Originally Posted by srehm1
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.
Simon's middle years were simply him obeying management (especially when they found dout that he had skills) he was found extremely valuable and asked to keep it real and stay out of the box.