Thursday, January 6, 2011
Pacquiao No. 1 in Ring Magazine's 100 list
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao was chosen by Ring Magazine as its top boxer among the "100 best fighters in the world" for 2010.
The 100 list, compiled by Ring Magazine's William Dettloff, included 2010 boxing achievers like Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, and Fernando Montiel.
"As most of us expected, Pacquiao made mincemeat out of Antonio Margarito, who not so long ago everyone was calling the most feared fighter in the world," Dettloff said in his blog.
Pacquiao was earlier chosen by fight fans as Ring Magazine’s “2010 Fighter of the Year”.
Ring Magazine is considered as the “bible of boxing."
"Along with everyone else we would have preferred the year ended with a superfight against the next guy on this list, but you can’t have everything," Dettloff said.
The "next guy" he's referring to is No. 2 ranked Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao’s next fight is against former welterweight champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, who is ranked No. 17 on the list.
"The Filipino Flash" Nonito Donaire Jr. also made it into the respectable list. He is just a notch below Marquez at No. 5.
"Donaire obliterated Wladimir Sidorenko (KO 4) on December 4, his third fight of 2010 -- quite busy indeed for a top pound-for-pounder these days," said Dettloff.
The Filipino Flash is currently preparing for his February 19 bantamweight title clash against No. 7 ranked Montiel.
“Montiel probably qualifies as the best fighter Donaire has ever faced and what happens when they meet will go a long way toward determining where Donaire appears on this list next year,” said Dettloff.