My top 5 would be
No wonder the standard of Maths in schools is going down the toilet...
It is difficult to single down and maybe the only way to begin splitting is based on quality of opponents beaten.Hmm, it would maybe be something like (just off the top of my head and in no order):
That was so difficult to single it down because there are so many that impress me on film at their best. As I say though that was off the top of my head.
I dont think Pac ever looked as impressive as liston did against Floyd. And I don't think he ever dominated a prime great on the level of Floyd.I dunno if I'd rate Liston with those men despite his two KO1's over Floyd Patterson.
Y'know, Pacquiao beat the shit out of an all-time great in devastating fashion. Just throwing that name out there.
what I meant was say two guys look brilliant on film but one guy looks brilliant against better opposition, he's the one I'd rank higher. You feel me?I'm more of the line of thinking that the focus is more on resume/quality of opposition beaten when ranking fighters by greatness and legacy whereas when it comes to a topic like this it's more so that the focus is purely on footage. Of course quality of defeated opponents is important but I don't think that's the overriding criteria on a thread like this one. Defo of importance though
The thing abiut skills is interesting because you have aesthetically pleasing guys who look untouchable like Jones, then you have brutally efficient guys like Rocky. Who's to say the former is a "better" fighter?I get what you're saying luf, as I say quality of opposition is defo important here. I thought I read your post as saying its maybe the only way to assess them but I just read back and saw that your post said its maybe the only way to split them, so I don't disagree with that. I do think though that when dealing with who is the best on the eyes we're probably dealing with too many separate skills on display etc for it to really come to that. But yeah I see what you're saying, potentially if two guys were putting on more or less identical displays but one guy was doing it against a world class fighter whereas the other was doin it to a journeyman then yeah my nod would go to the former.
My mind's blank and I'm hungover, I'll probably feel like a tit for asking this but who is M Johnson?
:lol:Glad Marc Johnson got a shout out too, what a fighter