Dre Day: BoxingScene.com's Pound for Pound Update
By Cliff Rold
With big results in from early September, the Middleweight and Super Middleweight divisions remain as they were. Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward, respectively, stand alone.
But what about the span of the scale?
One of these men made a major move in the pound-for-pound ratings. The other remains where he was after getting the highest visibility win of his career with a hint of drama thrown in for good measure. The headline is a clue.
For the first time since early in the summer, there’s something worth updating in pound-for-pound terms and changes abound. Chad Dawson, previously at nine, is out. Who gets into the top ten? Where do the twin titans of boxing economics, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, settle?
With Pacquiao-Marquez IV, Nonito Donaire-Toshiaki Nishioka, and Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno all coming soon, the only constant is likely to be change.
Cliff Rold is a member of the Ring Magazine Ratings Advisory Panel, the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be reached at [email protected]
[QUOTE=Larry Pacquaio;12549810]no you said after floyd returned he had a "spectacular run"but he did not and floyds win since his return are alot better than mannys[/QUOTE] You said that JMM + Mosley should have been enough to put FMJ back…Comment by HeroBando on 09-25-2012
[QUOTE=Larry Pacquaio;12549805]he remained champ months before the result was overturned..no matter if it was over turned of not Hopkins was going to remain the champion abril -rios...abril lost but kept his interim title[/QUOTE] Again totally different circumstances. Abril Rios was…Comment by larryusa on 09-25-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando;12549580]Pac Cotto happened after FMJ JMM. Right before that you had the spectacular KO of Hatton. Please recall the timeline before complaining about this.[/QUOTE] no you said after floyd returned he had a "spectacular run"but he did not and floyds…Comment by larryusa on 09-25-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando;12549579]Right, so the context is important. This was not a judges decision, and the result was changed to NC by the commission shortly. How about an example with the judges decision overridden by the sanctioning body, while the result stood?[/QUOTE]…Comment by jaestix1 on 09-25-2012
i've read this entire thread and everyone who as tried to make a case for pac being in the top 5 has failed and failed epically!!!!!Post a Comment - View More User Comments (112)