Originally Posted by PowerPuncher
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
With the exception of Kessler, and i think im bein a bit generous here, the other 4 you mentioned are not as good as Valdez, Mundine and Briscoe.
Ita all opinion PP but i'll take Monzons resume and quality of opponent over JC's any day of the week.
but thats just my opinion