I am going to continue the rankings system on from the jack johnson thread in its own thread here. Here is a link to the original jack johnson thread. This content is protected It is probably of no use to anyone, but i am enjoying doing these rankings in spare time, and learning about some of the more obscure fighters. After the system looked good, this years system seems to have really gone off track a bit, again, but i am confident it will get back to reasonable, and who knows, maybe it wont be quite so bad as it seems when we compare it with the ring magazine rankings. 1934 1 Baer W Carnera, Levinsky 2 Carnera W Loughran, Campolo L Baer 3 Bob Olin W Godwin, Rosenbloom 4 Frank Rowley W Ketchell & Others 5 Wesley Ketchell W Godwin L Rowley 6 Bob Godwin W Rosenbloom, Risko & others D Walker X2 L Olin, Ketchell 7 Natie Brown W Risko & others D Walker, Neusal 8 Patsy Perrone - W Risko, Galento 9 Charlie Retzlaff W Risko & Others 10 Johnny Risko W Loughran L Godwin, Brown, Perrone, Retzlaff, Then retired 11 Jim Maloney L Risko, Griffin then Retired 12 Steve Hamas W Schmelling, Lasky 13 Art Lasky W Leviskey, Ramage, L Hamas 14 Bob Davey W Weimer, Chastain 15 Babe Hunt W Weimer & others 16 Dutch Weimer W Davey Van Noy L Hunt, Davey 17 Carmen Bath W Campbell & others 18 Solly Kriega W Acosta 19 Ray Acosta - W Campbell & others L Bather, Kriega 20 Gus Campbell - W Dunn L Barth, Acosta 21 Gunn - W Chastain Van Noy L Davey, Campbell, Chastain X2 22 Lou Brouillard - W Gainer & Others L Littman 23 Young Corbett III W Walker 24 Paul Pirrone W Walker & Others 25 Mickey Walker - Young Corbett III, Paul Pirrone 26 Maxie Rosenbloom L Walker, Ramage, Olin 27 Al Gainer W Chastain L Brouillard,Rosenbloom 28 Tait Littman W Brouillard & Others L Walker 29 Clyde Chastain W Van Noy, Rosenbloom, & others L Gunn, Gainer, Davey 30 Jack Van Noy L Chastain, Hankinson, Feary, Dunn, Weimer, Hunt 31 Max Schmelling W Neusal L Hamas D Uzcuden 32 Walter Neusal W Levinsky, Loughran L Schmelling 33 Arturo Godoy W Caratoli D Lougran L Campolo (pre rank) 34 Jose Caratolli W Loughran & Others L Godoy 35 Tommy Loughran W L Carnera, Neusal,Risko, Carratoli, D Godoy 36 King Levinskey W Ramage L Neusel, Lasky, Baer 37 Jack Sharkey L No Fights 38 Jim Braddock W Griffin, Henry Lewis Just when I thought this ranking system was totally hopeless due to the losses to seemingly ordinary fighters by Johnny Risko, a name like Natie Brown pops up. He draws with Walter Neusal and Mickey Walker and I see that next year he fights Joe Louis! Then you have a Patsy Perrone, who is another unknown top 10 fighter who I see will be fighting Joe Louis also next year. Amazingly, it seems like Joe Louis is going to have no trouble beating the top fighters under this ranking system. None of the all time great champions (Louis, Johnson, Fitzsimmons, Jeffries) seem to have had any trouble at all going through the rankings, although Dempsey wasnt really as dominant as his myth seems to make him. And Steve Hamas is another fighter who was definitely better than he is remembered. Young Corbett Deserves a comment. He has snuck into the rankings, despite losing his welterweight World championship in a first round KO. Pretty amazing really.