Thursday, August 12, 2010

Manny Pacquiao No.1 in Yahoo Sports boxing

The Filipino fighting sensation is back on the top of the Yahoo Sports Boxing Rankings.  He regain the top spot due to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s hesitation to fight him.  Manny Pacquiao earned the top spot for being so eager to fight anyone in the ring.  He ain't backing out on no one.  As long as their in the same division class and weight, he'll surely give you the fight.

The issue of Mayweather passing off the fight for their match up with Pacquiao on November 13 was the main reason.  He was also denying negotiations with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg to which they insisted.

Here is the list from Yahoo Sports.

1. Manny Pacquiao
Points: 345 (21 of 36 first-place votes)
Record: 51-3-2 (38 KOs)
Title: WBO welterweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Joshua Clottey on March 13
Previous ranking: 2
Up next: Nov. 13 against Antonio Margarito
Analysis:Willingness to fight anyone scores points with voters.

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Points: 330 (15 of 36 first-place votes)
Record: 41-0 (25 KOs)
Title: None
Last outing: W12 over No. 10 Shane Mosley on May 1
Previous ranking: 1
Up next:Nothing scheduled 
Analysis: Damaging reputation by appearing to avoid Pacquiao.

3. Paul Williams
Points: 230
Record: 39-1 (27 KOs)
Title: None
Last outing: TD4 over Kermit Cintron on May 8
Previous ranking: 3
Up next: Nothing scheduled
Analysis:Large wingspan and volume punching make him a difficult matchup.

4. Juan Manuel Marquez
Points: 194
Record: 51-5-1 (37 KOs)
Title: WBA, WBO lightweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Juan Diaz on July 31
Previous ranking: 5
Up next: Either Michael Katsidis or Amir Khan
Analysis: Showed all-around game in win over Diaz.

5. Chad Dawson
Points: 168
Record: 29-0 (17 KOs)
Title: Interim WBC light heavyweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Glen Johnson on Nov. 7
Previous ranking: 4
Up next: vs. Jean Pascal on Aug. 14 in Montreal 
Analysis: Gifted boxer has no natural rival.

6. Sergio Martinez
Points: 143
Record: 45-2-2 (24 KOs)
Title: WBC middleweight champion
Last outing: W12 Kelly Pavlik on April 17
Previous ranking: 6
Up next: Nothing scheduled 
Analysis: Superior conditioning allows him to fight at quick pace.

7. Timothy Bradley
Points: 83
Record: 26-0 (11 KOs)
Title: WBO super lightweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Luis Carlos Abregu on July 17
Previous ranking: 8
Up next: Likely Devon Alexander
Analysis: A bout with Alexander would be a career-defining match for both men.

8. Wladimir Klitschko
Points: 82
Record: 54-3 (48 KOs)
Title: IBF, WBO heavyweight champion
Last outing: TKO12 over Eddie Chambers on March 20
Previous ranking: 7
Up next: vs. Samuel Peter on Sept. 11 in Germany
Analysis: Most technically sound big man in the sport

9. Juan Manuel Lopez
Points: 64
Record: 29-0 (26 KOs)
Title: WBO featherweight champion
Last outing: TKO2 over Bernabe Concepcion on July 10
Previous ranking: NR
Up next: vs. Rafael Marquez on Sept. 18 in Las Vegas
Analysis: One of most explosive punchers in the game.

10. Andre Ward
Points: 61
Record: 22-0 (13 KOs)
Title: WBA super middleweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Allan Green on June 19
Previous ranking: 9
Up next: vs. Andre Dirrell on Sept. 25 at TBA
Analysis:Now the clear favorite to win the Super Six.

Others receiving votes: Nonito Donaire Jr., 38; Ivan Calderon, 29; Bernard Hopkins, 29; Shane Mosley, 29; Lucian Bute, 27; Vitali Klitschko, 17; Fernando Montiel, 16; Yuriorkis Gamboa, 14; Celestino Caballero, 11; Miguel Cotto, 8; Rafael Marquez, 8; Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, 8; Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, 6; Devon Alexander, 5; Chris John, 3; Andre Berto, 2; Tomasz Adamek, 1.

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