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The good members of Budweiser Boxing forum submitted their picks for the Worlds Top 5 Lightweights. The voting was organised by member edsel77x.

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Here are the votes as submitted by the members.

edsel77x

1. Juan Manual Marquez
2. Michael Katsidis
3. Humberto Soto
4. Brandon Rios
5. Miguel Acosta

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iamasadlittleboy

1. JMM-Most talented fighter in the division
2. Katsidis-Most exciting fighter in the division but technically limited
3. Soto-Some reason he often seems to get over looked, talented, busy, good power, good work rate, perhaps 135 isn’t great for him though its better than 130
4. Vazquez-who is criminally under-rated, has only suffered losses at other weights (to Saul Alvarez and Timothy Bradley no less), great movement, intelligent fighter, who does everything a typical mexican fighter doesn’t and out boxes power punchers (Kim and Prescott)
5. Acosta-Not beaten in years, though he’s getting on he seems to be maturing like a fine wine with a couple of great wins recently.

Notables:
Jorge Linares-I’d like to see what he can do in the future, but sadly he’s got some serious rebuilding to do
John Murray-Seriously needs to step it up in terms of comepetition but is on cruise control at the moment with fights that he shouldn’t be having.
Ali Funeka-Talented, physically freakish, solid workrate, very decent power, been very unlucky in recent years RE opponents and decisions

Additionally-
Ji Hoon Kim-I love to watch the South Korean banger and a fight between him and Katsidis is my dream fight for next year. It wouldn’t be a competetive bout, but it would be intense aggression and we’d see no defence at all.

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grapevine241

1. Juan Manuel Marquez (Lineal/WBA super/WBO/RING)
2. Michael Katsidis (WBO interim)
3. Miguel Acosta (WBA)
4. Humberto Soto (WBC)
5. Miguel Vazquez (IBF)

#1 is clear, 2-5 could really be shuffled in anyway. runner up is either Rios or Murray. Funeka is not listed because I’m not part of his pity party. Solid division right now.

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RAZZ-MCFC

1.) Juan Manuel Marquez
2.) Michael Katsidis
3.) Humberto Soto
4.) Miguel Acosta
5.) John Murray

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davemurphy

1. Juan Manuel Marquez
2. Humberto Soto
3. Michael Katsidis
4. Miguel Acosta
5. Miguel Vazquez

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brooklynbrawler

1. Juan Manuel Marquez
2. Humberto Soto
3. Michael Katsidis
4. John Murray
5. Robert Guerrero

RIP Edwin Valero; Could have been some insane fights between him and other guys in the division.

JMM; streets ahead.
Soto; Closest match in terms of ability.
Katsidis; Suffered a few losses, in an otherwise eventful and colourful career.
Murray; Unbeaten, but relatively unchallenged.
Guerrero; Nice record, but a couple of gifts along the way.

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WelshDevilRob

1. Juan Manuel Marquez
2. Humberto Soto
3. Michael Katsidis
4. Miguel Acosta
5. Miguel Vazquez

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TheExecutioner

1. Juan Manuel Marquez
2. Michael Katsidis
3. Miguel Acosta
4. Humberto Soto
5. John Murray

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