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Some gloves.Andres Buenaventura's p4p top 10!A heavy bag.

* "Pound-for-Pound" ratings are what boxing fans use to rate the best fighters without taking size into account.

_1. Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr. (48-1, 38 KOs) - Jones is by far the pound-for-pound king in the boxing world. Winning titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and now heavyweight solidify his claim to being the greatest active boxer on the planet. His easy win over former WBA heavyweight champ John Ruiz this year proved how thoroughly he has dominated the world of boxing.
_2. Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins (41-2-1, 30 KOs) - Hopkins hasn't lost since he was bested in 1993 by the only man ranked ahead of him, RJJ. Hopkins was on top of the world after his demolition of Felix Trinidad to become undisputed middleweight champion. His career since has slowed down from contract disputes and legal trouble. Fighting inferior mandatories like Morrade Hakkar doesn't help either.
_3. Marco Antonio Barrera
Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3, 40 KOs) - Barrera's destruction of former champ Kevin Kelley solidified his place as the best featherweight on the planet. Hopefully a rubber match with his rival Erik Morales will be signed in the coming months. A rematch with Naseem Hamed or a fight with Derrick Gainer could also loom for the slugger-turned-boxer.
_4. Kostya Tszyu
Kostya Tszyu (30-1-1, 23 KOs) - The hard-punching Tszyu will probably be forced to fight Gianluca Branco this year. Tszyu should probably pursue more attractive fights considering he is the undisputed champion of the most competitive and exciting weight division in boxing. His career is coming to a close and it would be a shame to never see a rematch with Zab Judah.
_5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (29-0, 20 KOs) - A brilliant boxer and capable puncher, Mayweather has continued his rise after his explosive stoppage win over Diego Corrales. 'Pretty Boy' received a slightly dubious decision over then-champ Jose Luis Castillo but followed it up with a definitive win over the tough Mexican in the rematch.
_6. Oscar de la Hoya
Oscar de la Hoya (35-2, 28 KOs) - With his amazing performance against rival Mexican bad boy Fernando Vargas, 'The Golden Boy' has shot up the p4p charts, this one included. He now seeks big paydays to close out his career--a fight with undisputed middleweight king Bernard Hopkins would be just the opportunity to solidify his place in boxing history.
_7. Erik Morales
Erik Morales (41-1, 31 KOs) - Morales is the only man in the featherweight division who can stand up to Marco Antonio Barrera and be almost an even bet to win. Blessed with exceptional boxing ability, power and a chin of steel, Morales will be a force in the lower weight divisions for years to come. A rubber match with Barrera might be on the way later this year.
_8. Ricardo Mayorga
Ricardo Mayorga (25-3-1, 22 KOs) - What Mayorga lacks in style and boxing technique he makes up for in devastating power. A single Mayorga right hand pulverized Vernon Forrest and put the Nicaraguan bad boy on top of the welterweight division. Personally I believe Forrest will outbox and possibly stop Mayorga in the rematch when it does happen, but you never know with boxing.
_9. Acelino Freitas
Acelino Freitas (33-0, 30 KOs) - The Brazilian slugger came out of his three-fight-knockoutless slump by stopping Juan Carlos Ramirez in four rounds this March. With his quality win over Daniel Attah and his unification victory over Joel Casamayor, Freitas deserves some recognition for being the man at 130 pounds.
10. Vernon Forrest
Vernon Forrest (35-1, 26 KOs) - Forrest's loss to Ricardo Mayorga was unexpected, but Forrest remains one of the top overall fighters in the game today. A rematch with Mayorga should give Forrest the opportunity to re-establish himself as the top fighter in the welterweight division.

 

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