QUOTE (Spyder @ May 12 2010, 12:52 AM)
Rock Allen was ranked number 1 by USA Boxing, until Peterson started beating him on the regular. I said Jeff Lacy, who was also a solid amateur, but Rock actually shares a closer path to Andre Berto...Berto was the top dog at 152 until his nemesis, Juan McPherson, found his number.
I'm not sure what ever happened to McPherson...maybe an injury?....but he was a tall, slick southpaw that could give anyone trouble. Boxrec has his last fight in 2007, with a record of 7-0.
You still follow the amateurs? I don't watch them, not because I don't like them, just because they don't show them on TV, and I wouldn't go out of my way just yet to go see them at a regular basis. But I would definitely watch them if they were given coverage over here.
If so, any guys now that you think we should look out for in a few years?
Also I have noticed in the past, you have a lot of knowledge with the amateurs in general. To follow it that closely, there must be something you really like about it, what is it that you like the most about it?
Just curious, as I have never watched it on a regular basis closely. The most I probably ever see of it, is usually at the olympics.