Following Kell Brook capturing the IBF Title from Shawn Porter, the landscape in the Welterweight division has changed slightly. The Welterweight division is one of the original weight divisions in boxing and has always had a sense of prestige matched only by the Heavyweight division. Perhaps this is because the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson was at his best at Welterweight, but no matter fights in this division carry an amount of glamour. The current Welterweight division has had the spotlight thrust upon it more so in recent years as the two biggest stars of this generation have campaigned almost exclusively at the weight in Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, as well as some exciting talent coming through alongside the top talents from the deep Light-Welterweight division moving up or indicating they would be moving up soon.
Throughout the history of boxing there has been so many great fighters, some that have been around at the same time, and some that have just missed each other by only a few years. Not content with the careers these great fighters have had many people often question what would happen if Fighter X took on Fighter Y both at their peaks.
Given the recent victory by Floyd Mayweather over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez so many fantasy matchups were made with Mayweather constantly coming out on top. So many forum threads were created pitching Mayweather against true legends of the business from Sugar Ray Robinson to Sugar Ray Leonard to Pernell Whitaker.