Re: If Riddick Bowe had the dedication of Marciano? Would he be one of the best?
Bowe's early fizzling out was to a large degree due to his blatant disregard for his opponents' power, I'd imagine, coupled perhaps with physiological reasons that hastened his mental deterioration.
In order for him to have had any sort of consistency he'd have needed to have fought in a completely different way, and I'm not convinced he had the mentality or the ring smarts to have fought a disciplined fight the way someone like Wlad is able to.
It wasn't lack of conditioning that was Bowe's downfall, but his style.