Originally Posted by Senya13
People always blame ABC organizations for putting unworthy fighters in their ranking, well George Foreman was exactly that kind of fighter. Either people have to stop complaining about it at all, and treat every ranked contender as a potential champion (who knows, if each of them got a shot at the title, maybe at least 1 out of 10 will still win it if he got a chance?). Or they should accept the fact that Foreman didn't deserve a title shot in either case, he didn't prove his worthiness enough.
Olympic gold doesn't mean much in the pro ranks. Pete Rademacher proved that once and for all. You need to prove your worthiness from the scratch in the pro ranks.
Rademacher did at least have the satisfaction of putting the Champion down,justifying this defence Patterson said "I am asked to fight an amateur for$200,000,