3 More Rounds’ P4P Rankings
(As of August 22, 2013)
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KOs)
- Mayweather put on another virtuoso performance against Robert Guerrero last May in a lopsided decision win. At age 36, he continues to look great and will try to enhance his legacy when he takes on Saul Alvarez on Sep. 14 in Las Vegas.
2. Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs)
- Ward has been nursing an injured shoulder but is finally back in training as he awaits his next challenge.
3. Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs)
- Marquez is coming off a spectacular knockout over Manny Pacquiao and will try to unseat Timothy Bradley as a welterweight titleholder when they meet in October. Marquez is vying for his fourth world title in a fourth weight class.
4. Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs)
- The middleweight champ is finally beginning to show the wear and tear of his wars and of his age. He’s 38 now, and is body is starting to break down. Nonetheless, he continues to win as he showed in his tough encounter with Martin Murray in Argentina. Isn’t expected to fight again until 2014.
5. Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs)
- Dr. Steelhammer destroyed Francesco Pianeta in the sixth round of his last title defense earlier this year and picked up his 60th win – an impressive feat. Is scheduled to finally get his meeting with Alexander Povetkin on Oct. 5, after Povetkin had turned down two previous offers.
6. Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs)
- Bradley looked more entertaining than we’re used to seeing when he decisioned Ruslan Provodnikov in his previous fight, and is now set to defend his welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez in October. A win over the legendary Marquez would certainly catapult Bradley into the upper echelon.
7. Vitali Klitschko (45-2, KOs)
- In his most recent outing, he demolished Manuel Charr in his second win of 2012. Still holding the WBC heavyweight title, Klitschko may be at the end of his reign, as politics have taken a bigger chunk of his time in the Ukraine. Does not have any fights currently scheduled.
8. Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs)
- Pacquiao is on the comeback trail and hoping to get back on the winning side of things when he takes on Brandon Rios in a November fight in Macau, China. Pacquiao has lost two straight – to Bradley and Marquez as questions arise as to whether he’s reached the end of his amazing run. We will find out in a few months.
9. Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KOs)
- Despite losing in one-sided fashion to Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, Froch has looked good otherwise and has been on another impressive run since that loss. His destruction of Lucian Bute was eye opening and in his most recent outing, gained revenge against Mikkel Kessler, who handed Froch his first pro loss during the Super Six. Is the reigning WBA and IBF super middleweight champ.
10. Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs)
- “El Chacal” is a really difficult puzzle to figure out. He can be at times explosive and at other times tough to find in the ring. He has the skills to be an aggressive fighter, as well as a technical one. It’s part of what makes him exciting to watch and at times, boring, but nonetheless, Rigondeaux wins. His unanimous decision win over Nonito Donaire was extremely impressive and showcased how good he can be.
Honorable Mention: Nonito Donaire, Roman Gonzalez, Mikey Garcia, Adrien Broner, Bernard Hopkins, Saul Alvarez