3 More Rounds’ P4P Rankings
(As of June 16, 2014)
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KOs)
- Mayweather continued his dominance in boxing with another win back in May over Marcos Maidana. It was an exciting fight that saw Mayweather mix it up more than we’re used to seeing him, but despite some competitive rounds, Floyd remains undefeated. He’ll return again in September.
2. Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs)
- Ward has been out of action since late 2013 and it doesn’t look like he’ll be fighting anytime soon as his issues with promoter Dan Goossen remain unresolved.
3. Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs)
- Manny finally had the opportunity to avenge his controversial decision loss to Timothy Bradley with a unanimous decision win this past April. Pacquiao looked refreshed, determined and was in control of the fight, which was even more decisive than his first performance against Bradley. Having regained a welterweight title, Pacquiao is again back near the top of the 147-pound division, save for Mayweather.
4. Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs)
- Bradley gave a decent account for himself in his rematch with Pacquiao, but he was clearly not as effective as he had been against Marquez in his previous fight. Still, he gave a good effort and will no doubt get another big fight as Bradley is still among the best fighters at welterweight.
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 had been criticized for not immediately wanting to get back in the ring with George Groves, but he delivered big time with a one-punch KO of Groves in their rematch that reestablished him as only second to Andre Ward as the top dog at super middleweight.
7. Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs)
- Another title defense, another victory for Wladimir Klitschko. He’s fresh off of a fifth round TKO over Alex Leapai and now awaits yet another challenger.
8. Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs)
- “El Chacal” managed to pull off another easy victory, this one against former champ Joseph Agbeko in December. It was unfortunately another dull fight, but he’s set to return to the ring in July against the 63-2 Sod Kokietgym, which should be a good test.
9. Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs)
- Garcia was on the brink of losing his unbeaten streak and junior welterweight titles when he squeaked by Mauricio Herrera in his recent title defense in Puerto Rico. It shows that Garcia is still a vulnerable fighter, but that he ultimately can still find a way to win.
10. Roman Gonzalez (39-0, 33 KOs)
- Gonzalez might be one of boxing’s most under-appreciated fighters, or perhaps one of the sport’s best kept secrets, depending on whether or not you’ve had the chance to watch him fight. At 26, he’s just getting started and after relinquishing his junior flyweight title to move up to flyweight, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before he picks up another world title.
Honorable Mention: Mikey Garcia, Bernard Hopkins, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev, Miguel Cotto