Max: Guys like Forrest, Hopkins just need a chance

This week Max discusses the big win for Vernon Forrest, noting that some fighters get overlooked for wrong reasons.

Updated: January 29, 2002, 4:52 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

It happened to Vernon Forrest just like it happened to Bernard Hopkins before him. Just as it had happened to Larry Holmes before them. Great fighters without overwhelming offenses are always underrated. They are underrated because on their way to the top they do not blow their opponents away with ballistic attacks. They do not titillate with outrageous displays of firepower and consequently they do not create demand to be seen. They are not Mike Tyson and Felix Trinidad -- the invincible beasts. ...

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