Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
And what happened when Foster fought "Average Joe"-heavies ? No ****ing contest.
Earlier lightheavies--Loughran, Moore, and Johnson did well, Later lightheavies, Spinks, Roy Jones, Toney, did well. Foster, in my estimation, is not a paradigm of what happens to lightheavies who move up.
Foster lost to Doug Jones, and Jones gave Ali a very close fight. Harold Johnson beat Jones easily. I think you can only push the Foster business so far. He lost to most of the best fighters he fought other than the 39 year old Tiger. Ali, Frazier, Jones, Terrell, Folley, and Mina all beat him.