Number 179 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Alvin Lewis (tied for 175) Detroit, Michigan, USA 1943 6’3” / 205-225 lbs 30-6-0-0(19) from 06/21/1966 to 11/14/1973 (7y5m) 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 the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-KO-2 Hector Corletti, L-TKO-9, L-SD-10 Leotis Martin, L-DQ-7 Oscar Bonavena, L-TKO-11 Muhammad Ali -1 total score (1 + -3+ 0 +… Read More Number 179 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Number 180 – Buster Mathis

Buster Mathis (tied for 175) Sledge, Mississippi, USA June 11, 1943 – September 6, 1995 6’3” / 76″ reach / 220-300 lbs 30-4-0-0(21) from 06/28/1965 to 09/29/1972 (7y3m) 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 the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD-12 George Chuvalo, L-TKO-11 Joe Frazier, L-UD-12 Jerry Quarry,… Read More Number 180 – Buster Mathis

Overrated/Underrated – Heavyweight Edition

This past Saturday, former linear champion Wladimir Klitschko did battle with up-and-coming contender Anthony Joshua. Similar size, similar attributes, similar styles, the two heavyweights were like strange mirror images of each other. Except that the old lion was being underrated in many circles, and young Joshua was being somewhat overrated. Now, this is not a… Read More Overrated/Underrated – Heavyweight Edition

Number 160 – Arturo Godoy

Arturo Godoy Iquique, Chile October 10, 1912 – August 27, 1986 6’0½” / 74” reach / 168½-207¾lbs 89-21-12-2(50) from 12/21/1930 to 11/3/1951 (20y10m) 2-9-5-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-4-1-0(0) against hall-of-famers 2 fights for the linear championship – 0-2-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W-UD-12 Roscoe Toles, W-SD-10 Phil Muscato, D-10 Leroy Haynes, D-10 Al… Read More Number 160 – Arturo Godoy

Number 181 – Cleveland Williams

Cleveland Williams (tied for 181) Griffin, Georgia, USA June 30, 1933 – September 11, 1999 6’3” / 80” reach / 190-236lbs 78-13-1-0(58) from 12/11/1951 to 10/28/1972 (20y10m) 2-8-1-0(1) against the top ten 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fight for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W–TKO-5 Alex Miteff, W-UD-10 Billy… Read More Number 181 – Cleveland Williams

Number 183 – Wayne Bethea

Wayne Bethea (tied for 183) Dillon, South Carolina, USA March 27, 1932 – January 20, 2011 6’0” / 186-217½lbs 28-18-4-0(11) from 8/12/1954 to 10/14/1963 (9y2m) 1-7-0-0(0) against the top ten 1-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD-10 Ezzard Charles, L-SD-10, L-SD-10 Zora Folley, L-SD-10 Nino… Read More Number 183 – Wayne Bethea