Re: Billy soose vs Michael nunn
I rate Soose highly based on his wins over Maurello and Zale. Also, from what I've read he didn't embarress himself in his loss to Burley. Unfortunately he did embarress himself against Georgie Abrams.
From what I've read Abrams was very clever, which allowed him to run Sugar Ray and Cerdan extremely closely, with sizeable contigents in the audiences of both fights believing that Abrams had won. That's what Ring Magazine printed at the time. Regardless, for all his brains, Abrams' talent level wasn't anything off the charts that would excuse Soose from losing basically every round against him in their three fights.
Soose was clearly quality but if the Overlin bout is any indication he would have been badly outclassed by Nunn. For all his demons that would crop up later in his career, Nunn was an amazing, 'next-level' talent at his peak.