Opportunism can mean different things to different people, particularly boxing fans.
To some, it’s a compliment celebrating a plucky fighter who’d long toiled in the shadow—a la Rocky Balboa (pictured above)—before finally getting a big-stage shot and making the most of it.
To others, it’s a subtle jab at those whose careers and success seem completely scripted and orchestrated rather than the product of organic performance.
When it comes to listing such fighters, there’s a little bit of both to be included.
Click through to see our take on which guys best embody the word—in whatever way you choose to define it.