
  9. Pancho Villa
  10. Johnny Gaudes
Title Vacant
  1. Peter Kane
  2. Little Dado
  3. Jackie Jurich
  4. Small Montana
  5. Raoul DeGryse
  6. Freddie Tennant
  7. Billy Tansey
  8. Enrico Urbinati
  9. Tommy Stewart
  10. Tommy Farricker

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