Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by roughdiamond, Mar 11, 2019.
What fighters do you think are over rated in a H2H sense?
I'll start. Ricardo Lopez.
IRL and on basic places like YouTube, I've literally heard people say Tyson would knock Ali out in a round
Roy Jones, he was nowhere nea as good as people say he was (though he had the speed to be amazing) specifically aty light heavy because he was decked by Dell Valle at 168 flush meaning he was easier to catch than other fighters that were p4p better defensively than him and if a good lihght heavy puncher with better offensive skills caught Jones like that he would get sparked.
That's like the holy trinity of heavyweights who were H2H beasts, apart from in fights that actually happened.
I wanna say there's too much nostalgia/superiority complex for the 90s as a whole but randomly guys like Holyfield, Moorer and Morrison will be underrated (H2H)
Maybe just too influenced by the people they liked and disliked during it? Understandably.
De la Hoya
Nah, Jones at his peak was likely better than people say he was. He was truly that great at his peak.
So were a number of light heavyweights down the years.
IMO he was the most gifted in terms of reflexes. lightening fast, but his lack of fighting the best makes him suspect to which is why I can't say I disagree with you.
I think he could've beatan all of them, but facts are he didn't fight all who were there. he did however have the honor of shutting out a P4P #1 in JT.
And as far as the Devall drop? I'm kinda partial to the water...B4 U say what the hell does that mean? RJJ's corner kept drenching him in between rounds, which soaked his own corner. Please give a re-watch. Perfect shot, timing & place. Lost his footing trying to roll with the shot, BAM!! Down goes RJJ...but he got UP like a champ & finished his business, correct?
My over rated pick...hhmmm Povetkin. Not sure why so many rate him so high.
I have a lot of sympathy with these calls.
Cleveland big cat Williams.
The bald version of George Foreman. Decent veteran but not the ATG he was with hair.
And every fighter who failed a drugs test.
Miguel Cotto(losses to virtually every ATG at 140 or 147 including several of his countrymen)
By a wide margin
Since most people see them undefeated against every great ever to me these are the big 3 overrated