Re: The Meaning of Pound for Pound
Good question Lethal, according to wikipedia; Pound-for-pound is the term used in boxing, mixed martial arts and other combat sports to describe a fighter's value in relation to fighters of different weight classes. For me I think of pound for pound as being the best fighter (having power, speed, skill etc) under given conditions (weight, height, reach, background etc) and the critieria which are in brackets will differ from person to person. So for example even though Calzaghe has fought in only one division, his advantages(speed, skill etc) serve him well for his weight/height to put him in the top 10 P4P, whereas PFB has better speed, power and skill for his conditions to put him respectivetly at #1. Contructive feedback is appreciated.