WBC featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg), American Gary Russell Jr. did not adhere to the opinion of the majority and spoke very categorically about such a phenomenon in professional boxing as the rating of the best boxers in the world, regardless of weight category.
“My opinion… I do not consider the pound-for-pound rating at all. I have nothing to do with him. Because it doesn’t mean anything.
“Mr.” Gary Russell fights with his hands down and is one of the smartest fighters in the sport. And it is not in the pound-for-pound rating. Because this is not a story about skills, but about popularity. Everyone in “pound-for-pound” has popularity, but not everyone has the appropriate skills, “the fighter said in an interview. FightHype.com.