Originally Posted by deanrw
Barkley was no world beater. He was a big tough middleweight. B class fighter who just happened to have Tommy's number. He was an exciting fighter though and to me that is what counts.
It was still a pretty big achievement for Duran though due to the sheer size difference. Floyd has beaten tons of guys with more talent, but never faced anyone that size. It is an odd comparison to be honest with you.
It's a very simple question. We are not asking about talent or quality of opponents. I'm asking 'is any of Floyd's Wins to you MORE IMPRESSIVE than Duran's win over Barkley'
it don't have to be 'more talented' opposition or 'tougher opposition' it just have to be a win that IMPRESSED you more than Duran's win over Barkley. Personal opinion.
Not asking if Floyd have fought a more skilled guy than Barkley. The answer to that question is obviously yes.