Originally Posted by HE Grant
Baer had poor conditioning?? Look at his acitivity rates into the late rounds vs Carnera and Baer . . .Maxie before his post-Louis comeback had excellent stamina and conditioning.
BTW I never said that Baer beats all of the all time great HWs, but he would;ve given them a tough fight. Out of that list I think Baer could've beaten Lewis (Lennox's low left and questionable stamina would mean good night vs a right hand puncher like Baer, who unlike most of Lennox's opponents wouldn't be dead tired by the 3rd round)
Braddock slow??? His big advantage at HW was his speed and jab. That was one if his best attributes.
You're under-rating this era. The 1930s had a good number of talented HWs. When I think of a poor era I think of now, or the early-mid 1950s in second. Jack Sharkey erratic or not would be cleaning house today.