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About hbreck

Writer, debater, contrarian, storyteller, occasional troublemaker. I'm mostly just making things up as I go.

Premature Bombing?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A young(ish), up-and-coming heavyweight with a reputation for big power – already making inroads in the top ten rankings – obliterates a faded former contender in less than a round. He’s now seen … Continue reading

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Mayweather vs McGregor for the Casual Fan

I’m writing this for my friends who aren’t necessarily boxing fans, but are curious about this weekend’s upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. It’s received a lot of attention, and will probably sell quite well on pay-per-view. … Continue reading

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Number 173 – Michael Dokes

Michael Dokes Akron, Ohio, USA August 10, 1958 – August 12, 2012 6’3″ / 78″ reach / 198-290 lbs 53-6-2-0 (34) from 10/15/1976 to 10/11/1997 (21y0m) 1-4-0-1(1) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 0-1-0-0(0) for the linear championship … Continue reading

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Number 174 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 174) Mobile, Alabama, USA May 30, 1916 – August 3, 1944 6’2” / 76″ reach / 190-210 lbs 32-13-1-2(28) from 07/30/1937 to 07/24/1944 (7y0m) 1-5-0-0(1) against the top ten 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-0-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers No fights for … Continue reading

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Number 175 – Joe Erskine

Joe Erskine (tied for 174) Cardiff, Wales, UK January 26, 1934 – February 2, 1990 5’11” / 190-212 lbs 45-8-1-0(13) from 03/09/1954 to 10/27/1964 (10y7m) 1-5-0-0(1) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for the linear championship Top … Continue reading

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Number 176 – Joe Kahut

Joe Kahut (tied for 174) Woodburn, Oregon, USA June 22, 1923 – October 4, 1990 5’10” / 145-189 lbs 58-27-7-1(38) from 01/17/1941 to 01/28/1954 (13y0m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for the linear championship Top … Continue reading

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Number 177 – Alejandro Lavorante

Alejandro Lavorante (tied for 174) Mendoza, Argentina October 25, 1936 – April 1, 1964 6’3” / 73″ reach / 202-212 lbs 19-5-0-0(15) from 09/22/1959 to 09/21/1962 (3y0m) 1-4-0-0(1) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for … Continue reading

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