Friday, July 18, 2008

:boxing: Decade's Best...So Far (2007 Edition) :: Boxing's Pound-4-Pound (Top 10) ::: Overview & Honorable Mentions

The ten best boxers, pound-for-pound, of the decade, as they stand as of December 31, 2007:


1. Bernard Hopkins

2. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

3. Oscar De La Hoya

4. Marco Antonio Barrera

5. Erik Morales

6. Manny Pacquiao

7. Ronald “Winky” Wright

8. Shane Mosley

9. Roy Jones, Jr.

10. Jermain Taylor


Though only ten boxers have been highlighted, it does not mean that they were the only notable ones. To acknowledge those that may have been close to reaching the Top Ten, those that may have been good but not quite good enough to be in consideration, and those that look to be reaching that echelon in the near future, I created a supplemental list of 20 such fighters. Their names are listed in alphabetical order only, as a small gesture in creating some intrigue as to where they rank among one another. The criterion here applies as it did with the main list and will be revised in each passing edition, until the end of the decade is reached.

::Honorable Mentions::

Joe Calzaghe

Joel Casamayor

Jose Luis Castillo

Diego Corrales

Miguel Cotto

Vernon Forrest

Ricky Hatton

Glen Johnson

Zab Judah

Vitali Klitschko

Wladamir Klitschko

Lennox Lewis

Juan Manuel Marquez

Kelly Pavlik

Sam Peter

Cory Spinks

Antonio Tarver

James Toney

Felix Trinidad

Kostya Tszyu

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