Re: Most Over Rated Boxer This Era
James Toney is not overrated. He only missed fighting John David Jackson at middleweight, and he fought everyone he should have at super middleweight.
He has way out done Jones Jr. at heavyweight. Holyfield, Ruiz, a draw with Tua, and a disputed loss to Peter. Toney deserves some flack for a positive test for steroids(which has only happened once in his career), but he still has solid credentials.
I don't think Hamed was overrated. I remember fans calling him an all time great, but fans of people sometimes do that. Publications were not calling him an all time great. They were saying he was the best in his division, and you could argue that he was until he lost to Barrera. I made a whole $20 bucks predicting that one. I thought Barrera would win, but I wasn't putting big money on it.
Pacquiao is definitely not. Morales, Barrera, a contraversial draw with Marquez. Pacquiao could be argued #1 lb. for lb.
Vitali is an acceptable argument, so is Lacey.