Re: How good was Laslzo Papp?
Laszlo Papp was still undefeated at age 38, when the Hungarian Communist authorities decreed he was too old to continue boxing. Naturally, he was never allowed to compete professionally outside of continental Europe, but did become the first major boxing hero in the professional ranks to emerge from behind the Iron Curtain.
SRR was touring Europe around the same time Papp retired Tiger Jones, but a matchup between Robby and Papp was never arranged. With a record three Olympic boxing gold medals to his credit, Papp obviously had an impeccable amateur resume. It's entirely possible he would have become a world MW champion if given a chance, rather then merely the EBU MW titlist.