Originally Posted by Webbiano
Please argue his case jan, because I honestly can't see how he even makes the top 10. A win over Bert Cooper, Tommy Morrison and a well past it Spoon surely isn't enough to go above the likes of Moorer, Tua, Ike etc.
I am not generaly a fan of rating fighters based on loosing efforts, but the fact is that Mercer gave very competitive fights to both Lewis and Holyfield when it realy counted for something.
IThis suggests to me that at his best, he had a bit more going for him than Moorer or Tua, and was tantalisingly colse to being something realy special.