Originally Posted by thawk888
I don't know man. Even Kelly at his best, was a straight up and down fighter. Crisp one, two's with a lot of power, but not a huge variety of punches.
Just because the Kelly of that stage was at an elite level and GGG hasn't has that degree of comp yet, i'd have to pick Pavlik. But I could still see GGG hanging with and even getting the upset, with his patient counter punching style.
Only one's I could see beating that Kelly is Hops, Ward, and Dirrell.
(and none of them even in MW division, but the style is right......Hops with the Grand Master Craft, and Ward/Dirrell with the craft + insane athleticism)