Originally Posted by Tko4
I'm completely sick of the "fraud" crap on this board. How does losing one fight in about 30 to another elite athlete make you a fraud? Whoever lost tonight was going to be dubbed "the fraud." The fact that either could have lost it is a testament to both of their skills, not lack thereof. Butterbean was a fraud. Taylor was a solid champion.
Taylor was a fraud long before Pavlik beat him - he got the title on a bogus decision, and then kept on two more. Pavlik just proved what many of us knew all along - HBOs poster boy was nowhere near as good as they tried to get people to believe!