Originally Posted by prime
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.
What Foreman did to Frazier was so great that it ultimatley changed Fraziers whole ranking