When seeing legends being built some things to remember...

Jun 7, 2013
2,073
2,735
Pre title winning opponent breakdown…

Roberto Duran:

28-0 24 KO’s,

5 opponents with no wins,

9 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

14 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

Alexis Arguello:

35-4 29 KO’s,

16 opponents with no wins,

7 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

15 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

(2 of Arguello’s losses were to opponents with no previous wins.)

Rocky Marciano:

42-0 37 KO’s,

3 opponents with no wins,

12 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

27 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

Ricardo Lopez:

26-0 19 KO’s,

14 opponents with no wins,

4 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

8 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

 
Jun 7, 2013
2,073
2,735
Are you trying to tell us this lot had an easy ride and are thus overrated? If so then you're five billion miles out.
Just don't complain when you see someone building a record and they may have some tomatos on their roster.
 
Jun 7, 2013
2,073
2,735
JCC Sr.

43-0 35 KO’s,

15 opponents with no wins,

11 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

17 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)



Carlos Zarate

39-0 38 KO’s,

17 opponents with no wins,

10 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

12 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)
 

tco

Jun 19, 2013
333
192
Pre title winning opponent breakdown…

Roberto Duran:

28-0 24 KO’s,

5 opponents with no wins,

9 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

14 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

Alexis Arguello:

35-4 29 KO’s,

16 opponents with no wins,

7 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

15 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

(2 of Arguello’s losses were to opponents with no previous wins.)

Rocky Marciano:

42-0 37 KO’s,

3 opponents with no wins,

12 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

27 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)

Ricardo Lopez:

26-0 19 KO’s,

14 opponents with no wins,

4 opponents with equal or less wins than losses,

8 total opponents with winning records (even if just barely)
Hard to argue the numbers. Though big reputations are built on winning titles and successfully defending them and not so much on who your stepping stones were in getting there.