Originally Posted by lufcrazy
The man has only ever been beaten by a top ten hw.
He cleaned out the post Ali era in dominant fashion. You can judge him all you want off boxrec but without actually watching him your opinion is shite.
I can tell you haven't seen fotc nor the bonavena fight.
He cleaned out the Post Ali Era? Beating Jimmy Ellis and Jerry Quarry is cleaning house? Tell me, besides an Ali whos physical gifts were completely diminished, what wins vs all time greats does he have? How can you be considered an all time great, without beating all time great fighters? He was absolutely demolished by Foreman too, both times he wasn't competitive.
I've actually seen many of his fights, he does not deserve to be considered an ATG, period. His resume is incredibly weak, without a watered down Ali win on his record (whom he still lost to twice) nobody would even be considering him great, you CANNOT deny that. Prime Ali would have danced circles around him.