Originally Posted by zfc
Holmes and Ali were the first.
Tyson,Holyfied and Lewis goes without saying.
Just look at the K Bros resume and make a case for them being atgs,there isn`t a decent win against a great opponent in nearly 100 fights between them.
The only stand out name is Lennox Lewis at the end of his career,out of shape and that was a loss as he punched Vitalis face until it was hanging off.
I never got this argument.
Before the Eastern Europeans burst on the scene, the American media printed a magazine stating Rahman, Chambers, Peter, and Tony Thompson were going to be the next all time greats and so on, so whose to say that those 3 wouldn't be considered ATGs if it wasn't for Eastern Euros? Both of Chambers' loses come from Soviet Bloc fighters, in Sam Peter's 5 defeats, 4 of them came from ex-Soviet boxers, Thompson's notable loss is to Vlad.
Let me ask you this question. Outside of Lennox Lewis (who Vitali busted up) how many ATGs have the Klitschko's avoided or have not beat?