Ranking the best fighters
This is our 15th consecutive annual ranking of the 100 best fighters in the world.
This is our 15th consecutive annual ranking of the 100 best fighters in the world. And if youíve been paying attention all these years, youíve noticed some patterns. First, the fighters who get to the Top 5 or so tend to stay there a long while. Thereís not an awful lot of turn-over in that group, and that make sense. If youíre so good that youíre among the very best in the world at something, youíve already demonstrated staying power, consistency and world-class dedication to your craft.
That holds true this year as Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez, all Top-5 guys last year and the year before and the year before that, are Top-5 guys this year. They simply are not subject to the vagaries to which the rest of are. Thatís what makes them the best.