Following Manny Pacquiao's disputed Majority Decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12, one of the first thoughts that came to mind for me was the latest pound for pound rankings. Many people are reluctant to shift around the fighters at the very top of the list unless they explicitly lose a contest. However, stubbornly maintaining order without the evidence to back up that claim does nothing but give a false impression about the current landscape of the sport.
Given that, and after each man's most recent performance in the ring, does Floyd Mayweather deserve to be back at the number 1 pound for pound slot, ahead of Manny Pacquiao?
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Pound for pound lists are supposed to reflect several different things. They are supposed to reflect beliefs about who the best fighters in the world are, regardless of weight. If everyone was the same size, who would...