Updates to the Greatest Heavyweights, now The 178 Greatest Heavyweights

Well, I figured this would happen. Going through my heavyweight ranking, making some changes and doing some more research, I came to the conclusion that there are some good fighters that have been left out. More importantly, those fighters all have records that give them rankings higher that my lowest-ranked fighter on this list. I… Read More Updates to the Greatest Heavyweights, now The 178 Greatest Heavyweights

Number 202 – Gunnar Barlund

Gunnar Barlund Helsinki, Finland January 9, 1911 – August 1, 1982 6’1” / 191 1/2 – 208lbs 56-30-1-0(28) from 9/13/1934 to 4/3/1948 (13y7m) 2-11-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top Ten Opponents: W-UD-10 Alberto Santiago Lovell, W-UD-12 Buddy Scott, L-UD-10 Nathan Mann, L-TKO-7… Read More Number 202 – Gunnar Barlund

Number 195 – Patsy Perroni

Patsy Perroni (tied for 191) February 3, 1912 – October 1, 1987 6’1½” / 77½” reach / 171¾-196lbs 71-18-8-0(25) from 4/1/1927 to 6/1/1944 (17y2m) 1-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD10 Gus Dorazio, L-MD-10 Don McCorkindale, L-UD-10 Joe Louis, L-UD-6,… Read More Number 195 – Patsy Perroni

Top 15 Pound for Pound ranking – November 2014

Well, it’s been more than 6 months since my last pound-for-pound ranking. While the pound-for-pound list is mythical and basically akin to intellectual masturbation, it remains a fun exercise. Plus, I relish the debates that lists like this bring. Quite a bit has happened in the last half year. Floyd Mayweather fought twice. Roman Gonzalez… Read More Top 15 Pound for Pound ranking – November 2014