You know a fighter who rarely gets any mention at 175...Michael Moorer! His career at 175 was brief, but he was a beast. I wouldn't put him at the top, but top ten...quite possibly! I would certainly choose him to win over some all-time greats at 175!
Odd how Michael's light heavy phase gets overlooked, Barry, but you're right. A shame too that a lot of the better guys only get to own a portion of a world championship these days. With all those bloody alphabet letters and title fights, it's easy to forget a lot of what has happened. By contrast, I can recall exactly the championship fights of Johnson, Pastrano, Jose Torres and Foster without even looking 'em up!