Originally Posted by dinovelvet
He features in practically every credible top 10 HW ATG list and Wlad does not.
As of now he has not done enough to be labelled a top 10 ATG. If he fails to fight AP and gets stripped , that a step down the legacy ladder. In all honestly how can you claim it isnt.
Im a huge Ward fan but am objective enough to admit that one fight a year and being injury prone will effect his legacy.
Like I said, lists are subjective and opinion based.
Right now i class both as greats. Right now I think Wlad beats Rocky.
Ofcourse it's a step down, like when Holmes refused to fight Page and got stripped. If he begins to sit on his title like Holmes, Dempsey, Johnson and Willard did he'll rightly be criticised. Would that be enough to significantly detract from his achievements to date, time will tell.