Maybe race has something to do with it. Even the slapper Calzaghe gets the No.2 in some people's list after his victory over Bernard Hopkins. Nah, after it happened I stopped giving credence to any P4P list. I would rather have Manny win world titles than being No.1 in the subjective P4P list. For all its worth, I would still like to congratulate Manny! The recognition is long overdue. After this no more pondering on any P4P list!
Ring Magazine, the recognized “Bible of boxing has just announced that it has elevated Filipino ring idol and national treasure Manny Pacquiao to No.1 in its coveted pound-for-pound ratings.
Respected Editor-in-Chief Nigel Collins informed Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today that the Ring had received written confirmation from Floyd Mayweather Jr that he had “relinquished the Ring welterweight championship.”
As a result Collins said they “updated the ratings including the pound-for-pound, to reflect his retirement. Manny is now No.1 pound-for-pound!”
Collins said that in other Pacquiao news, Top Rank requested that Manny be given “until after the David Diaz fight to decide if he wanted to relinquish the Ring 130 pound title” which he won in a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez last March 15.