Originally Posted by Bummy Davis
Seamus, I have to agree with you on this one, I think this was a weak an unmotivated era and Witherspoon could be the poster boy....I think one of the reasons Holmes did so well is that he was always in shape (an odd thing for this era) and was carefully managed and navigated. The fact that Michael Spinks could win a title in his 1st fight as a heavyweight and being the 1st light-heavyweight Champion to do so, should say something about the 80's (Page,Tubbs,Witherspoon,Smith, were an unmotivated bunch and I think this is one of the weakest era's but that just my viewpoint
The only A+ performance Tim had was the early ko of Tillis. And how far did Tillis go downhill after that Weaver bout? Everything else is or was lackluster including that first Smith fight.
To beat Wlad Klitschko, a guy is going to have to have better form than that. And I sure don't think his cross armed defense is going to work negating a jab and he's wide open for that short left hook Wlad throws.