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.
Well, Moorer beat (disputed but close) Holyfield before Mercer fought him.
Moorer also KO'd Cooper (albeit via almost being KO'd himself) whereas Mercer only outpointed him.