Originally Posted by anj
Greb, one of the very greatest, but definitely not THE greatest in my eyes.
Robinson is THE greatest.
Robinson was the GREATEST all around fighter ever whom I saw several times as a WW and koing Randy Turpin at Polo Grounds in 1951...
Breathtaking to watch in his prime....
But I use this test to determine who was greater P4P Harry Greb or Ray Robinson ? Harry Greb would most assuredly have beaten EVERY MW fighter or Joey Maxim LH that Robinson did, but no way would Robinson tackle let alone whip a Tommy Gibbons, Jack Dillon, Tommny Loughran, Battling Levinsky,GENE TUNNEY, Maxie Rosenbloom, Gunboat Smith ,Billy Miske,
Bill Brennan , fat Willie Meehan, etc repeatedly, all bigger than the
great Harry Greb...Though not pretty to watch Greb had the most unique and toughest boxing style ever, for an opponent to beat...