Originally Posted by anj
I don't feel he is underrated. He was performing better than Mike McCallum until he got ko'd, however I just cant call him a 'great' fighter as he lost to all of the great fighters and the wins he did have were not against 'great' but 'good' fighters. Therefore, Curry is a very good fighter.
pretty much what I feel. He mentally could not match up against the top elite guys, but his skill level was almost there. To be that elite level like a Hagler you need to be able to put your mind to a goal and take punches and win. Curry didn't have that mental toughness. A very good fighter. The fight with McCallum meant everything to both of them. Whoever won that had a chance to be great.