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BoxingScene Update: Pound for Pound List and Review

By Cliff Rold

Halfway through the year, it’s as good a time as any to take a snapshot of the best of the best across boxing’s seventeen weight divisions.

The previous list, last updated on December 30, 2012, ranked them:

1) Andre Ward
2) Floyd Mayweather
3) Juan Manuel Marquez
4) Sergio Martinez
5) Nonito Donaire
6) Manny Pacquiao
7) Carl Froch
8) Abner Mares
9) Brian Viloria
10)  Wladimir Klitschko

In the six months since, seven of those ten men have gone to scratch with Donaire and Viloria suffering defeats at the hands of Guillermo Rigondeaux and Juan Francisco Estrada respectively.  Only Ward, Marquez, and Pacquiao remain inactive to date in 2013.  Marquez and Pacquiao have fights scheduled.  Ward, recovering from shoulder surgery, in expected to be in action by the fall.

Needless to say, there has been a healthy shake-up of the top ten.  Viloria and Donaire exit but who replaces them?  And how high?  Sergio Martinez looked like an aging man at home versus Martin Murray.  Does it cost him?

And how does one reward the continuing schedule strength, and winning, of Abner Mares and Carl Froch?

The answers are a click away.

>>>>>>Click Here To View BoxingScene's Full Pound-for-Pound Ratings<<<<<<

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene and a member of the Transanational Boxing Ratings Board, the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MARKBNLV on 06-04-2013

[QUOTE=charlieg;13445525]I rate Andre Ward highly. However... how on earth can you justify putting him P4P #1... above Mayweather, above Juan Manuel Marquez, above Pacquiao even. Andre Ward has not traversed weight classes. He's not fighting at light heavy and dominating.…

Comment by crold1 on 06-04-2013

[QUOTE=Ichee;13449307]Ultimately silly? P4P rankings are subjective but they should be held to certain standard and should be used in all discussion of boxing. It keeps all the divisions relevant and helps keep track of the special fighters in the sport.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by crold1 on 06-04-2013

[QUOTE=LELBRON;13447841]Any p4p list or divisional rankings that is constructed by only [B]ONE GUY[/B] is not a valid ranking. Sorry Cliff. The only credible p4p list OR divisional rankings that i've seen recently are the [B][U]transnational boxing board's[/U][/B] due to the…

Comment by Augustane on 06-04-2013

[QUOTE=Ichee;13448734]Whatever you say, all I know is that due to Pacquiao most recent loss he does not deserve to be in the top ten.[/QUOTE] But you have Donaire on your list? Pacquiao basically UD'd Bradley and nearly took out Marquez…

Comment by T18Z on 06-04-2013

[QUOTE=Ichee;13448728]You can't say the exact same to me because you actually have both incompetence and favoritism when it comes to your judgement on P4P rankings. Is it really pissing you off that I have Bradley at 6th? To be honest…

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