Blueprint for Nonito Donaire to Become the Top Pound-for-Pound Boxer

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Blueprint for Nonito Donaire to Become the Top Pound-for-Pound Boxer
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Nonito Donaire

Nonito Donaire is ranked No. 5 on both ESPN's and Ring TV's lists of the best top pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.

He rose to acclaim based on his accomplishments in four weight classes. It's expected that Donaire could ascend a few more weight divisions before he calls it a career.

But merely going through weight divisions isn't enough to displace Floyd Mayweather or Andre Ward, the consensus No. 1 and 2 fighters on the pound-for-pound lists.

Donaire's choice of opponent will play a major role in whether he will beat Mayweather for the top spot. Here's a look at a path Donaire could take to get there.

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