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Pound for pound

Pound for pound is a term used in combat sports such as boxing[1] or mixed martial arts[2] to reflect an assessment as to who the better fighters are, regardless of size (i.e., regardless of weight class). As these fighters do not compete directly, judging the best fighter pound for pound is subjective, and ratings vary. They may be based on a range of criteria including "quality of opposition", factors such as how exciting the fighter is or how famous they are, or be an attempt to determine who would win if all those ranked were the same size. In boxing, the term was historically associated with fighters such as Benny Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson who were widely considered to be the most skilled fighters of their day, to distinguish them from the generally more popular (and better compensated) heavyweight champions.[3] Since 1990, The Ring magazine has maintained a pound for pound rank of fighters.[3] ESPN.com has a list for mixed martial artists.[4] In December 2013, Ronda Rousey became the first woman to appear on the top 10 of a mixed-gender major publication.[5]

References

  1. ^ "BBC pound-for-pound British rankings".  
  2. ^ Hyde, Matt (8 April 2010). "The pound for pound debate". Fighters Only Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b Dettloff, William. "Pound-for-Pound: A History".  
  4. ^ ESPN.com staff (2 June 2011). "MMA Power Rankings".  
  5. ^ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/440343/Ronda-Rousey-debuts-on-UFC-top-10-P4P-list/
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