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Old 07-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #40
Marciano Frazier
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Default Re: So what exactly is wrong with Nat Fleischer's top 10 heavyweight list?

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Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
Louis' notable wins:

Walcott 2x (1x by most accounts)
Carnera
Schmeling (top10 in some 1958 lists)
Sharkey
Max Baer
Uzcudun
Braddock
Farr
Lewis
Galento
Buddy Baer 2x
Godoy 2x
Nova
Conn 2x
Simon 2x

Includes 6 linear heavyweight champions and 2 light heavyweight champions.

Dempsey's notable wins:

Morris 3x
Brennan 2x
Miske 2x
Willard (37 year old and fat)
Fulton 2x
Smith
Carpentier
Gibbons
Firpo

Including 1 linear heavyweight champion (probably the worst of all time) and one lightheavyweight champion.


I think they're not even close. I'm curious to find out what makes you say that Louis' opposition was not any better than Dempsey's.
While I agree with the basic theme of your argument, where's Jack Sharkey on the Dempsey list?
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