Some interesting notes:
Tucker and Tyson are stong top guys and the fought the most meaningful HW fight of the year. Biggs was a strong up and comer but...
-Spinks fought one fight in 87...against the unranked Cooney and was stripped of his title.
-Holyfield entered the top 3 without a single HW win in 87.
The division was that cleaned out by Tyson and drugs at this time. Evander literally walked into the top 3 on the strength of his CW accomplishments.
The other top 5:
-Tim Witherspoon was coming of a 1 KO loss to Smith and would not face another ranked contender for many years.
-Thomas lost to Berbick and Tyson, without a single ranked win around this time.