Originally Posted by Supe
That sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Douglas was a highly-skilled boxer with a solid chin and incredible boxing fundamentals. Douglas had defeated some true badasses on his way to Tyson- Greg Page, Trevor Berbick and future champ Oliver McCall. Also, he became unmotivated and came into the Holyfield fight 15 pounds heavier than he had against Tyson and (speculated) was beginning to battle type-2 diabetes which almost took his life a few years later.
Wow man, I don't know if I've ever disagreed with you more. I think you're selling Goose waaaaay short.
I think Gus holds a skillset that gives Jones problems but I also feel the Phil Davis loss was no fluke. He's an awesome fighter and fun to watch. I just don't see him as a truly great fighter who would be able to not only win the title but hold it for a long period of time.
I could be proven wrong here and would absolutely relish the idea of Jones being dethroned and suffering the fate of others who have lost the title and fallen into the ranks with little or no hope of future title shots.
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer