Semenko gave probert a beating in their first fight?? Sammy mugged probert and was about to get what was coming to him had Gallant not jumped in! Way to spin that one.
Nilan beat probert?? a draw in a sh!t fight!
Wilson beat clark twice?? I had him in a draw in a great fight and an edge to wilson in round two.
I had a huge post all set to go but the site froze on me.
Again spider if you want to downplay how great probert was in his prime-by all means do. If you read my post CORRERCTLY i stated probert avenged his losses in HIS FIRST 9 SEASONS. I was comparing their first 9 years because wilson only played 9 season yet some on this site seem so focused on probert's losses in his 15 or 16th season. So using probert's first 9 seasons, or his entire time with detroit, would level the playing field a bit. probert was obviously past his prime in chicago and you can tell because he would shrug off a loss and at times wouldn't fare well in rematches. he wasn't the SAME fighter, yet some expect him to be this unfailing titan for 16 seasons!
Wilson was a great fighter but like i mentioned before he has always been the junior partner of my holy trinity with the weakest grip on his spot. I think he was a great fighter with a great uppercut although kind of a one armed bandit. I just think his era was weaker or less competitive than probert's. strength of opposition goes a long way with me and probert has wilson beat by far in that regard as well as outdistancing him in other categories as well (in my eyes). He had few losses and this does him credit. again that era was known for having fighters who finshed their careers with few losses as i mentioned before yet you'll never hear jonathan's name as #1 all-time or gillies or fotiu or wensink-all with relatively low fight and loss totals. Both wilson and probert jumped out at me as being geat fighters when i first got into this hobby. they were the first two i really looked at as being the best and i sort of gravitated towards them as favorites. However there was no doubt in my mind who was the better of the two. nice debate. good to hear both sides. what was this thread about again?