Pound4poundireland’s September 22nd POUND FOR POUND top 10

1. Roman Gonzalez

2. Manny Pacquiao

3. Wladimir Klitschko

4. Sergey Kovalev

5. Guillermo Rigondeaux

6. Timothy Bradley

7. Gennady Golovkin

8. Miguel Cotto

9. Terence Crawford

10. Juan Francisco Estrada

  • An era ends as Mayweather Jr. retires and so vacates his claims to the pound for pound, welterweight and jr. middleweight thrones.
  • OK, he’s retired twice before and there aren’t many who believe he won’t be back for at least one more, but the fact remains that he has officially retired, no special treatment can be afforded and boxing waits for no man.
  • ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez becomes, I believe, the first ever flyweight to gain widespread recognition as boxing’s best fighter.
  • Estrada, another flyweight and former Gonzalez foe, enters at 10th

USADA respond to Thomas Hauser’s allegations: “Numerous Substantial Inaccuracies and Misleading Information…”; Hauser retorts

USADA rebuttal: http://www.usada.org/usada-response-to-inaccuracies-misleading-information-professional-boxing-article/

Encouraging to read that USADA tested all of the Mayweather-Pacquiao urine samples with the CIR method, ruling out the use of exogenous testosterone.

Hauser responds in kind: http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/399559-thomas-hauser-responds-to-usada-statements-again

Pound4poundireland Scorecards from August 2015

Brian Rose 115-113 Carson Jones (rematch), officially UD

John Jackson 100-89 Dennis Laurente, officially UD

Jorge Cota 96-91 Yudel Jhonson, officially UD

Juan Carlos Payano 112-112 Rau’shee Warren, officially Payano by SD, Payano retains Bantamweight title

Eleider Alvarez 117-111 Isidro Ranoni Prieto, officially UD

Antonio Tarver 116-113 Steve Cunningham, officially a DRAW

Dilmurod Satybaldiev 115-113 Dmitry Sukhotsky, officially SD

Felix Valera 115-113 Stanislav Kashtanov. officially SD