Originally Posted by mikebflorida
Mcgrattan will never be ranked over Kocur, not in my book for a couple of reasons-
1) BM will never have the career that JK had. The game is too different now and I honestly can't recall too many huge wins for BM. I mean, he's had plenty of wins, a good record and is a very good fighter but I've never looked at him as a killer, a destroyer of his opponents. He gets the reach and throws some shots and it usually ends. It's effective but boring. That fight above with Macyntyre was actually pretty dull in my opinion.
2) Kocur's style is very tough to beat. If JK gets the death grip on BM's right and keeps his free, BM is not throwing any punches and JK is reigning bombs on him. That's an IF of course but JK's style was pretty tough to beat, he KO'd many a foe, often bigger than him.
Wilson and BM would be a fight I'd love to see but I also think BW is a better fighter, skill wise, better chin, and great balance. It would be a great fight to see.
When I first watched the McG/McI fight I too thought it was a trite boring, however, when you consider the load that McIntyre is McGratten afforded himself quite well. I also think that McGrattens minor/pro career is just as chock full of big swinging HWs as JK had to face. Another thing you might want to consider is McG's natural farm boy strength which is much like JK - I believe McGratten has faced a boat load of opponents with power equal that of JK ---I mean look at the names of the guys he fought in the OHL, AHL, even NHL - I see McGratten perhaps keeping his head/chin back and actually doing quite well for himself against JK ...