Pound4poundireland’s January 18th Heavyweight top 10

Champion: Wladimir Klitschko

1. Alexander Povetkin

2. Tyson Fury

3. Deontay Wilder

4. Kubrat Pulev

5. Bermane Stiverne

6. Vyacheslav Glazkov

7. Steve Cunningham

8. Bryant Jennings

9. Carlos Takam

10. Artur Szpilka

– Wilder enters at 3rd, after beating Stiverne to reclaim a portion of the HW title for America after a nearly 8 year gap

– Stiverne drops to 5th

– Mike Perez exits as a result

LA Times’ Lance Pugmire reports that Mayweather-Pacquiao talks progress, and Golden Boy/Schaefer/Haymon reach settlement on split

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao-progress-20150109-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-boxing-de-la-hoya-schaefer-settlement-boxing-haymon-20150109-story.html