Since becoming a fan of the sport in the last year and a half, my heavyweight goat list has changed tremendously. I'm trying to introduce a friend of mine to boxing now and he really is fascinated by how much I know. But what I know now is peanuts, and it takes real time to build up enough knowledge to contextualize the resumes of fighters properly. Most of my knowledge and interest was and still is in heavyweights. That is to say that Tire Iron Jones has usurped Louis spot in number #2. Most poignantly I explain to my new friend that because a fighter is from the earlier 20th century does not mean his technique is out of date and certainly respect the men who laid the brick in the road so to speak. In boxing it is the styles, rules, and men, that make the fight interesting. Joe Gans may not have a style modern enough to clear out the contemporary lightweight division but a hundred and ten years ago there was ample reason to fear the Old Master because he revolutionized fighting... same with Jack Johnson. These are the sorts of guys who took boxing from a Newtonian science to theoretical physics, they elevated the game and the game continued to change but we can't fault them for this.