National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1953

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Announced January 9, 1954:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Ezzard Charles
  2. Nino Valdes
  3. Dan Bucceroni
  4. Roland LaStarza

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Joey Maxim

Outstanding boxers

  1. Yolande Pompey
  2. Danny Nardico
  3. Jimmy Slade
  4. Gerhard Hecht

Carl Olson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rocky Castellani
  2. Randy Turpin

Outstanding boxers

  1. Billy Graham
  2. Gil Turner
  3. Joey Giardello
  4. Paddy Young
  5. Holly Mims
  6. Willie Troy
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Carmen Basilio

Outstanding boxers

  1. Johnny Bratton
  2. Ramon Fuentes
  3. Del Flanagan
  4. Johnny Saxton
  5. Freddie Dawson
  6. Art Aragon

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Wallace (Bud) Smith

Outstanding boxers

  1. Johnny Gonsalves
  2. Eddie Chavez
  3. Orlando Zulueta

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Percy Bassett, Interim Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  2. Willie Pep
  3. Baby Neff Ortiz
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Billy Peacock
  3. Javier Gutierrez

Outstanding boxers

  1. John Kelly
  2. Pappy Gault
  3. Peter Keenan

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Leo Espinosa
  2. Jake Tuli

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tanny Campo
  2. Terry Allen
  3. Louis Skena


Announced October 13, 1953:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Dan Bucceroni
  2. Ezzard Charles
  3. Roland LaStarza
  4. Nino Valdes

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Harold Johnson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey Maxim
  2. Yolande Pompey
  3. Jimmy Slade
Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Carl Olson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Paddy Young
  2. Joey Giambra
  3. Charles Humez
  4. Rocky Castellani
  5. Holly Mims
  6. Willie Troy
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Bratton
  2. Carmen Basilio
  3. Gil Turner
  4. Johnny Saxton

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Wallace (Bud) Smith
  2. Johnny Gonsalves
  3. Orlando Zulueta

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  3. Percy Bassett

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Lulu Perez
  3. Roy Ankrah
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Billy Peacock
  3. Pappy Gault

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Leo Espinosa
  2. Jake Tuli

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tanny Campo
  2. Terry Allen
  3. Louis Skena


Announced July 7, 1953:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roland LaStarza
  2. Dan Bucceroni
  3. Bob Satterfield

Honorable Mentions
Tommy Harrison
Coley Wallace
Harry (Kid) Matthews
Heinz Neuhaus
Earl Walls

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Harold Johnson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey Maxim
  2. Yolande Pompey
  3. Rocky Jones
  4. Danny Nardico
  5. Jimmy Slade
Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Carl Olson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Paddy Young
  2. Charles Humez
  3. Joey Giambra
  4. Joey Giardello
  5. Ernie Durando
  6. Holly Mims
Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Johnny Bratton
  2. Gil Turner
  3. Johnny Saxton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Carmen Basilio
  2. Billy Graham

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Johnny Gonsalves

Outstanding boxers

  1. George Araujo
  2. Paddy DeMarco
  3. Arthur King
  4. Eddie Chavez

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Percy Bassett

Outstanding boxers

  1. Willie Pep
  2. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Peter Keenan
  3. Pappy Gault

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vic Toweel
  2. Andre Valignat

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Tanny Campo
  2. Jake Tuli

Outstanding boxers

  1. Terry Allen
  2. Louis Skena


Announced April 21, 1953:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jersey Joe Walcott
  2. Ezzard Charles

Outstanding boxers

  1. Roland LaStarza
  2. Dan Bucceroni

Honorable Mentions
Harry (Kid) Matthews
Rex Layne
Coley Wallace
Bob Baker
Heinz Neuhaus
Jimmy Bivins
Karel Sys

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Joey Maxim

Outstanding boxers

  1. Yolande Pompey
  2. Danny Nardico
  3. Tommy Harrison

Honorable Mentions
Rocky Jones
Wesbury Bascom
Gerhard Hecht
Jimmy Slade

Title Vacant

Logical contenders

  1. Randy Turpin
  2. Carl Olson
  3. Charles Humez
  4. Paddy Young

Outstanding boxers

  1. Pierre Langlois
  2. Ernie Durando
  3. Rocky Castellani
  4. Joey Giardello
  5. Joey Giambra
  6. Holly Mims

Honorable Mentions
Lee Sala
Norman Hayes
Walter Cartier
Eugene Hairston
Chico Vejar
Ralph (Tiger) Jones

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Kid Gavilan, Champion
Logical contenders

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

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joe Miceli
  2. Danny Womber
  3. Lester Felton
  4. Ramon Fuentes
  5. Chuck Davey

Honorable Mentions
Art Aragon
Carmen Basilio
Vince Martinez
Gerald Dreyer

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contender

  1. George Araujo

Outstanding boxers

  1. Henry Davis
  2. Johnny Gonsalves
  3. Tommy Collins
  4. Virgil Akins

Honorable Mentions
Orlando Zulueta
Arthur King
Eddie Chavez
Paddy DeMarco
Joe Brown
Frank Johnson
Pat Marcune
Jorgen Johansen

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Percy Bassett

Outstanding boxers

  1. Dave Gallardo
  2. Willie Pep
  3. Ray Famechon
  4. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  5. Corky Gonzales

Honorable Mentions
Luis Romero
Roy Ankrah
Charley Riley
Jean Sneyers
Glen Flanagan

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Jimmy Carruthers, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Pappy Gault

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vic Toweel
  2. Andre Valignat
  3. Peter Keenan
  4. Billy Peacock
  5. Gianni Zuddas
  6. Emile Chemama

Honorable Mentions
Gaetano Annaloro
Jesse Mongia
Edel Ojeda

Yoshio Shirai, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jake Tuli
  2. Terry Allen

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tanny Campo
  2. Eric Marsden
  3. Louis Skena

Honorable Mentions
Taffy Hancock
Young Martin
Vic Herman
Buddy Baggett

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References

  • Morning Star, Rockford, Illinois. Sunday, Jan 10, 1954. P.50.
  • The Argus [1]
  • The West Australian [2]
  • Daily Nonpareil. Council Bluffs, Iowa. Thursday, July 9 1953. P.8.
  • Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois. Wednesday, July 8 1953. P.19.
  • The Argus [3]
  • Greensboro Daily News. Greensboro, North Carolina. Tuesday, April 21 1953. P.15.