Originally Posted by johnmaff36
Different class of opponents.
Not really Hopkins was as great as anyone Monzon beat, he was past prime but so was Griffith, Benevuti and Napoles. Napoles was fighting around the lightweight until nigh on his 28th birthday too. Then Joe has past prime Eubank and Jones on his past prime greats ledger. Probably all more past prime as Monzon's ledger but Monzon was bigger than his older men too
Monzon has top contenders like Valdez, Mundine and Briscoe but Calzaghe has Kessler, Lacy, Reid, Brewer and Mitchell