Originally Posted by PowerPuncher
His record from 1946-1951 is something else. His grace, skill and ability on film is what wins me over to Charles though
He did have one hell of a run in the later 40's to early 50's. He reigned as heavyweight champion for something like 4 years, and was regularly fighting top flight contenders. I might be going out on a limb here, but glancing at his record, it would certainly seem like he's faced as many or more named opponents than just about any heavyweight champion I can think of.. Of course Louis fought more contenders and defended his title more than anyone, but I don't cosider men like Jack Roper, Johnny Davis, or Tony Musto as named opponents..
Charles fought Archie Moore, Jimmy Bivins, Joey Maxim, Elmer Ray, Joe Louis, Joe Walcott, and **** loads of others..