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I'll guess less than 10% of Charles number of bouts was at 160lbs! He is known as a LtHvy and went to heavy to cash in before his "show closed"!
I would think he could hang with anyone from 160 on up!
Because he DID!! Other than the very end after Marciano his looses prior were to top notch fighters that he split with as most of the greats from that era often did! Full time "greats" fight till they say "go Home"! We don't want that dedication anymore because we don't want men to take on challenges that aren't acceptable at a certain age that a 15 to 25 year career brings!
He was a terriffic fighter who was accomplished and willing to win at any cost!
Remember at middleweight he was a young man just getting going, so if you want him at 160 but with his knowledge and experience throughout his career I'd take him over Marvin. Hagler is one of few men who could fight/box in any era and be a top notch draw but so was Charles. Ezzard fought the better opponents and had a much wider repitiore than Marvin.
I'd guess just like in the past the really great fighters win & loose to each other. It would be great competition thats for sure!!
who at 160 today hangs with them? Junior? Sergio ha!, GGG, Ward??
None of them would win against those men, no way! Ray.