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Rigondeaux Defeats Donaire: How Does This Shake Up The P-4-P Rankings?

rigondeaux332Cuban talent Guillermo Rigondeaux upset and out-pointed Filipino sensation Nonito Donaire last night in New York (an upset? well, many good judges picked “The Filipino Flash” to get the victory), and the 12-0 master feels he is deserving of a lofty position in the new mythical pound-for-pound ratings as a result.

In fact, “El Chacal,” who is more style than sizzle  – with some fans feeling Rigondeaux is somewhat boring to watch; hence last night’s smattering of boos –  feels he should be ranked at p-4-p number-one! That’s not likely to happen, but where does the newly unified WBA/WBO 122-pound ruler deserve to be placed?

Here’s my new list:

1: Floyd Mayweather Junior – 43-0(26)

2: Juan Manuel Marquez – 55-6-1(40)

3: Andre Ward – 26-0(14)

4: Sergio Gabriel Martinez – 50-2-2(28)

5: Timothy Bradley – 30-0(12)

6: Guillermo Rigondeaux – 12-0(8)

7: Nonito Donaire – 31-2(20)

8: Wladimir Klitschko – 59-3(50)

9: Manny Pacquaio – 54-5-2(38)

10: Carl Froch – 30-2(22) 

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