Originally Posted by I like Boobs
You missed the Jonathan fight? Wilson lands better.
Behn Wilson vs Stan Jonathan
Mar 23, 1980 - YouTube
Sure he lost to Wensink. Wilson and Probert had one altercation and that wasn't long before he retired due to injury. He definitely beat Beck who held on, Gillies, and engaged McSorely unlike another guy. He beat Clark although Clark landed well himself. Beat Paterson who made that same guy look pretty bad. Hammered Nilan a couple times. Danny Gare
a couple times, an underrated Curt Fraser
I don't know why you feel the need to compare him to Fotiu with me. I said his card towers over Fotiu's and that Wilson deserves his very high ranking. But since you want to go there I have to say that bringing up that Joe Paterson
fight with Fotiu after talking down Brashear's wins against Probert not too long ago because they came late in Probert's career seems a little self serving.
And yes, McSorley had no fear engaging Wilson unlike Fotiu. Even though McSorley was a rookie who had a 4-8-3 record that year. But still that fight should be used to prop up Wilson, who needs no favors, while Fotiu only beat Behn Wilson
as a rookie, a rookie that had a 8-2-3 record that year. The double standards are a little much.
But that's just to answer your comparisons in this post as my first post had very little to do with Fotiu, and nothing good was said about him. I still feel that Wilson did not dominate legends and to a lesser extent he did not beat the best of his era. I saw the fights you mention and I think that is a clear draw with Jonathan. Wensink won a close fight in what was a great war. Mutual respect and dumb linesmen in the Probert fight. I thought the Clark fight was a draw but could understand a win for Wilson. Fraser is one of the wins I give him against a top 10 guy the year he fought him.
Where is the domination of legends? One dominating fight against Gillies does not equate to dominating legends. Until I see a win against Playfair, Wensink, Jonathan, Nystrom, Fotiu, to name a few, I can't say he beat the best of his era either. I'll take Probert out of the era equation though.