Originally Posted by Hands of Iron
Though I do agree with him in regards to SRL. Who else is in your top 20 with only 40 ****in' fights? That's irate, and really shouldn't be feasible but Leonard went for the jugular and in a big hurry. I know Stonehands uses it as a big knock against him despite his qualfications. In no way does Monzon have a better record than Leonard. I don't know that he even beat more contenders with 60+ more bouts.
Leonard isn't much behind Monzon by my measure; which isn't just an exercise in "hmmmm let me see, if we put this guy here, and this guy over here..." -it's measured via scores in a criteria that include Dominance and Longevity. Leonard can't score high in either. A great fighter, oh yes, but not among the greatest who ever lived.
Top 10 for him is kooky. Too many monsters in the past 90 years that exceed him.