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 fuckin' 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.