Originally Posted by thistle1
But Haye would have a hard time with some of these boys, quite simply they fought in a more competetive era.
There's no way Haye would have been ranked world #1 contender in the 30s or 40s, as a Brit having to prove himself against the best of Europe and America.
He would have fallen short, same as Wood****.
There were no way for Brits to navigate around that. And in those days to win a British or European title you usually had to beat the best fighter in Britain and Europe.
Nowadays someone like Audley gets to be European champion, while there are at least 20 better men in the region.