Originally Posted by janitor
So what dose the fact that Larry Holmes, not only got taken the distence by a light heavyweight but lost his title to him reveal?
That Holmes was beyond overrated or that you aply double standards?
There is a big difference between a fighter who fought most of their career at light heavyweight, and an ACTUAL lightheavyweight.
Gibbons was an actual lightheavyweight - He weighed 175lbs on fight night. In fact, he'd weigh a good ten pounds less than what most modern LHW's will weigh on fightnight. Some supermiddleweights would outweigh him.
Michael Spinks did fight most of his career at lightheavyweight, but he weighed in at 213lbs in his last fight Vs Tyson, and at 200lbs against Holmes, i.e., he weighed more than Jack Dempsey did for most of his career.
Michael Spinks was not a lightheavyweight Vs Holmes. Gibbons was an unranked lightheavyweight Vs Dempsey