Re: HW: Stanley Ketchel vs Tommy Burns?
The only thing Ketchel did better, IMO, is attack and punch really hard. But Burns had pretty good defense, could fight in tight quarters, or stick and move and box if necessary. Burns also had a solid chin and great recuperative powers. I think Burns threw his punches in a much tighter and more compact fashion. In a tough skilled boxer vs. tough ass beater scenario, I'll take the more skilled fighter, which is Burns. Of course Stan had a chance and was just a ferocious fighter, but I see Burns standing the gaff and mostly outpointing him.