As to the original thread topic: I find it interesting that all of the candidates for "Best Louis Opponent" had their best days before or after his dominant title reign. All of them won the lineal champ achievement trinket. Even allowing that there was a long gap because of WW2, it seems odd that we would assume that all the guys who did their best work in the late 30s or the 40s happened to all suck. One or more of the guys Louis vaporized during his reign might have won the championship if he hadn't been there. Just saying.