Originally Posted by Flea Man
Do you not think putting on that level of performance in his 4th division against one of the most highly regarded fighters of that time demonstrates that he was a great fighter? Especially considering a lot of people consider it a robbery.
Absolutely! I remember getting ready to watch Tyson/Ruddock, being excied about watching Nelson school this aussie who at the time I knew very lettle about....mid-way through I realized he was no joke. Nelson is my favorite non-Philly fighter, and I was upsetthat a draw was the decision...When a fighter ives a performance like Fench's he deserves the decision he has earned. to do this a you said well above his natural weight class against a high caliber opponent shows he was a great....the level of greatness is really the only thing that is debateable.