It's officially fight week for the highly anticipated showdown between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. The two heavy hitting middleweights have been circling each other for years and a deal has finally been reached for the two to face each other. It's one fight where each fighter seems to have a solid chance of winning, each fighter being the top spot in the Pound-For-Pound rankings of ESPN(GGG) and BoxRec(Canelo). So this begs the question...
What makes someone the greatest?
Is it the squeaky clean *boxing* record of Floyd Mayweather? The vicious nature of Mike Tyson’s knack for the knockout? Sugar Ray Leonard’s resume of legendary opponents? Or the undeniable iconic presence of Muhammad Ali?
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Defining the best is subjective and a great conversation between fans of the sport. Specifically, defining who the Pound-For-Pound (P4P) best in the world is has become highly discussed.
Pound-For-Pound is a loose term, with no exact “formula". People define it in their own ways by their own metrics and based upon their values of the sport. Some say activity, some say quality of opponents. Some say record, others say the techniques and styles of the fighter.
It’s a highly debatable topic in a highly debatable sporting landscape and we want to hear from YOU what P4P really means.
Comment below in 20 words or less (or hit our Instagram - @boxraw) describing what you look for in P4P rankings and name your current number 1. The winner will be announced fight night and receive a BOXRAW outfit. Notable runner ups will receive a BOXRAW gift card.2 min