Pound4poundireland’s December 15th Welterweight top 10

1. Floyd Mayweather (titlist)

2. Timothy Bradley (titlist)

3. Juan Manuel Marquez

4. Manny Pacquiao

5. Marcos Maidana (titlist)

6. Robert Guerrero

7. Paulie Malignaggi

8. Kell Brook

9. Shawn Porter (titlist)

10. Keith Thurman


– Marcos Maidana enters at 5th, after his major upset of Adrien Broner, who exits from the ratings


– Thurman enters at 10th after his impressive knockout of Jesus Soto Karass, and Devon Alexander also exits


– Also, Malignaggi is elevated one place on the overall strength of his 147 resume, ahead of Brook


– It may seem harsh to remove Alexander and Broner, due to the fact that they hold wins over Maidana and Malignaggi respectively, but 147 is one of the deepest divisions in boxing, and I feel that current form and the most recent results justify the rankings as they stand


– However, Guerrero and Brook’s hold on their lofty positions is quite tentative, so I await with interest what happens in the first half of 2014

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