DOES ANDRE WARD STILL DESERVE TO BE ON THE LIST?
1. Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs)
WBC and WBA welterweight champion
Not on the top of his game anymore as evidenced by his majority win last time out against Marcos Maidana. Still he is the best fighter in the game until he gets beat.
2. Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs)
WBA supermiddleweight champion
Ward at this stage is semi-retired. He currently is consumed with on-going litigation with his promoter Dan Goossen. Ward has also filed a federal lawsuit against Gooosen claiming he violated the Muhammed Ali Act by not providing financial disclosure for some of his earlier fights. Goossen is firing back with a 10 million dollar defamation suit. As this thing gets uglier don’t expect to see Ward in any significant fights anytime soon. I added him here, but he has no fights scheduled this year.
Andre Ward-Fighting in court more than the ring.
3. Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs)
WBO and WBA super bantamweight champion
Technically gifted and great all around talent. Now that his contract with Top Rank is over, a significant fight with WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz looms on the horizen. Many claim of the Cubans boring style, but against the right opponent such as Santa Cruz should make for an entertaining affair.
4. Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs)
WBO welterweight champion
Has slipped a little in the last few years but has still picked up some notable wins since being stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez. Beat an undefeated Tim Bradley by a wide margin to get back his WBO welterweight title, and the fight before that he shut out Brandon Rios. The Filipino congressman faces WBO junior welterweight belt-holder Chris Algieri in November in Macau, China.
5. Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs)
WBA middleweight champion Read more