Originally Posted by MadcapMaxie
Hey, 6-0 against HOFers 5 of which can be ranked in the top 20 greatest Heavyweights ever, and he did it without a big brother to tag team tough opponents, or 4 inches of height and 30+lbs of weight over his opponents (the ones who didn't have their gut spilling over their trunks that is) or the use of PEDS. He also never ducked anyone and gave rematches to the opponents who gave him the most trouble which cannot be said of some
Proof positive the Hall of Fame is a popularity contest. Did Charles and Moore earn their induction by performance at heavyweight? Did the one armed mummified version of Louis that Marciano let win a few rounds before unscientifically chopping down have the scent of a Hall of Fame heavyweight?
Marciano certainly ranks as the top inductee to the Hall of Good Timing coming along when these corpses ruled the roost and getting out whilst the getting was good.