Originally Posted by Manassa
Jimmy Carter is the best example I can think of. I don't agree with picks like Ray Robinson or Roberto Duran - they don't strike me as Jacks of all trades - far too talented, far too good in certain areas. Jimmy Carter wasn't spectacular in any field; he was just very good fundamentally and solid all-round, and that's what made him such a good fighter.
I agree that Duran was not quite a jack of all trades. I agree less with Robinson not being one. What couldn't
As for Carter, he did indeed have sound fundamentals and was indeed solid. His issue was one of committment. And it was a big one.