QUOTE (rusty_trombone @ Aug 21 2010, 11:01 AM)
Well, probably 2 things. He would be Michael "Poorer", and he probably wouldn't sound like mushmouth.
Rarely do we agree...but yep...this is 100% spot on.
Although I think he would have stayed the top guy in the LHW division for quite some time....that division at that time even moreso than today was simply a weigh station for guys moving up....so he would have made some decent cash over time...but never the amounts he made for the fights he fought at HW....
At that time he was fighting the biggest money makers out there....Foreman, Holy twice. Those 3 fights alone most likely netted him more than his whole career at LHW would have.
BUT....all those wars with Holy, Foreman,Tua...and even lesser guys like Cooper and Botha....really did a number on his grey matter....he was never really all that menatlly stable prior to all that...now he really sounds awful.
I heard him just two nights ago on a show called "Bizography"...it combines biographies with celebs that have successful businesses as well...and this one was on Foreman and his grill.....he sounded terrible....much worse than he did a few years back on the Legendary Nights series...and even worse than a few months back on the 24/7 deal.