Matt Hamilton’s Pound for Pound List Update October 2012

Pound for Pound List October 2012

Matt Hamilton

Floyd Mayweather remains top of Matt Hamilton’s Pound for Pound Rankings with Andre Ward now up to #2.

  1. Floyd Mayweather Junior
  2. Andre Ward
  3. Juan Manuel Marquez
  4. Manny Pacquiao
  5. Sergio Martinez
  6. Tim Bradley
  7. Nonito Donaire
  8. Canelo Alvarez
  9. Miguel Cotto
  10. Carl Froch

Floyd Mayweather Junior retains his position at the head of the pack despite fighting only twice in what is now going on 29 months. Mayweather holds wins over Marquez (#3) & most recently Cotto (#9).

The most significant mover in the list is super middleweight kingpin Andre Ward who won yet more universal accolades in his systematic dismantling of Chad Dawson en-route to a most impressive 10th round TKO victory. The question is whether his star power can emerge along with his obvious ring talents. As Mayweather transcended from boxing superstar to cross-over mainstream superstar in no small part via a highly sellable collision with an established media star in Oscar De La Hoya one feels Ward may need a marketable rivalry to emerge before enjoying greater love from the mainstream. Within the sport’s hardcore fan-base, though, his is a talent whose trajectory is viewed with awe & significant anticipation for what could lay ahead.

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Pacquiao on Bradley, Mayweather and Marquez

In this video we hear from Manny Pacquiao.

Tim Bradley Meets Bob Arum In Los Angeles

Tim Bradley may fight Manny Pacquiao or Juan Manuel Marquez next. This past week he met Bob Arum in Los Angeles.

Trainer: More And More People Say Bradley Won After Watching Fight With No Audio

Boxing trainer Jorge Diaz says that he is getting calls from boxing insiders telling him Bradley beat Pacquiao.

 

PacMan: Energizer Bunny of Boxing Fading?

Pacquiao Punches Thrown Analysis: Bradley Crossroads?

Opinion appears divided as to whether we are witnessing a cyclical or terminal downward trend in the, by now, legendary career of The Fighting Fighting Pride of the Philippines one Manny Pacquiao. As one with more than a minor statistical fascination I thought it of value to examine what semi-objective evidence so much as it exists via a closer analysis of the Pacquiao compubox numbers dating back through a selection of Pacquiao’s key victories over recent years.

This analysis was undertaken upon realizing whilst comfortably outlanding Tim Bradley – the PacMan had been out thrown… & whilst punchers would, in theory, generally be expected to out-throw counter-punchers my working hypothesis is we are witnessing the sadly inevitable (of as yet unknown gradient) downward spiral in the fabled energy levels a hallmark of so many of Pacquiao’s signature performances & victories.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao I

2004-05-08

Total Punches Thrown   

Marquez 547

Pacquiao 639

Pacman: 92 more punches thrown. That is a 16.8% advantage in punches thrown.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao II

2008-03-15  Manny Pacquiao SD win

Punches Thrown

Pacquiao 619
Marquez 511

Pacman: 108 more punches thrown. That is a 21.1% advantage in punches thrown.

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