Originally Posted by achillesthegreat
In terms of opposition yes. Tszyu is better than anyone on Tszyus record. The same is probably true for Castillo. Tszyu never beat guys who were great going into the fight or even post fight.
Tszyus has the longevity, dominance, defences etc that Hatton has to pick up.
I agree with this.
also people saying that Tszyu was past his prime... Maybe his physical prime, sure. but he was a far smarter better fighter than he was in his physical peak during his late 20s. Unless it is absolutely obvious - ie as much as I rate LL's other achievements, the Tyson that fought Lewis or the Chavez that took on ODLH - I think this prime and peak stuff is a bit of nonsense. The Tsyu that fought Hatton and Mitchell could well have beaten the Tszyu that beat Chavez.
when was LL prime? vs Ruddock or vs Holy? Almost certainly vs Ruddock, but he was a better fighter by the time he fought Holyfield.
the Tszyu win was a superb result for any fighter full stop.