Re: Who had the better Career Resume...Liston or Johnson
All things considered, the best individual victory is the prime floyd patterson destroyed by liston.
However if you drew up a list of the top ten from 1902-1912 (johnson's prime) he fought them all and by some reports beat them all.
You can criticise that individually the guys he fought when he fought them weren't as good as they would go onto be. And my only rebuttal for that would be an argument of synergy: the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
With that in mind, on the whole johnson beat the top ten of his era and liston did not.
Had liston also destroyed ingo before fighting patterson. Maybe doug jones as well then he'd have a much more sound argument.