Re: How good was Steve Collins?
Collins was a good, strong and tough fighter. He did everything quite well, and nothing poorly so he was a well rounded boxer. He did come up tough in the States and was a much better fighter than he was known for in the U.K.
He definitely beat Benn and Eubank at the very tail end of their careers, when both were in serious decline. However, he did have the style to cause both of them serious problems even if they were in their primes. His stamina and engine would have given Eubank fits, as Chris always struggled with the weight and stole time constantly throughout all his fights. His good chin might have allowed Collins to survive an early Benn onslaught and then stop Nigel later on.
Whilst Collins didn't do anything badly, he didn't excel at anything either - I can't see how he would beat Jones or Calzaghe.
He did come across as a twat in this interview.
Ive met Richie Woodhall many times .... a genuinely really nice bloke and one of the best technicians you will see in the ring. A World Champion and an Olympian. A very good pundit and commentator with no axe to grind and as modest as they come. I'd say he belongs around that table anytime.
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