Johnson. I'm quite confident on this one.
An over the hill Dempsey fought a great boxer in his prime and lost. What's the story?
My copy arrived in today's mail. As soon as I finish a novel I'm reading, I'll be diving into it.
My answer to the question of this thread's title is: No.
This is a ridiculous question.....
These are NOT my ten best. They are my ten "favorite" not necessarily in order:
Dempsey (sorry, Steve)
Some folks are very predictable
That all may be correct. I was talking only about the United States.
Baseball was number one for decades. The shift to football starting occurring in the 1970s. Boxing ran a close second to baseball in the 1920s...
I believe McVey and particularly he grant have it right.
Well, Mendoza's hatred of Johnson borders on completely irrational. I just can't take him seriously when it comes to Jack Johnson.
I think Cecil is referring to the timing of the brutal knockout. It's as if Johnson was surprised by the Ketchel kd and answered quickly and with...
Ward's book is excellent. It is written by an historian and a very good writer. But Ward is no Conservative - it's a surprise to me that Mendoza...
Johnson gets my vote
Don't want to get too far off topic in a boxing forum, but.....you are correct, Aaron was a great fielder (underrated in fact) but I think beyond...
Willie Mays is a better call as he was one the best defensive outfielders the sport has known. Aaron was quite good too but not quite in the same...
The very large and the very tiny
I agree with Steve that both were overrated, but I think Foreman is the most overrated of the two. I pick Liston.