The problem of course with this is we all know Foreman turned out to be a great fighter. Surely You can excuse people not rolling the dice on Foreman against Frazier in their title fight because at that time Frazier was the guy who beat Ali, Ellis, Quarry, Bonnavena and Chuvalo in the same way you must forgive people for not rolling the dice on Williams over Marciano because Marciano is the guy who did what he did. The thing is Williams had a very long career. He won an awful lot of fights. Was an entertaining guy with heavy hands. But at the highest level Williams NEVER proved to be anything more than Machen or Terrell level. That’s an echelon below being the best fighter in the world whatever way you look at it. For a fighter to establish championship level status he needs to be dominating at that kind of level. you can’t say that about George Foreman. An Olympian who justifiably established himself as one of the best champions of all time with a resume of dominating performances over real champions and top echelon fighters.