By manymany accounts a great guy, would have been a tremendous light heavy, not the best heavy champ.
Would have loved to see him fight the real top contenders when he was champ, but his handlers skillfully avoided the likes of Nino Valdez and Cleveland Williams in favor of Roy "Cut and Shoot" Harris and Pete Rademacher.
Still, he always gave his best, and he represented the country proudly in the Olympics. RIP Floyd.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 4/17/06: 210 pounds
Very interesting...and I'm a little surprised Comcast/NBC didn't end up with at least a piece of this, given that I really thought UFC was strongly desired as one of the showcase sports for their rebranded Versus next year.