Originally Posted by Muchmoore
By 80's contenders do you mean everyone not named Tyson or Holmes?
I'm fairly impressed by Tucker on film but there's a few 80's alpha champs who I'd not only rank above him in terms of resume (more than a few if it's resume) but head to head as well.
Witherspoon, Dokes, and Thomas were three really, really good fighters that I'd pick to beat any version of Tucker assuming they themselves were close to their A game.
I do agree though that Tucker had potential coming out of his ears. It's a pity, being 6'5 with his agility and chin he should of been able to accomplish so much more.
Yes. I rate him highly from a skill point. He may not have accomplished as much as those guys you mentioned, but I think he was a better fighter overall.