Originally Posted by HOUDINI
No. Watch how badly he was koed those three times. All time greats don't show those characteristics. Down in sections, stumbling all over the ring, obviously not wanting to fight anymore. Being spoke of in the same vein as Ali, Louis and Marciano cannot be easy to attain...the fighter has to show all time great skills and physical and mental fortitude. Only select few are given all time great status and Wlad with those three losses does not justify to be spoke of at that high a level. Really hurt him and he wants to quit.
Well Peter really hurt him and he responded valiantly in that fight.
For me greatness is more than what you look like as a fighter on your worst night.
For me it's about what you achieve, who you beat and how I see a fighter matching up with his peers.
Rocky is the best below 200 pounds but pitting him against an atg outweighing him by 50+ pounds is folly.
Haglet was a great mw but I wouldn't try pitting him against someone like Patterson.