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Skysports P4P ratings...

Now he's officially out of retirement to fight Ricky Hatton in December, the Pretty Boy returned to the top of the pile. His five world titles at different weights might well outnumber his genuine fans, but love him or loathe him, you can't deny Mayweather's skills pay the sizeable bills his mouth runs up. Just ask Oscar de la Hoya, among others.
RECORD: 38(24)-0-0
LAST FIGHT: BT Oscar de la Hoya PTS 116-112 115-113 113-115
WHAT NEXT: Ricky Hatton, December 8, MGM Grand, Las Vegas

A very close second in the ballot, if only because of his recent dip - which many put down to a foray into Filipino politics. Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Oscar Larios will all testify to his power and relentless pressure fighting, which makes him even harder to fathom than your average port-sider.
RECORD: 44(35)-3-2
LAST FIGHT: BT Jorge Solis KO8
WHAT NEXT: Marco Antonio Barrera, October 8, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Despite the constant doubters, the Hitman has saved his best performances for the biggest names (he was the first to floor Jose Luis Castillo) and with Mayweather next, who knows what's in store? An unconvincing venture up to 147lbs proved what we thought all along - that the Mancunian is the best light-welterweight on the planet.
RECORD: 43(31)-0-0
LAST FIGHT: BT Jose Luis Castillo KO4
WHAT NEXT: Floyd Mayweather, December 8, MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The longest-reigning world champion out there, the Newbridge southpaw showed his worth by sending Jeff Lacy packing in arguably the best performance from a British fighter in living memory. Expect Mikkel Kessler to bring the best out of him again this year as Calzaghe's stock continues to climb outside the UK.
RECORD: 43(32)-0-0
LAST FIGHT: BT Peter Manfredo TKO3
WHAT NEXT: Mikkel Kessler, November 3, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Not the most popular fighter due to an apparent adversity to mixing it - it's been two-and-a-half years since he recorded a KO - but the names of Hopkins (twice), Wright and Spinks decorate an unbeaten slate. Still only 28, he might lack that career-defining, legacy-leaving battle, but still the undoubted middleweight king.
RECORD: 27(17)-0-1
LAST FIGHT: BT Cory Spinks PTS 111-117 115-113 117-11
WHAT NEXT: Kelly Pavlik, September 29, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Perhaps a surprise pick, but his ability to bounce back from three first-round knockdowns and a harsh draw against Pacquiao and a dubious defeat to Chris John in Indonesia should count for something. A thoroughly-deserved victory over Barrera finally gave him star billing - although some would argue he's not even the best in the family, not least brother Rafael.
RECORD: 47(35)-3-1
LAST FIGHT: BT Marco Antonio Barrera PTS 116-111 116-111 118-109
WHAT NEXT: Jorge Barrios, September 15, MGM Grand, Las Vegas

It had to happen sooner or later and despite doubts about his defence, the Puerto Rican puncher has finally made the highest grade. Accusations of over-protection can be countered with a 30-0 record and the scalps of previously unbeaten Pinto, Quintana and Malignaggi and a thrilling win over Zab Judah. Welterweight is no problem, but Shane Mosley, next up, might be.
RECORD: 30(25)-0-0
WHAT NEXT: Shane Mosley, November 10, Madison Square Garden, New York

If you thought The Executioner's time was up, then a battling - if not brilliant - win over Winky Wright made you all think again. As hard to deal with round the negotiating table as he is in the ring, the Philly man's record-breaking reign deserves to be in the highest company, even at the ripe old age of 42. Maybe one more fight, then the Hall of Fame beckons.
RECORD: 48(32)-4-1-1NC
LAST FIGHT: BT Winky Wright PTS 116-112 117-111 117-111
WHAT NEXT: "I want Calzaghe. Tell him to come over here."

A world champion at the age of 20 and largely untroubled since, the Mexican lightweight has the tools and the time to join his country's growing band of ring legends. Not the most explosive of punchers as his career has progressed, but he popped Acelino Freitas' bubble and will rubber stamp his ranking as the best 135-pounder out there against namesake Julio in the autumn.
RECORD: 32(16)-0-0
LAST FIGHT: BT Acelino Freitas RTD 8
WHAT NEXT: Julio Diaz, October 13, TBC

Not a typing mistake - for the time being anyway - and perhaps born out of the need for a big guy to get us all excited, but the little Klitschko is doing his best to kick the heavyweights on until big brother returns. Dr Steelhammer has been active and destructive in equal measures and with Messrs Brewster, Brock, Byrd and Peter all failing to topple him, stands alone among the giants. For now...
RECORD: 52(44)-3-0
LAST FIGHT: BT Lamon Brewster RTD 6
WHAT NEXT: The winner of Ibragimov-Holyfield? Anyone but big brother.

I wouldnt argue with this at all. Yahoos p4p ratings are shocking Hattons rated at 12 i heard
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