Originally Posted by therealpugilist
Man some of you guys must just started watching boxing like five years ago....Pernell Whitaker(late 80's mid 90's) and Roy Jones(mid 90's-early 2000s) were undoubtedly the best fighters of their time...
Pacquaio hasnt even shown he is the best fighter of his era, and actually got the title "best fighter p4p" by default just because Mayweather had retired after the Ricky Hatton fight...Mayweather was a top 5 p4p guy for the past 12 years and has beaten more champions is more skillful as well
Im a fan of both fighters but really...for me its Either Pernell Whitaker or Jones who should be considered the best of the past 20 years.....until Manny and Floyd fight each other this era is just 1a and 1b no one proved they are the best
if you arent even considered the best of your time how can you be the best of the last 20 years?
If the question is who is the better fighter then it seems like you are telling everyone they should vote for Whitaker or they are wrong and have only been watching fights 5 years and you bring Mayweather and Jones into it. I have watched boxing since 1950 and I know both fighters well. I give the edge to Pacquiao although it's close. Whether Pac is better than Floyd has nothing to do with how he rates against Whitaker. I like Roy and Floyd better than Whitaker. Whitaker had a great defense but not much punch.