Originally Posted by MAG1965
I see your point, but he was a better boxer with lesser opponents. I liked Michael, but I am not sure he could beat Barkley. Benn beat Barkley ,but Benn's style was incredible. And I know Watson beat Benn, but that was an inexperienced Benn in 1989.
He beat Barkley 15 months later, yeah he was already a better, more disciplined fighter but he fought Barkley in a similar way to how he tried to fight Watson, ie beat the shit out of him from the opening bell.
Styles make fights, and Barkley would have given Watson some problems but Mike was too good for him IMO, would have boxed him to a UD.