Sports Illustrated Has Manny Pacquiao At # 6 On Their Pound-For-Pound List

Sports Illustrated has updated their Pound-For-Pound list, and as expected, Pacquiao slides down.


1)      Floyd Mayweather Jr.

2)      Andre Ward

3)      Juan Manuel Marquez / Sergio Martinez (Tie)

4)      Juan Manuel Marquez / Sergio Martinez (Tie)

5)      Nonito Donaire

6)      Manny Pacquiao

7)      Wladimir Klitschko

8)      Timothy Bradley

9)      Abner Mares

10)  Yuriorkis Gamboa


Andre Ward, Juan Manuel Marquez, Sergio Martinez and Nonito Donaire are now all rated higher than Manny Pacquiao, at least according to SI.

Not that I would have much to argue about in their list, except maybe Sergio Martinez, but this how just how brutal the politics of boxing can be. Not even in the top 5, Pacquiao is now just one rank above Klitschko, and two above Bradley.

I don’t know that this is as fair as it could be, but sure, Pacman lost, and he gets released from his previous spot. While this list means something to someone, I doubt that it truly represents what the fans believe.

For example, as much as I like Ward, and I truly am a huge fan, I think Marquez should be higher than him on that list. What I am trying to say, is that don’t read into this list too much, but instead just look at it as a someone’s opinion.

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