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Old 11-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #35
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Default Re: Who would you rate higher : Tim Witherspoon or Jim Jeffries ?

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
I agree.
But there's no harm in delving deeper and asking questions like - how was Jim Corbett, who hadn't won a fight in 6 years considered a top contender ?
I think we could positively come to some conclusions about the era AND about Jeffries' body of work and ability if we honestly try to answer those types of questions.

I agree.
I'm not asking for that. I'm asking simply who was better.
If you want to argue the relative worth of the eras, that's a whole nuther topic. And there are many tangents outside of boxing, from economics to sporting culture to pop culture, that bear real relevance.

Again, "rate higher" is a very vague request.
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