Joey Maximum might not have been the best Lightheavy of all time, but when you got in the ring with him, you were in a fight. He was a very tough dude.JCC said:I never said he was a greater fighter than Sugar Ray Robinson.
When you read the the list of names I gave ... Billy Conn, Gus Lesnevich, Joey Maxim, Archie, D-ick Tiger and Bob Foster it was in reference to superior light heavyweights.
Sugar Ray was no superior light heavyweight.
Robinson was a superior welterweight and middleweight fighter.
The topic of this discusson is "Was Archie Moore the greatest light heavyweight of all time?" And I said those were the names that come to mind when I think of the greatest light heavyweights.
If someone says to me that Joey Maxin wasn't a great light heavyweight?
I want to ask if they ever saw him fight?
I want to ask really just how much they know about all his opponents.
Just looking at someones record won't tell you all that much if you don't really know any thing about their opponents.
If your only familiar with one of their opponents. It would be really hard for you to be able to evaluate their professional career.
Joey Maxin is considered by many to be one of the greatest light heavyweights.
I don't say Maxin was the greatest light heavyweight of them all. I say he was one of the greatest light heavyweights because he was one of the greatest light heavyweight fighters.