Originally Posted by atberry
But how good was McClellan? We don't really know because he never went beyond one round. He looked slightly better against Sanderline Williams than Benn or Toney did, but was 50/50 with Julian Jackson in a battle of punchers where it came down to who had the best chin.
If Benn got through that opening round, he was likely to hold his own.
I know that you love Chris Eubank with a passion, but stop trying to discredit Benn's performance vs McClellan.
I've never been a Benn fan and have always prefered Eubank, but the effort that night against McClellan eclipses anything that either man (Benn or Eubank) would achieve on any other night in their careers for me. It was a truly astonishing display of balls and courage, and one of the best atmospheres you're ever likely to see in the sport. Shame about the tragic events after mind.