Originally Posted by madballster
How do you know how many of Wlad's past and future opponents will make it into the HOF
There lies the fallacy of your argument.
No, the fallacy would be if your argument is that Wlad's opponents will all go on to be ATGs, world champs and Hall of Famers, despite their being no evidence to back that up, and Lewis beat most of his opponents when they had already had succesful careers or were being thought of as Hall of Famers. The win over Vitali doesn't add much to his legacy (although it is one of his best wins in hindsight), he was already a certain ATG at that point and he would never get near Ali and Louis.