Written by: Reserviordogs
Continuation from Top 10 Current CW Boxer: https://fteswl.com/2017/03/30/top-10-current-cw-boxers/
Joe Smith Jr.
HM: Badou Jack, Issac Chilemba, Dmitry Bivol, Umar Salamov, Marcus Browne
I try to be as objective as it’s possible which is never 100% objectivity with lists like these but I try my best.
Even inside of resumes, the main setting order is the fighter’s recent resume.
Inactivity: If a fighter hasn’t fought since 2015 I didn’t include them except if they have a fight coming up I know about, maybe there are exceptions those must be accidental and sorry about them, hard to keep it 100% consistent with 100 fighters. If a fighter was fairly inactive but I had him high before and he came back since looking as his old self then I wasn’t strict.
Fighters who lost on controversial/close fights to top 7-8 opponents –> I usually included them too on the 10 list.
Controversial decisions –> I usually respected the official decision.
Draws: I give myself more freedom in ranking but I don’t rank the two too far apart.
Fighters who lost to opponents they supposed to lose on the first place didn’t drop that much.
Fighters who fought in the last year but they will move up on their next fight: Are included in the honorable mentions (HM) list cause while they didn’t do anything in their new division yet I still didn’t want to completely leave them out.
HM: Fighters who deserve a honorable mention but they didn’t make to the top 10 list. Either because they are still prospects who: Didn’t do that much to deserve the placement, or fighters who just changed division and they didn’t do anything or enough yet to deserve to be placed but should not be left off in my opinion. There are also just simply some other solid fighters from the division who couldn’t make it to the top 10.