Sunday, August 17, 2008

Yahoo's latest top 10 Boxing pound for Pound Ranking

This is Yahoo's latest Boxing pound for pound ranking.
Manny Pacquiao isiKing of the Hill ^^,V (I don't like him to fight the Golden Boy though)

1. Manny PacquiaoPoints: 206 (17 of 21 first-place votes) Record: 47-3-2 (36 KOs) Title: WBC lightweight championLast outing: TKO9 over David Diaz on June 28Previous ranking: 1Up next: Potential Dec. 6 bout vs. Oscar De La HoyaAnalysis: Improvement of right hand makes him clearly No. 1.
2. Joe CalzaghePoints: 177 (4 of 21 first-place votes) Record: 45-0 (32 KOs) Title: WBA, WBO and The Ring super middleweight champion and The Ring light heavyweight championLast outing: W12 over No. 9 Bernard Hopkins on April 19Previous ranking: 2Up next: Nov. 8 in New York vs. Roy Jones Jr. Analysis: Familiar refrain: Had to pull out of Sept. 20 date with Jones because of hand injury.
3. Juan Manuel MarquezPoints: 162Record: 48-4-1 (35 KOs) Title: NoneLast outing: L12 to No. 1 Manny Pacquiao on March 15Previous ranking: 4Up next: Sept. 13 vs. Joel Casamayor in Las VegasAnalysis: Outstanding boxer with all-around skills
4. Israel VazquezPoints: 132Record: 43-4 (31 KOs) Title: WBC and The Ring super bantamweight championLast outing: W12 over No. 7 Rafael Marquez on March 1Previous ranking: 5Up next: Nothing scheduledAnalysis: Strong, powerful and has a great chin.
5. Kelly PavlikPoints: 121Record: 34-0 (30 KOs) Title: WBC, WBO and The Ring middleweight championLast outing: TKO3 over Gary Lockett on June 7Previous ranking: 6Up next: Oct. 18 vs. No. 9 Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City, N.J. Analysis: Punching power is perhaps best in boxing.
6. Antonio MargaritoPoints: 111Record: 37-5 (27 KOs) Title: WBA welterweight championLast outing: TKO11 over No. 8 Miguel Cotto on July 26Previous ranking: NRUp next: Nothing scheduledAnalysis: Phenomenal chin allows him to keep barreling ahead.
7. Rafael MarquezPoints: 63Record: 37-5 (33 KOs) Title: NoneLast outing: L12 to No. 4 Israel Vazquez on March 1Previous ranking: 7Up next: Nothing scheduledAnalysis: Highly underrated as a boxer.
8. Miguel CottoPoints: 59Record: 32-1 (26 KOs) Title: NoneLast outing: TKO by 11 to Antonio Margarito on July 26Previous ranking: 3Up next: Plenty of restAnalysis: Fought brilliantly for most of the fight against Margarito, but found a bigger and stronger opponent.
9. Bernard HopkinsPoints: 40Record: 48-5 (32 KOs) Title: NoneLast outing: L12 to No. 2 Joe Calzaghe on April 19Previous ranking: 8Up next: Oct. 18 vs. No. 5 Kelly Pavlik in Atlantic City, N.J. Analysis: Game's most crafty fighter.
10. Cristian MijaresPoints: 24Record: 35-3-2 (14 KOs) Title: WBA and WBC super flyweight championLast outing: W12 over Alexander Munoz on May 17Previous ranking: 10 Up next: Aug. 30 vs. Chatchai Sasakui in Monterrey, MexicoAnalysis: Highly regarded boxer.

Any comments or reaction? or a top 10 list of your own?



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