National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1948

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Announced December 21, 1948:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Ezzard Charles

Honorable mentions
Lee Savold
Billy Conn
Joey Maxim
Jimmy Bivins
Johnny Flynn
Joe Baksi
Rusty Payne
Bruce Woodcock

Freddie Mills, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Gus Lesnevich

Outstanding boxers

  1. Leonard Morrow
  2. Archie Moore
  3. Bob Satterfield
  4. Lloyd Marshall
  5. Charley (Doc) Williams

Marcel Cerdan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Tony Zale
  2. Bert Lytell
  3. Jake LaMotta

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rocky Graziano
  2. Dave Sands
  3. Cyrille Delannoit
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Bernard Docusen
  2. Kid Gavilan
  3. Frankie Fernandez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Charley Fusari
  2. Beau Jack
  3. Gene Burton
  4. Tommy Bell
  5. Johnny Greco

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Enrique Bolanos

Outstanding boxers

  1. Freddie Dawson
  2. Tommy Campbell
  3. Maxie Docusen
  4. Carlos Chavez

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Chico (Louis) Rosa
  2. Tirso del Rosario
  3. Jackie Graves
  4. Harold Dade
  5. Eddie Compo
  6. Henry Davis
  7. Jean Richard
  8. Charley Riley
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Guido Ferracin
  2. Luis Galvani
  3. Cecil Schoonmaker

Outstanding boxers

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Georges Mousse
  3. Stan Rowan
  4. Memo Valero
  5. Luis Romero

Rinty Monaghan, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Dado Marino

Outstanding boxers

  1. Maurice Sandeyron
  2. Bernardo Flores
  3. Louis Skena
  4. Alfredo Chavez
  5. Jimmy Hogg


Announced September 16, 1948:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Ezzard Charles
  3. Joe Baksi
  4. Lee Savold

Honorable mentions
Rusty Payne
Joey Maxim
Melio Bettina
Jimmy Bivins
Johnny Flynn
Colion Chaney
Jo Weidin
Turkey Thompson
Pat Comiskey

Freddie Mills, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Gus Lesnevich

Outstanding boxer

  1. Bob Foxworth

Honorable mentions
Leonard Morrow
Archie Moore
Bob Satterfield
Lloyd Marshall
Billy Fox
Pat McCafferty
Nick Barone
Oakland Billy Smith

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Marcel Cerdan
  2. Bert Lytell

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rocky Graziano
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Dave Sands

Honorable mentions
Chuck Hunter
Steve Belloise
Lee Sala
Dick Turpin
Rocky Castellani
Allen Faulkner
Carl Olson
Jose Basora
Charley Zivic

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Bernard Docusen
  2. Doug Ratford
  3. Kid Gavilan
  4. Frankie Fernandez
  5. Gene Burton

Honorable mentions
Charles Williams
Bee Bee Wright
Earl Turner
Tommy Bell
Johnny Cesario

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Enrique Bolanos

Outstanding boxers

  1. Maxie Docusen
  2. Jesse Flores
  3. Johnny Williams
  4. Freddie Dawson

Honorable mentions
Paddy DeMarco
Andre Famechon
Tommy Campbell
Paulino Montes
Buddy Garcia
Sonny Boy West

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Chico (Louis) Rosa
  2. Sandy Saddler
  3. Carlos Chavez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Eddie Compo
  2. Jackie Graves
  3. Harold Dade
  4. Charley Riley

Honorable mentions
Miguel Acevedo
Ray Famechon
Jose (Baby) Gonzalez
Henry Davis
Manny Ortega
Jimmy McAllister
Elis Ask
Jean Richard

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Guido Ferracin
  2. Luis Galvani
  3. David Kui Kong Young

Outstanding boxers

  1. Theo Medina
  2. Peter Kane
  3. Cecil Schoonmaker
  4. Luis Castillo
  5. Fernando Gagnon

Rinty Monaghan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Maurice Sandeyron
  3. Bernardo Flores

Outstanding boxers

  1. Louis Skena
  2. Emile Famechon
  3. Dickie O'Sullivan
  4. Jimmy Hogg

Honorable mentions
Luis Fuentes
Alfredo Chavez
Mickey Hill
Taffy Hancock


Announced July 9, 1948:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Lee Savold

Honorable mentions
Elmer Ray
Jimmy Bivins
Tommy Gomez
Henry Flakes
Joey Maxim
Turkey Thompson
Arturo Godoy
Melio Bettina
Olle Tandberg
Pat Valentino
Johnny Flynn

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxer

  1. Leonard Morrow

Honorable mentions
Archie Moore
Oakland Billy Smith
Billy Fox
Lloyd Marshall
Freddie Mills
Bob Foxworth
Bob Satterfield
Johnny Colan

Tony Zale, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Marcel Cerdan
  2. Bert Lytell

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rocky Graziano
  2. Dave Sands
  3. Jake LaMotta
  4. Cyrille Delannoit

Honorable mentions
Anton Raadik
Chuck Hunter
Steve Belloise

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Bernard Docusen
  2. Doug Ratford
  3. Frankie Fernandez
  4. Kid Gavilan
  5. Robert Villemain
  6. George Costner
  7. Charley Fusari
  8. Charles Williams
  9. Gene Burton

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Beau Jack

Outstanding boxers

  1. Rudy Cruz
  2. Jesse Flores
  3. Johnny Williams
  4. Freddie Dawson
  5. Maxie Docusen

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Chico (Louis) Rosa
  2. Sandy Saddler
  3. Carlos Chavez
  4. Jimmy McAllister

Outstanding boxers

  1. Eddie Compo
  2. Jackie Graves
  3. Harold Dade
  4. Charley Riley
  5. Jose (Baby) Gonzalez
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Guido Ferracin
  2. Luis Galvani
  3. Fernando Gagnon

Outstanding boxers

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Peter Kane
  3. Jackie Paterson

Rinty Monaghan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Maurice Sandeyron
  3. Bernardo Flores

Outstanding boxers

  1. Terry Allen
  2. Louis Skena


Announced March 26, 1948:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Joe Louis, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott

Outstanding boxers

  1. Elmer Ray
  2. Joey Maxim
  3. Tommy Gomez
  4. Joe Baksi

Honorable mentions
Henry Flakes
Lee Savold
Jimmy Bivins
Turkey Thompson

Gus Lesnevich, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Bob Foxworth
  2. Billy Fox
  3. Archie Moore
  4. Tommy Yarosz

Honorable mentions
Freddie Mills
Oakland Billy Smith
Billy Thompson
Leonard Morrow

Rocky Graziano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Marcel Cerdan
  2. Tony Zale

Outstanding boxers

  1. Steve Belloise
  2. Dave Sands
  3. Bert Lytell

Honorable mentions
Fred Apostoli
Georgie Abrams
Anton Raadik
Jackie Darthard

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Bernard Docusen
  2. Gene Burton
  3. Kid Gavilan
  4. Frankie Fernandez
  5. Ralph Zannelli
  6. Buster Tyler
  7. Tommy Bell
  8. Beau Jack
  9. Johnny Greco
  10. Tony Pellone
  11. Johnny Cesario
  12. Tommy Burns
  13. Bobby Lee

Ike Williams, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Enrique Bolanos
  2. Freddie Dawson
  3. Rudy Cruz

Willie Pep, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Sandy Saddler
  2. Charley Riley
  3. Carlos Chavez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Chico (Louis) Rosa
  2. Harold Dade
  3. Miguel Acevedo
  4. Ronnie Clayton
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Manuel Ortiz, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. David Kui Kong Young
  2. Guido Ferracin
  3. Peter Kane
  4. Luis Galvani

Outstanding boxers

  1. Fernando Gagnon
  2. Tirso del Rosario
  3. Joe Cornelis

Rinty Monaghan, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Bernardo Flores
  3. Jackie Paterson
  4. Dickie O'Sullivan

Outstanding boxers

  1. Alfredo Chavez
  2. Maurice Sandeyron
  3. Taffy Hancock

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References

  • Evening Star [1]
  • Repository. Canton, Ohio. Thursday, December 23 1948. P.10.
  • The Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu, Hawaii. Friday, 17 Sep 1948. P.14.
  • Evening Star [2]
  • Madera Tribune [3]
  • San Bernardino Sun [4]
  • Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Saturday, March 27 1948. P.14.