Originally Posted by TBooze
It is silly to a degree, but one mans #50 could be the next mans #5, and neither are right or wrong.
Rankings period are entirely opinions... Even today if you asked 100 people who knew a lot about boxing to rate the top ten middleweights it would be highly, highly improbable that everyone would have the same ten.
Ratings are merely opinion based, there I agree. But if one rates a fighter at 5 and the other rates him at 50 (either within his prime/natural weight division or pound-for-pound); one of them is wrong.
And you may not get the same 10 middleweights everytime, but the total number of fighters overall will not be 1000 or even 100. The same names will keep being cited.