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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Best Boxers in the World (2015)

The Fight Of The Century: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather

The Fight Of The Century: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather

Hard to believe. It’s the fifth go-round for Sports List of the Day‘s annual look at the best boxers in the world by weight class, courtesy boxrec.com.

Wladimir Klitschko maintains his hold on the heavyweight crown for the second year in a row, while a man much in the media lately, “Money” Floyd Mayweather, Jr., remains the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world for a fourth straight time.

The 63-3 Klitschko’s next fight will be April 25 against Bryant Jennings (19-0) at Madison Square Garden.

But, really, who cares too much about that? The most anticipated fight of the year, decade and probably this century is a week after that. In fact, the match is being called “The Fight of the Century.”

At last, the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) will be facing off against 57-5-2 Manny Pacquiao, another four-time (and consecutive) pound-for-pound title holder (2008-2011), on May 2 at the MGM Grand. Can’t wait for that one.

Be sure to check out boxrec.com for all your boxing info needs – current and historical – including the current top 25 pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

WEIGHT CLASS TOP WEIGHT BOXER COUNTRY 2014 TOP BOXER
Pound For Pound N/A Floyd Mayweather, Jr. USA  
Heavyweight 200 lbs+ Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine
Cruiserweight 200 lbs Grigory Drozd Russia Yoan Pablo Hernandez (Cuba)
Light Heavyweight 175 lbs Adonis Stevenson Canada
Super Middleweight 168 lbs Carl Froch UK Andre Ward (USA)
Middleweight 160 lbs Gennady Golovkin Kazakhstan
Light Middleweight 154 lbs Saul Alvarez Mexico  
Welterweight 147 lbs Floyd Mayweather, Jr. USA  
Light Welterweight 140 lbs Danny Garcia USA
Lightweight 135 lbs Terence Crawford USA Miguel Vazquez (Mexico)
Super Featherweight 130 lbs Takashi Uchiyama Japan Mikey Garcia (USA)
Featherweight 126 lbs Nicholas Walters Jamaica Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
Super Bantamweight 122 lbs Carl Frampton UK Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba)
Bantamweight 118 lbs Shinsuke Yamanaka Japan  
Super Flyweight 115 lbs Naoya Inoue Japan Omar Andres Narvaez (Argentina)
Flyweight 112 lbs Roman Gonzalez Nicaragua Akira Yaegashi (Japan)
Light Flyweight 108 lbs Pedro Guevara Mexico Naoya Inoue (Japan)
Minimumweight 105 lbs Wanheng Menayothin Thailand Katsunari Takayama (Japan)

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Jackie Robinson, Minnie Minoso and Players Who Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier – By Team

 

PLAYER TEAM FRANCHISE TODAY DATE / BOX SCORE
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers  Los Angeles Dodgers Apr. 15, 1947
Larry Doby Cleveland Indians  Cleveland Indians Jul. 5, 1947
Hank Thompson St. Louis Browns  Baltimore Orioles Jul 17, 1947
Monte Irvin New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Hank Thompson New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Sam Jethroe Boston Braves  Atlanta Braves Apr. 18, 1950
Minnie Miñoso Chicago White Sox  Chicago White Sox May 1, 1951
Bob Trice Philadelphia Athletics  Oakland A’s Sep. 13, 1953
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs  Chicago Cubs Sep. 17, 1953
Curt Roberts Pittsburgh Pirates  Pittsburgh Pirates Apr. 13, 1954
Tom Alston St. Louis Cardinals  St. Louis Cardinals Apr. 13, 1954
Nino Escalera Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Chuck Harmon Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Carlos Paula Washington Senators  Minnesota Twins Sep. 6, 1954
Elston Howard New York Yankees  New York Yankees Apr. 14, 1955
John Kennedy Philadelphia Phillies  Philadelphia Phillies Apr. 22, 1957
Ozzie Virgil, Sr. Detroit Tigers  Detroit Tigers Jun. 6, 1958
Pumpsie Green Boston Red Sox  Boston Red Sox Jul. 21, 1959

 

Toronto Maple Leafs and the Most Valuable NHL Teams (2014-15)

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

Just a couple weeks ago, Sports List of the Day looked at all 30 NBA teams’ current values, and compared them to last season’s.

Well, it’s hockey season, too, and it’s about time we checked over at the experts – Forbes – for the NHL‘s numbers.

Mike Ozanian is like clockwork with his annual valuations of all 30 hockey teams – and things are looking up all over in 2014-15, except for the Florida Panthers, the only franchise who fell.

While the NHL trails the other three major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB and the NBA) in riches, more than half the league (16 teams) is valued at $400 million or more, culminating in the billionaire 1-2-3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

Check out all eight of Forbes’ previous valuations: 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07. The Leafs have been the most valuable team the whole way.

2014-15 RANK (CHANGE) 2013-14 RANK TEAM 2014-15 VALUE 2013-14 VALUE DIFF
1. (Same) 1. Toronto Maple Leafs $1.3B $1.15B $150M
2. (Same) 2. New York Rangers $1.1B $850M $250M
3. (Same) 3. Montreal Canadiens $1.0B $775M $225M
4. (Up 1) 5. Chicago Blackhawks $825M $625M $200M
5. (Down 1) 4. Vancouver Canucks $800M $700M $100M
6. (Same) 6. Boston Bruins $750M $600M $150M
7. (Same) 7. Philadelphia Flyers $625M $500M $125M
8. (Up 2) 10. Los Angeles Kings $580M $450M $130M
9. (Same) 9. Detroit Red Wings $570M $470M $100M
10. (Down 2) 8. Pittsburgh Penguins $565M $480M $85M
11. (Up 1) 12. Washington Capitals $500M $414M $86M
12. (Up 2) 14. Edmonton Oilers $475M $400M $75M
13. (Down 2) 11. Calgary Flames $451M $420M $31M
14. (Down 1) 13. San Jose Sharks $425M $405M $20M
15. (Up 3) 18. Dallas Stars $420M $333M $87M
16. (Down 1) 15. Ottawa Senators $400M $380M $20M
17. (Up 2) 19. Minnesota Wild $370M $330M $40M
18. (Up 3) 21. Anaheim Ducks $365M $300M $65M
19. (Down 2) 17. Colorado Avalanche $360M $337M $23M
20. (Down 4) 16. Winnipeg Jets $358M $340M $18M
21. (Down 1) 20. New Jersey Devils $330M $320M $10M
22. (Up 4) 26. New York Islanders $300M $195M $105M
23. (Down 1) 22. Buffalo Sabres $288M $250M $38M
24. (Same) 24. Nashville Predators $250M $205M $45M
25. (Up 3) 28. St. Louis Blues $235M $185M $50M
26. (Up 3) 29. Tampa Bay Lightning $230M $180M $50M
27. (Down 2) 25. Arizona Coyotes $225M $200M $25M
28. (Down 1) 27. Carolina Hurricanes $220M $187M $33M
29. (Up 1) 30. Columbus Blue Jackets $200M $175M $25M
30. (Down 7) 23. Florida Panthers $190M $240M (-$50M)

Photo: icejerseys.com

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