It’s the dream fight that never was.
Though Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have shared space atop pound-for-pound lists for a million years—though in reality, it’s only been about five—the prospects of them getting in the ring these days are about as good as the suits at Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions sharing office space.
In other words, don’t hold your breath, folks.
Given that frustrating reality, we’re left to our own devices to determine who would have won had they gotten together and, when comparing the two in the fistic scheme of things, who has had a better run since lacing up the gloves.
Instead of measuring heights, weights and shoulder-to-knuckle reaches side by side, the analysis is done by looking at each man’s body of work in the weight classes they’ve had in common—and adding a few categories to even out the mitigating career factors.
One slide lists respective evidence in a category; the next picks a winner. And at the end of it all, an overall champion is crowned.
Click through here to see who it is.