Originally Posted by spiderarms
I'm sure there were alot of "muggings" considering the number of bench clearers that occured and the shear number of fights. There seems to be alot written on the Carlson/Fotiu fight. Many comments coming that Carlson had bloodied him and suckered him as well. According to many, he was considered the toughest dude in the WHA.
In the first couple years of the WHA, Gord Gallant was the consensus choice as best fighter/toughest guy. Gallant wasn't a real big guy though and that obviously changed as teams started loading up on bigger tough guys 74-75ish. Fotiu and Carlson were part of that but by no means the only two. I don't think too many guys could have handled Bryan Maxwell