National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1952

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Announced January 5, 1953:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Ezzard Charles
  3. Rex Layne

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roland LaStarza
  2. Clarence Henry
  3. Johnny Williams

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Harry Matthews

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey Maxim
  2. Danny Nardico
  3. Yolande Pompey
  4. Jake LaMotta
  5. Jimmy Slade
  6. Conny Rux
Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Carl Olson
  3. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ernie Durando
  2. Rocky Castellani
  3. Norman Hayes
  4. Eugene Hairston
  5. Ralph (Tiger) Jones
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Saxton
  2. Johnny Bratton
  3. Chuck Davey

Outstanding boxers

  1. Billy Graham
  2. Bobby Dykes
  3. Gil Turner

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Gonsalves
  2. George Araujo

Outstanding boxers

  1. Virgil Akins
  2. Arthur King
  3. Joe Brown
  4. Lauro Salas

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Percy Bassett
  3. Tommy Collins
  4. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Glen Flanagan
  2. Federico Plummer
  3. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Vic Toweel
  2. Maurice Sandeyron
  3. Gaetano Annaloro

Outstanding boxers

  1. Henry (Pappy) Gault
  2. Jean Sneyers
  3. Peter Keenan
  4. Andre Valignat
  5. Gianni Zuddas

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jake Tuli

Outstanding boxers

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Terry Allen
  3. Vic Herman
  4. Louis Skena
  5. Tanny Campo
  6. Jimmy Pearce


Announced October 10, 1952:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Rex Layne
  3. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roland LaStarza
  2. Clarence Henry
  3. Jimmy Bivins

Joey Maxim, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Harry Matthews

Outstanding boxers

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Jake LaMotta
  3. Wesbury Bascom
  4. Bob Satterfield
  5. Dan Bucceroni

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Carl Olson
  3. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey DeJohn
  2. Eugene Hairston
  3. Ernie Durando
  4. Rocky Castellani
  5. Lee Sala
  6. Paddy Young
  7. Joey Giardello
  8. Norman Hayes
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Bratton
  2. Bobby Dykes
  3. Chuck Davey
  4. Billy Graham
  5. Johnny Saxton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Cliff Curvis
  2. Gil Turner
  3. Joe Miceli
  4. Vince Martinez

Lauro Salas, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Johnny Gonsalves
  3. George Araujo

Outstanding boxers

  1. Arthur King
  2. Virgil Akins
  3. Joe Brown
  4. Paddy DeMarco

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Percy Bassett
  3. Tommy Collins
  4. Willie Pep

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roy Ankrah
  2. Federico Plummer
  3. Glen Flanagan
  4. Gene Smith
  5. Charley Riley
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Vic Toweel, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carruthers
  2. Maurice Sandeyron
  3. Andre Valignat

Outstanding boxers

  1. Gaetano Annaloro
  2. Jean Sneyers
  3. Peter Keenan
  4. Georges Mousse

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Tanny Campo
  3. Jake Tuli
  4. Black Pico

Outstanding boxers

  1. Terry Allen
  2. Eric Marsden
  3. Jimmy Pearce


Announced July 9, 1952:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Jersey Joe Walcott, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rocky Marciano
  2. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Roland LaStarza
  3. Coley Wallace
  4. Clarence Henry
  5. Harry Matthews
  6. Karel Sys
  7. Heinz Neuhaus
  8. Johnny Williams
  9. Bob Baker
  10. Kid Riviera

Joey Maxim, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Archie Moore

Outstanding boxers

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Harold Johnson
  3. Jake LaMotta
  4. Yolande Pompey
  5. Dan Bucceroni
  6. Jimmy Slade
  7. Wesbury Bascom
  8. Danny Nardico

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ernie Durando
  2. Dave Sands
  3. Eugene Hairston
  4. Carl Olson
  5. Laurent Dauthuille
  6. Rocky Castellani
  7. Norman Hayes
  8. Robert Villemain
  9. Rocky Graziano
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Billy Graham
  2. Johnny Saxton
  3. Gil Turner
  4. Johnny Bratton
  5. Chuck Davey
  6. Bobby Dykes
  7. Del Flanagan

Outstanding boxers

  1. Wally Thom
  2. Joe Miceli
  3. Art Aragon

Lauro Salas, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. George Araujo
  3. Virgil Akins
  4. Joe Brown
  5. Luther Rawlings

Outstanding boxers

  1. Arthur King
  2. Jorgen Johansen
  3. Paddy DeMarco
  4. Johnny Gonsalves

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Tommy Collins
  3. Glen Flanagan
  4. Gene Smith

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roy Ankrah
  2. Percy Bassett
  3. Federico Plummer
  4. Fabela Chavez
  5. Willie Pep
  6. Ciro Morasen
  7. Memo Valero
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Vic Toweel, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carruthers
  2. Jean Sneyers

Outstanding boxers

  1. Maurice Sandeyron
  2. Andre Valignat
  3. Peter Keenan

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dado Marino
  2. Teddy Gardner
  3. Tanny Campo

Outstanding boxers

  1. Terry Allen
  2. Louis Skena
  3. Taffy Hancock
  4. Henry Carpenter
  5. Charles Bohbot
  6. Tommy Umeda


Announced April 12, 1952:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Jersey Joe Walcott, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Ezzard Charles
  2. Rocky Marciano
  3. Clarence Henry

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roland LaStarza
  2. Heinz Neuhaus
  3. Johnny Williams
  4. Coley Wallace
  5. Bob Dunlap
  6. Bob Baker
  7. Kid Riviera

Joey Maxim, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Archie Moore
  2. Harold Johnson
  3. Harry Matthews
  4. Dan Bucceroni

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jake LaMotta
  2. Yolande Pompey
  3. Julian Keene
  4. Jimmy Slade
  5. Don Cockell
  6. Danny Nardico
  7. Larry Watson

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Eugene Hairston
  3. Laurent Dauthuille
  4. Robert Villemain
  5. Dave Sands

Outstanding boxers

  1. Charles Humez
  2. Norman Hayes
  3. Paddy Young
  4. Rocky Graziano
  5. Carl Olson
  6. Walter Cartier
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Gil Turner
  2. Johnny Bratton
  3. Billy Graham
  4. Johnny Saxton
  5. Wally Thom

Outstanding boxers

  1. Bobby Jones
  2. Freddie Dawson
  3. Chico Vejar
  4. Chuck Davey
  5. Pierre Langlois
  6. Wallace (Bud) Smith
  7. Bobby Dykes

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Luther Rawlings
  2. Virgil Akins
  3. Paddy DeMarco
  4. George Araujo
  5. Joe Brown

Outstanding boxers

  1. Henry Davis
  2. Art Aragon
  3. Jorgen Johansen
  4. Brian Kelly
  5. Armand Savoie
  6. Del Flanagan
  7. Arthur King
  8. Tommy McGovern
  9. Eddie Chavez

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Roy Ankrah
  2. Ray Famechon
  3. Willie Pep
  4. Gene Smith
  5. Glen Flanagan
  6. Percy Bassett

Outstanding boxers

  1. Lauro Salas
  2. Luis Romero
  3. Bluey Wilkins
  4. Elley Bennett
  5. Tommy Collins
  6. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Vic Toweel, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carruthers
  2. Jean Sneyers
  3. Andre Valignat
  4. Theo Medina

Outstanding boxers

  1. Hadi Tijani
  2. Gianni Zuddas

Dado Marino, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Yoshio Shirai
  2. Teddy Gardner

Outstanding boxers

  1. Terry Allen
  2. Vic Herman
  3. Tanny Campo
  4. Jimmy Laffin
  5. Louis Skena
  6. Charles Bohbot

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References

  • Sydney Morning Herald [1]
  • San Bernardino Sun [2]
  • Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. Friday, October 10 1952. P.9.
  • San Antonio Light. San Antonio, Texas. Sunday, July 20, 1952. P.54.
  • Seattle Daily Times. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 20, 1952. P.45.
  • The West Australian [3]
  • The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Friday, April 11, 1952. P.28.