Originally Posted by salty trunks
Tyson got stopped by Holyfield and Lewis was knocked out by Mcall and almost by Bruno. There's some evidence for those two that they were overated in the actual ability they realistically had at that point in their careers.
Ruddock was knocked out twice against the two better named opponents he stepped up against (after Tyson), and Lewis was overated as hell at that point. Jackson and McNeeley were not deserving top ten contenders. They were shit. As far as Ruddock being ruined, I think his own words were the Tyson fight took everything out of him.
Do you think the man is lying when he says that?
-So what exactly are you saying? If not for Tyson, Ruddock would have walked through Lewis. Doubtful, not with that disgraceful defense and already suspectible chin. Remember supposively prime Ruddock got dropped and put into several hairy situations against a washed up Bonecrusher because couldn't get out of the way of those slow clubs.
-Ok, everyone is overrated.