Originally Posted by Seamus
Outside of Fulton, it was a middling run to the title followed by a middling reign.
This so-called "middling" run to the title included wins over two
HOFers (one by KO), and KOs of at least two other legit prime contenders in addition to Fulton. Even some of the so-called "shot name fighters" as you called them were still considered dangerous.
By what standard is that "middling"?
His so-called "middling" reign included four
wins over HOFers and two other wins over legit leading contenders, and was only ended by a HOFer. I don't doubt that there are valid criticisms that can be made of his reign (i.e: his failure to fight Wills, his lengthy inactivity) but by no standard was it "middling" either.