Originally Posted by Seamus
Fitzsimmons is almost as great as Langford... Defeated Dempsey and Corbett, won the middle, heavy and then lightheavy title. Held his own with serious, dangerous heavies while being a lightheavy. Pound for Pound perhaps the hardest puncher who ever lived. He is rightfully in the argument of greatest of all time.
Longevity should also be acknowledged when considering Fitz. As hard as he hit, he won his third title at age 40 in a strange new way, by going over six rounds longer than he had ever gone before to win a 20 round decision. (Is he the oldest to ever win a title fight over that distance?) His last great win was a monster.