Originally Posted by IronDanHamza
The fight you mention to critisize Tiger were well past his prime and all post Foster. Pretty much can't say that about any of this fights pre-Foster.
Surely we must consider anything post Foster is due to the mental and physical factors? Stick Jake Lamotta or Ray Robinson in with a prime Bob Foster at 175 and I assure you they suffer the same treatment and would most likely never have the same chin again.
The DePaula fight is pretty much outright evidence to sugges that.
He was barely hurt in his entire career, fighting a long list of great fighters with good power.
I have only seen a handful of men take a shot like Tiger did.
Undoubtedly Tigers chin was good. That Im not questioning.
but greatest of all time? ehhh.
Griffith dropped him and almost did it again directly after, and Griffith wasnt the biggest puncher ever.
And personally I dont see Foster giving that kind of treatment to someone like Hagler, Monzon, or Hopkins, although that certainly is up for debate.