Pacquiao Defeats Mayweather in Yahoo Sports October Ranking

Posted Oct 26, 2009 by Leo Reyes
Floyd Mayweather jr. suffered a first round defeat against Manny Pacquiao in their much anticipated fight of 2010. His defeat however happened outside the ring as Yahoo Sports placed him on second place in its monthly rating for the month of October
Coach Freddie Roach with the Pacman during the San Francisco leg of the press tour announcing their ...
Coach Freddie Roach with the Pacman during the San Francisco leg of the press tour announcing their WBO Welterweight Title Fight against Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on November 14, 2009
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won over Floyd Mayweather in the Yahoo Sports monthly ranking placing the pound-for-pound king on top of the list and pushed Mayweather down to second place in the popular monthly rating by Yahoo Sports.
Pacquiao garnered 13 votes out of the 25 first place votes from the elite panel of boxing writers. Mayweather, who was last month's top boxer got 12 votes.
Third placer was Paul Williams who maintained his third rating for September while Shane Mosley was fourth in the new ranking. Juan Manuel Marquez, who fought Mayweather earlier climbed one notch to number five from his sixth position last month.
Miguel Cotto who is fighting Manny Pacquiao on November 14 also climbed one notch higher that his previous monthly ranking. He is now ranked number six in the Yahoo October list.
Bernard Hopkins slid farther down to seventh place from his fourth ranking last month. Chad Dawson, who will collide with Glen Johnson on November 7 in Hartford got 57 points to take the eighth slot.
Arthur Abraham who is fighting in January against Andre Dirrell is ranked number nine while Wladimir Klichtchko who fought Rusian Chagaev last June 20, got 33 points for the tenth and last slot.
The voting panel is composed of:
Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports; Robert Morales, Los Angeles Daily News; Paul Upham, Seconds Out; Michael Katz, Gaming Today; Keith Idec, Herald News, New Jersey; Santos Perez, Miami Herald; Kieran Mulvaney, Reuters; Scott Fyfe, Sunday Post, Scotland; Gunnar Meinhardt, Die Welt; Michael Rosenthal, RingTV; Scott Mallon, Asian Boxing News; Marty Mulcahey, MaxBoxing; Dougie Fisher, RingTV; Martin Rogers, Yahoo! Sports; Raul Alzaga, Primera Hora; T.K. Stewart, BoxingScene; Andrew Eisele,; Tim Smith, New York Daily News; David Mayo, Grand Rapids Press; Dave Cokin, ESPN Radio 1100, Las Vegas; Thomas Hauser, Seconds Out; Lee Groves, MaxBoxing; Ron Borges, Boston Herald; Thomas Gerbasi, BoxingScene; Steve Cofield, Yahoo! Sports.
The Yahoo Sports ranking is done every month by a voting panel composed of elite panel of boxing writers who represent different sports news organizations led by Yahoo Sports.