Originally Posted by mr. magoo
I don't think I'd use the words " no doubt. " In fact, Mercer either struggled or lost to fighters who had even so much as half assed boxing ability, ie. 42 year old Holmes, Jesse Ferguson, Francesco Damiani, etc. in addition, I see virtually no chance for a KO here, which ordinarily under these circumstances would be Mercer's best bet.
I say this ones' 50/50.
Even an old Holmes had tremendous boxing ability, so I wouldn't call his skills at that time half assed. He handed Mercer a good ass whuppin in the form of a boxing lesson. Ferguson and Damiani though, yes, half assed boxing ability.