Originally Posted by bailey
How do you think Froch and Ward have better SMW resumes than Kessler?
Kessler beat Siaca the WBA champ
Mundine the former WBA SMW champ and future WBA SMW champ
Beyer the 3 time WBC SMW champ
Sartison who became WBA regular SMW champ (undefeated)
Froch the WBC SMW champ (undefeated)
Lucas the former WBC SMW champ
LOST to Ward but has done so much more in the division
Now Froch beat
Pascal the unrated did nothing at SMW
Taylor who was 1-2 in his last 3 fights and did nothing at SMW
Direll who has done very little at SMW
Abraham coming in off a loss who had done nothing at SMW
Johnson who had more losses than wins at SMW and hadnt beaten any SMW of note
Bute, Frochs best win and a good win but many felt Bute looked lucky to Andrade who Kessler beat when undefeated
LOST to Kessler
LOST to Ward
best win Kessler when unwell and suffering double vision and Wards best win
Froch who was just coming off a Mdec over an old 43 year old SMW journeyman and who Kessler had already beaten
Dawson who has no SMW pedigree at all and whos best win was a 47 year old in a different division not SMW
Remember that Froch became a 2 time champ because Kessler relinquished his title.
I think Kessler has the best SMW resume taking Frochs 0, Beyer when champ, Mundine in between reigns, Siaca when champ, Sartison who became champ
Resumewise the three are close for me... with Kessler and Froch a bit ahead so far. Mainly because Ward's resume lags depth... but it has quality.
But Ward is currently the best and in a year or two will probably have overtaken the combined resume of both.