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Boxing pound-for-pound: September 2011

Let the urine drinking begin
Let the urine drinking begin
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Okay, so there was no pound-for-pound (P4P) list done here in August. Was it necessary given that almost no fighting occurred? Be as it may, things are heating up again, so here are your top 10 fighters for September 2011--according to the voting average taken from the six most relevant (and free) websites:

  • No. 10 – Giovani Segura. It remains unclear as to why this guy isn’t more mainstream after 28 fights and obliterating Ivan Calderon. Oh yeah, he’s a junior flyweight.
  • No. 9 – Some guy from Thailand.
  • No. 8 – Bernard Hopkins. B-Hop takes on Chad Dawson next month, but the two should have met before Dawson solidified his title as one of the absolutely most boring fighters to watch (and that hiccup against Jean Pascal). Dawson’s fight preparation (or lack thereof) is rumored to be substantially less than what will be required to defeat Popkins. Go ahead and book this one for The Executioner.
  • No. 7 – Wladimir Klitschko. After he moved David Haye to Loserville, Klitschko can be listed as a top P4P fighter without much argument. It doesn’t mean he is one, but rather it means that we don’t have to argue about it. After last night though, we could argue if the voters picked the right Klitschko brother for this list.
  • No. 6 – Timothy Bradley. Not that anyone cares, but the undefeated Bradley has not fought since January. Not that anyone cares, but the Mayweather rule is in effect (must have fought once in the last 12 month period). As such, Desert Boredom better fight soon to remain viable as a top P4Per. Not that anyone cares.
  • No. 5 – Andre Ward. Potential Fight of the Year is coming up when Ward faces Carl Froch at the end of next month. The winner will be the crowned the champion of SHOWTIME’S World Boxing Classic. The loser will still be a bad arse.
  • No. 4 – Juan Manuel Marquez. The great one will experience his first stoppage in November when he faces number 1 below. Whether technical or otherwise, Marquez does not stand a chance to shock the world and this third fight between the two men should never have been signed.
  • No. 3 – Nonito Donaire. The Filipino Flash fights Omar Narvaez next month, which will represent another win and further proof that it’s time for Donaire to start adding pounds and become a featherweight.
  • No. 2 – Sergio Martinez. Kicking off the October fight schedule is Martinez who faces Darren Barker. Yeah, lovely.
  • No. 1 – Manny Pacquiao. The great one will take on Marquez in November in what has to be the least anticipated Pacquiao fight since Gabriel Mira.

That’s it folks, pretty bland outside the top 5 really. Who’s missing and why? Shout outs (and smack) are always welcome on Facebook.


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