Originally Posted by OLD FOGEY
Certainly there would be contenders, with possibly a couple of exceptions like Mathis. He gassed after five or six rounds. I don't think he would have gotten close to a championship fight in those days.
My point is I don't anybody on that list as a favorite over the four I listed, and these are contenders, not champions, and their resumes are better than Ali's second string resume.
I can't disagree with you there. I looked up Young Stribling on Boxrec. He had an unbelievable number of fights before even hitting the age of 29. If I read it right, I believe he died just one month after his last fight at age 30 or something. Incredible resume. I'm thinking of doing a little research on him and possibly starting a thread in the next week or so.