Originally Posted by lufcrazy
Choklab surely isn't denying charles as a great prime lightheavyweight is he?
From about 46-49 he was the best lhw on his planet. I'd say between the moore victory in 46 and the bivins victory at lhw in 49 he was easily the top lhw and I don't think a case against it can reasonably be made.
He beat the following in this period Moore, Marshall, Smith, Smith, Moore, Marshall, Fitzpatrick, Moore, Baroudi, Bivins. All can be considered lhw fights and none can reasonably be considered hw fights.
ezzard was indeed a great light heavyweight albeit a heavyweight who could make lightheavyweight in just the same way as Moore and maxim were.
Have you researched the layne, valdes and johnson loses or the disputed 1947 fights with Moore and ray and the 1949 maxim fight yet?