Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Xplosive, Jan 5, 2019.
I remember wasting an hour watching that fight, neither man did anything
Eddie edges Virgil.
Had 'head case' Eddie not ballooned to fight Snipes, then went into a pressure cooker to make weight for the Spinks fight, Michael's career may not have been 'trumpeted' so loudly in retrospect. Although still a great fighter and ATG Lt. Heavy he would have lost to Eddie that day, even if the lackadaisical Eddie showed up. Despite entering the ring looking like a shriveled pear, Eddie clearly controlled the first half of the fight before 'wilting'. H**l the Assoc. Press scored the fight a draw for pete's sake.
Rt...that's Eddie for you.
The best version of Eddie beats Virgil far more convincingly than Tommy did.