The World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee announced its rankings for January, which includes the 15 best boxers in the 17 weight divisions. Only these boxers have the possibility of aspiring to a world title fight within their respective divisions.
The “Boxer of the Month” distinction for the month of January was awarded to Manny Pacquiao, who beat Adrien Broner to retain his WBA World Welterweight Champion status.
Manny Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) Welterweight Title over Adrien Broner via unanimous decision, with the scorecards reading 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112.
Manny showed flashes of his old self in the fight as he still has very quick hands at the age of 40 years old, as he was able to put combinations together and outwork and out-hustled his much younger opponent.
Manny looks forward to big fights in the future now that he is signed with Premier Boxing Champions, which has a wealth talent in and around his weight class.
The WBA congratulates the Filipino senator and still-active boxing champion on a great showing and still prosperous career at the ripe age of 40 years old.
The honorable mention for the boxer of the month is the Chinese native Can Xu. Xu came in as an underdog against the then champion Jesus Rojas on January 26th and managed to dethrone him at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas. It was just the second time the Asian native had fought in the United States and already he has made it clear that he is a brave fighter who will do everything he can to win with the belt on the line.
The WBA congratulates both fighters for their awards of the month and invites them to visit their official website to review the division by division rankings.