On subject; Bobby Nystrom was pretty much a righty although i have seen him resort to a left. Most of those "speed merchants" like him or berube, especially John Kordic
overwhelmed people with their primary hand.
Nice post spiderarms about Behn Wilson
. I've done similar ones before citing the outsized guys, strongmen and noted punchers he faced. Sometimes all three wrapped in one. It's really hard to nitpick behn or not give him his due in virtually every hypothetical. He did mix it up with guys like beck or 6-6 archie henderson
and never got pushed around or outsized. Cracked on the chin by men like clark or fraser and hardly ever even fazed. I've always said he's very close to a perfect blueprint for a fighter. Phenemonal strength, chin and incredible balance.
Some were quicker, some hit harder but it virtually never seemed to matter. He also had a very respectable card in that around 100 fight career. Some pick on his percieved lack of showy power but he did knock a man unconscious and break another one's face
. Just a GREAT fighter. Probably the very best of his era.
. Again, as had been mentioned here and elsewhere, i think it's very, very telling that every one of his 6-8 "losses" were by an edge. Never dominated or even badly beaten. No bad matchups, no off nights, no decline etc.
He's tied at #2 for me. I flip flop with 2a and 2b. I wouldn't bother anyone who had/has him at #1.