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Old 09-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #29
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano or Jack Johnson who was the greater fighter?

Originally Posted by SuzieQ49 View Post

I will make one point: Rocky cleaned out his era and ducked nobody. The same cannot be said of Johnson.

For me this is the bottomline.

I can forgive Johnson missing a challenger or so, but he missed 4 well deserving contenders in Langford, Mcvey, Jeannette and Gunboat Smith. Sorry, beating them when they are teenagers/super welterweights doesn't amount to much. Lewis beating Bowe in the amateurs doesn't mean he beat a prime Bowe, either.
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