Pound-for-pound is a term commonly used by boxing enthusiasts and publications to rate boxers of different weight classes, with the intent of determining which boxer, irregardless of weight, is the best boxer, based on skills, achievements, and other measures of success.
The term has been an important distinction for non-Heavyweight boxers, who have often jockeyed, especially in modern times, for the recognition of fans, as the sport's top boxer pound-for-pound. In the modern era boxers such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Roberto Duran, Eder Jofre, Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez, Pernell Whitaker, and Roy Jones, Jr., among others, have been recognized as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world.
Currently, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is widely considered to be the best boxer in the sport pound-for-pound.
- Sometimes abbreviated as "P4P"