MANNY PACQUIAO NOW RATED NO. 7 POUND-FOR-POUND BY ESPN
By Maloney L. Samaco
12 Nov 2016
The reputable ESPN.com published its latest world boxing pound-for-pound ratings and listed Senator Manny Pacquiao at No. 7 after a successful comeback fight against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ESPN ratings kept the undefeated Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) at the top of the P4P list at No. 1. His last fight was a UD12 over Carlos Cuadras on Sept. 10, 2016.
At No. 2 is Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) who won by TKO5 over Kell Brook on September 10, 2016.
Rated No. 3 is Sergy Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) who last won UD12 over Isaac Chilemba on July 11, 2016. He will face Andre Ward on November 19, 2016.
Placed No. 4 by ESPN, Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) was victorious UD12 against Viktor Postol on July 23, 2016. His is scheduled to fight John Molina Jr. next on December 10, 2016.
Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) who recently prevailed by UD12 versus Alexander Brand on August 6, 2016, is at No. 5, will battle Kovalev next in one of the most awaited P4P fights.
Listed No. 6 is Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs), winner KO9 over Liam Smith on September 17, 2016.
Then Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) followed at No. 7 after regaining his WBO welterweight title by UD12 versus Vargas last November 5, 2016.
Ranked No. 8, Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) stopped Roman "Rocky" Martinez by KO5 on June 11, 2016. He was slated to face Nonito Donaire tormentor Nicholas Walters on November 26, 2016.
Another Donaire spoiler Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is at No. 9. He last won by TKO2 over James Dickens on July 16, 2016.
Rounding up the top ten is Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) who won by UD12 against Shawn Porter on June 25, 2016. He will face Danny Garcia next on March 4, 2017.
The panel of voters include Dan Rafael, Brian Campbell, Teddy Atlas, Nigel Collins, Carlos Nava, Carlos Narvaez, Bernardo Pilatti, Eric Raskin and Salvador Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao is now rated No. 4 in the welterweight division by The Ring. The welter throne remains vacant. The welterweight ratings are as follows:
1. Kell Brook, IBF champion
2. Keith Thurman, WBA champion
3. Shawn Porter
4. Manny Pacquiao, WBO champion
5. Tim Bradley
6. Amir Khan
7. Danny Garcia, WBC champion
8. Errol Spence
9. Jessie Vargas
10. Konstantin Ponomarev
Pacquiao was not in the top ten pound-for-pound list in The Ring. The top ten 4P4 are:
1. Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua) WBC junior bantamweight champion
2. Sergey Kovalev (Russia) WBO, IBF, WBA light heavyweight champion
3. Gennady Golovkin ( Kazakhstan) IBF, WBA, WBC middleweight champion
4. Andre Ward (U.S.)
5. Terence Crawford (U.S.) Ring, WBC, WBO junior welterweight champion
6. Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba) WBA junior featherweight champion
7. Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) WBO junior lightweight
8. Canelo Alvarez (Mexico) Ring middleweight, WBO junior middleweight champion.
9. Shinsuke Yamanaka (Japan) Ring, WBC bantamweight
10. Carl Frampton (U.K.) WBA featherweight champion
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