Inside Fights Boxing Rankings – June 2010

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It is perhaps the most debated topic in all of boxing: Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the World? The staff at Inside Fights has compiled their list. Here are the top ten fighters in boxing, regardless of weight class:

Inside Fights Pound-for-Pound Rankings

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr
Last Month: 1
“Mayweather was dominant in his win over Shane Mosley. Floyd wants random, Olympic-style drug testing for all his future fights. Fans hope that next fight comes against the next man on this list.” – Trent Pusey

2. Manny Pacquiao
Last Month: 2
“Pacquiao won his congressional bid, but regaining his status as the best fighter in the world could be more difficult. The only way to the top is through the incumbent Floyd Mayweather Jr.” – Corey Willinger

3. Paul Williams
Last Month: 3
“Williams is open to fights from welterweight to middleweight. Rematches with Sergio Martinez or Kermit Cintron could be in his future while he chases Floyd and Manny.” – TP

4. Juan Manuel Marquez
Last Month: 4
“Marquez looks forward to a rematch with Juan Diaz in July. Their 2009 bout produced the Fight of the Year. Marquez needs a good showing to prove he’s still one of the best around.” – CW

5. Bernard Hopkins
Last Month: 5
“Hopkins seems to be leading the movement for a senior division in boxing. He bested a 40-year-old Roy Jones Jr in April and is now attempting to lure Joe Calzaghe out of retirement for the Bernard Hopkins Redemption Tour.” – TP

6. Chad Dawson
Last Month: 7
“2010 has been a waste for the talented Dawson thus far. He prepares for an August bout against Jean Pascal. The light heavyweight holds wins over Antonio Tarver, Glen Johnson and Tomasz Adamek.” – CW

7. Shane Mosley
Last Month: 6
“Mosley is contemplating his future after a blowout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in May. He’s never been one to shy away from a challenge so expect Mosley to return. Perhaps the Andre Berto fight could be revisited.” – TP

8. Wladimir Klitschko
Last Month: 8
“Through no fault of his own, Klitschko hasn’t had the opportunities to make his mark on heavyweight history. He’s been fighting everyone available and calling out WBA heavyweight champion David Haye. Thus far, Haye doesn’t seem eager to accept the invitation.” – CW

9. Timothy Bradley
Last Month: 10
“Bradley is moving up to welterweight to test his mettle against Luis Abregu in July. It won’t be a permanent stay, however, as Bradley still has a lot of house cleaning to do at light welterweight against the likes of Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana and Devon Alexander.” – TP

10. Andre Ward
Last Month: 9
“Coming off a knee injury, Ward completes Group Stage Two of the Super Six against Allan Green this month. Ward looks to become the tournament leader with a win. He outclassed tournament favorite Mikkel Kessler last year.” – CW