There are some fighters who do one thing exceedingly well but lack other important attributes. Think punchers who can’t box, busy guys with no power or fast guys with balky chins.
Then there are other fighters who do a lot of things solidly, though none on a best-in-the-world level. In other words, guys for whom the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.
So when it comes to creating the perfect fighter—one whose skill set yields A grades across the board—the task becomes one of pulling parts off worthwhile models to produce one that’s truly special.
For the purposes of this experiment, we’ll pick and choose eight qualities from the best 147-pounders in the business today in order to come up with the ideal welterweight for a generation.
Click through to see who contributed to our perfect modern-day concoction.