Originally Posted by MadcapMaxie
Bollocks! The dude had over 100 proffesional fights with literally no defense outside of catching punches with his face, met some of the biggest punchers of the era Max and Buddy Baer, Lou Nova, Lorenzo Pack and of course Joe Louis. He was only decked once in over 100 proffesional fights and it was on his 106th (IIRC) fight that he was decked by Louis. Name one other Heavyweight in history who went over 100 proffesional fights without being decked, can't do it because there isn't one.
Being decked once in over 100 proffesional fights with no defense and you say he wasn't in the elite echelon of durability
How many of those opponents were over two hundred pounds though? How many would today be classified as small cruiserweights or light heavyweights? How many would qualify even lower than that?