Re: mark johnson :why is he in the HOF ?
Anyway, Johnson acquitted himself so well against Rafa the first time. I don't doubt, as I've said before, he was that good.
I rate fighters who actually have the achievements to go with it.
And yeah, way past his best he beat Montiel, although a late surge made it closer than it probably had to be but still, very impressive. Montiel for me, has always been hot and cold. A very good win considering Montiel was considered a rising star and favourite at the time but not the kinda' win proves a fighter is an 'ATG'.