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Old 07-04-2007, 10:20 AM   #18
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Default Re: Joe Louis's Opposition (old story, I know)

I note that several tend to rate how good a fighter is from Louis's era based upon how good he was against Louis. Seems a bit circular if we're considering Louis's legacy (so-and-so gave Louis trouble, so he must be an excellent fighter, so he contributes to Louis's legacy).

Instead, we should consider who has the best record against other non-Louis contenders, even if Louis clobbered them in a single round (as Foreman clobbered Frazier and Liston clobbered Patterson, even though Patterson and Frazier were great fighters).
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