Inside Fights Boxing Rankings – Aug 2010

Not much movement in the rankings this month, but read on to see just how the pound-for-pound rankings stand prior to a pivotal month of action.

Inside Fights Pound-For-Pound Rankings

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Last Month: 1
“Floyd Mayweather Jr’s vacation will likely spill into 2011, leaving the top boxer in the world inactive for at least six months.” – Trent Pusey

2. Manny Pacquiao
Last Month: 2
“Pacquiao appears destined to compete for a fictitious “eighth divisional title” this November against the disgraced Antonio Margarito in a fight that might be exciting but will mean little, especially given all the ridiculous stipulations being put on it.” – Corey Willinger

3. Paul Williams
Last Month: 3
“It remains to be seen where Paul will find his next fight. He’s a dangerous fighter without a speckle of drawing power. The line is very, very short.” – TP

4. Juan Manuel Marquez
Last Month: 4
“Fighting back down at 135 pounds, Marquez looked his old self in beating Juan Diaz up for the second time, which went a long way in proving he is still a force in boxing.” – CW

5. Bernard Hopkins
Last Month: 5
“Heavyweight division? Chad Dawson? Just do something before you get too old and people stop caring what you do. Wait….” – TP

6. Chad Dawson
Last Month: 6
“Dawson finally steps into the ring again this month against top rated light heavyweight Jean Pascal in what should be a fan-friendly fight and one Dawson hopes will propel him into bigger matches.” – CW

7. Andre Ward
Last Month: 7
“The Super Six has so far served as Ward’s showcase. Up next is Andre Dirrell in September.” – TP

8. Wladimir Klitschko
Last Month: 8
“Klitschko has done everything in his power to take on legitimate heavyweight opposition, but the top two contenders, David Haye and Alexander Povetkin, want nothing to do with him. He’ll instead face Sam Peter in a rematch that probably won’t be as competitive as the first go-around five years ago.” – CW

9. Timothy Bradley
Last Month: 9
“Bradley disposed of Abregu during his welterweight fling earlier this month. It was a pound-for-pound resume booster, but not what fans wanted to see in a stellar 140-pound division.” – TP

10. Shane Mosley
Last Month: 10
“Just one terrible outclassing against Mayweather shouldn’t be enough to write Mosley off, especially given how Juan Manuel Marquez was able to perform this weekend.” – CW

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