QUOTE (mgrover @ Mar 20 2013, 02:03 PM)
Depends, where there any better champs at that weight? There was Michael Spinks and Tim Witherspoons, supposedly that Spinks was the lineal champ. So really Tyson should of fought him if he was the top dog of the division. But if Berbick was the best in the division then you can't complain.
To put it bluntly, unless your undisputed, you ain't shit in my book.
Floyd Patterson who had it supposedly before Tyson won a vacant title...(The age record btw not the actual title)
Am pretty sure I could fault a lot of them, aside from maybe Ali, since the so called experts had him being destroyed by Liston.
When have people questioned Tyson, or Foreman, etc. for the level of comp when they set their records? Nobody said Moorer was the best heavyweight on Earth when Foreman beat him, and I've never seen or heard anyone discredit Tyson for his comp when he beat Berbick.
I just give them credit and respect the accomplishment. Frankly, I cant ever think of when someone set a record for being the youngest or oldest to do something, and the comp is questioned. Its not like Bhop ducking cats....outside of Dawson, how many lhw you KNOW are beating him?