Re: Mike Weaver - His power
I know a guy who says he was in the gym with Weaver and Alex Garcia. He blames Garcia's sparring with Weaver for Garcia's sudden collapse as a contender. He thinks the hard sparring sessions took too much from Garcia. The guy says that Weaver just hit too hard for anyone to take his shots on a regular basis.
Duodenum, I agree with your post, but beating Bert Cooper could be an accomplishment or it might not be, depending on Cooper's lifestyle at the time of the fight. Bert is a woulda, coulda, shoulda kind of fighter, who let his lifestyle wreck his boxing career. Bert had talent, and anytime he chose to dedicate himself to boxing he could give anyone trouble. Other times, he was just there for a check. When Bert did train, the sparring sessions with Oliver McCall are legendary.