Originally Posted by janitor
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.
He got outboxed pretty consistently through his career though. I wouldn't say he had more than Tua (who obv had a similar problem) or Moorer.