Originally Posted by ELECTRIC GURU
That stat really does illustrate the quality of Calzaghe's super-middleweight era.
Johnson was world class at 160 and 175 but he was passed around like a journeyman at 168.
He was never good enough to be rated when Calzaghe was champ, yet was a Ring mag top 10 fighter when past his best, for beating A Green coming off a loss. That shows how weak todays era is.
A good example of this is how Froch had to beat old past best, boiled down G Johnson to challenge Ward, and that was considered a top SMW pairing.
Yet years previously Sheika had to beat prime fresh G Johnson in order to get to challenge Calzaghe.
That shows how far the division has dipped and to think Froch only won by Mdec