Originally Posted by PowerPuncher
Audley was a joke fight, but if you look at it, was a European champion really less than a weight lifter cum boxer in Firpo?
Yes, Audley was less than Firpo. By a big margin.
Audley was somehow a European champion but there were dozens of fighters in Europe you'd expect to beat him from pillar to post. There's probably men in Audley's local area who could beat him.
Both Ruiz/Valuev were around the same age as Willard and equally as successful in their era
Haye didn't beat them in the same manner as Dempsey thrashed Willard.
Honestly, if Haye had destroyed Valuev in a few rounds, I'd be rating him a lot higher. There's no evidence that he was good enough to do it.