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Laszlo Papp: how far could he have gone in the pro game?

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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?
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thanks for the info lads, i hadnt actually heard of him... im not too clued up on amateur side of things from times past, aside from the cuban fighters who ive watched and read alot on, and the legend dick mctaggart, ive not got alot of knowledge on many other amateur greats... gonna check him out now...
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