Pacquiao drops to No. 7 on RING P4P list
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao fell all the way to No. 7 in the pound-for-pound list of The RING Magazine after his crushing sixth-round knockout loss to Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao was tied with unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. at No. 2 going into the fight, but was demoted after his loss.
It was also his second straight defeat, having lost a controversial decision to American Timothy Bradley last June.
Meanwhile, Marquez, who was previously listed at No. 6, climbed to No. 3 “due to his devastating knockout performance.”
Mayweather was promoted to No. 1. The unbeaten American last fought in May 2012, when he defeated Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision.
Another unbeaten American, Andre Ward, climbed to No. 2, while Argentina’s Sergio Martinez remained at No. 4.
Lightweight champion Adrien Broner entered the list at No. 5, while Nonito Donaire dropped to No. 6.
Wladimir Klitschko (No. 8), Bradley (No. 9) and Roberto Guerrero (No.10) round out the top 10.
Pacquiao also dropped in The RING Magazine’s welterweight ratings. He is now ranked No. 4, behind Mayweather, Marquez and Guerrero.
Pacquiao has also dropped in Sports Illustrated’s pound-for-pound ratings, where he is now ranked No. 6, while Marquez rose to a tie with Martinez at No. 3.