Welcome the the site, KOC. You make some really good points and started a great, fresh discussion. I agree Schultz's FIGHTING ABILITY is underrated by most. Probably because of the hype he received in the seventies. I think there basically has been a 30 year backlash against Schultz calling him overrated in order to counterbalance this hype....and that's what most of us have heard and think we have learned. Regardless of all that, I will say this: I would say Schultz is the number one FIGHTER of his generation. When I say "his generation" I mean players that began their careers 1972 or earlier, before the goon boom of the mid-late seventies. Who has fought and beaten more heavyweights than him during that era? Is there anyone he DIDN'T fight? The guy fought ALL the top guys of his era and had great success. The guy had power, a great chin, stamina, and a very good technical fighter as well. And again...most importantly..give me someone with a better card, or even close card...and had the same results. I think he was the Bob Probert of his generation. He took them all on and was the guy to beat. Didn't win them all, but neither did Probert and we don't hold that against him. If I'm wrong tell me who was better and why, using all the same criteria we use to judge the later fighters.
Last edited by Carkner; 01-17-2013 at 09:16 PM.