Originally Posted by dalek
he also beat the sullivans,thomas and lewis who were top names of the era.
Yeah but compare that to the resumes of hagler, monzon and hopkins and it looks like shit. Joppy and kieth holmes were two of the top middleweights of thier era, hopkins gets no credit for beating them, while ketchel gets praised for beating guys with journeyman records, go figure. I dont know why Ketchel is considered a top 10 middleweight, michael nunn honestly had a better title run than he did. Hell, james toney beat nunn, mccallum and reggie johnson at middleweight, he should be ranked higher than ketchel too.