Which of the great fighters were you most and least impressed with after watching them on film? Lets start by splitting them into two catagories 1950-1930 and pre 1930.
Aside from the obvious Louis, Robinson, Armstrong etc I would have to say Ike Williams and Beau Jack, Lloyd Marshall vs Mills, Billy Conn vs Louis although he doesn't look nearly as good v Bettina, Tony Zale vs Graziano and Freddie Steele vs Lesnevich were all standouts. On the least impressive side I would say Charley Burley didn't quite live up to expectations. Don't get me wrong he looked slick, almost unhittable but when compared to Robinson's films he doesn't look anywhere near as good. Might be a diferent story if we had his fights v Moore and Williams.
From the real old timers I would say that Jem Driscoll v Spike Robson, Joe Gans v Herman, Mickey Walker vs Milligan, Sam Langford v Flynn, Jimmy Wilde v Symonds and Jack Dempsey vs Willard all looked spectacular. On the downside I think that Fitzsimmons and Corbett really look poor in their fight. Allowances have to made for the picture quality but even so, as great as I'm sure these two were the film does them no favours.