Originally Posted by lufcrazy
No I wouldn't tbh. The only men I pick to beat in the ww-lmw division history are called sugar. now forgive me if I'm wrong but walker as a me didnt weigh much more than hearns as a ww-lmw. Its not like hearns is the smaller man here.
Hearns might not be much smaller, but Walker hurt heavyweights and took their punches. He was perhaps better than any other fighter in history at overcoming a height and reach advantage.
Given the problems that Hearns had with more durable punchers at middleweight, I don't quite see the rationale for making him favourite here.
Still not convinced?
What about some of the other great middleweights on Greb's resume?
You have George Chip, Mike O'Dowd, Jack Dillon, Mike Gibbons, Eddie McGoorty, Jeff Smith and Tiger Flowers.