how effective would the lighter heavyweights be today?
I'm talking very generally here but in recent times we've seen guys pile on muscle and become a threat in the he division to varying degrees of success.
Holyfield, hide, Byrd, Toney, Jones, adamek, Huck, chambers and haye.
Some reached the top and almost all cracked the top 5 at some point.
Should it be assumed that today guys like marciano, Dempsey, Paterson, Corbett, fitz, Charles, Walcott and others could campaign successfully as 200+ fighters?
I'm not saying all would beat wlad but I'm asking whether all could carry the weight as easily as others have done.
I mean if Byrd can reach the pinnacle of the division in the post 90's era should we assume that others could as well?