Oh, I don't know. Jeffries bounced Hank Griffin around like a basketball -- the same Hank Griffin who went undeafeated in 3 fights against Jack Johnson the very next year. Fitz, like Jersey Joe Walcott, seems to have been better as a light-heavyweight in his 30s than he was as a middleweight in his 20s, and he was an all-time great, in a pound-for-pound sense, according to pretty much everyone. You could argue that Jeffries had less trouble with him than Joe Louis did with a similarly-sized Billy Conn. As for Corbett's being over-the-hill, that's a little hard to tell. He was 34, that's true, but most eye-witness accounts credit him with being better on that night than at any other time in his career. Thus, the blind assumption that Jeffries beat a 'diminished' version of Corbett may not be justified.Originally Posted by HE Grant
That said, however, I still like the Easton Assassin, who I believe is very severely under-rated by the boxing community. A great great heavyweight with the brains and the heart to match his considerable physical gifts.