Originally Posted by ITSMACHOTIME
When first wlad won the world title he stayed well clear of Tua , hollyfield , both ducked in favour of unworthy challengers.. check out the rankings at the time..
Durring Wlads first title reign 2000/10/14- 2003/03/08.
Holyfield was busy fighting for the WBA title against Ruiz in their **** trilogy. And then got thoroughly out classed by Chris Byrd for the IBF.
Tua too, was also outclassed by Byrd in late 2001 and beat by Lewis in late 2000. Kinda crushing his hopes for another title shot in those yearrs and had he continued rather then taking a 2 year layoff between fights with Rahman and Talmadge griffis maybe he would have gotten one.