Hamilton’s Pound-for-Pound Top 30 Fighters in Boxing

Pound-for-Pound November 2011

1. Manny Pacquiao (unchanged) 53-3-2 (38 KOs)
Manny Pacquiao

The mantle of best pound for pound fighter in the world remains the Pacman’s to lose in the upcoming final chapter to what his epic trilogy of battles with #5 ranked Juan Manuel Marquez.

2. Sergio Martinez (unchanged) 48-2-2 (27 KOs)

A less than impressive outing last time out against a lesser known opponent wasn’t enough to drop Maravilla from #2.

3. Floyd Mayweather (up 1) 42-0-0 (26 KOs)

Mayweather benefits from Nonito Donaire’s surprisingly workman like performance vs. Omar Narvaez to slide into 3rd. Talk of an Erik Morales match up has one musing Floyd might end up the Joe Calzaghe of the 147lbers – undefeated but a champion with a padded feel to their resume.

4. Nonito Donaire (down 1) 27-1-0 (18 KOs)

Donaire connected on just 99 of 666 (15%) of punches thrown vs. Narvaez. Nonito was all at sea with his jab – landing only 14 of 266 attempts (5%) for a universally regarded bad night at the office. About as disappointing a shutout victory as one might imagine possible.

5. Juan Manuel Marquez (up 1) 53-5-1 (39 KOs)

JMM is a much admired & respected pugilist. He finally faces Pacquiao once more & will be hoping that its a case of third time lucky after coming out on the wrong end of a highly contentious decision loss in their second stanza & a similarly debatable draw first time out. Truthfully Marquez has already achieved so much in his superb career that even the first stoppage loss of his it would not diminish his standing one iota among hardcore boxing fans.

6. Lucian Bute (up 4) 30-0-0 (24 KOs)

7. Bernard Hopkins (down 2) 52-6-2 (32 KOs)*

8. Amir Khan (up 1) 26-1-0 (18 KOs)amir khan

9. Miguel Cotto (up 2) 36-2-0 (29 KOs)

10. Tim Bradley (down 2) 27-0-0 (11 KOs)

11. Yuriorkis Gamboa (up 2) 21-0-0 (16 KOs)

12. Andre Ward (down 5) 24-0-0 (13 KOs)

13. Marcos Maidana (down 1) 31-2-0 (28 KOs)

14. Chad Dawson (up 2) 31-1-0 (18 KOs)*

15. Canelo Alvarez (down 1) 38-0-1 (28 KOs)canelo alvarez

16. Carl Froch (down 1) 28-1-0 (20 KOs)

17. Wladimir Klitschko (unchanged) 56-3-0 (49 KOs)

18. Jean Pascal (up 1) 26-2-1 (16 KOs)

19. Erislandy Lara (new entry) 15-1-1 (10 KOs)

20. Vitali Klitschko (down 1) 43-2-0 (40 KOs)

21. Victor Ortiz (unchanged) 29-3-2 (22 KOs)

22. Brandon Rios (up 3) 28-0-1 (21 KOs)Brandon Rios

23. James Kirkland (new entry) 30-1-0 (27 KOs)

24. Tavoris Cloud (unchanged) 23-0-0 (19 KOs)

25. Chris John (up 2) 45-0-2 (22 KOs)

26. Alfredo Angulo (down 8) 20-2-0 (17 KOs)

27. Andre Berto (down 5) 28-1-0 (22 KOs)

28. Tomasz Adamek (down 5) 44-2-0 (28 KOs)

29. Abner Mares (new entry) 22-0-1 (13 KOs)Abner Mares

30. Carlos Molina (new entry) 19-4-2 (6 KOs)

 

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*Despite being given back his world title Bernard Hopkins L column remains at 6 pending his appeal being upheld by the California State Athletic Commission when they meet in December. The WBC have already re-instated him as their champion.