2. Nonito Donaire Jr. (click for photo) - (27 wins 18 by KO / 1 loss / 0 draws) current WBC & WBO bantamweight champion, Ring Magazine's #4 P4P boxer in the world.
His sensational 2nd round win over Montiel stamped his class as an elite fighter. If it weren't for Pacquiao, Donaire might very well be receiving the same adulation and following Pacquiao received during his rise to the top.
Then undefeated Argentinian challenger Omar Narvaez was happy to simply survive 12 rounds against Donaire in his first defense last October as he shut out the long tenured champion in New York.
Donaire is perhaps the most complete fighter the Philippines has ever seen. His skill set is simply amazing, combining strength, power, speed, quickness, timing as well his intelligence and ability to adjust in the middle of the fight.
Donaire is gunning for a fourth division world title when he faces Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. on Feb. 4.
(Previous ranking: #2)