Originally Posted by john garfield
First, SRR's the best fighter I've ever seen. I watched him train and fight live from the early '40s. As a welter, he was nonpareil.
If anyone might've frusrated him, it would've been Charley Burley -- a boring, sharp-shooting, defensive whiz. It would've stunk the joint out, but Burley -- one outta three, if the Gods were smiling on him -- mighta got a split nod.
Interesting. How do you see Hearns against him, as many here have suggested.
By the way, thats awesome that you saw SRR fight live!