Originally Posted by Boilermaker
If you compare his career to past champions, the closest fighter to him is Willard. They have remarkably similar careers. They both beat ATG champions by outlasting them, and then lost all motivation and were thumped when they defended their titles.
Disagree. Willard got thoroughly outboxed for the first 10, 15 rounds and indeed he beat Johnson by outlasting him.
But Douglas beat Tyson from pillar to post from the opening bell. It was not a matter of outlasting Tyson, it was a matter of beating him down over 10 rounds, hard.