I don't see early 1995 Whitaker as slipping much at all. He schooled Chavez a year and a half earlier, easily beat McGirt late in 94 in a fight I...
Yeah, but Whitaker didn't hold his hands at his waist and leave his chin out to be hit.
His defense was very sound.
Grahams defense centered...
The gulf in skill is too much. Whitaker had the good defense to avoid any devastating sucker punches.
I see this similar to Trinidad v. Blocker. Curry controls from ring center, then sharpshoots Blocker to oblivion.
Yeah, it was impressive that he came back after the broken neck.
It's easy if you are a very popular name who had a big fan base lobbying for you...Arturo Gatti...cough....Ray Mancini.
There are still some who...
Alejandro Gonzales ended his prime in 1995. He was surviving on his name after that.
He was a great offensive fighter but his defense was...
About equal power wise.
Ali was clearly more talented and an overall better boxer than Holmes prime for prime.
Mugabi obliterated Parker and greatly tested Hagler at 160 lbs.
And he was arguably better at 154 lbs.
I agree Mugabi was by no means an all...
WTF. Posters are still arguing the same s&it after more than a month.
LET IT GO.
Based on what?
He fought 3 round fights against true amateurs.
He never officially turned pro.
You can't put him in the IBHOF when he faced only true amateurs while he was being paid to fight. Who knows how...
He was great.
But the elephant in the room is he was allowed to, essentially, be a Professional while his non-Soviet Block competition were true...
In retrospect, Leon's chin at HW hadn't been tested much. Ali was never a big puncher at by 78 probably had lost some punching power. He did take...
Tyson still had great power, good speed and, most importantly a great chin, to compensate for his decreased head movement. Bruno had a weak chin...
Tyson was a HW and Jones dusted off Malings with one devastating LH.
Comparing apples and oranges.
So I guess he would have kod Kalambay in 30 seconds, leaving him on the canvas for 10 minutes.
Did you even think before you posted such a...
He was obviously being sarcastic.
Mark Ant going off on his usual tangent. Lol.
McCallum by decision.
Ike would win this, probably in the middle to late rounds as Tyson gasses.
The massive punishment Barklely absorbed in the Toney fight could very well have led to the deterioration leading to the Washington loss.