most of his fights were too brief and one-sided
That's true, but I would prefer to think of him as post-prime from '68 to the end of his career.
Tyson and McClellan? They were only in a few good fights apiece.
Griffith was now a past-his-prime veteran. His 'prime' could not reasonably last past his victory over Nino Benvenuti.
Barkley and Mugabi mentions very nice.
One of those rare gems of the 70s that I would kill for.
Frazier and Marciano are the only ones. I believe that Bonavena and Bert Cooper would hold Tyson to a tough one, but couldn't beat him.
Holyfield clearly bigger than Tyson
Actually I am the biggest fan of exhaustive lists ever.
This is an exhaustive list.
I never cared much for him either. Far too stiff.
I certainly would.
I liked them a lot. I would say those were the most memorable moments of Ruben's career.
The Castillo and Arguello fights were the best he was ever in. He was in a lot of great fights, but they weren't all-out sizzling, ALL the TIME.
Can't disagree. I was hesitant to put Frazier, Fletcher, Pryor, and Holyfield, as well as Holmes and some others. I wouldn't say those guys were...
Those two were good. Why not Fullmer?
This fight was entertained at one time in the mid 60s, but never happened. What do you all think of this match? It might not be a great fight, but...
While I Carter was a deadly puncher, and I think he could stop Paret, who, as we have established, often let himself get pounded unnecessarily,...
I think Tiger would be too much for Paret, and Paret would absorb too much punishment as usual. Plus Tiger's a decent boxer as well. This would...
I'm trying to stick to the very best. For instance, Ali was in plenty of great...
Oh ya, Bruno won by a 20-round decision after flooring AJ 14 times.
I never cared much for Bruno. He was far too tense and the jab often missed its mark. Not a survivor either.
I wonder if he does think Norton was tough, probably not.
I'm assured. Ig if you read it to fast, he said Foreman and Norton, and then Holyfield. My brain was still stuck on Norton.