Originally Posted by gumbo2176
To me, Butterbean is nothing more than a novelty in the sport of boxing.
The true "King of 4 rounders". He's the only boxer I can think of that has made a career of taking 4 round fights, with only 2 fights in his 90 fight career going over that. He won a scheduled 8 rounder in 2 with a KO and lost a 10 round decision to Larry Holmes, age 53 at the time. So that should give you a clue as to his level of competition over the years. To say most of his opponents leave a lot to be desired is putting it mildly.
But, kudos to the guy for making a decent living at being a novelty act. He is fun to watch and when he lands that overhand right, his opponent usually goes down.
i beg to differ...Willie Meehan and Zab Judah are the other true heirs to this throne