Originally Posted by Unforgiven
He was a superb fighter.
But he lost to Lloyd Honeyghan and Mike McCallum when he was supposed to be taking over from Marvin Hagler as the world's greatest fighter pound-for-pound. In fact he was tipped to succeed Hagler as middleweight king.
If he's not held in the greatest esteem it's because of his LOSSES in his prime, not necessarily a lack of wins.
After what McCallum did to him I dont think he wanted anypart of Haglar, even though at the time Curry was still the top Contender.