Re: how effective would the lighter heavyweights be today?
I will throw a couple of observations out there.
Although the super heavyweights are on a bit of a roll at the moment, they are still relatively few in number. There have been four super heavyweights who have some sort of claim to greatness, and two of them are from the same family.
Outside of Bow Lewis and the Klitschko's, are the rest of them really much better than the Carneras and Buddy Baers of the past?
Are the aforementioned four the vanguard of a new breed, or just a cluster out outliers?