Originally Posted by My2Sense
Griffin, Harmon, Woods, Gonzales, Telesco, Johnson(Reggie) etc. are not remembered as the best of their era either. They were at least a notch or two below the best. Roy, Dariusz, Hill, Tarver, Adamek, Hopkins, Dawson, and even Glen Johnson are the best of that era.
adamek was WBC for too short , and was defeated by dawson and didn't beat anyone significant there , so not him.
hopkins was never really 175 , except for tarver , and even then he just came up from 160 , tarver was drained there , and the rest of his wins were at 170 against smaller oponents. not hopkins also.
we were left with : Roy , Dariusz,Tarver,Dawson,Johnson.
while Dawson is also not from that era.
but the contenders you mentioned were still not bad , Griffin even good.