Originally Posted by dftaylor
Sorry, I'm still not seeing any sort of evidence that Watson, who I am a tremendous admirer of, was a bigger puncher than Ward. Yes, he stopped a lot of guys who were generally at domestic level, but once he was above that level he didn't look particularly brutal. A sharp puncher, very accurate and with great timing perhaps, but then so is Ward.
Beckles and Lee were well above local British level. Beckles won medals at European and World championships and Lee was once World #1 ranked middleweight during Hagler's reign.
Errol Christie had super talent and was difficult to catch with his nice rolls.