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Pavlik plummets out of top 10 while Hopkins cements legacy

Think Bernard Hopkins was the only fighter to win big in Atlantic City on Saturday? Nuh-uh. Hopkins' heroic effort over Kelly Pavlik makes Joe Calzaghe's win over B-Hop all the more impressive. Dan Rafael ranks the best fighters in the world.

Originally Published: October 23, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com
Who is the world's best fighter, regardless of weight class? See my top 20 below.

And don't forget to check out the divisional rankings, now updated weekly.

For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here.

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Note: Results through Oct. 23.