Originally Posted by BaddaBing Badda Boom
Yes, but not with respect to age. Beginning, middle, end of career you would be hard pressed to find a guy (not withstanding his losses, granted) that did it that long, and against the top level guys. Again, you and I have opinions, but the facts are the facts.
Brown took on all-comers from beginning to end. Had no problem taking on a prime and on his way Simon late in his career. He lost one fight to Simon - a narrow win and a good exchange by both - and you claim it as a defining moment for Simon and "proof" that Brown was overrated or a bully or a thug.
Brown fought more than Simon did in a shorter career. If you also look, Brown took on more than half the people in your top-30. He was the one who went beginning, middle, and end with his career. Simon took off the "middle" of his career.
These are the FACTS. Not my opinion, but FACTS. You are stating your opinion and that's fine, but I completely
disagree with you.