I like all the names on that list, but Mercer seems high. He never lived up to his potential because he was too lazy in the gym. Holmes took him to school and he went life and death with Ferguson and Cooper, who were gatekeeper type opponents.
You're probably right about Huck. I think he's coming into his prime since the USS fight. Ramirez was able to shock an untested prospect with his aggression, but Huck will probably be too seasoned to get rattled.
Haye should be working on HW fight number two with all the talking that's been going on. Monte Barrett is a far cry from facing a legit top HW as Haye promised, but it should be a quickie KO for Haye and get him to where we all want to see him. I think he gets stopped by Wlad easily, but want to see the fight happen.
I was at Gatti-Ward I, so that will always be at the forefront of my mind. On the television, bouts like Moorer-Cooper, Campas-Marquez, Hamed-Kelley, and Foreman-Stewart all rank highly for me. The obvious ones like MAB-Morales and Corrales-Castillo also deserve repeating.
Lazcano hasn't shown any weakness of beard up to this point. I think it's a clear for Hatton, but he has go the distance to win. Lazcano's biggest wins were over guys past their best: Johnston and Molina. He got schooled by Leija, but received a gift.
I'll be honest, I don't care. Women have every right to box, but it doesn't sit well with me. I've seen some brutal contests and just don't like to see a lady busted up...even if it's another women doing it.
Doesn't Nigel Benn get an awful lot of credit as an ATG super middle? Personally, I loved Nigel as a fighter, but he failed against virtually all of the best fighters in his weight class: Eubank, Collins, Malinga, and Watson. Sure, he deserved the win against Eubank the second time and he got the W against Sugar Boy the first time (barely). I have to rate Benn behind Calzaghe, Eubank, Jones, and Collins for all time. He just didn't get enough big wins on his prime.
Most of those HW matchups would have been some pretty fan friendly fights. Bruno and Morrison both had small gas tanks and Moorer and Ruddock both had great power, but chins that would crack, particularly MM's. I'd favor Bruno and Moorer to win. Tommy did not fair too well against guys once they've stood up to him and taken him past four. Frank could be just as aggressive and was pretty seasoned by the time they would have fought. Moorer had the shakier chin, but he was by far the more skilled fighter and Ruddock also had a tendancy to fold in the big fights. Bruno KO 10 and Moorer KO 6.