National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1947

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Announced December 30, 1947:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott

Outstanding boxers

  1. Olle Tandberg
  2. Elmer Ray
  3. Joe Baksi
  4. Joey Maxim

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ezzard Charles
  2. Archie Moore
  3. Billy Fox

Outstanding boxers

  1. Bob Foxworth
  2. Bobby Zander
  3. Lloyd Marshall
  4. Freddie Mills

Rocky Graziano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Marcel Cerdan
  2. Tony Zale
  3. Tommy Yarosz
  4. Jake LaMotta

Outstanding boxers

  1. Bert Lytell
  2. Dave Sands
  3. Fred Apostoli
  4. Charley Burley
  5. Steve Belloise
  6. Anton Raadik
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Tony Janiro
  2. George Costner
  3. Tommy Bell
  4. Bernard Docusen
  5. Frankie Fernandez
  6. Johnny Greco
  7. Beau Jack

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Gene Burton
  3. Bob Montgomery

Outstanding boxers

  1. Freddie Dawson
  2. Rudy Cruz
  3. Jesse Flores
  4. Johnny Bratton
  5. Larry Cisneros

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Charley Riley
  2. Humberto Sierra
  3. Sandy Saddler
  4. Carlos Chavez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Miguel Acevedo
  2. Jose (Baby) Gonzalez
  3. Jock Leslie
  4. Charley (Cabey) Lewis
  5. Jimmy McAllister
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Peter Kane
  2. Manny Ortega
  3. David Kui Kong Young
  4. Harold Dade

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tirso del Rosario
  2. Luis Galvani
  3. Jorge Sanchez
  4. Sammy Reynolds

Rinty Monaghan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Jackie Paterson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Dickie O'Sullivan
  2. Emile Famechon
  3. Bernardo Flores
  4. Maurice Sandeyron
  5. Joe Curran


Announced September 11, 1947:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Elmer Ray
  3. Olle Tandberg
  4. Joe Baksi

Honorable mentions
Tami Mauriello
Joey Maxim
Lee Q Murray

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ezzard Charles
  2. Archie Moore
  3. Billy Fox

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lloyd Marshall
  2. Bob Foxworth
  3. Bobby Zander

Honorable mentions
Tommy Sullivan
Bernie Reynolds
Dolph Quijano

Rocky Graziano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Marcel Cerdan
  2. Tony Zale
  3. Jake LaMotta

Outstanding boxers

  1. Cecil Hudson
  2. Tommy Yarosz
  3. Bert Lytell
  4. Chuck Hunter

Honorable mentions
Steve Belloise
Fred Apostoli
Roy Miller
Smuggy Hursey
Pete Mead
Jimmy Edgar
Carl Olson

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Tony Pellone
  2. Tony Janiro
  3. Tommy Bell
  4. Bee Bee Wright
  5. Bernard Docusen

Honorable mentions
Charley Fusari
Johnny Greco
Eddie O'Neill
George Costner
Kid Gavilan

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Gene Burton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Bob Montgomery
  2. Johnny Bratton
  3. Larry Cisneros
  4. Freddie Dawson

Honorable mentions
Frankie Moore
Eddie Giosa
Vic Patrick
Frankie Fernandez

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Carlos Chavez
  2. Charley Riley

Outstanding boxers

  1. Sandy Saddler
  2. Jose (Baby) Gonzalez
  3. Phil Terranova
  4. Simon Monchi Vergara

Honorable mentions
Miguel Acevedo
Jock Leslie
Jackie Graves
Charley (Cabey) Lewis
Henry Davis
Chico (Louis) Rosa
Jimmy McAllister
Al Phillips
Cliff Anderson

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Harold Dade
  2. David Kui Kong Young

Outstanding boxers

  1. Peter Kane
  2. Luis Galvani
  3. Luis Castillo
  4. Stan Rowan
  5. Tony Olivera

Honorable mentions
Ed (Bunty) Doran
Jackie Paterson
Georges Mousse
Norman Lewis
Jorge Sanchez
Fernando Gagnon

Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Rinty Monaghan

Outstanding boxers

  1. Emile Famechon
  2. Joe Curran
  3. Dickie O'Sullivan
  4. Mickey Hill
  5. Jimmy Hogg

Honorable mentions
Jimmy Gill
Terry Allen
Armando Puentes Pi


Announced July 11, 1947:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Joe Baksi
  3. Elmer Ray
  4. Tami Mauriello

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Billy Fox
  2. Archie Moore
  3. Tommy Yarosz

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Marcel Cerdan
  3. Rocky Graziano

Outstanding boxers

  1. Georgie Abrams
  2. Bert Lytell
  3. Steve Belloise
  4. Chuck Hunter
  5. Charley Burley
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Tommy Bell
  2. Tony Janiro
  3. Tony Pellone
  4. Charley Fusari

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Bob Montgomery

Outstanding boxers

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Gene Burton
  3. Larry Cisneros
  4. Vic Patrick
  5. Johnny Bratton

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Miguel Acevedo
  2. Carlos Chavez
  3. Charley Riley

Outstanding boxers

  1. Phil Terranova
  2. Jock Leslie
  3. Al Phillips
  4. Cliff Anderson
  5. Sandy Saddler
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Harold Dade

Outstanding boxers

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Peter Kane
  3. Luis Galvani
  4. Luis Castillo
  5. Theo Medina

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Rinty Monaghan

Outstanding boxers

  1. Emile Famechon
  2. Joe Curran
  3. Mickey Hill
  4. Dickie O'Sullivan


Announced April 10, 1947:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Bruce Woodcock
  3. Elmer Ray
  4. Tami Mauriello
  5. Joe Baksi
  6. Melio Bettina

Honorable mentions
Joey Maxim
Phil Muscato
Curtis Sheppard
Lee Q Murray
Fitzie Fitzpatrick
Johnny Shkor

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Billy Fox
  2. Freddie Mills
  3. Archie Moore
  4. Tommy Yarosz

Honorable mentions
Lloyd Marshall
Booker Beckwith
Jimmy Richie
Ray Augustus

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Marcel Cerdan
  3. Rocky Graziano
  4. Bert Lytell
  5. Georgie Abrams

Outstanding boxers

  1. Charley Burley
  2. Steve Belloise
  3. Jimmy Edgar
  4. Artie Levine

Honorable mentions
Sam Baroudi
Cecil Hudson
Al (Red) Priest
Vince Hawkins
Anton Raadik

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Charley Fusari
  2. Tommy Bell
  3. Tony Janiro
  4. Tony Pellone
  5. Tippy Larkin

Honorable mentions
Beau Jack
Bernard Docusen
Johnny Greco
Jimmy Doyle
Earl Turner

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Bratton
  2. Bob Montgomery

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vic Patrick
  2. Enrique Bolanos
  3. Gene Burton
  4. John Thomas
  5. Larry Cisneros
  6. Willie Joyce

Honorable mentions
Freddie Dawson
Danny Webb
Frankie Moore
Billy Graham

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Carlos Chavez
  2. Phil Terranova

Outstanding boxers

  1. Oscar Calles
  2. Jackie Graves
  3. Miguel Acevedo
  4. Jock Leslie
  5. Sandy Saddler
  6. Al Phillips

Honorable mentions
Charley (Cabey) Lewis
Cliff Anderson
Buddy Hayes

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Harold Dade
  3. Theo Medina

Outstanding boxers

  1. Luis Castillo
  2. Tony Olivera
  3. Peter Kane
  4. Henry Davis
  5. Luis Galvani

Honorable mentions
Georges Mousse
Stan Rowan
Ed (Bunty) Doran

Jackie Paterson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Rinty Monaghan

Outstanding boxers

  1. Emile Famechon
  2. Joe Curran
  3. Mickey Hill
  4. Dickie O'Sullivan

Honorable mentions
Terry Allen
Tommy Burney
Jackie Bryce
Jimmy Gill

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References

  • St Petersburg Times [1]
  • Wilmington Morning Star [2]
  • San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, California. Tuesday, December 30 1947. P.16.
  • Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thursday, September 11, 1947. P.37.
  • Register-Republic. Rockford, Illinois. Thursday, September 11, 1947. P.24.
  • Evening Star [3]
  • Evening Star [4]
  • Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thursday, April 10, 1947. P.40.
  • Beaumont Journal. Beaumont, Texas. Thursday, April 10, 1947. P.23.