Originally Posted by MANIAC310
Marquez just went up in weight again at 40 to knock out an ATG putting an end to one of boxing greatest rivalries. Last year he went up 2 weightclasses to best the same ATG and was robbed of his 5th division championship.
Ward and Floyd's wins recently havent been as impressive.
Floyd might be greater but recently he hasn't done anything noteworthy.
There's a real argument for Ward deserving the #1 spot but he had all the advantages against Dawson. Pacquiao had all the advantages against Marquez age, speed, size, etc.
Marquez knocking out Pacquiao, and besting him last year > Ward's wins over a weight drained Dawson and Froch
even if it doesn't last long, Marquez is the # 1 P4P and Ward is #2 as of right now.
P4P is about head to head style matchups between fighters who are in different weight classes to match them. When you have similar fighting weights, you go by who beat who... and Marquez is not #1 p4p at all...