Originally Posted by jowcol
His ridiculous talent and ability was actually part of the problem. It came too damned easy to him. Guys like Michael Spinks and Marvin Johnson worked their asses off to compensate for various deficiencies. Eddie may have been the most naturally talented LHW since Charles, but may have been as lazy as Benitez was accused of being by virtue of his gifts. Given the proper motivation and work ethic, he might have been capable of a ten year reign at 175. Mwale was stunning, then Mustafa Muhammad dropped off the map. Ah, what might've been.