You don't win 3 ABA titles as an amateur and a world title as a pro by being fortunate.
No you don't, but many ABA champions havent made a dent in the Pro game. As a pro he's dropped on, and good luck to him. I'm a Bellew fan. He was a great amateur, but for some reason decided to go pro at light heavy, and not heavy, which is where he had success as an amateur.
But if he went back down to Cruiser now he would be smashed pieces by Gassiev, Breidis etc. and would be absolutely mauled by Usyk (who would probably give the top heavyweights in the world a run foe their money) I doubt he would even be top 5 down there now? Not to mention the younger ones coming in. He knows this, he's not stupid.
Again his defence against BJ Flores, probably struggle to make the top 15 in the world.
Look at Haye, even though I predicted he would win, he got the biggest stroke of luck he will ever have in that fight. However I do think we will see a lighter more dangerous Bellew in December.
Anyway, there's a boxing thread...