Mayweather to be dropped from The Ring’s Pound-for-Pound ratings if he doesn’t sign to fight by 5/1
By Chris Williams: For what it’s worth, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be dropped from The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings unless Mayweather signs to fight someone by May 1st. Mayweather hasn’t been active as of late since his dominating performance against Shane Mosley last year in May. Thus he’ll be dropped from the Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings unless Mayweather signs for a fight within the next few days. The chances of that happening is slim and none, and I highly doubt that Mayweather is losing any sleep over this.
Mayweather will obviously be quickly be positioned near the top once he does come back and totally dominate someone like Manny Pacquiao or Victor Ortiz. In the meantime, Sergio Martinez and Nonito Donaire will likely benefit with Mayweather’s removal by being pushed up a spot to #2 for Martinez and #3 for Donaire. None of this matters in terms of Mayweather getting a bigger or smaller payday in future fights.
This is strictly for boxing fans that are into following records and such. Mayweather will remain a huge pay-per-view star and will be a problem for whoever he’s matched up against next. Hopefully, Mayweather can sign to fight Pacquiao soon so that this fight can be completed once and for all. Mayweather is considered by many to be the best fighter in boxing.
Pacquiao has taken advantage of Mayweather’s long lapses between fights in the past two years by moving into the Ring’s number #1 spot by beating fighters like Miguel Cotto (* with a catch weight), Ricky Hatton, Antonio Margarito (* with a catch weight) and Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao is now fighting 39-year-old Shane Mosley next month on May 7th. Mosley has looked like a shell of his former self in his last two fights.