Re: The best five MW's Sugar Ray beat and how that compares to Monzon and Hagler's fi
Based on his ability and talent I rate Turpin as Robinson`s best Middleweight win. He didnt go on to do much after Robinson brutally cracked his chin but at the time that they fought he was very impressive to me. He looks like a beast on film.
He was like Sugar Rays "Ken Norton". He was big, strong, awkward and could punch like a mule.
After that LaMotta a close second. Probably Graziano 3rd. Olson 4th and Fullmer 5th.
Hagler beat some real tough middles before he even won the title as well. Briscoe, Monroe, Watts. As a champion Hearns 1st, Hamsho 2nd, Minter 3rd Mugabi 4th Duran 5th..
I dont know as much about Monzon though beating Benvenuti was highly impressive. Nino was a very good fighter. Griffith has to be in there, Briscoe in his prime and ofcourse Valdez and maybe Napoles.