Opinion | Sep 14 2015

Why Manny Pacquiao has replaced Floyd Mayweather as the pound-for-pound best

Pacquiao has taken Mayweather's vacated throne in our pound-for-pound rankings
Manny Pacquiao
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NOW that Floyd Mayweather has finally called time on his illustrious career (or so he claims) after a routine win over Andre Berto at the weekend, attention has turned to the question of who will replace him atop the mythical pound-for-pound list.

These lists are of course subjective and there is no way of definitively compiling a list of the top 10 boxers on the planet, but the topic is inevitably debated.

Given that Mayweather, undoubtedly the best in the world while active, has vacated his throne, Boxing News has installed Manny Pacquiao as the new pound-for-pound leader.