Originally Posted by Brownies
Georges Foreman's first career wouldn't be the same, wouldn't it ? In my opinion, his easy KO wins over Frazier and Norton define his greatness. Without it, I'm not sure his win over Frazier would really erase the doubts from the Ali, Young and Lyle fights.
Larry Holmes would be rated much lower. His list of top opponents is too short to resist the substraction of Norton's name.
Ali would be called the greatest more often ? Wouldn't change that much things in his case I think.
George would probably have made his last succesful defence against Jerry Quarry. Quarry would have taken the title shot instead of a second fight with Joe Frazier.