Well you stated "never had world class am experience" so i have been going along the path that you weren't aware as he was one of the best amateurs in the world. I would agree he was quite inexperienced professionally when he won the title. I mean he won it in his 9th fight. We have to give credit where it's due however in that after winning it he kept successfully defending it, and in a couple of backyards to boot. I think he was the underdog in two of those three defenses. But despite being favorite hindsight tells us he didn't have the experience to beat an inspired Duran tho the thumb didn't help. It's still a good win as Moore had showed himself extremely tough with good speed and power and a huge heart. I'd certainly rate Moore above Reid.