Inside Fights Boxing Rankings – Apr 2010


Three of our top ten fighters from March were in action and one dropped out of our pound-for-pound list. See how the rankings have shaken up and who was added to our list of the top boxers in the world.

Inside Fights Pound-for-Pound Rankings

1. Manny Pacquiao
Last Month: 1
“Manny was just being Manny when he turned in another dominating performance against an unwilling Joshua Clottey last month.” – Corey Willinger

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr
Last Month: 2
“Shane Mosley awaits on May 1 in what could be the biggest fight of the year. Unless Manny Pacquiao decides to fight the winner.” – Trent Pusey

3. Bernard Hopkins
Last Month: 3
“Bernard is hoping to finally get his revenge against Roy Jones Jr. this month – 17 years after it means anything.” – CW

4. Paul Williiams
Last Month: 4
“Paul will be fighting Kermit Cintron in May. Yet another matchup for Paul Williams against a guy that no one wants to fight.” – TP

5. Juan Manuel Marquez
Last Month: 5
“The good news: Marquez appears to be headed toward a rematch with Juan Diaz in what was 2009’s Fight of the Year. The bad news: It’s probably going to be on pay-per-view. For two guys coming off losses, that just doesn’t seem right.” – CW

6. Shane Mosley
Last Month: 6
“Mosley has been inactive for over a year but can make a huge jump in the rankings with a win over Mayweather on May 1.” – TP

7. Chad Dawson
Last Month: 7
“Nobody’s seen Dawson since November, and he isn’t fighting again until August. It’s not like people are lining up to fight him though, so a light schedule isn’t that bad while he waits for the Super Six to end.” – CW

8. Andre Ward
Last Month: 9
“Ward looked magnificent against Kessler. His next fight against Allan Green was postponed until June due to a Ward injury.” – TP

9. Wladimir Klitschko
Last Month: 10
“Wladimir walked through America’s most talented heavyweight, Eddie Chambers, leaving Eddie kissing the canvas with only seconds to spare. With any luck, he’ll get in the ring with David Haye this year in the fight fans really want.” – CW

10. Timothy Bradley
Last Month: NR
“Bradley rules the 140-pound roost but he will be trying his hand at 147 in June. He’s got a bevy of challengers at 140 so don’t expect the jump to be a permanent move.” – TP

Dropped Out: Arthur Abraham