Originally Posted by salty trunks
Lewis was overated after the Ruddock win, that was proven. Maybe Ruddocks decline was part of overating Lewis? A tougher Ruddock could have easily tagged Lewis with a big shot like Mcall was able to.
Tyson was overated when he faced Holyfield, that was proven.
-You can't possibly lump the Ruddock of the Lewis and Morrison fights together. He had been inactive for health/legal issues and was in obvious rough physical shape in the Morrison fight(didin't even look like the same man), and while you scoff at his blowout of Jackson, his last fight in this case was a stinker against Wade. The performance was so bad, Ruddock got booed out of the damn building. Now that was a showing from a declined fighter. Just like Morrison likes them.
-Ruddock isn't tagging anybody once he dips his head into right hands. He was acting too tough against Lewis for my liking, even the tinest bit of respect for Lewis' power would have served him good. McCall was durable enough to walk Lewis down, he also had Steward in his corner training him to throw straight right hands..not loopy uppercuts from the outside.
-McCall was better equiped to take Lewis out than Ruddock.
-Even though they were hardly Tyson's best outings, Lewis was better equiped to take out Ruddock early than Tyson.
-And Ruddock could have probably matched up better against Mccall.
Just the way it is, shot, overrated, underrated, got nothing to do with it.