Mayweather's challenge is set; Pacquiao moves up

Manny Pacquiao moves thisclose to Floyd Mayweather in Dan Rafael's pound-for-pound rankings for December as Mayweather prepares to face Oscar De La Hoya on May 5.

Originally Published: December 14, 2006
By Dan Rafael |
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