By Cliff Rold
Much has happened since the BoxingScene Pound-for-Pound list was updated in November 2013.
Manny Pacquiao returned with an easy win. Carl Froch returned with a win that was anything but. Andre Ward got active again and looked, shy of Floyd Mayweather, like what he’s been for most of the last few years: the best practitioner of the Sweet Science around.
Froch, and the inactive Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, lose ground in the ratings. Who moves ahead? Consideration was given for removing Froch but the game’s best overachiever gets the benefit of the doubt…for now. Men like Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev are hot on his heels.
When the sport finished trudging through these barren days of February, a slew of fights are on tap for the men on this list. This could look very different by the summer.
For now, this is your top ten.
Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be reached at [email protected]