The boxing fan has a unique ability to speculate, an ability that is unmatched by any other sporting faithful and one of its favourite things to theorize over is the cross-era fight.
Who would win between Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali? How would Floyd Mayweather fare against Sugar Ray Leonard? Who is the pound-for-pound best?
While such questions would see debates rage on social media with various opinions igniting all kinds of passionate responses, ask any fighter about a cross era fight and, Mike Tyson aside in the case of Ali, they would back themselves to win.
That was the case as Kevin Byrne put some quality Irish fighting names from the past and present to Carl Frampton whilst interviewing him for eir Sport’s new boxing magazine show, ‘The Fighter’ – the fifth episode of which went out last night.
Byrne queried Frampton as to whether or not he would be able to defeat his childhood hero Wayne McCullough, Dubliner Bernard Dunne, former manager Barry McGuigan, and reigning IBF super bantamweight world title holder TJ Dohney.
In each case the fighter noted for being humble and brutally honest sided with himself.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) March 24, 2019
The two-weight champion has just signed a new promotional deal with Top Rank and is set to return to the ring in the summer as he makes a final attempt to become a four-time world champion