How poor Were Some Of Louis 'sTitle challengers?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Sep 15, 2021 at 8:22 AM.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Bum of the month club. And even a hat trick for 1 round kos.
    How would some of those challengers be actually perceived if they were fighting in era s onward from Louis s?
  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Imagine if fighters today fought as often as Louis did. Now they have a bum of the year and never actually manage to fight the best. Joe had already beaten the best then moved on to bums.
  3. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    Contextually it was NY and Big City America 'Slang' and Journalist Flare, think of William H Macy in the movie Seabiscuit...

    they weren't Bums, some might have been Fringe Contenders, rather than Top 10, but the Top 10 aren't always the real top 10 either.

    the point being most of them were Good & Noted Fighters, which in many a case is better than a lot of the pairings we've often seen in recent decades.
  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I don’t know how well Bob Pastor and Billy conn would do in today’s heavyweight division given their size. But they would dominate today’s cruisers. Their skill level is leagues beyond anyone over super middle
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  5. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    Louis fought everyone, even the lower level boxers like Johnny Paycheck and Jack Roper.
  6. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    I made this post before more detail...

    Prior to Louis the title was defended infrequently and against outstanding or very popular press friendly contenders.

    Louis defending the belt monthly against anyone in the top 10 was a break from the status quo, and seen as cheapening of the title. He was also you know he was slanted with the "bum of the month" tag.
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  7. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    As I understood It, it would be like if Joshua suddenly fought every month for 6 months and beat Otto Wallin, Chisora, Helenius, Hunter, Charr, and Usyk. A mix of fringe contenders and contenders.
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