Originally Posted by ajohnfp
I've always wondered what people mean when they talk about current pound for pound champions. It always seems that by the time a guy makes it to the top of a pound for pound list, he isn't really pound for pound the best any more (i.e. Mayweather at 154 is not the most dominant fighter in the sport). It's not really about accomplishments, because, if so, Evander Holyfield would still be on people's pound for pound lists. What then? It's almost like if a guy fights top opposition for long enough, it's his turn to be pound for pound champ until he loses.
Great post! I agree. It does sometimes feel like that, which is why I've tried to set real criteria for other fighters to unseat the current p4p champ, instead of it just being you get upgraded when he loses.