Originally Posted by fatsfazoul
I posted this article on my blog just yesterday, and I figured I'd share it here:
Here's the tl;dr in case you don't feel like reading:
1. Arturo Gatti
2. Rocky Marciano
3. Salvador Sanchez
4. Edwin Valero
5. Joe Mesi
I don't get this. Is this a list YOU would like to see more of? Or a list of fighters you think weren't covered enough?
1. If you're a Gatti fan, you saw enough. This guy put himself through Hell more times than I can count and was on HBO more than any other fighter in HBO's history.
2. Rocky Marciano. I'd like to see more but I rarely find the black and white footage compelling.
4. Edwin Valero. Most likely a hype job but he wasn't on American airwaves much so I can't say for sure. On that stand point I wish he had fought on our air more often so I could develop a better opinion. Only thing I saw was a completely undisciplined power puncher who didn't give a **** in the ring. I got the sense if it were cage fighting he would have fit right in. As for reading, well he murdered his wife and then offed himself when he got caught. Sad thing is all the bastards who made money off of him are probably just wishing they could have made more before he died, rather than trying to build his character. Boxing has way too many leeches. Sorry, off topic.
5. Joe Mesi? Now that guy was a hype job. He was straight on his way to getting KTFO by a Klitschko. He was white and American and he rode that gravy train as far as he could. IMO, he was lucky to get the brain bleed before he really got hurt.