Originally Posted by crold1
Dariusz won the lineal crown from Hill, tied the record for lineal consecutive defenses, set the record for consecutive defenses of a belt in class, had an extra alphabelt at Cruiser (like Hill) and beat pretty much the same quality opp. Hill's resume hardly awesome and Dariusz beat him one of the best win of his career (Maske). And beat him going away.
Tunney has a very valid point on this and it is a strong case of inherent U.S. bias on face.
Hill won his first world title 10 years before that fight, 7 year before Dariusz won his. He won his last title at the age of 42. The WBO title wasn't considered a major title either at that time.