i dont understand how people like bert sugar and other boxing fans and analysts rank jack dempsey and rocky so high!! first of all, dempsey didnt fight ANY black fighters because they were too afraid of having another black champion. now, ive heard of guys ducking other guys, but a whole race?
and as far as rocky goes, he did fight black fighters and he was undefeated. but look at his resume. every great champ he beat was one of two things. they were either blownup light heavys or over 38yrs old.
so with that being said, heres my list....
the top 3 goes ALI, JOHNSON, LOUIS. because of dominance, star power, and social impact.
#4 is larry holmes. DOMINACE! 48 straight wins. maybe the best jab in history. was robbed by spinks to stop him from breaking rockys record. will never get the credit deserved cause the media didnt like him. hey, ali is a tough act to follow.
#5 is holyfield. think about this when you rate evander. HE WAS A CRUISER!!! he was constantly out weighed by 20-30 lbs! and we're talking big guys that can fight, not tomato cans like rocky fought. and he exchanged with these guys, and they couldnt Ko him. won the title 3 times in (in my opinion) the second toughest era of all time. case closed.
#6 is lewis. #7 tyson, #8 foreman #9 dempsey #10 ezzard charles