I had this idea on the back burner for quite a while and ever since the string of robberies this year I decided that maybe we should start a thread or a section about the best boxers that were denied their place in history due to circumstances beyond their control (ducking champions, robberies, colour bar.)
My personal favourite has always been Charley Burley, I've read every newspaper clipping and seen every single fight album I've ever managed to get my hands on and god damn he's a beautiful boxer. I can say without shame that I am in awe of him. Best way I can describe him is a mixture of Sweet Pete and Jack Johnson. Note that I'm not implying he's better than either or both but that's how his style is best described in my eyes.
I look forward to reading about your favourite historically eluded boxers.
I found this with haste there was a far better album but here's a good one http://www.myspace.com/160116894/photos/15024997