Originally Posted by Defthatguy
I will say that anyone that rates Gamboa that high after what he just looked like you need a mental examination.
With all due respect to the OP, that was the first thing that crossed my mind as well. Although in total fairness, Gamboa hadn't fought in a long time, and had been working with Emanuel for about the last year or so, and I believe they were starting to become a good working pair. Having the long layoff, and having to watch his new trainer die had to have him a bit off that night. He went through numerous transitions during that 14 months off, meaning this was probably far more difficult than your typical 14 month period of inactivity.
That said, the only two names that immediately jump to mind for me as being the elite among the best are Ward and Floyd, in that order. JMM has to be a strong case for 3 at this time.