Ward relegates Pacman to No. 3 in SI ratings

Posted at Sep 12 2012 12:01 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2012 08:01 PM

MANILA, PhIlippines – American boxer Andre Ward has relegated Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao in Sports Illustrated’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Following Ward’s clinical dismantling of Chad Dawson, the SI.com staff deemed it proper to put the American at No. 2 and move Pacquiao to No. 3.

Other boxers were also affected by Ward’s ascension as Sergio Martinez and Nonito Donaire each dropped one spot to make way for the changes.

Pacquiao lost the top pound-for-pound spot in the SI rankings following his recent performances against Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley Jr.

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains at No. 1. -- Mornings @ ANC, September 12, 2012.