I never said that MacIntyre didn't have skill, not sure where you got that from? I said that his fighting abilities aren't nearly as good as others that preceded him. The reason they aren't as good is because he relies on his overwhelming size to dominate fights. I'm not sure how that's up for debate?
Look at the fights they had against each other - were these supposed to determine the heavyweight championship? The first one was okay, the second one was a yawner.
I like watching him for what's left in the game today, but he's the best of an unimpressive bunch. He hits like a truck though.
Has MacIntyre ever played more than 65 games in a season in any league? I don't think he has... And he's lucky if he hits double digits in fights.
I'm not saying he's not good, he has talent, I just don't know how anyone can compare either of these guys to all time greats. They just don't have the sample size, the staying power or the playing ability to be considered.
Could they win? Sure anyone can win in a fight, but it's just opinion/speculation, and neither guy impressed me enough long term to really ever be given an all time status. MacIntyre doesn't even have 50 fights in the league!
I'd rather watch a Probert, Wilson, Gillies, Playfair, etc... tape than I would of Boogard and MacIntyre.
Just my opinion.
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