Was Muhammed Ali really "the greatest"? It's considered heresy to suggest otherwise in some circles--especially among those who haven't watched many professional fights. This article goes where the Ali-worshippers fear to tread.
That's just one sacred cow tipped over by Henry Brown. But in order to get an accurate picture of the great heavyweights like Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, and (to a lesser extent) George Forman, it's crucial to examine them without the Ali-worshipping lens used by most armchair boxing historians.