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Originally Posted by jabsRstiff
Gunboat Smith would suffer near life-threatening injuries had he boxed some of the best 1970 had to offer.....and that's with his foes wearing sparring gloves.
Joe Frazier would have annihilated Smith at his best.
I am not saying you are wrong, but your statement is bold. Smith was peaking from 1912 to 1914 where he went unbeaten and had some great wins including Jess Willard, Sam Langford, Bombardier Wells and George Godfrey. He was top ranked at that time.