Originally Posted by Boxed Ears
You mean...you think
that he would be
actually fought there?!
I'd favour Adamek or Haye to beat the cruisers right now, but if some guy comes tearing through that division and beats the actual top-ranked guy there, I'm not going to go "He didn't fight the best cruiserweight, who doesn't fight there that I think would beat him, so I can't say he fought the best." because they don't fight there!
i'm just saying you can have a fighter ranked the best in the division. But there are other fighters who everyone knows, and would be favoured to beat them in that division.
But they aren't ranked for various reasons.
Like Garcia is number 1 light welter. But i'd say beating manny at light welter is a better win. (would you argue that beating garcia is a better light welter win cos he's ranked number one?)
Bradley is currently the number one welter now. But i'd argue beating Manny of Floyd is a better win.
There are many examples.