Top Fights of 2009: Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather

Isaiah AbeytaContributor IDecember 19, 2008

The pound for pound best fighter in the world Manny Pacquiao, will be involved in two of the top fights in 2009. After Pacquaio destroyed Oscar De La Hoya on December 6th he left the ring with no questions asked as the best fighter pound for pound.  Although it was his first fight at 147 lbs. he certainly did not show any signs of slowing down nor weakness’ for his next opponent.

No. 10 heavyweight fight: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Nikolai Valuev.

Klitschko just beat Hasim Rahman on December 13th and the seven-foot 300 pound Nikolai faces the old timer Evander Holyfield on December 20th. After Valuev puts Holyfield into permanent retirement it the two heavyweights should touch gloves.

No. 9 either at welterweight or junior welterweight: Ricky Hatton vs. Shane Mosley

Weather Mosley wins or loses to Antonio Margartio on January 24th, Mosley Hatton would a fight worth watching. A slugger in Hatton vs. a true boxer in Mosley would be a interesting match

No. 8 Junior middleweight fight at 154 pounds: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Julio Ceasar Chavez jr.

How exciting would it be to witness the passing of the torch, let me remind everyone that it was Chavez sr. who fought De La Hoya past his prime to give Oscar a chance to fight one of the most prized Mexican fighters of All-Time. Why not let De La Hoya prove to the world that he still can pull the “Trigger” and allow Chavez jr. a chance to show his talents to the world.

No. 7 Welterweight fight at 147 pounds: Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto

It seems as though everyone has forgotten about Margarito the only fight to put the only loss on Cottos record. Before that one loss Cotto was consider the best fighter in the sport looking to face Floyd Mayweather jr. before he took that loss. It seems as though no fighter is willing to fight Margarito at the moment because of the way he fought Cotto. A rematch would definitely put fans back on their feet.

No. 6 Welterweight fight at 147 pounds: Ricky Hatton vs. Miguel Cotto

The loud mouth and brawler Ricky Hatton vs. Cotto would be great for both fighters. For Hatton it would allow him to say he can fight with the best, and for Cotto it would tell the world that he should have been forgotten.

No. 5 Welterweight fight at 147 pounds: Antonio Margarito vs. Manny Pacquaio

Simply to put it the biggest welterweight vs. the smallest, true strength and power vs. true speed and quickness.

No. 4 lightweight fight at 135 pounds: Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao

Marques 0-1-1 against Pacquiao would love to even the series

No. 3 Lightweight fight at 135 pounds: Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz

The divisions champion Marquez vs. Diaz, who would love to knock him off his throne would be a good fight

No. 2 Junior Welterweight at 140 pounds: Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao would have a chance at a title and another fight to prepare for Mayweather. Hatton would love to prove he could beat the worlds pound for pound best, something that he didn’t against his match up with Mayweather.

No. 1 Welterweight fight at 147 pounds: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Enough Said.