Re: Rocky Marciano or Jack Johnson who was the greater fighter?
I'm currently reading Clay Moyle's 'Sam Langford: Boxing's Greatest Uncrowned Champion'. One thing that seems notable in Sam's set to with Johnson was the disparity of strength between the two at that time. There were occaisions when Sam hurt Johnson, but he couldn't follow through because Johnson would tie him up; where as, when Johnson hurt Langford, Sam couldn't tie Johnson up and was compelled to fight through the bad moments.
I tend to rate Marciano a little over Johnson, but I can't claim to have any convincing arguments that I'm right.