Originally Posted by bailey
Kessler was a good win, but it was also older, rusty unwell double vision suffering Kessler that Ward was facing, who had been exposed previously.
With Froch, its a bit misleading, Froch struggled with Pascal who did nothing at SMW, was behind against Taylor before the end, who did nothing at SMW, some think he lost to Dirrell who had done nothing at SMW, He did lose to unwell Kessler, clearly beat Abraham coming off a loss, then fought old SMW journeyman G Johnson to a Mdec, which isnt good.
So the run up with Froch wasnt as good as it sounds.
Johnson was handled far easier in the older SMW era, when Johnson was prime.
Ward could have fought Bute. Due to Bute being an undefeated world champ and looking destructive, it would have been Wards biggest win. ward didnt take the challenge and Bute had fought some fair comp
done nothing at SMW, done nothing at SMW, done nothing at SMW... I get so tired of you saying that.
Sometimes a win is better against a much proven guy from another weight, who beat quality fighters there over someone who racked up a bunch of pointless defenses against no bodies at the weight.
Are you telling me you would rate Roy's win over Toney higher if he made him lose 8 more pounds where Toney was more proven?
Forget Toney was known as one of the best fighters on the planet, he just didn't do enough at that very weight for you to rate the win. That was the greatest SMW win ever, regardless of your weird standards.
Every argument, agenda and belief you have in the sport leads to Calzaghe at some point, even when you are talking about different fighters.