REIGNING World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is now No.3 in Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings after his impressive unanimous decision win over American Chris Algieri on Sunday in Macau.
Pacquiao (57-5-2 win-loss-draw record with 38 knockouts), who will turn 36 on December 17, climbed from No. 4 to No. 3. World Boxing Association (WBA) Super middleweight champion Andre Ward is now No.4 in the list.
“It’s [improvement of rank]automatic when you win in boxing,” said Pacquiao’s business manager Eric Pineda.
Unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0 with 26 knockouts) remains on top of the world’s pound-for-pound list after beating Marcos Maidana twice this year.
Pacquiao challenged Mayweather to a fight last week, but the eight-weight world division titleholder received only an instagram mock from the American boxer.
Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitchshko is now No. 2 after scoring a fifth round KO win against Bulgarian Kubrat Puvlev in November. American Timothy Bradley and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez occupy the fifth and sixth places respectively.
World Boxing Council flyweight champion Roman Gonzales of Nicaragua, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, Carl Froch and Saul Canelo Alvarez are in seventh to 10th place, respectively.