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Old 07-02-2007, 05:19 PM   #15
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Default Re: So what exactly is wrong with Nat Fleischer's top 10 heavyweight list?

1958

1 Louis
2 Marciano
3 Dempsey
4 Jeffries
5 Corbett
6 Tunney
7 Johnson
8 Schmeling
9 Fitzsimmons
10 Baer

1971

1 Louis
2 Johnson (In 58 people still hated Johnson, but that hatred was mellowing by 71)
3 Dempsey
4 Marciano (slips slightly because you would have had longer to reflect on his body of work)
5 Jeffries
6 Corbett
7 Tunney
8 Wills (black fighters were starting to get the kudos they deserved in 71)
9 Charles (same reason as Wills)
10 Ali (A begrudging nod to his record thus far)
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