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Old 10-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #21
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Default Re: School me on Mike McCallum

He was a very very very good fighter. Great? I am not so sure he was great if the term is all time great, but he was almost there. Great chin? I think great defense. He was rarely hit clean, but when he was he could be wobbled like against Curry. Didn't waste many punches, and threw very economically. He had a great sense of when a guy was breaking down and was patient to work the body and know when to pore it on. He didn't face the cream of the crop guys Hagler,Hearns,Leonard,Duran or Benitez, which hurts his legacy. He never can match up to them, regardless of if he could have beaten them. All we have now is guesses if he could have beaten them. I think he was underrated when he was fighting, but a little overrated now.
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