National Boxing Association's Quarterly Ratings: 1955

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Announced Jan 16, 1956:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Bob Baker
  2. Nino Valdes

Honorable Mentions
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson
John Holman
Willie Pastrano
Johnny Summerlin
Bob Satterfield
Franco Cavicchi
Jimmy Slade
Harold Carter

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Floyd Patterson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Gerhard Hecht
  3. Yolande Pompey

Honorable Mentions
Chuck Spieser
Willi Hoepner
Joey Maxim
Frankie Daniels
Tony Johnson

Sugar Ray Robinson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Carl Olson
  2. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Eduardo Lausse
  2. Rocky Castellani
  3. Holly Mims
  4. Joey Giambra

Honorable Mentions
Milo Savage
Bobby Boyd
Gene Fullmer
Artie Towne
Ralph (Tiger) Jones

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Carmen Basilio, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Johnny Saxton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Tony DeMarco
  2. Vince Martinez
  3. Isaac Logart

Honorable Mentions
Ramon Fuentes
Virgil Akins
Joe Miceli
Glen Flanagan
Chico Vejar
Oscar Pita
Hector Constance
Bob Murphy

Wallace (Bud) Smith, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Duilio Loi

Outstanding boxers

  1. Frankie Ryff
  2. Cisco Andrade
  3. Ludwig Lightburn

Honorable Mentions

  1. Ralph Dupas
  2. Don Jordan
  3. Johnny Gonsalves
  4. Kenny Lane
  5. Bernabe (Baby) Vasquez

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Carmelo Costa
  2. Fred Galiana

Honorable Mentions
Teddy (Redtop) Davis
Ray Famechon
Ciro Morasen
Shigeji Kaneko
Flash Elorde
Lauro Salas
Hogan (Kid) Bassey
Willie Pep

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Raul (Raton) Macias, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Mario D'Agata
  2. Willie Toweel
  3. Billy Peacock

Outstanding boxers

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Hilaire Pratesi
  3. Andre Valignat

Honorable Mentions
Jose (Toluco) Lopez
Emile Chemama
Kevin James
Little Cezar
Fili Nava

Pascual Perez, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Young Martin
  2. Dai Dower

Outstanding boxers

  1. Leo Espinosa
  2. Danny Kid
  3. Tanny Campo
  4. Oscar Suarez

Honorable Mentions
Nazzareno Giannelli
Guy Schatt
Jake Tuli
Memo Diez


Announced Oct 6, 1955:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Bob Baker
  2. Nino Valdes
  3. Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson

Honorable Mentions
Ezzard Charles
Don Cockell
Earl Walls
Jack Gardner
Rex Layne
Franco Cavicchi
John Holman
Heinz Neuhaus

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Floyd Patterson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Bob Satterfield
  3. Yolande Pompey
  4. Gerhard Hecht
  5. Willie Pastrano

Honorable Mentions
Randy Turpin
Willi Hoepner
Jimmy Slade
Joey Maxim

Carl Olson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Charles Humez
  2. Sugar Ray Robinson
  3. Rocky Castellani

Outstanding boxers

  1. Eduardo Lausse
  2. Milo Savage
  3. Holly Mims

Honorable Mentions
Joey Giambra
Gustav Scholz
Georgie Johnson
Gil Turner
Ralph (Tiger) Jones
Bobby Boyd

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Carmen Basilio, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Tony DeMarco
  2. Johnny Saxton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vince Martinez
  2. Ramon Fuentes
  3. Hector Constance
  4. Kid Gavilan

Honorable Mentions
Maurice Harper
Chico Vejar
Virgil Akins
Del Flanagan
Oscar Pita

Wallace (Bud) Smith, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Jimmy Carter

Outstanding boxers

  1. Duilio Loi
  2. Ralph Dupas
  3. Frankie Ryff
  4. Cisco Andrade
  5. Don Jordan

Honorable Mentions
Johnny Gonsalves
Paddy DeMarco
Kenny Lane
Orlando Zulueta
Joey Lopes
Bernabe (Baby) Vasquez
Arthur Persley

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  3. Carmelo Costa
  4. Lulu Perez
  5. Flash Elorde
  6. Ciro Morasen

Honorable Mentions
Willie Pep Lauro Salas
Bobby Bell
Billy (Spider) Kelly
Ricardo Gonzalez
Fred Galiana
Hogan (Kid) Bassey

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Raul (Raton) Macias, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Mario D'Agata
  3. Billy Peacock
  4. Willie Toweel
  5. Hilaire Pratesi

Outstanding boxers

  1. Andre Valignat
  2. Emile Chemama

Honorable Mentions
Chamroen Songkitrat
Peter Keenan
Fili Nava
José Roberto Castro

Pascual Perez, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dai Dower
  2. Leo Espinosa

Outstanding boxers

  1. Jake Tuli
  2. Danny Kid
  3. Tanny Campo

Honorable Mentions
Yoshio Shirai
Oscar Suarez
Memo Diez
Nazzareno Giannelli
Young Martin
Hitoshi Misako
Eric Marsden


Announced July 7, 1955:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Archie Moore

Outstanding boxers

  1. Nino Valdes
  2. Bob Baker
  3. Don Cockell

Honorable Mentions
Ezzard Charles
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson
Earl Walls
Charley Norkus
John Holman
Rex Layne
Jack Gardner
Paul Andrews
James J. Parker
Franco Cavicchi

Archie Moore, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Harold Johnson
  2. Floyd Patterson
  3. Yolande Pompey

Honorable Mentions
Gerhard Hecht
Randy Turpin
Willi Hoepner
Bob Satterfield
Willie Pastrano
Eddie Cotton
Billy McNeece
Joey Maxim

Carl Olson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rocky Castellani
  2. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Holly Mims
  2. Gustav Scholz
  3. Eduardo Lausse
  4. Paddy Young
  5. Hans Stretz
  6. Gene Fullmer

Honorable Mentions
Gil Turner
Willie Troy
Bobby Dykes
Ralph (Tiger) Jones

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Carmen Basilio, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Tony DeMarco
  2. Johnny Saxton

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vince Martinez
  2. Chico Vejar
  3. Ramon Fuentes
  4. Maurice Harper
  5. Hector Constance
  6. Kid Gavilan
  7. Virgil Akins

Honorable Mentions
Del Flanagan
Art Aragon
Ronnie Delaney

Wallace (Bud) Smith, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Ralph Dupas
  3. Frankie Ryff
  4. Duilio Loi

Outstanding boxers

  1. Johnny Gonsalves
  2. Paddy DeMarco
  3. Kenny Lane

Honorable Mentions
Don Jordan
Eddie Chavez
Cisco Andrade
Joey Lopes
Orlando Zulueta
Seraphin Ferrer
Bernabe (Baby) Vasquez

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Ray Famechon
  2. Teddy (Redtop) Davis

Honorable Mentions
Carmelo Costa
Lulu Perez
Willie Pep
Lauro Salas
Ciro Morasen
Billy (Spider) Kelly
Rudy Garcia
Hogan (Kid) Bassey
Fred Galiana
Ricardo Gonzalez

Bantamweights
Flyweights

Raul (Raton) Macias, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Mario D'Agata
  3. Billy Peacock

Outstanding boxers

  1. Willie Toweel
  2. Hilaire Pratesi
  3. Andre Valignat
  4. Chamroen Songkitrat
  5. Pierre (Cosse) Cossemyns

Honorable Mentions
Peter Keenan
Bobby Sinn
José Roberto Castro
Fili Nava
Nate Brooks

Pascual Perez, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Dai Dower
  2. Leo Espinosa

Outstanding boxers

  1. Nazzareno Giannelli
  2. Yoshio Shirai
  3. Jake Tuli
  4. Tanny Campo
  5. Memo Diez
  6. Oscar Suarez

Honorable Mentions
Eric Marsden
Danny Kid
Hitoshi Misako


Announced April 6, 1955:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights

Rocky Marciano, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Nino Valdes

Outstanding boxers

  1. Ezzard Charles
  2. Don Cockell
  3. Bob Baker

Honorable Mentions
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson
Charley Norkus
Earl Walls
Johnny Williams
Jimmy Slade
James J. Parker
Heinz Neuhaus
John Holman
Julio Mederos

Archie Moore, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Harold Johnson

Outstanding boxers

  1. Joey Maxim
  2. Floyd Patterson

Honorable Mentions
Willi Hoepner
Paul Andrews
Oakland Billy Smith
Yolande Pompey
Gerhard Hecht
Bob Satterfield
Marty Marshall
Paddy Young

Carl Olson, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Rocky Castellani
  2. Joey Giardello
  3. Charles Humez

Outstanding boxers

  1. Holly Mims
  2. Gene Fullmer
  3. Gustav Scholz
  4. Pierre Langlois

Honorable Mentions
Eduardo Lausse
Tiberio Mitri
Willie Troy
Willie Pastrano
Georgie Johnson
Billy McNeece
Johnny Sullivan
Bobby Dykes

Welterweights
Lightweights
Featherweights

Tony DeMarco, Champion
Logical contender

  1. Carmen Basilio

Outstanding boxers

  1. Vince Martinez
  2. Johnny Saxton
  3. Kid Gavilan
  4. Ramon Fuentes
  5. Chico Vejar
  6. Maurice Harper

Honorable Mentions
Ronnie Delaney
Hector Constance
Del Flanagan
Freddie Dawson

Jimmy Carter, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Wallace (Bud) Smith
  2. Frankie Ryff
  3. Ralph Dupas

Outstanding boxers

  1. Paddy DeMarco
  2. Duilio Loi
  3. Eddie Chavez

Honorable Mentions
Seraphin Ferrer
Johnny Gonsalves
Kenny Lane
Richie Howard
Joey Lopes
Cisco Andrade
Arthur Persley

Sandy Saddler, Champion
Outstanding boxers

  1. Teddy (Redtop) Davis
  2. Percy Bassett
  3. Billy (Spider) Kelly
  4. Ray Famechon

Honorable Mentions
Lauro Salas
Carmelo Costa
Bobby Bell
Rudy Garcia
Jean Sneyers
Ciro Morasen
Hogan (Kid) Bassey
Orlando (Babe) Echevarria

Bantamweights

Raul (Raton) Macias, Champion
Logical contenders

  1. Robert Cohen
  2. Mario D'Agata

Outstanding boxers

  1. Peter Keenan
  2. Willie Toweel
  3. Chamroen Songkitrat

Honorable Mentions
Pierre (Cosse) Cossemyns
Bobby Sinn
Hilaire Pratesi
Andre Valignat
Nate Brooks
Billy Peacock
Emile Chemama

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References

  • Sacramento Bee, Sacramento California. Monday, Jan 16 1956. P.29.
  • The Valley Times, North Hollywood, California. Thursday, 0ct 6 1955. P.15.
  • Spokane Daily Chronicle [1]
  • San Bernardino Sun [2]
  • San Bernardino Sun [3]