National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1945

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Announced January 15, 1946:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Billy Conn

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tami Mauriello
  2. Jimmy Bivins

Honorable mentions
Melio Bettina
Lee Oma
Jersey Joe Walcott
Elmer Ray
Bruce Woodcock
Arturo Godoy
Joey Maxim
Johnny Flynn
Joe Baksi
Lee Savold

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Billy Fox
  3. Phil Muscato
  4. Anton Christoforidis

Honorable mentions
Joe Kahut
Jack Johnson
Fitzie Fitzpatrick
Ezzard Charles
Billy Grant
Oakland Billy Smith

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Georgie Abrams
  3. Rocky Graziano
  4. Holman Williams
  5. Charley Burley

Outstanding boxers

  1. Steve Belloise
  2. Jimmy Edgar
  3. Marcel Cerdan

Honorable mentions
Jose Basora
Jock McAvoy
George (Wildcat) Henry
Bee Bee Washington
Aaron (Tiger) Wade
George (Sonny) Horne

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tippy Larkin
  2. Jimmy Doyle
  3. Marty Servo
  4. Beau Jack

Honorable mentions
Tommy Bell
Johnny Greco
Ernie Roderick
Sammy Angott
Tony Janiro
Nick Moran
Harold Green
Cecil Hudson
Billy Arnold

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Bob Montgomery
  2. Allie Stolz
  3. Chalky Wright
  4. Willie Joyce

Outstanding boxers

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Freddie Dawson
  3. Bobby Ruffin
  4. John Thomas

Honorable mentions
Wesley Mouzon
Ronnie James
Bernard Docusen

Sal Bartola, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Phil Terranova

Outstanding boxers

  1. Carlos Chavez
  2. Freddie Russo
  3. Jimmy McAllister
  4. Miguel Acevedo

Honorable mentions
Al Phillips
Jackie Graves
Nel Tarleton
Danny Webb
Kid Zefine
Charley Riley

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Luis Castillo
  2. Tony Olivera
  3. Benny Goldberg

Outstanding boxers

  1. Simon Monchi Vergara
  2. Norman Lewis

Honorable mentions
Eli Golindo
Lorenzo Safora

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Sammy Reynolds
  3. Terry Allen
  4. Joe Curran
  5. Ed (Bunty) Doran

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rinty Monaghan
  2. Tommy Burney

Honorable mentions
Alex Murphy
George Parkes


Announced October 16, 1945:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Billy Conn

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jimmy Bivins
  2. Tami Mauriello
  3. Melio Bettina

Honorable mentions
Lee Oma
Joe Baksi
Elmer Ray
Jersey Joe Walcott
Freddie Schott
Bruce Woodcock
Johnny Flynn
Arturo Godoy
Yancy Henry
Joey Maxim
Johnny Haynes

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Anton Christoforidis
  3. Billy Fox

Honorable mentions
Fitzie Fitzpatrick
Walter Woods
Ezzard Charles

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Georgie Abrams
  3. Rocky Graziano
  4. Holman Williams

Outstanding boxers

  1. Charley Burley
  2. Jimmy Edgar
  3. Jock McAvoy

Honorable mentions
Marcel Cerdan
Jose Basora
Tony Martin
Reuben Shank
Ossie Harris
Bee Bee Washington
Steve Belloise
Kenny Watkins
George (Wildcat) Henry

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tippy Larkin
  2. Jimmy Doyle

Honorable mentions
Ernie Roderick
Tony Janiro
Johnny Greco
Marty Servo
Tommy Bell
Sammy Angott
Joe Curcio
Freddie Archer
Harold Green
Nick Moran
Jimmy McDaniels
Billy Arnold
Cecil Hudson

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Beau Jack
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Willie Joyce

Outstanding boxers

  1. John Thomas
  2. Bobby Ruffin

Honorable mentions
Ronnie James
Enrique Bolanos
Freddie Dawson
Bernard Docusen
Allie Stolz
Bobby Yaeger

Sal Bartola, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Chalky Wright
  2. Carlos Chavez
  3. Phil Terranova
  4. Jackie Graves

Honorable mentions
Freddie Russo
Danny Webb
Chico (Louis) Rosa
Nel Tarleton

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Tony Olivera
  2. Benny Goldberg
  3. Luis Castillo

Outstanding boxers

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Sammy Reynolds
  3. Norman Lewis

Honorable mentions
Simon Monchi Vergara
Kid Zefine

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Joe Curran
  2. Dado Marino
  3. Terry Allen

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ronnie Clayton
  2. Alex Murphy
  3. George Parkes

Honorable mentions
Tommy Burney
Ed (Bunty) Doran


Announced July 19, 1945:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Billy Conn

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jimmy Bivins
  2. Melio Bettina
  3. Tami Mauriello
  4. Joe Baksi
  5. Lee Oma
  6. Elmer Ray
  7. Johnny Flynn

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Anton Christoforidis
  2. Billy Fox
  3. Fitzie Fitzpatrick
  4. Lloyd Marshall

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Holman Williams
  4. Charley Burley
  5. Jose Basora
  6. Joe Carter
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson
  2. Rocky Graziano

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tommy Bell
  2. Johnny Greco
  3. Henry Armstrong
  4. Harold Green
  5. Ernie Roderick

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Beau Jack
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Willie Joyce
  4. Bobby Ruffin

Sal Bartola, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Chalky Wright
  2. Danny Webb
  3. Phil Terranova
  4. Enrique Bolanos
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Tony Olivera

Outstanding boxers

  1. Benny Goldberg
  2. Luis Castillo

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Joe Curran
  2. Dado Marino
  3. Norman Lewis


Announced April 18, 1945:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Billy Conn

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jimmy Bivins
  2. Melio Bettina
  3. Tami Mauriello
  4. Lee Oma
  5. Joe Baksi
  6. Johnny Flynn

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Freddie Mills

Outstanding boxers

  1. Anton Christoforidis
  2. Eddie Booker
  3. Billy Fox
  4. Ezzard Charles

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Georgie Abrams

Outstanding boxers

  1. Charley Burley
  2. Joe Carter
  3. Cocoa Kid
  4. Holman Williams
  5. Jose Basora
  6. Vince Hawkins
  7. Tony Martin
  8. Steve Belloise
  9. Fred Apostoli
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jackie Wilson
  2. Jimmy McDaniels
  3. Chester Slider
  4. Tippy Larkin

Juan Zurita, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Beau Jack
  2. Bob Montgomery
  3. Willie Joyce

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ike Williams
  2. Bobby Ruffin
  3. John Thomas

Sal Bartola, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Phil Terranova
  2. Carlos Chavez
  3. Chalky Wright
  4. Danny Webb
  5. Jackie Wilson
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rush Dalma
  2. David Kui Kong Young
  3. Little Dado

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ernesto Aguilar
  2. Tony Olivera

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Alex Murphy
  2. Joe Curran
  3. Dado Marino

Outstanding boxer

  1. George Parkes

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References

  • Evening Star [1]
  • Repository. Canton, Ohio. Tuesday, October 16, 1945. P.20.
  • The Wilmington Morning Star [2]
  • Advocate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thursday, July 19 1945. P.14.
  • Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thursday, April 19 1945. P.36.