Originally Posted by MikeyM1979
Itachi. Even though, statistically, Sarutobi had high marks, I'd still assume it'd be difficult for him to break out of strong genjutsu from Itachi. I think Sandaime is more versatile with his ninjutsu, but that doesn't entirely make a winner. Just look at Kakashi.
Itachi would win maybe from plain youngness sarutobi had a perfect score in genjutsu meaning he can easily overwhlem or out come any genjutsu.
He was able to fight in total darkness which is a genjutsu from shodaime hokage i believe far deadlier then tsukuyomi which can be broken out from..
Itachi would win because he is younger he would win easily but since sarutobi was that bad ass in his prime and still had some left over he would be a threat to itachi. Itachi is versatile that much with ninjutsu he is good at it but doesn't posses to much not that we have seen. Sarutobi can out rank his suiton and katon with earth not to mention sarutobi's katon out ranks itachi's.
Itachi either wins but barely or its a draw should sarutobi summon death god.
Edit: If u really think about it he only lost to orochimaru because he was fighting 3 on 1 most of the time or rather 2 zombies on one if it was 1 on 1 oro wouldn't be alive long enough to tempt sasuke to go to him. The hokage aren't a joke the 4 of em i mean each one stronger then the last and each one was praised as the strongest in their time at least 3 out of the 4 were. with the 4th being praised as the greatest all time.