Originally Posted by KidDynamite
This is ridiculous
Rahman was a top contender a few weeks ago in the Klit era. He was a solid heavyweight and far better than any of the Klitschko's opponents. Would be an A level contender today if he was in his prime.
Ross Puritty was just a big strong guy with a great chin. A very crude, raw journeyman who beat the hell out of an olympic gold medalist future champion nearing his prime.
What's ridiculous ? I agree, Rahman rates higher.
I don't think he's been a genuine
top contender for years though. Not that that's relevant to this discussion.
Purrity was a notch or two below overall, but he had more than just the Wlad Klitschko win. I thought he beat Tommy Morrison, and he beat guys like Jorge Luis Gonzalez and Joe Hipp.