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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #47
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Default Re: Wlad gets severely underrated in H2H matchups

Originally Posted by Momus View Post
Holmes was 38, and while well past his prime still went on to beat Mercer and extend Holyfield and McCall.
My bad on not remembering the exact age - I just know he was old as ****, out of shape, and had not fought for two years. Yes he did go on to outbox Mercer and McCall, but he was much more active at that point, in better shape and actually trying to win. He's publicly admitted numerous times that against Tyson he was only there for a payday.

Originally Posted by Momus View Post
Spinks in the latter stages of his career was a genuine (albeit small) heavyweight. As a heavy he was very competitive against Holmes, and handled ****ey without too much trouble.
Sounds kinda like Chris Byrd, no?

Originally Posted by Momus View Post
Tyson's resume isn't amazing by any stretch, but let's not go overboard in discrediting his better wins.
Not trying to discredit them at all. Tyson is a well deserved HOF'er. But he does get overrated by many; he's not a top ten HW ATG.
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