Originally Posted by janitor
We are not acusing people of ducking or aportioning bame here. Just naming the most deserving challenger they did not fight for whatever reason.
I would still go with Ray. Tough call, though.
A point of clarification--I was not even implying ducking--my point was just that as Louis was not actually fighting, the years in which Bivins was the top man are in a kind of unique limbo as far as boxing history is concerned. He was just coming into his own when Louis went into the service and defeats in 1946 dropped him from the top position.