Re: Jermain Taylor vs Mustafa Hamsho
Hamsho was a legit top contender for sure and earned both his shots, but i don't think he ever was a clear number two middle for any length of time.Not in a Duran-Dejesus, Ortiz-Laguna, Monzon-Valdez sense anyway.
He got the first shot on the back of the Scypion, Parker and Minter wins, but Parker was a gift and Minter was very reticent and past his prime by then...he would be obliterated much more impressively by Sibson.
parker again, Czyz(a protected fraud who would do better at 175)and Benitez before the rematch.
It's not really any more than Sibson, Mugabi, Roldan, Davison...were doing.Hamsho was up there but not ahead of the pack.He just a better presence on the American east coast scene than most which was vital considering Hagler was champ.
he'd beat Taylor comfortably.Taylor was strained and couldn't contain the slow footed pressure of Pavlik, Froch and Hamsho brings much more heat than either, though not as much power but that wouldn't matter.