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Kevin Iole
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The Yahoo! Sports Top 10 remained constant, with no changes in the rankings. However, given HBO's decision to no longer televise fights involving Golden Boy Promotions fighters, that makes a distinct split on where the fighters can be found on television in the U.S.

Floyd Mayweather, once again the poll's top-rated fighter, can be found exclusively now on Showtime's pay-per-view arm. Andre Ward, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley are primarily HBO fighters. Wladimir Klitschko, Carl Froch and Vitali Klitschko aren't regulars on any network in the U.S., though Epix HD has picked up their most recent fights.

With that, here are the latest Yahoo! Sports boxing top 10 rankings:

Mayweather

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Points: 297 (27 of 30 first-place votes)
Record: 43-0 (26 KOs)
Title: WBA super welterweight champion/WBC welterweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Miguel Cotto on May 5
Previous ranking: 1
Up next: Title defense vs. Robert Guerrero on May 4


Ward


2. Andre Ward
Points: 264 (3 of 30 first-place votes)
Record: 26-0 (14 KOs)
Title: WBA, WBC super middleweight champion
Last outing: TKO 10 Chad Dawson on Sept. 8
Previous ranking: 2
Up next: Nothing scheduled



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Marquez

3. Juan Manuel Marquez
Points: 217
Record: 55-6-1 (40 KOs)
Title: None
Last outing: KO6 No. 6 Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 8
Previous ranking: 3
Up next: Nothing scheduled


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Martinez

4. Sergio Martinez
Points: 215 (1 of 30 first-place votes)
Record: 50-2-2 (28 KOs)
Title: WBC middleweight champion
Last outing: W12 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sept. 15
Previous ranking: 4
Up next: Title defense April 27 against Martin Murray




Donaire

5. Nonito Donaire Jr.
Points: 204
Record: 31-1 (20 KOs)
Title: WBO super bantamweight champion
Last outing: KO3 over Jorge Arce on Dec. 15
Previous ranking: 5
Up next: Title unification vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13


 

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Pacquiao

6. Manny Pacquiao
Points: 113
Record: 54-5-2 (38 KOs)
Title: None
Last outing: L BY KO6 to No. 3 Juan Manuel Marquez
Previous ranking: 6
Up next: Nothing scheduled


W. Klitschko


7. Wladimir Klitschko
Points: 112
Record: 59-3 (51 KOs)
Title: IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Mariusz Wach on Nov. 10
Previous ranking: 7
Up next: Title defense vs. Francesco Pianeta on May 4


Bradley


8. Timothy Bradley
Points: 64
Record: 30-0 (12 KOs)
Title: WBO welterweight champion
Last outing: W12 over Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16
Previous ranking: 8
Up next: Nothing scheduled




V. Klitschko

9. Vitali Klitschko
Points: 55
Record: 45-2 (41 KOs)
Title: WBC heavyweight champion
Last outing: TKO 4 over Manuel Charr on Sept. 8
Previous ranking: 9
Up next: Nothing scheduled


Froch


10. Carl Froch
Points: 48
Record: 30-2 (22 KOs)
Title: IBF super middleweight champion
Last outing: TKO3 Yusaf Mack on Nov. 17
Previous ranking: 10
Up next: Title unification vs. Mikkel Kessler on May 25


Others receiving votes: Abner Mares, 25; Adrien Broner, 14; Robert Guerrero, 7; Bernard Hopkins, 5; Brian Viloria, 5; Roman Gonzalez, 3; Austin Trout, 3; Canelo Alvarez, 2; Gennady Golovkin, 1.

Voting panel: Raul Alzaga, Primera Hoya; Al Bernstein, Showtime; Damian Calhoun, Orange County Register; Steve Cofield, ESPN Radio 1100; Mike Coppinger, RingTV.com; Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com; Andrew Eisele, About.com; Steve Farhood, Showtime; Joe Garza, Yahoo! Sports; Thomas Gerbasi, BoxingScene.com; Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin; Carlos Gonzalez, Primera Hora; Lee Groves, RingTV.com; Keith Idec, The Record; Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports; Max Kellerman, HBO; Scott Mallon, Boxing Digest; Rich Marotta, Fox Sports; Ryan Maquinana, Comcast SportsNet; Franklin McNeil, ESPN.com; Gunnar Meinhardt, Die Welt; Kieran Mulvaney, Reuters; Santos Perez, Miami Herald; Martin Rogers, Yahoo! Sports; Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com; Michael Rosenthal, Ring Magazine; Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com; T.K. Stewart, Bangor Daily News; Bob Velin, USA Today; Dave Weinberg, Press of Atlantic City.

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