Originally Posted by mcvey
You dont need glasses you need a white stick.
To beat Johnson with.
And to stick up Jeffries arse and raise him higher and higher.
If I really wanted to raise Jeffries up higher and higher, I speak of Johnson in unrealistic misty eyed terms they way you do. This way Jeffries lost to superior all time #2 heavyweight. Does this make sense to you McVey?
But I am objective, and I don't think Johnson was anywhere near that good. I have shown the board why rather convincingly. As for Ali, he’s my #1 too. We have that in common! However, I do think Ali was lucky to win some of his fights, and I examine them with the same objectivity. See how easy that is? Just take off those glasses
, watch the films, read news clippings, study the ages and experience level of when the fights happened and embrace the truth. It's not too hard.
Liking a fighter and fairly ranking him are two different things. For example, I think Aurto Gatti is one of the most exciting fighters of our generation. Yet Aurto wasn't an all time great in my book. I like him a lot, but remain reasonable about his chances vs the best.