Originally Posted by gooners!!
He is too small to beat McCallum imo, McCallum was a rangy fighter who could apply pressure when needed (McCrory, Toney 2
) or beat you in a technical Boxing match.
I dont think Benitez would find sustained success outside because McCallum's reach dwarfs his, plus McCallum had a terrific jab and the ability to hurt Benitez.
I don't think it'll go down to size. Kalambay was Benitez's stature, although heavier but Benitez was pretty solid at 154. Don't forget that he was only 21-22 years of age when he stepped up to light middleweight.
I don't know what McCallum's true height and reach are, I've seen them listed differently in various sources. The tale of the tape for Kalambay-McCallum I lists McCallum at 5'11, 74 inch reach, Kalambay at 5'9, 72 inch reach.