Monday, September 6, 2010

Manny Pacquiao: ranks 25th on Boxing's most influential people

The man they call "Pacman". Derived from a famous Japanese computer game where player eats everything on his way.  The nickname given to the Filipino boxing superstar Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.  A seven division world champion and the only boxer to ever do so.

Now with his name on the top, the Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao has made it to boxing's most influential people, making its way on the 25th.  As what I have read on Yahoo sports, they had this list of 50 public figures who had been played a huge factor in the sport of boxing.  Included on the list are names of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bob Arum and many others.

Here is the list of the top 50 most influential people in boxing history:

50. Larry Holmes, boxer 
49. Chris Dundee, trainer/promoter 
48. Whitey Bimstein, trainer
47. A.J. Liebling, journalist
46. Jose Sulaiman, sanctioning body president 
45. Arthur Mercante Sr., referee 
44. Ray Arcel, trainer 
43. Paul Gallico, sports writer 
42. Irving Rudd, publicist 
41. Murray Goodman, journalist/publicist
40. Joe Frazier, boxer 
39. Carlos Monzon, boxer 
38. Willie Pep, boxer 
37. Oscar De La Hoya, boxer/promoter 
36. Gene Tunney, boxer 
35. Max Schmeling, boxer
34. Archie Moore, boxer
33. Ed Schuyler Jr., journalist 
32. Bruce Trampler, matchmaker
31. George Foreman, boxer/broadcaster
30. Damon Runyan, journalist
29. Larry Merchant, broadcaster/journalist
28. Bert Sugar, author/journalist/historian 
27. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., boxer 
26. Roberto Duran, boxer
25. Manny Pacquiao, boxer
24. Thomas Hearns, boxer 
23. Marvelous Marvin Hagler, boxer
22. Cus D’Amato, trainer
21. Jake LaMotta, boxer 
20. Eddie Futch, trainer 
19. Angelo Dundee, trainer 
18. Mike Jacobs, promoter
17. Don Dunphy, broadcaster
16. Mike Tyson, boxer 
15. Rocky Marciano, boxer
14. Nat Fleischer, journalist
13. Teddy Brenner, matchmaker
12. Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer 
11. Henry Armstrong, boxer 
10. Howard Cosell, broadcaster
9. Seth Abraham, television programmer
8. Jack Johnson, boxer
7. Jack Dempsey, boxer
6. Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer
5. Don King, promoter
4. Bob Arum, promoter
3. Tex Rickard, promoter
2. Joe Louis, boxer
1. Muhammad Ali, boxer 

Source: visit Yahoo Sports for more information.

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