Took on & beat up the undefeated IBF champ in Jeff Lacy. Took on Undefeated Kessler & grabbed 3 belts. Vindicated in his points win when Bhop went on to prove he had a lot left, just not enough for Calzaghe.
Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Jean Pascal, Jermaine Taylor all were coming into their own around Y2k8, but hadn't prove it to be worth him sticking around.
I think he could've beaten all except Ward, I could envision an ugly draw, which would've left question marks, just left at a great time and actually stayed retired.
Robin Reid, Jean Pascal, Jermain Taylor, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson, Lucian Bute, Andre Ward, Mikkel Kessler This resume is mas macho! Father time creeping up, shows possible passing of the guard when he rematches George Groves & SPARKED HIM!
No better way to retire!