Originally Posted by Freedom!
Some writers, like Eric Raskin of The Ring, thought Solis was a potential champion. See the article in the current issue.
Teddy Atlas thought he'd beat Vitali.
They were guilty of looking at what COULD be and hoping for it. It was overly optimistic given the evidence. When he busted out a 271 on the scale, the gig was up. Anyone should have seen the writing on the wall that dude just didn't care enough to care about.