It can be heavy going when you are tired. The commentary is hard going too some times Don Dunphy and Howard Cossell can be difficult to listen to when you are used to that silver tongued devil Adam Smith.
With regards to your last statement, someone on another forum tore Monzons resume to shreds, every win was a dodgy result, a past prime fighter, was moving up in weight, the opponent wasn't elite or in the case of Rodrigo Valdes he avoided him for years. It's hard to refute a lot of that and I wanted to judge it for myself.
However, for every asterisk there are some quality performances and the whole body of work is starting to look impressive but I've always disputed where he stands in the middleweight ranking, particularly against his contemporary Hagler.
Yeah I think with anybody who goes undefeated through a lot of different fighters, It’s almost a given that there are asterixs’. I think the way his record came out in my Resume thread showed that, even despite those asterixs, he was fighting the best guys around consistently. Almost every year of his reign he fought a top 1/2 MW, which is very impressive.
I was going to mention actually that, if you had the energy, this thread would lead perfectly into a ‘getting to know Marvin Hagler’ thread. Some common opponents on their resumes after all. Like Monzon his most famous nights came vs smaller guys stepping up, but he also had a solid list of MWs on his ledger as well.