Originally Posted by Seamus
It's based around my protestation that a 185 pound heavyweight beating a 156 pound opponent is not an achievement upon which to hang so much of your hat.
And if so, where are we going to place Young Peter Jackson, who turned the same trick two months later via KO?
Actually that's not close to true Seamus and you know it... You spend most of your post Pre Louis.. with the exception of Tunney/Greb.. and call most of them Farmhands... drunk brawlers... unskilled fighters. Why, because they don't look as "pretty" or seem to have the same technical skill you deem worthy of a fighter today. Thus my ****ogy of Jesse Owens is spot on.. His 100 yard time was VERY slow in comparison to Bolt.. does that mean he wasn't fast.. or a product of his time? We all know the answer.. you know the answer.. you just dont' want to give it to fighters of the early eras. However, you did concede that Owens was fast for his time and with modern training methods would be fast in any era.. That was concession enough.