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MY CURRENT POUND FOR POUND RANKINGS

  1. Manny Pacquiao 51-3-2 (38 ko's) 140 lbs. Philippines. - Speed, power, and aggression in one exciting package. In stopping Cotto, he proved his right to the top of the rankings.
    Best Wins: TKO 11 Marco Antonio Barrera (2003); TKO 10 Erik Morales (2006); TKO 9 Oscar De La Hoya (2008); KO 2 Ricky Hatton (2009); TKO 12 Miguel Angel Cotto

  2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. 40-0 (25 ko's) 147 lbs. USA - The biggest star in American boxing showed he's as slick and quick as ever against a determined but outsized and outclassed Marquez. Pacquiao may be a different story.
    Best Wins: TKO 10 Diego Corrales (2001); W 12 Jose Luis Castillo (2002); W 12 Oscar De La Hoya (2007); TKO 10 Ricky Hatton (2007); W 12 Juan Manuel Marquez (2009)

  3. Juan Manuel Marquez 50-5-1 (37 ko's) 147 lbs. Mexico. - Tough, skilled, versatile, and experienced, the World Lightweight Champion needs to stay at lightweight and forget the larger paydays in higher divisions.
    Best Wins: TKO 7 Manuel Medina (2003); TKO 7 Derrick Gainer (2003); W 12 Marco Antonio Barrera (2007); TKO 11 Joel Casamayor (2008); TKO 9 Juan Diaz (2009)

  4. Shane Mosley 46-5 (39 ko's) 147 lbs. USA. - He presents speed, power, aggression, and determination in a single package, but Shane needs a win over a fast, younger fighter to truly prove he's among the 2 or 3 best in the world.
    Best Wins: TKO 9 Jesse James Leija (1998); W 12 Oscar De La Hoya (2000); W 12 Oscar De La Hoya (2003); TKO 6 Fernando Vargas (2006); KO 9 Antonio Margarito (2009)

  5. Nonito Donaire 23-1 (15) 112 lbs. Philippines. - Young, skillful, and powerful to boot. If he were a heavyweight, he'd be the savior of boxing.
    Best wins: W 10 Kahren Harutyunyan (2006); W 12 Oscar Andrade (2006); TKO 5 Vic Darchinyin (2007); TKO 8 Luis Maldonado (2007); TKO 4 Raul Martinez (2009)

  6. Paul Williams 38-1 (27) 160 lbs. USA. - I still feel this 6'1" marvel has the youth, style, and physical gifts to beat anyone from 154 pounds on down. Too bad he can't get a big fight.
    Best Wins: KO 4 Sharmba Mitchell (2006); W 12 Antonio Margarito (2007); TKO 1 Carlos Quintana (2008); W 12 Winky Wright (2009); W 12 Sergio Martinez

  7. Sergio Gabriel Martinez 45-2 (24) 160 lbs. Spain - Fast and flashy, Martinez finally got a win over a name opponent (and a world title) against Pavlik, but still has technical flaws that will eventually be his undoing.
    Best Wins W 12 Richard Williams (2003); KO 12 Adrian Stone (2003); KO 4 Saul Roman (2007); TKO 8 Alex Bunema (2008); W 12 Kelly Pavlik (2010)

  8. Israel Vazquez 43-4 (31 ko's) 122 lbs. Mexico. - The amount of punishment taken over this warrior's career and his recent struggles against Angel Priolo do not bode well for Vazquez's future.
    Best Wins: TKO 10 Jorge Eliecer Julio (2003); TKO 3 Oscar Larios (2005); TKO 10 Johnny Gonzalez (2006); TKO 6 Rafael Marquez (2007); W 12 Rafael Marquez (2008)

  9. Miguel Angel Cotto 34-2 (27 ko's) 147 lbs. Puerto Rico. - Versatile, determined, and tremendously talented, Cotto's flawed technique and questionable chin were badly exposed against Pacquiao.
    Best Wins: KO 7 Ricardo Torres (2005); W 12 Paul Malinaggi (2006); TKO 11 Zab Judah (2007); W 12 Shane Mosley (2007); W 12 Joshua Clottey (2009)

  10. Chad Dawson 29-0 (17 ko's) 175 lbs. USA. - Showed poise and athleticism in beating the division's old guard, but needs to find a young rival against whom he can prove himself.
    Best Wins: W 12 Tomasz Adamek (2007); W 12 Glen Johnson (2008); W 12 Antonio Tarver (2008); W 12 Antonio Tarver (2009); W 12 Glen Johnson (2009)

  11. Bernard Hopkins 51-5-1 (32 ko's) 175 lbs. USA. - In his first fight against a name opponent in 2 years, this aging legend looked ordinary against a shot Roy Jones.
    Best Wins: TKO 11 Glen Johnson (1997); TKO 12 Felix Trinidad (2001); KO 9 Oscar De La Hoya (2004); W 12 Antonio Tarver (2006); W 12 Kelly Pavlik (2008)

  12. Lucian Bute 26-0 (21) 168 lbs. Canada - Fast, exciting, and powerful, Bute lacks some fundamentals but is nonetheless the best in a talent-loaded division.
    Best Wins: W 12 Sakio Bika (2007); TKO 10 William Joppy (2008); TKO 4 Fulgencio Zuniga (2009); KO 4 Librado Andrade (2009); TKO 3 Edison Miranda (2010)



MY TOP 15 HEAVYWEIGHTS OF THE GLOVED ERA

Criteria: Historic impact; Quality of opposition; Records broken and other noteworthy accomplishments; Professional record; Championship record; Prime ring performance; Longevity; Head-to-Head Wins

  1. Muhammad Ali 56-5 (37 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1964 - 1967, 1974 - 1978, 1978 - 1979
  2. Joe Louis 69-3 (55 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1937 - 1949
  3. Rocky Marciano 49-0 (43 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1952 - 1956
  4. Larry Holmes 69-6 (44 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1980 - 1985
  5. Jack Johnson 83-14-11 (52 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1908 - 1915
  6. Jack Dempsey 62-6-9 (51 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1919 - 1926
  7. James J. Jeffries 17-1-2 (14 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1899 - 1905
  8. George Foreman 76-5 (68 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1973 - 1974, 1994 - 1997
  9. Joe Frazier 32-4-1 (27 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1970 - 1973
  10. Lennox Lewis 41-2-1 (32 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1998 - 2001, 2001 - 2004
  11. Gene Tunney 67-1-1 (49 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1926 - 1928
  12. Evander Holyfield 42-8-2 (26 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1990 - 1992, 1993 - 1994
  13. Mike Tyson 50-6 (44 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1988 - 1990
  14. Ezzard Charles 89-25-1 (50 ko's) World Heavyweight Champion 1950 - 1951
  15. Sonny Liston 50-4 (39 ko's) World Heavywieght Champion 1962 - 1964
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