Originally Posted by Seamus
I think Janitor's observations are sound. I can certainly see a Holyfield sized heavyweight making a splash. But I do not think a guy giving up 20 to 30 pounds every time out will have a lot of consistency or durability at the top level. Holy was certainly durable but always inconsistent. And he was truly an exceptional specimen.
I could of course use the counter argument that Holyfield was also inconsistent against smaller heavyweights such as Moorer.
Either way, Holyfield is what I am left with at the moment.
What if Holyfield had been born with the power of Joe Louis?
I would really welcome an action fighter who is effective moving forward to make a splash, even if only for a few years.
We all would, but there don't seem to be so many trainers who could perfect such a jewel.