Inside Fights Boxer Rankings – Mar 2010

Not much of a shakeup in the rankings this month, but three of the top ten will be in action this month, including Manny Pacquiao. Check out the latest rankings to see where the top boxers fall and how the Spring bouts could effect the rankings.

Inside Fights Pound-For-Pound Rankings

1. Manny Pacquiao
Last Month: 1
“Manny heads to Dallas on March 13 to face Joshua Clottey in a welterweight bout. Pacquiao is the truest testament of a pound-for-pound champion.” – Trent Pusey

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr
Last Month: 2
“Of everyone on the pound-for-pound list, Mayweather takes the biggest risk in his next fight when he goes against Shane Mosley. It’s a bout that’s been brewing for the better part of a decade.” – Corey Willinger

3. Bernard Hopkins
Last Month: 3
“Hopkins faces Roy Jones Jr on April 3. B-Hop can’t lure Calzaghe out of retirement and Jones is no position to play hardball any longer.” – TP

4. Paul Williams
Last Month: 4
“Williams isn’t getting the fight with Kelly Pavlik that needs to happen, so he might be facing Kermit Cintron instead in a pretty good consolation fight in May.” – CW

5. Juan Manuel Marquez
Last Month: 5
“Paging Juan Manuel Marquez. It looks like we won’t see much of the man that won 2009’s Fight of the Year in 2010.” – TP

6. Shane Mosley
Last Month: 6
“Shane is finally getting the superfight with Mayweather he’s been begging for. If victorious, combined with a Pacquiao loss to Clottey this month, Mosley would likely skyrocket to the number one spot.” – CW

7. Chad Dawson
Last Month: 7
“Bad Chad should be returning in the summer but he doesn’t have a lot of intriguing light heavyweight options outside of Hopkins.” – TP

8. Arthur Abraham
Last Month: 8
“King Arthur begins Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic against Andre Dirrell this month, fighting on Dirrell’s turf in Michigan. Given how much trouble the slick Dirrell gave Carl Froch, an impressive win could see Abraham move up in rank.” – CW

9. Andre Ward
Last Month: 9
“It will be hard for Ward to top his performance against Mikkel Kessler in November, but he isn’t expected to have too much trouble against late sub Allan Green in April.” – CW

10. Wladimir Klitschko
Last Month: 10
“Wlad takes on Eddie Chambers on March 20 in Germany. There is little for him to do in the heavyweight division but this is a good fight for staying busy.” – TP

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