Originally Posted by BoxingFanNo1
This has been done, Adamek's record is better, however for a fair comparison I ask:
How was Adameks resume compared to Hayes when he was 29?
How was his record compared to Hayes when he had 25 fights?
That would be a good way to compare them if they came from a similar background. But due to hayes success in the worlds as an amateur he began his career with a lot more exposure, he had an easier route to the title. Adamek had to do it the hard way fighting abroad and in small venues. If anything it shows adamek in a more favourable light seeing as he's achieved a very similar level of success from a handicapped position. There's not. Many multi weight champions that began with similar exposure to adamek.