Re: If Riddick Bowe had the dedication of Marciano? Would he be one of the best?
I'd say yes, but with a caveat:
The dedication would have needed to not just be in his physical conditioning, but on his craft.
The man got hit to much, and didn't fight enough behind his sterling jab. He wouldn't have achieved much more than he did without fixing his style and improving as he got seasoned, instead of declining from all the ass beatings he took.