3 More Rounds’ P4P Rankings
(As of January 2015)
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs)
- Mayweather erased any doubts as to whether Marcos Maidana could be a dangerous opponent, when he outpointed him easily in September. Coming off of a difficult first fight, Mayweather dominated him the second time around and barely broke a sweat. He’ll likely return in May but it’s anyone’s guess who he’ll face if it’s not Manny Pacquiao.
2. Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs)
- In his previous outing, Pacquiao looked in control again, despite being unable to finish off overmatched Chris Algieri in Macao, China. Pacquiao is now hoping to get Mayweather into the ring, but if not, look for him to perhaps take on Amir Khan.
3. Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs)
- At this point in his career, there is just no stopping Wladimir Klitschko.
4. Timothy Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs)
- Following his loss to Pacquiao, Bradley returned late last year to face Diego Chaves, but ended up with a surprise draw, in a fight many felt he should have won, albeit in close fashion. Dont’ expect a rematch necessarily but Bradley will look to get back on track as quickly as possible.
5. Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs)
- Marquez, following his decision loss to Bradley last year, came back strong in scoring a unanimous decision win against Mike Alvarado in May, and is in line for a title shot at Pacquiao’s WBO strap, assuming he decides to take it. Outside of a Pacquiao fight, there are still plenty of fighter at 147 or 140 who would no doubt jump at the chance to fight a legend in the twilight of his career.
6. Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs)
- Froch has been contemplating retirement, but he’s looking for a showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. A recent injury however, has sidelined him for a few extra weeks. Expect him to return in the summertime.
7. Roman Gonzalez (41-0, 35 KOs)
- Gonzalez is boxing’s best kept secret, and he continues to stockpile wins. He went 4-0 with 4 KOs in 2014, and at age 27, is in his prime.
8. Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs)
- “El Chacal” was put on the canvas twice in his last fight against Hisashi Amagasa in Japan, but he battled back and battered the challenger en route to much-needed knockout.
9. Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs)
- Garcia didn’t do himself any favors by facing Rod Salka, but he won nonetheless and now looks at his next foe – Lamont Peterson.
10. Sergey Kovalev (26-0, 23 KOs)
- The “Krusher” is coming off of his biggest win to date – a lopsided decision win over Bernard Hopkins. Kovalev continues to get better with each outing and the light heavyweight division should be afraid.