Originally Posted by Theron
I would of wrote
Winning an Olympic gold with only 2 years of boxing under his belt and 20 amateur fights or something
winning the championship knocking down undefeated Frazier 6 times
Winning the title back after a 10 year layoff becoming the oldest heavyweight champion
Beat me to it by 6 minutes!
Neat parallel thinking here, as I was actually going to include the destruction of Frazier as well, out of my huge respect for Frazier as a fighter.
However, Frazier was susceptible to huge punchers, as the Bonavena fights attest. On the other hand, Ringo couldn't close the show. Bottom line: no one ever remotely did what Foreman did to Smokin' Joe.
The above reasons suffice, though.