Originally Posted by mr. magoo
His record was 58-44-10-29, meaning he won about half of his fights. Plus he was Ko'd in the first round on only 7 occasions, which I suppose isn't that many. Therefore, he deserves a far better rating.
I know you to be a staunch Jack Roper fan so you will like what I am going to say.
He was a decent fighter.
Like many guys of the era he made his living by consistently fighting guys who were a bit better than him or a lot better. This was not condusive to a prety record. He did however beat some verry good fighters.
If he was fighting today he would be fed a string of tomato cans and the numbers would look good.