My top 10 Pound 4 Pound
Posted 05-20-2008 at 02:15 PM by LeedsLad
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Floyd is the undisputed #1 boxer in the world today. Title's in five weight classes, current Welterweight champion and one of the best defensive fighters ever.
Stepped up from 108lbs all the way to 130lbs and still wins. His aggressive, all-action style is awesome to watch, and a recent win over JMM gets him this spot. Steps up to 135lbs next.
Undefeated and has been the champion at 168lbs for over a decade. Stepped up to beat Hopkins for the 175lbs title, enhancing his legacy massively. Finally getting the recognition he deserves.
Every fight he looks to have improved massively. Best body puncher in boxing, power in both hands with terrific boxing skill. It will be a great fight when he fights Mayweather.
Juan Manuel Marquez
A brilliant technician, the best counter puncher in the sport along with Mijares IMO. Lost a close decision to Pacquiao recently, the loss doesn't effect his standing much, a third fight should happen soon.
After three amazing fights with Rafael Marquez, Vazquez is now worthy of P4P status. Hes an aggressive fighter with an excellent left hook, a fourth fight with Marquez should be awesome.
Along with JMM, the best technician in the sport IMO. Excellent counter punching, with terrific boxing skills. Looked awesome in beating both Arce and Munoz recently.
Pavlik comes into the P4P lists after an outstanding 2007. The non-stop power punching Middleweight became P4P with a win over Miranda and two wins over Jermain Taylor.
Despite losing two straight, Rafael Marquez is still a top 10 P4Per IMO. After dominating 118lbs, he has had three great fights with Israel Vazquez at 122lbs. A fourth should happen soon.
Despite being 43 and coming off a loss, Hopkins has to stay in the top 10 P4P. Has had a tremendous career, and gave Joe Calzaghe all he could handle in a close fight.
HM: Ivan Calderon, Shane Mosley, Winky Wright.