Originally Posted by Ramon Rojo
This is head to head list between champions (except for Harry Wills), not based on achievement.
3. Floyd Patterson
Patterson only had three title defences at this stage and only one of those was against a ranked contender.
Can you honestly say that you would put him above guys like Johnson, Dempsey and Marciano at this stage?
1. Muhammad Ali
2. Sonny Liston
3. Joe Frazier
Muhamad Ali has just been beaten by Joe Frazier who has also beaten most of his better oponents.
Would you really have him above Frazier let alone at No1?
Remember that you must totaly disregard anything that these fighters achieved after the date of the list.