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Closing 2012: BoxingScene Pound-for-Pound Update

By Cliff Rold

It’s been a few months and there are plenty of results in, more than enough to lay out the pound-for-pound landscape for the last time in 2012.

Only one thing was certain: Manny Pacquiao must fall.

Juan Manuel Marquez made sure of it by literally making Pacquiao do just that.  Did he have much room to rise though?  With Floyd Mayweather holding a lopsided twelve round win over Marquez, not really.  But how far does Pacquiao fall?  Is one loss to a fellow modern great remove him from the top five?

The top ten?

Andre Ward maintains his place atop the list with the most change coming in the back half.     

Besides Pacquiao, former list members Miguel Cotto and Anselmo Moreno both suffered defeats.  Abner Mares joins the top ten off a victory over the latter.  Moreno’s loss was highly competitive and may have kept him around if not for the red-hot run of Brian Viloria at Flyweight who also joins the top ten.

Click below to see how it all shakes out.

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Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene and a member of the Transnational 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 Legendary Hater on 12-31-2012

[QUOTE=RossCA;12873751]You're in the red, because you're an idiot. England has always produced some very talented fighters.[/QUOTE] You know...that's what I get from a lot of affected garbage fans who aren't in the know....except, they usually put it "your a idiot"…

Comment by crold1 on 12-31-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12874961]I could understand this argument if it had been like a year since these guys fought. But Ward just fought 3 months ago.[/QUOTE] If Ward's shoulder injury keeps him out close to a year, I'd find this more compelling.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-31-2012

[QUOTE=GAR1680-Boxing;12874926]Honestly, I don’t think Ward and Mayweather belong on the P4P list. Why? [B]BECAUSE THEY DON’T FIGHT OFTEN ENOUGH![/B] [/QUOTE] I could understand this argument if it had been like a year since these guys fought. But Ward just fought…

Comment by MJ223 on 12-31-2012

[B]I don't have a problem with the fighters there...... Better then Giampas list[/B]

Comment by GAR1680-Boxing on 12-31-2012

Honestly, I don’t think Ward and Mayweather belong on the P4P list. Why? [B]BECAUSE THEY DON’T FIGHT OFTEN ENOUGH![/B] Both fought only once in 2012. How can you call someone the best fighter in the world when they fight once…

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