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Old 07-05-2007, 10:10 AM   #68
ChrisPontius
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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 C. M. Clay II
Remember, my lists are based on head-to-head matchups in their primes.

1971:

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Sonny Liston
3. Joe Louis
4. Jack Johnson
5. Jack Dempsey
6. Joe Frazier
7. Rocky Marciano
8. Floyd Patterson
9. Ezzard Charles
10. Jersey Joe Walcott
You would rate Ali #1 when he has just been smoked by Frazier, who is only #6?? And Frazier looked immortal at that point, especially when ranking head to head there's no justification for Ali higher than Frazier whatsoever in 1971.
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