George Scrap Iron Johnson absolutely belongs on that list and if I played by the rules and named only 10 he should be on there! Thanks!
In no particular order:
1 Smokin Joe Frazier
2 Muhammad Ali
3 Big George Foremen
4 Evander Holyfield
5 Rocky Marciano
6 Jack Dempsey
7 Mike Tyson...
I like iron Mike’s take on this.
Do you know what?! I think you are on something there! Do you know what else? They try to ignore that Rocky faced battle tested, seasoned HOF...
If the time period claimed is correct Norton may have been mimicking Jimmy Ellis.
Really sorry to hear that, I remember when he was a California champion and a prospect to watch! Wow He was matched pretty heavy from the...
Tough to read but thanks for sharing it,
Awesome story nonetheless!
Awesome story! How did Marvis fare against Bert?
Lets not bury the lead! What happened?
Pretty simple, in terms of being overrated who is the most least-wise;
Who is the most least underrated?
Joe was going to rewrite/improvise the ending.
Oscar Bonavena was definitely interesting and worthy of a thread.Without really digging in he appears to have been tough as nails put on the other...
Here is the quote from Sylvester Stallone:
“He wanted the part very badly and believe me, I wanted him to get it too. Smokin’ Joe Frazier...
I assume everyone has already heard the story that Sylvester Stallone was trying to cast Joe Frazier in clubber Lang role in Rocky III. So...
I think it would be much less of a struggle for 1971 Joe Frazier . Keep in mind that the Norton fight was in 1977 after the third fight with Ali ....
Good point Mark! Also obviously since The Ring is under new ownership the ratings dependability may have suffered.
What do you think Ronny?
Mark I think you have conflated a few things here.
Philly Shel was a bookie who owned a piece of Chuck Wepner, Detroit Shell is a colloquial term...
I also think it’s problematic for Jimmy because Joe would NOT be suckered into headhunting and more than content to go to the body.
I really do shudder when thinking if he tried that with Joe!
I think the order is the opposite here, Frazier fought Scrap Iron in ‘67 and I know was using him for sparring in 74 for Quarry and 75 for Ali....
What do you know about their sparring sessions?
Have you seen footage of them are sparring? I have only seen a short clip with nothing decisive or earth shattering.
Wait, you were talking to an old dude who said Jeffries (James J Jeffries) was his dad? That doesn’t seem right. You should ask him if he was the...
I put a lot of stock in avenging or at least attempting to avenge losses.