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Old 10-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #19
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Default Re: Fourth and fifth best heavyweights of the nineties ?

Foreman's victory over Moorer is regarded as some triumph of perseverance. Really, it's a one punch knockout of a fighter with a shaky chin who was beating him. McCall had a one punch knockout over a much better fighter in Lewis.
Foreman beat the very best version of Moorer. McCall beat a solid fighter in Lewis, but one who's skill had yet to improve. And if we're going to chalk up Foreman's win over Moorer as a case of a one punch knockout, then I think we can do the same in McCall's case.

--wins over Seldon, Holmes, Damiani, green Maskaev> loss to Holy, controversial loss to Briggs, controversial win over Shultz, and a win over Adilson Rodriguez.
Let's expand upon this a little. Foreman also had wins over Coetzer, Stewart and Savarese, who were all comparable to Seldon and an aged Damiani.. McCall defeated an extremely old Holmes who some felt was an iffy decision. Maskaev had only 6 fights, and took a three year leave of abscence after his pro debut. Foreman's losses in the 90's were decisions to Holyfield, Morrison and Briggs. McCall's losses for the decade were Lewis, Bruno, Tucker and Norris. Two of those opponents were past it.. Top it off with the fact that McCall had one of the most disgraceful quit jobs in boxing history in the Lewis rematch, and I think I'm going with Foreman as the better man of the decade.
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