Re: George Godfrey?
Godfrey was never able to achieve his full potential because of bad managment. He wore the cuffs a lot which prevented him from establishing himself as the principal challenger for the title.
His manager also robbed him blind. Godfrey was inumerate so his manager just used to give him a handfull of dolar bills when he asked for his share of a fight purse. His managers made Primo Carnera's look like reasonable human beings.
In summary he was a wasted talent who could have been much more if guided corectly.