DONAIRE MOVES UP IN POUND FOR POUND RANKINGS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Fri, 21 Dec 2012
Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire has moved up to No. 5 in the latest Ring Magazine ratings climbing one notch following his masterful 3rd round demolition of Mexican warrior Jorge "Travieso" Arce at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas last December 15.
Donaire, who was been on the pound for pound top ten rankings for 190 weeks, was No. 6 in the previous rankings. He displaced lightweight Adrien Boner who is undefeated with a record of 25-0 with 21 knockouts.
"Fighter of the Decade" and Donaire's countryman Manny Pacquiao was dropped to No. 7 following his crushing 6th round knockout loss to Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez who moved up to No. 3 with Argentina's Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez at No. 4.
Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO's) is the reigning WBO/WBA junior welterweight champion while Martinez is the WBC light middleweight king.
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr (43-0, 26 KO's) who was tied with Pacquiao at No. 2, has been elevated to No. 1 while talented Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO's) the reigning WBC/WBA super middleweight champion is at No. 2.
Winding down the top ten are Wladimir Klitschko at No.8 followed by Timothy Bradley at No. 9 and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero at No. 10.
Photo: Donaire (C) at ABS-CBN studio.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|AMIR KHAN SAYS A PACQUIAO FIGHT IN DUBAI WILL BE MASSIVE|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015KATSIDIS TO RETURN IN CHINA: Michael Katsidis to fight unbeaten Thai for WBC Belt
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN SAYS VILORIA VS GONZALEZ IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE WBC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015CESAFI-VIVA SPORTS TIE-UP LAUNCHED AT OFFICIAL PRESSCON IN CEBU
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015Andre Berto's Chef -- SLAMS MAYWEATHER'S CHEF ... Your Fight Menu's WEAK!!!
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Tania Enriquez Ready For Her Next Fight
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Michael "The Silverback" Moore looking for big opportunity
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Vito Mielnicki Jr. wins National Jr. Golden Gloves tournament in Las Vegas
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala - Aug 8, Caesars Palace
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Delly stays open in Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Hawks hope that new pieces will blunt Carroll's departure
By Michael Smith, Wed, 29 Jul 2015GONZALEZ WILL FIGHT VILORIA IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN ANNOUNCES THAT LEO SANTA CRUZ-MARES WILL FIGHT FOR THE DIAMOND BELT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015Palicte, Cabalquinto in Tibay ng Pinoy 10
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 29 Jul 2015LEGENDARY FIVE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION SUGAR RAY LEONARD CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE AT THIRD ANNUAL NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Emmanuel 'Manny' Rodriguez is set to defend his WBO Latino title against Alex Rangel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015LGM Promotions back with another card on Saturday, August 15 at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Brandon Bennett takes on Jonathan Maicelo as King's Promotions heads south to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, August 28
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Who’s truly ready: Viloria or Donaire?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Boxer Victor Ortiz -- Arrested at Kenny Chesney Concert ... Assault with Deadly Weapon
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015CESAFI COMMISSIONER TIUKINHOY HAILS TIE-UP WITH VIVA AS A MILESTONE IN CEBU BASKETBALL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Barrera wants revenge for Cuba, calls out Pascal
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015Tarver-Cunningham conference call transcript
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS INKS DEAL WITH ESTRELLA TV TO AIR LIVE BOXING MATCHES TWICE MONTHLY
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015