Originally Posted by Severn
Not really. Back then you had well known lightweight, welterweight champs and middleweight champs. What made boxing hot back then was that there were lots of stars in all different weight classes. You got Duran, Leonard, Hearns, Hagler, Mancini, Arguello, Arron Pryor (who was a fucking Monster)- I mean it was a big time back then. It's nowhere near that now.
Lets face it, who was bigger than Mike Tyson and Mahammed Ali? Caine is right, the HW division was very big at the time. I do agree the lighter divisions were doing well also but, PBF vs DLH broke all records, so that should tell you something.