Byrd is so talented that he was able to stay in there with Vitali Klitschko almost punch for punch by Compubox (Klitlickers note - I think Vitali was ahead when he pulled), an astonishing feat that underlines his exceptional skill and poise. He was a specialist, but he wasa specialist. Byrd is often overlooked in my opinion - so I have to parts to this question really. Which heavyweights post-Holmes would you name as being more skilled than Byrd? And second, how do you think Byrd would get on with Carnera? Carnera was a decent boxer with huge size who sepcialised in beating up smaller opponents because most of his opponents were considerably smaller. He took Loughran and Loughran is in many ways a forefather of Byrd just as Carnera was a forefather of Klitschko. So what about it? Does Byrd's skill in combination with his greater size than Loughran's make him a favourite over the Ambling Alp? Or is that jab, size and strength going to be just a bit too much for the super-slick Byrd? Any and all thoughts on both fighters are welcome.