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
I liked his humility and modesty. That meant the world to me. Nice to know that there is sportsmanship. Yes, I know that we're talking about a spelling bee, but still...it's great to know that manners are taught and do indeed exist.