Originally Posted by Marciano Frazier
Um, no. It's debatable with some of them, but he was pretty clearly a smarter and more adept boxer than, say, Carnera, and a considerably harder hitter than a Leon Spinks or Buster Douglas.
What smartness or adaptability have you seen in Patterson or Machen fights? He was as one-dimensional and primitive as they come. He looks even worse against mediocre European opposition. Carnera is showing more skills on film than Johansson in the 6 fights + 1 sparring I've seen of him.