Originally Posted by Mendoza
he pretty much cleaned out the division before getting a shot, then faced a young Ali. I don't think Johnson would defeat the Ali that Liston fought either.
I think apollack covered this already, didn't he? It's highly unlikely Johnson would get near a title shot at that time without cleaning the division thoroughly, specially considering his personality. As for the young Ali H2H, that's a whole thread in itself (and a thread that would be inconclusive IMO).