Originally Posted by Babality
When rating chins I don't think we should rate the ability of the fighter, just their power. That aside, both McCall and Rahman are far better than average.
Well Butterbean had good power! What does that say? That because he had power he has a good shot to beat Lewis as long as he lands.
McCall was a sparring partner. Without Lewis he would have done nothing else. McCall even struggled to beat old Larry Holmes. Plus Oliver was a crack cocaine addict.
And Rahman? This guy was a tough club fighter. He was rocked by James Toney,KO'd by Maskaev,lost to Ruiz via decision! Rahman should not have been able to ever beat Lewis. One frak loss by McCall is ok but 2 losses by shocking KO are not forgivable.