He had already established his legacy as one of the amateur game's goats compiling a record of 301-6-12 and becoming the first 3 times olympic gold medallist.
As he turned pro he went unbeaten in his first 29 fights defeating men such as Jones, Christensen, Mueller and Folledo. He was forced into retirement by the communist government ruling Hungary.
How far could he have gone in that era as a professional? Fullmer, Giardello, Tiger, Griffith, Benvenuti, could he have beaten these guys and secured a legacy as a MW great?
Or would he have failed to delivery as so many promising amateurs do?