9. Manny Pacquiao
The Filipino fighter’s flirtation with weight divisions makes his true impact on the welterweight division hard to assess. But his blistering hand speed, power and, at times, fragility combine to make him the most exciting fighter in the world today.
And the Pac Man has beaten some great fighters at welterweight. You simply can’t ignore wins over the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya.
Manny lost the biggest bout of his career, however, dropping the decision to Floyd Mayweather in last year’s superfight.