Originally Posted by Hands of Iron
It really has little to do with Ezzard Charles and everything to do with bolstering someone's resume. "He'd Beat A PRime Tyson!!!11"
Where as someone like Holmes wipes out double the number of rated opponents and is considered to have a an inferior resume.
Oddly enough Marciano has double the wins over top 5 opponents at 10.
Cooney, Spinks, Norton, Shavers, and Bey were the only fighters in the top 5 when Holmes defeated them.
A case can be made.