Tuesday, January 26, 2010
PACPQUIAO RATED AS THE BEST BOXER BY RING MAGAZINE
Manny Pacquiao was rated as the best boxer of the 2000s by, The Ring magazine.
Pacquiao was listed on top ahead of Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Joe Calzaghe, Juan Manuel Marquez, Winky Wright, Shane Mosley, Marco Antonio Barrera, Rafael Marquez, and Israel Vazquez, In its March 2010 issue
The Ring Magazine’s contributing editor, Eric Raskin, wrote that “as far as we’re concerned, Manny Pacquiao is the only choice for number one.”
In the division ranking Pacquiao was rated No. 2 at super-bantamweight (122 lbs) and feather (126), first at super-feather (130), fourth at super-lightweight (140), and third at welter (147).
In his article Raskin also wrote that “In terms of quality of opposition and success across a broad spectrum of weights, nobody else comes close.”
Pacquiao is also more than enough to name him as the recipient of the accolade and in the fact that he was voted Fighter since 2006, 2008 and 2009 by the Ring Magazine and was 23-1-2 in the 2000s.
During the decade he defeated Barrera (twice), Erik Morales (twice), Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto and this became Pacquiao’s biggest wins and for now he will be defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Joshua Clottey of Ghana at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on March 13.