National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1943

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Announced January 21, 1944:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Billy Conn
  2. Jimmy Bivins

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tami Mauriello
  2. Melio Bettina
  3. Lee Q Murray
  4. Turkey Thompson
  5. Lee Savold

Honorable mentions
Joe Baksi
Pat Valentino
Gus Dorazio
Arturo Godoy
Harry Bobo
Tommy Gomez
Lee Oma

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Freddie Mills
  2. Joey Maxim

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Anton Christoforidis
  3. Parson Bob Jacobs
  4. Nate Bolden
  5. Coley Welch
  6. Johnny Colan
  7. Billy Soose

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Holman Williams
  4. Tony Ciancola Martin
  5. Jose Basora

Outstanding boxers

  1. Steve Belloise
  2. Kid Tunero
  3. Ernie Vigh
  4. Fred Apostoli
  5. Reuben Shank
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Outstanding boxers

  1. California Jackie Wilson
  2. Marty Servo
  3. Fritzie Zivic

Sammy Angott, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Bobby Ruffin
  2. Beau Jack
  3. Bob Montgomery
  4. Luther White

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lulu Costantino
  2. Willie Joyce
  3. Juan Zurita
  4. Ike Williams

Honorable mentions
Johnny Greco
Dave Castilloux

Phil Terranova, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Chalky Wright
  3. Sal Bartola

Outstanding boxers

  1. Mike Raffa
  2. Harry Jeffra
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rush Dalma
  2. David Kui Kong Young

Outstanding boxers

  1. Little Dado
  2. Benny Goldberg
  3. Carlos Chavez
  4. Tony Olivera

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Peter Kane

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sammy Reynolds
  2. George Parkes


Announced October 22, 1943:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Billy Conn
  2. Jimmy Bivins

Outstanding boxers

  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Tami Mauriello
  3. Turkey Thompson
  4. Lee Savold
  5. Lee Q Murray

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey Maxim
  2. Lloyd Marshall
  3. Anton Christoforidis

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Steve Belloise
  3. Jake LaMotta
  4. Tony Ciancola Martin
  5. Jose Basora

Outstanding boxers

  1. Kid Tunero
  2. Holman Williams
  3. Ernie Vigh
  4. Fred Apostoli
  5. Tommy Yarosz
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Outstanding boxers

  1. California Jackie Wilson
  2. Marty Servo
  3. Fritzie Zivic
Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Sammy Angott
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Luther White

Outstanding boxers

  1. Willie Joyce
  2. Bobby Ruffin
  3. Beau Jack
  4. Juan Zurita
  5. Johnny Greco

Phil Terranova, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Chalky Wright
  3. Sal Bartola

Outstanding boxers

  1. Mike Raffa
  2. Jackie Wilson
  3. Maurice (Lefty) LaChance
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contender

  1. David Kui Kong Young

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rush Dalma
  2. Little Dado
  3. Benny Goldberg
  4. Carlos Chavez

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Peter Kane
  2. Sammy Reynolds


Announced July 20, 1943:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Billy Conn
  2. Melio Bettina
  3. Jimmy Bivins

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tami Mauriello
  2. Lee Savold
  3. Turkey Thompson

Honorable mentions
Harry Bobo
Pat Valentino
Lou Nova
Roscoe Toles
Buddy Baer
Arturo Godoy
Tommy Gomez
Lee Q Murray
Clayton Worlds

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Nate Bolden
  2. Lloyd Marshall
  3. Anton Christoforidis
  4. Ezzard Charles

Honorable mentions
Tommy Tucker
Billy Soose
Johnny Colan
Booker Beckwith

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Tony Ciancola Martin
  4. Ernie Vigh
  5. Coley Welch

Outstanding boxers

  1. Steve Belloise
  2. Jose Basora
  3. Holman Williams
  4. Charley Burley

Honorable mentions
Fred Apostoli
Steve Mamakos
Tommy Yarosz
Eddie Booker
Jack Chase

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson
  2. Henry Armstrong

Outstanding boxers

  1. California Jackie Wilson
  2. Marty Servo
  3. Fritzie Zivic
  4. Young Kid McCoy

Honorable mentions
Cocoa Kid
Carlos Malacara
Earl Turner
Ernie Roderick
Jimmy Garrison

Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Sammy Angott
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Luther (Slugger) White

Outstanding boxers

  1. Beau Jack
  2. Willie Joyce
  3. Juan Zurita
  4. Johnny Greco

Honorable mentions
Allie Stolz
Bobby Ruffin
Lulu Costantino
Maxie Shapiro
Chester Rico
John Thomas
Eric Boon
Dave Castilloux
Tommy Jessup
Jimmy Hatcher
Ronnie James
Ray Lunny
Johnny Hutchinson

Jackie Callura, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Chalky Wright

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sal Bartola
  2. Phil Terranova

Honorable mentions
Mike Raffa
Jackie Wilson
Maurice (Lefty) LaChance
Pedro Hernandez
Frankie Carto
Tom Smith
Leon Haire

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Rush Dalma

Outstanding boxers

  1. Benny Goldberg
  2. Carlos Chavez

Honorable mentions
Leonardo Lopez
Tommy McGlinchey
Tony Olivera
Ham Wiloby

Little Dado, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jackie Paterson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sammy Reynolds
  2. Peter Kane


Announced April 23, 1943:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Billy Conn

Outstanding boxers

  1. Melio Bettina
  2. Turkey Thompson
  3. Tami Mauriello
  4. Lee Savold

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jimmy Bivins

Outstanding boxers

  1. Anton Christoforidis
  2. Lloyd Marshall
  3. Freddie Mills

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Tony Ciancola Martin
  3. Ernie Vigh
  4. Coley Welch
  5. Jake LaMotta

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jose Basora
  2. Holman Williams
  3. Charley Burley
  4. Archie Moore
  5. Steve Belloise
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson
  2. Henry Armstrong

Outstanding boxers

  1. California Jackie Wilson
  2. Marty Servo
  3. Fritzie Zivic
  4. Young Kid McCoy
  5. Cocoa Kid
Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Sammy Angott
  2. Beau Jack

Outstanding boxers

  1. Luther (Slugger) White
  2. Willie Joyce
  3. Bob Montgomery
  4. Juan Zurita
  5. Johnny Greco
  6. John Thomas

Jackie Callura, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sal Bartola
  2. Chalky Wright
  3. Lulu Costantino
  4. Mike Raffa
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Rush Dalma
  3. Benny Goldberg

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jimmy Brady
  2. Lou Salica
  3. Carlos Chavez

Little Dado, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jackie Paterson
  2. Peter Kane

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sammy Reynolds
  2. Joe Curran
  3. Norman Lewis
  4. Jimmy Gill

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References

  • The Palisades [1]
  • Augusta Chronicle. Augusta, Georgia. Monday, January 17 1944. P.8.
  • The Wilmington Morning Star [2]
  • San Diego Union. San Diego, California. Wednesday, July 21 1943. P.17.
  • Evansville Press. Evansville, Indiana. Wednesday, July 21 1943. P.11.
  • Evening Star [3]