National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1979

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Announced November 2 1979:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

John Tate, Champion

  1. Kallie Knoetze
  2. Gerrie Coetzee
  3. Leon Spinks
  4. Mike Weaver
  5. Earnie Shavers
  6. Lorenzo Zanon
  7. Leroy Jones
  8. Domingo D'Elia
  9. Scott LeDoux
  10. Bernardo Mercado

Victor Galindez, Champion

  1. Alvaro Lopez
  2. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
  3. John Conteh
  4. Marvin Johnson
  5. Mustafa Wasajja
  6. Marvin Camel
  7. Lotte Mwale
  8. Ramon Ranquello
  9. Mike Rossman
  10. Jesse Burnett

Vito Antuofermo, Champion

  1. Marvin Hagler
  2. Alan Minter
  3. Hugo Corro
  4. Ronnie Harris
  5. Fulgencio Obelmejias
  6. Tony Chiaverini
  7. Chong-Pal Park
  8. Marcos Geraldo
  9. Ruben Pardo
  10. Rodrigo Valdez
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Jose Cuevas, Champion

  1. Angel Espada
  2. Sugar Ray Leonard
  3. Roberto Duran
  4. Tommy Hearns
  5. Man Deuk Lee
  6. Harold Volbrecht
  7. Wellington Wheatley
  8. Randy Shields
  9. Joergen Hansen
  10. Pete Ranzany

Ernesto Espana, Champion

  1. Young Ho Oh
  2. Howard Davis Jr.
  3. Johnny Lira
  4. Claude Noel
  5. Alfredo Pitalua
  6. Maurice Watkins
  7. Vilomar Fernandez
  8. Charlie Nash
  9. Sean O'Grady
  10. Leonidas Asprilla

Eusebio Pedroza, Champion

  1. Juan Domingo Malvarez
  2. Mike Ayala
  3. Ruben Castillo
  4. Bashew Sibaca
  5. Roberto Castanon
  6. Royal Kobayashi
  7. Cecilio Lastra
  8. Johnny Aba
  9. Spider Nemoto
  10. Juan Escobar
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jorge Lujan, Champion

  1. Alberto Davila
  2. Carlos Zarate
  3. Shuichi Isogami
  4. Eijiro Murata
  5. Alberto Sandoval
  6. Julian Solis
  7. Juan Rodriguez
  8. Roberto Rubaldino
  9. Carlos Bejarano
  10. Alfonso Zamora

Betulio Gonzalez, Champion

  1. Guty Espadas
  2. Luis Ibarra
  3. Peter Mathebula
  4. Seung-Hoon Lee
  5. Hong Soo Yang
  6. Ramon Soria
  7. Charlie Magri
  8. Arnel Arrozal
  9. Tae-Shik Kim
  10. Jovito Rengifo


Announced July 4 1979:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Muhammad Ali, Champion

  1. John Tate
  2. Earnie Shavers
  3. Gerrie Coetzee
  4. Ken Norton
  5. Kallie Knoetze
  6. Alfio Righetti
  7. Leon Spinks
  8. Domingo D'Elia
  9. Ossie Ocasio
  10. Jimmy Young

Victor Galindez, Champion

  1. John Conteh
  2. Alvaro Lopez
  3. James Scott
  4. Mike Rossman
  5. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
  6. Marvin Johnson
  7. Mustafa Wasajja
  8. Marvin Camel
  9. Lotte Mwale
  10. Jesse Burnett

Vito Antuofermo, Champion

  1. Marvin Hagler
  2. Hugo Corro
  3. Alan Minter
  4. Ronnie Harris
  5. Jae-Doo Yuh
  6. Rodrigo Valdez
  7. Fulgencio Obelmejias
  8. Tony Chiaverini
  9. Marcos Geraldo
  10. Alfredo Cabral
Welterweights

Jose Cuevas, Champion

  1. Angel Espada
  2. Sugar Ray Leonard
  3. Roberto Duran
  4. Tommy Hearns
  5. Carlos Palomino
  6. Pete Ranzany
  7. Harold Volbrecht
  8. Dave 'Boy' Green
  9. Man Deuk Lee
  10. Randy Shields


Announced February 8 1979:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Muhammad Ali, Champion

  1. Ken Norton
  2. Kallie Knoetze
  3. Leon Spinks
  4. John Tate
  5. Gerrie Coetzee
  6. Ossie Ocasio
  7. Duane Bobick
  8. Alfio Righetti
  9. Domingo D'Elia
  10. Jimmy Young

Mike Rossman, Champion

  1. Victor Galindez
  2. Matthew Franklin
  3. John Conteh
  4. Alvaro Lopez
  5. James Scott
  6. Mustafa Wasajja
  7. Ba Sounkalo
  8. Gary Summerhays
  9. Vonzell Johnson
  10. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

Hugo Corro, Champion

  1. Vito Antuofermo
  2. Marvin Hagler
  3. Alan Minter
  4. Ronnie Harris
  5. Rodrigo Valdez
  6. Sugar Ray Seales
  7. Marcos Geraldo
  8. Tony Chiaverini
  9. Jae-Doo Yuh
  10. Elijah Makathini
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Jose Cuevas, Champion

  1. Miguel Campanino
  2. Harold Weston
  3. Angel Espada
  4. Pete Ranzany
  5. Sugar Ray Leonard
  6. Harold Volbrecht
  7. Daniel Gonzalez
  8. Ryu Sorimachi
  9. Clyde Gray
  10. Roberto Duran
Title Vacant
  1. Alfredo Pitalua
  2. Vilomar Fernandez
  3. Johnny Lira
  4. Ernesto Espana
  5. Claude Noel
  6. Jim Watt
  7. Maurice Watkins
  8. Edwin Viruet
  9. Young Ho Oh
  10. Leonardo Bermudez

Eusebio Pedroza, Champion

  1. Hector Carrasquilla
  2. Juan Domingo Malvarez
  3. Roberto Castanon
  4. Mike Ayala
  5. Royal Kobayashi
  6. Cecilio Lastra
  7. Ruben Olivares
  8. Bashew Sibaca
  9. Enrique Solis
  10. Tsietsi Maretloane
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jorge Lujan, Champion

  1. Alfonso Zamora
  2. Cleo Garcia
  3. Alberto Davila
  4. Lupe Pintor
  5. Roberto Rubaldino
  6. Alberto Sandoval
  7. Eijiro Murata
  8. Juan Rodriguez
  9. Shuichi Isogami
  10. Ruben Valdes

Betulio Gonzalez, Champion

  1. Guty Espadas
  2. Prudencio Cardona
  3. Luis Ibarra
  4. Ramon Soria
  5. Peter Mathebula
  6. Martin Vargas
  7. Valentin Martinez
  8. Samuel Machorro
  9. Chikara Igarashi
  10. Shoji Oguma

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References

  • Honolulu Star Bulletin. Honolulu, Hawaii. Friday, November 2 1979. P.46.
  • Citizen's Voice. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wednesday, July 4 1979. P.34.
  • The Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Florida. Thursday, February 8 1979. P.59.