|Manny Pacquiao is Bloody Number One; Oscar De La Hoya should Frickin take Note!
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 21, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com
With Ring Magazine's official Top 10 pound for Pound for the period ending August 18th, the top fighter on the list is Manny Pacquiao. To me and anyone who gives a spit about the rankings, Ring Magazine is the official Top 10 we go by. I could tell you Pacquiao is number one, and a list of Alphabet organizations can say the same... but it means SHIT! I don't care what slack jawed yokel tells you otherwise... It means absolutely nothing until Ring Magazine says you are number one.
It's an honor for any fighter to be recognized as the best Pound for Pound Boxer on the planet and it is solidified in gold when it's the Ring Magazine that places that recognition.
If Oscar De La Hoya were to fight Manny Pacquiao on December 6th as his retirement match... then he could actually end up going out in retirement as the Pound For Pound Best. This of course if he managed to defeat Pacquiao.
Beating Pacquiao wouldn't be a simple task, but the reward of beating the Pound for Pound Best could truly be a cherry on top of De La Hoya's already Golden career.
So who did Pacquiao beat out? Below this paragraph is Ring Magazine's Official Top 10. One thing you'll notice, De La Hoya's name did not make the Top 10. Fear not, fans (which include myself) of the "Mighty Golden One," there is a shortcut to the top for De La Hoya.... and that's through the vicious Filipino Monster. Ugh... no one said it would be easy.
1. MANNY PACQUIAO
2. JOE CALZAGHE
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT/LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
3. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
4. BERNARD HOPKINS
5. ISRAEL VAZQUEZ
6. ANTONIO MARGARITO
7. KELLY PAVLIK
8. CRISTIAN MIJARES
9. RAFAEL MARQUEZ
10. MIGUEL COTTO
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