Miguel Cotto won the middleweight championship of the world on Saturday night by defeating Sergio Martinez. That means it’s time for a massive overhaul of our pound for pound rankings, as well as the top 10 in the middleweight division. Check out the revised lists to see where everybody stands today and what kind of shakeups there are in the rankings.
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Cotto’s position changes dramatically in our updated middleweight division and pound for pound rankings. He wasn’t listed in either before the fight, falling outside of the top 20 pound for pound, and being ranked highly at 154 lbs, but never having tested the middleweight waters yet. I’d say he passed that opening test pretty well.
Of course, there’s been plenty of other recent big fight action which we have to catch up right now. That includes the Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka fight, where Donaire captured the featherweight championship. Check out our updated featherweight division rankings here.
Also, we have to update the super middleweight division rankings as well, after Carl Froch’s big win over George Groves in their highly anticipated rematch. James DeGale also scored the best win of his career on that night, so the top 10 at 168 lbs looks very interesting right now.
The wins from Donaire and Froch also affect the pound for pound rankings, too.
Be sure to chime in with your own thoughts and any comments below, and thanks for checking out our updated pound for pound rankings after Cotto vs. Martinez!