Monday, May 13, 2013

Pound-for-Pound Update

The results of the Mayweather-Guerrero and Mares-Ponce de Leon fights had several ramifications for the Saturday Night Boxing Top-20 Rankings. With Floyd Mayweather's solid showing against Robert Guerrero, he retains his #1 ranking.  As for Guerrero, he was not competitive in the fight after the third round and he exits the Rankings. On the undercard, Abner Mares had a resounding stoppage win over Daniel Ponce de Leon.  He ascends to #8 in the Rankings.  The following fighters dropped a spot: Vitali Klitschko (9), Nonito Donaire (10) and Tim Bradley (11).  

Japanese southpaw banger Takashi Uchiyama debuts in the SNB Rankings after last week's knockout win over Jaider Parra. Uchiyama has now made seven defenses of his junior lightweight title.  He enters the Rankings at #20. In addition, with Guerrero's exit from the SNB Top-20, the following fighters have moved up one position: Anselmo Moreno (15), Daniel Geale (16), Danny Garcia (17), Juan Estrada (18) and Saul Alvarez (19).  

The complete list SNB Top-20 is below:
  1. Floyd Mayweather
  2. Andre Ward
  3. Juan Manuel Marquez
  4. Sergio Martinez
  5. Manny Pacquiao
  6. Wladimir Klitschko
  7. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  8. Abner Mares
  9. Vitali Klitschko
  10. Nonito Donaire
  11. Tim Bradley
  12. Roman Gonzalez
  13. Carl Froch
  14. Bernard Hopkins
  15. Anselmo Moreno
  16. Daniel Geale
  17. Danny Garcia
  18. Juan Estrada
  19. Saul Alvarez
  20. Takashi Uchiyama
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