Pacman tumbles to seventh spot


HOUSTON, Texas—Following his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday, Manny Pacquiao tumbled from joint No. 2 to seventh in boxing’s  pound-for-pound list.

It was the lowest spot ever for Pacquiao, who reigned as No. 1 for a long time,  since he barged into the elite fighter’s circle with a string of stirring wins in the United States.

Pacquiao dropped into a share of No. 2 with Floyd Mayweather Jr. after an anomalous split decision loss to Timothy Bradley in June.

The Ring magazine put back Mayweather at No. 1 with super middleweight  Andre Ward climbing a rung higher to second spot.

Recognizing the merits of Marquez’s sixth round conquest of his two-time tormentor, Ring’s editorial board and rating’s panel of boxing writers from around the world lifted Marquez to No. 3 from No. 6.

Middleweight titlist Sergio Martinez kept fourth spot while Adrien Broner crashed into the roster for the first time  at No. 5.

Given strong chances of climbing from the sixth spot is Nonito Donaire Jr., who’ll do battle with Mexican Jorge Arce for the WBO super bantamweight title Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at Toyota Center here.

It was the first time that Donaire supplanted Pacquiao in the pound-for-pound list.

Pacquiao, Fighter of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2009, was cleared to fight again by doctors at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in the Philippines, after an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of his head and cervical spine Thursday afternoon.

The eight-division world champion, however, will have to wait a little longer as he drew an automatic four-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission owing to the severity of Marquez’s  one-punch knockout that saw him land face first on the canvas, motionless.

Promoter Bob Arum is  trying to arrange Pacquiao-Marquez 5 in September.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    it’s okey for pacquiao..he’s excellence now is talking.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    When you slide and go down the hill, the only way to go back up is to reach the bottom first and climb back up! That is, if you have any power and strength left!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Planked for Planked..Plankman no. 1…..

  • speedstream2

    Truth be told, that’s quite a deep hole from which to get out. With focus and determination, though, Pacman has the ability to climb back to the top even with creeping age factor with which he has to contend.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TNXCAYFEKJBYW4CCMTVUDURBWA RS

      di sya dina down ko si pacman now that he has lost his luster… but please let’s stop giving his age as an excuse.  marquez is 39, and look what he did to OUR HERO.

      pacman lost his focus.  he should have remained as a sportsman and a boxer.  
      i do hope he recovers and fights AND WINS a few more glorious fights. otherwise.. if he cant forego his other extracuricullar activities… he really should better retire.  
      pass on the baton..,, to his heir apparent… nonito

  • boybakal

    POUND-FOR-POUND LIST…..Pacman tumbles to Seventh Spot.

    That humiliating loss of Knocked out sleep did it.
    Marquez would be the Pound for Pound King.

    However, I heard that there would be new rival category  of Pound for Pound in recognition of many Pacquiao’s knocked out victories.
    Pacquiao is given a life long recognition as Kilo por Kilo King….ala Botcha.

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