Well, if he maintained his focus and held on to the title up until 95-96 (having beaten Lewis, Holyfield and Bowe, and with 15-20 title defenses), he'd be in the mix. Being spectacular and having a big impact on the sport is a requirement for being the GOAT. You are making a confusion: TBE is not the same as GOAT. TBE is all about peak form and H2H ability. Longevity is irrelevant in that regard. For example, if I run the 100m in 9.7 seconds only once in my life and you run it in 9.8 seconds for 2 decades, I'm still better than you. But I'm not necessarily greater. Agreed. That's why I said he blew it, he stopped being dedicated. Alcohol, drugs and women got the better of him.