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Originally Posted by GAR1680-Boxing
While I definitely think Rocky is pound-for-pound one of the greatest ever based on his accomplishments and having retired undefeated, itís not possible to refer to him as the greatest. Thatís because he had the misfortune of fighting during an era when the quality of heavyweight opponents was at its lowest in boxingís history.
I think Rocky would have had a very hard time winning had he fought Harry Greb or Gene Tunney during the 20ís, or Joe Louis during his prime in the 30ís and 40ís. And regardless of what Muhammad Ali later said, I think Ali would have beaten Rocky. He simply had a lot more skill.
By the way, doesn't this thread belong in the "History" part of this forum? Oh, well. No harm done. Good question for a nice thread.
Based on what???show me some of his fight footage