Originally Posted by Ted Spoon
A point was made, not a direct comparison referring to how Tyson fans elevate their mans abilities beyond his actual capabilities.
Liston is in the same basket in the sense he gets people drooling over his tools, but did not underline an aptitude towards churning out sticky situations where he was dragged into deeper waters than usual.
The insinuation you made was clear, it's not being a direct comparison was never disputed. The statement stands.
It is difficult to place a measurable value on "aptitude towards churning out sticky situations where [a fighter] was dragged into deeper waters than usual." Perhaps if his chin were a bit less solid, he would have proven himself more (?). It may simply mean dominance. It may also be the formidability or lack thereof in the field.
I give Sonny credit for fighting only 6 guys in 54 fights who were without
winning records. In his 6th fight he's thrown in against Summerlin. Sonny, mobbed up or not, wasn't fed a series of tomato cans like most fighters. Compare the w/l records of his opponents against say, Marcel Cerdan.