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Old 08-05-2009, 03:42 PM #14
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Ive had this argument with friends many times, but basically agreed on the fact that he was in between 2 levels, in his prime he was better than your average world champion of today, but not a truly elite operator. He over-achieved to get in the pound 4 pound list, he probably deserved to be there because of his achievments, but his boxing ability was not at the level you would normally associated with a top 10 guy.

At his best he was an excellent fighter, put pressure on for 3 minutes, very good handspeed and footspeed, and whether you liked his style or not it was extremely hard to beat.
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