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18 SEPTEMBER 2014

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On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 5/5/13


Mayweather(L) is still No.1
Mayweather(L) is still No.1

By Derek Bonnett: I have never counted myself among the tide of fans supporting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in or out of the ring. I find him unlikable, shallow, and, at times, offensive. However, I have never doubted his superiority in the ring as one of boxing’s best. I have noticed a common theme popping up on the web in regard to the pound for pound standings.

In spite of his style and ability still proving itself time and time again, Mayweather has lost that unanimous vote as number one fighter in the world pound for pound. More and more, I see Andre Ward’s name in the top spot. Ward, a fine fighter just like Mayweather, will have his day no doubt. I presently see Ward as the number two man pound for pound. Mayweather, in my eyes, still has shown his dominance against top class boxers even if they are not the ones we always hoped for. In his last two outings, Mayweather won unquestionable decisions over Miguel Cotto and Robert Guerrero. More than ever, and most undeservedly, I heard a lot of talk about how Guerrero was going to trouble Floyd. In some cases, I even saw the pick of Guerrero stopping Mayweather. Really? Mayweather is a different fighter due to circumstances of time, but he has not yet fallen from his perch as the best fighter in all of boxing. Andre Ward may be creeping up on him, but Mayweather has earned the right to keep his status until he is beaten, severely challenged, or retired.

 

On Friday, May 3, at Plaza del Farrocarril, Grenada, Nicaragua, Carlos Buitrago scored a first round TKO over Yader Escobar in a light flyweight bout. Buitrago dropped Escobar three times in the opening frame to force a stoppage at the 1:24 mark. Buitrago elevated his record to 26-0 (16). Escobar fell to 25-5-1 (13).

 

Buitrago moved from seventh to sixth in the SecondsOut minimumweight rankings. Hekkie Budler was moved from sixth to seventh.

 

On Friday, May 3, in Khonmunagsri Stadium, Si Sa Ket , Thailand, Yato Sato suffered an upset eighth round TKO loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a WBC super flyweight title bout. The bout was waved off at the 1:23 mark of the round. Rungvisai improved his record to 19-3-1 (18). Sato fell to 26-3-1 (12).

 

Yato Sato fell from first to fourth among SecondsOut’s top super flyweights. Rungvisai debuted at number three. Omar Andres Narvaez reclaimed the top spot at SecondsOut. Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. moved from third to second. Denkaosan Kaovichit exited to make room.

 

Also on the card, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai defeated Jilo Merlin by unanimous decision in a ten round super bantamweight bout. Rungvisai improved to 26-5-1 (10). Merlin fell to 13-16-2 (2).

 

Rungvisai remained busy to hold his number six SecondsOut ranking at bantamweight.

 

On Saturday, May 4, at SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko scored a sixth round TKO of Francisco Pianeta in a WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight title bout. The end came at the 2:2 mark of the round. Klitschko raised his dossier to 60-3 (51). Pianeta fell to 28-1-1 (15).

 

Klitschko retained his number one status among SecondsOut’s top heavyweights.

 

 


At MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Robert Guerrero in a twelve round WBC welterweight title bout. The three judges scoring had the contest 117-111 across the board. Mayweather improved his resume to 44-0 (26). Guerrero fell to 31-2-1 (18).

 

Mayweather returned to number one at the welterweight ranks with the victory. He was removed from number one at junior middleweight at SecondsOut. Keith Thurman exited to make room. Guerrero fell from third to fifth.

 

Also on the card, Daniel Ponce De Leon lost to Abner Mares via ninth round TKO WBC featherweight title bout. Ponce De Leon hit the canvas in the second and ninth rounds. Mares became a three division champion and raised is ledger to 26-0-1 (14). Ponce De Leon dipped to 44-5 (35).

 

Mares moved from third to second among SecondsOut’s top featherweights. Chris John was dropped from second to third. Ponce De Leon remained at fourth giving his strength of resume compared to the rest of the division.

 

Also on the card, Leo Santa Cruz stopped Alexander Munoz in five rounds of a super bantamweight bout. The referee called a halt at the 1:05 mark. Santa lifted his record to 24-0-1 (14). Munoz fell to 36-5 (28).

 

Santa Cruz held onto his number five ranking at SecondsOut among the world’s best 122-pounders.

 

SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, May 12:

 

On Monday, May 6:

At Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan: Takashi Uchiyama versus Jaider Parra in a twelve round WBA super featherweight title bout; Kohei Kono versus Liborio Solis in a twelve round WBA super flyweight title bout

 

On Wednesday, May 8:

On Wednesday, May 8, at Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan: Kazuto Ioka versus Wisanu Kokietgym in a twelve round WBA junior flyweight title bout; Ryo Miyazaki versus Carlos Velarde in a twelve round WBA minimumweight title bout

 

On Friday, May 10:

At Wat Punoi, Ban Mi, Thailand: Tepparith Kokietgym versus Jecker Buhawe in a twelve round super flyweight bout

 

At Nahkon Sawan, Thailand: Pungluang Sor Singyu versus Frederix Rodriguez in a twelve round bantamweight bout

 

On Saturday, May 11:

In Toluca, Mexico, Mexico: Adrian Hernandez versus Yader Cardoza in a twelve round WBC junior flyweight title bout

 

At Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Jamie McDonnell versus Julio Ceja in a twelve round vacant IBF bantamweight title bout

 

At Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: Ricky Burns versus Jose A. Gonzalez in a twelve round WBO lightweight title bout

 

At Uni-Trade Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA: Vic Darchinyan versus Javier Gallo in a ten round super bantamweight bout

 

May 7, 2013



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