To compose this list I canvassed for top 25 pound-for-pound lists from a wide number of Bleacher Report Boxing columnists and writers. I felts that this slideshow would be more interesting if it represented an editorial consensus instead of just one writer's opinion.
To round out my editorial board with a hardcore fan's perspective, I also recruited my buddy, Adam, who grew up in Staten Island in the 1970s and has been a boxing fan for about 40 years.
While I would ideally do this experiment with a larger group of voters, five was enough to get a feel for when individual opinions are evolving into genuine trends.
Almost everyone's list had the same top six fighters.There was fairly wide agreement on the fighters who generally rank from about No. 7 to No. 12, and from about No. 13 or 14 to No. 17 or 18.
Not surprisingly, the widest amount of variety occurred from about No. 17 or 18 down through No. 25.
In cases where fighters were tied on number of points, I gave preference to the fighter who appeared on more ballots.