Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao #1 on NowBoxing’s first P4P Top 10 List

Nowboxing Pound for Pound Top Ten Pac-Man #1 in Nowboxing’s first P4P Top Ten

Manny Pacquiao received the majority of the first place votes (6) in the first NowBoxing.com pound for pound top ten list.  Pacquiao and Martinez each had the same point total but the first place vote’s breaks the tie (one writer left Pacquiao off his list causing the points to be lower but Martinez was on every list).

An early surprise is seeing once long time number one on many lists Floyd Mayweather at number four (Mayweather received the three first place votes that did not go to Pacquiao).  Several writers have expressed Mayweather was lower based on inactivity and will likely consider dropping him from their list if he goes more than a year (May 1, 2011) without a fight.

The top five is populated with veterans and the young Nonito Donaire.  The bottom half has long time P4P regular Bernard Hopkins still in the mix along with Wladimir Klitschko and several young guns including Juan Manuel Lopez, Tim Bradley, and Andre Ward.

1. Manny Pacquiao


1st place votes: 6
Total points: 77

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: UD Win over Antonio Margarito November 13, 2010

Next Up: May 7, 2011 vs. Shane Mosley Las Vegas, NV

Manny is the clear #1. His string of dominance since the Erik Morales loss  in 2005 speaks for itself.  Still hoping for the eventual showdown with Floyd Mayweather.

2. Sergio Martinez


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 77

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: KO 8 Serhiy Dzinziruk March 12, 2011

Next Up: TBA

Activity and sheer dominance of last three elite opponents Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and Dzinziruk puts Martinez into the top 2.  Question is who he can find at 160 to test his skill.

3. Nonito Donaire


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 71

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: KO Round 2 Fernando Montiel February 19, 2011

Next Up: TBA

While the ranking is still partly on perceived skill/potential his crushing KO of Montiel was impressive.  Move to Golden Boy will spark major promotional fight with former promoter Top Rank outside of the ring.

4. Floyd Mayweather


1st place votes: 3

Total points:  59

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: UD Win over Shane Mosley May 1, 2010

Next Up: TBA

May be the best in the world but needs to fight to prove it.  First needs to take care of his legal problems and win in the courtroom.

5. Juan Manuel Marquez


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 42

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: TKO Round 9 Michael Katsidis November 27, 2010

Next Up: TBA

Even in upper 30’s Marquez continues to dominate anyone under 135lbs and gets more exciting each fight.  Is in the midst of promotional matters with Golden Boy and always still looking for Pacquiao again.

6. Tim Bradley


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 35

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: Technical Decision win Devon Alexander January 29, 2011

Next Up: TBA

Does nothing perfectly but does everything well.  Bradley keeps beating everyone in front of him.  Bring on Amir Khan to decide supremacy at the 140 pound weight class.

7. Wladimir Klitschko


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 29

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: KO Round 10 Sam Peter September 11, 2010

Next Up: TBA

Just simply dominates everyone in front of him.  Not his fault the heavyweight division cannot offer a true challenge.  Likely will finally get heavyweight unification superfight with David Haye in June or July.

8. Bernard Hopkins


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 17

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: Majority Draw Jean Pascal December 18, 2010

Next Up: May 21, 2011 vs. Jean Pascal Montreal Canada

Even at age 46 he continues to be a top level force.  Great defense, superior conditioning, and dedication allow him stay at the top and compete with fighters much younger than him.

9. Juan Manuel Lopez


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 15

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: TKO Round 8 Rafael Marquez November 6, 2010

Next Up: April 16, 2011 vs. Orlando Salido Bayamon Puerto Rico

The power punching Puerto Rican star is exciting with his power and vulnerability.  Everyone is hoping for thrilling showdown with fellow featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa to be made.

10. Andre Ward


1st place votes: 0

Total points: 15

Position last month: NA

Previous fight: UD win over Sakio Bika November 27, 2010

Next Up: Arthur Abraham May 14, 2011 Carson, CA

Can do it all, box or brawl, fight inside or out.  Has all the tools to reach the top spot at some point and is the favorite to win the Showtime Super Six World Boxing Classic.

Others receiving votes/points: Amir Khan (10), Miguel Cotto (10), Lucien Bute(9), Paul Williams (6), Vitali Klitschko (5), Fernando Montiel (5), Yuriorkis Gamboa (4), Giovanni Segura (4), Tomasz Adamek (3), Pongsaklek Wonjongham (2)

P4P Voting Panel: Gary Purfield, Andy Byles, Ingming Aberia, Longinus, Jordan Buscarini, Lou Block, Charlie Knoxville, Lamar Sparkman, Freddy Fresco

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