Sanctioning Bodies Feeble. Rankings Should Be Removed from Mandate.

Liam Smith is ranked higher by the IBF at junior middleweight than Floyd Mayweather Junior as of Monday 12th of May 2014. As is Lenny BottaiIshe SmithCornelius Bundrage.

Those same IBF rankings show Lucas Browne & Bryant Jennings above Bermane Stiverne.

The IBF would have us believe Pawel Kolodziej is the #2 contender for the cruiserweight title in the world. Mirko Larghetti is ranked at #3 – now bare in mind we’re asked to believe both men are above Marco Huck perhaps the greatest cruiserweight since Evander Holyfield.

Sanctioning bodies should sanction fights – there is clearly a need for independent ranking processes to be conducted by a single, independent entity outside the immediate remit of any one sanctioning body.