Mason was always playing second fiddle in his career.
He was the who cares
on the undercard to Bruno; then the not as classy as Horace, then when he had his chance to shine sucked against Wills and was darn lucky against Biggs (in what I think may of been a dive) in fights I saw him live.
Now confession time
I was the ony one of my crowd to pick him to beat Lewis in their war at Wembley!
I have since met Gary, he has real class and is IMO a genuine, nice fella.
I am glad I always had a soft spot for him, but Harding and his brilliant ticker aside, he was merely