I've said it since the days that I boxed, but there's no defense for quick, and why I also laughed when people thought that Howe had a chance against Burroughs. I took a serious drubbing for that one, but homey knew that he was WAY too quick for Howe's flat feet.
He posts on a wrestling site under the name Ban Basketball, yet refers to himself as "Homey".
My favorite wrestler to watch at 125 is Delgado, but even with his latest results I would be hard pressed to go against McD at NCAA's. McD just has the sort of mindset most wrestlers can only dream of.
And, you weren't alone in calling Howe on that one. I'm almost inclined to say that I was the only person calling Burroughs, just based on the criticism I got for the call (even AFTER the fact).
BB, you were most definitely NOT the only one calling Burroughs over Howe. Lots of people on that side of the debate. Like vais, though, I was on the wrong side of it.
Did that many people really think Howe had a shot? I thought burroughs was going to beat him comfortably and it wasnt going to be that close.
Then again, I was also the one saying that Burroughs would have destroyed Metcalf in a rematch if they hadn't been at different weights Burroughs Junior year, and I took a LOT of flak for that. Of course we'll never be able to prove that particular hypothetical, but I think Burroughs accomplishments have given my side of the argument a lot more credibility.
Burroughs would have killed Metcalf that year. I have absolutely no doubt. For that reason. Metcalf probably would have won. :)
As far as no defense for quickness, I disagree, I saw Buster Douglas put Mike Tyson's lights out with one punch. It can happen. :)
I was doing the hour of power in college and spit out my beer when he hit him...I remember it like it was yesterday.