Re: Jeffries v Quarry
"your opinion on his greatness is based on what you've been told"
There is also his record. Being champion for six years and retiring undefeated certainly makes Jeffries worth considering for high ranking.
He certainly dominated the post-Sullivan and pre-Johnson era and he was praised as the best there had yet been in his own time.
**Just curiously. Name the heavies who were champions longer and who retired undefeated?
I can't think of one other than Louis.