World’s Top 10 Professional Boxers Pound-for-Pound
This is about the world’s most popular boxers and how they ranked in popularity with their most recent championship fights.
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With the latest result of championship fights in different divisions, a new list of top boxers can be made without considering the weight factor in the ranking.
Here’s my list of the top professional boxers in the world today:
Manny Pacquiao is the current pound-for-pound king and the world’s most popular boxer today. Pacquiao is due to receive the ‘Best Boxer of the Year’ award from the Boxing Writers Association of America this month. He is likewise included in the Forbes100 most popular and influential people in the world. The prestigious Ring Magazine has awarded him the best pound-for-pound boxer for 2009
Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidon in Mindanao, Philippines and currently resides in General Santos City. He is the current IBO and Ring Magazine World Light Welterweight Champion. His professional boxing record is 54 fights, winning 49 and losing three with two draws.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer who retired with an unblemished record almost two years ago. He fought 39 times professionally winning all of them. He is the son of Floyd Mayweather, Sr., a former American professional boxer and now boxing coach and trainer.
Floyd, jr. has rejoined professional boxing and is scheduled to fight Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on July 27, 2009. He was last year’s best pound-for-pound boxer by Ring Magazine. Mayweather is targeting Manny Pacquiao for his next fight should he win over Juan Manuel Marquez. A Pacquiao-Mayweather match is expected to be this year’s biggest boxing event. Mayweather was born on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Juan Manuel Marquez
The world’s best counter puncher from Mexico, Juan Manuel Marquez is the current WBA, WBO and IBO world lightweight champion. Marquez is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on July 27, 2009. He has a boxing record of 55 professional fights, winning 50 with 4 losses with one draw.
Juan Manuel Marquez was born in Mexico City on August 23, 1973. Marquez is also aiming for a shot at Pacquiao should he win over Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in their upcoming fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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