Number 181 – Buster Mathis

Buster Mathis (tied for 176) 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 181 – 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 182 – Cleveland Williams

Cleveland Williams (tied for 182) 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 182 – Cleveland Williams

Number 184 – Wayne Bethea

Wayne Bethea (tied for 184) 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 184 – Wayne Bethea

Number 185 – Carl Williams

Carl Williams (tied for 184) Belle Glade, Florida, USA November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013 6’4” / 83” reach / 205-242lbs 30-10-0-1(21) from 1/22/1982 to 10/30/1997 (15y9m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 2 fights for the linear championship – 0-2-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W-UD-12 Trevor Berbick, L-UD-15 Larry… Read More Number 185 – Carl Williams

Number 186 – Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson (tied for 184) Silver Spring, Maryland, USA October 18, 1971 6’5” / 81½″ reach / 235-270lbs 40-7-0-0(27) from 1/27/2000 to 3/5/2016 (16y2m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fights for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W-SD-10 Odlanier Solis, L-KO-11, L-TKO-6 Wladimir Klitschko, L-UD-12 Kubrat Pulev,… Read More Number 186 – Tony Thompson

Number 189 – Jose Roman

Jose Roman (tied for 184) Vega Baja, Puerto Rico December 17, 1946 5’10” / 71” reach / 176-204 lbs 54-27-4-1 (27) from 06/20/1966 to 3/19/1981 (14y9m) 0-2-0-0(0) 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: L-KO-1 George Foreman, L-UD-10 Jimmy Young -2 total score (0 + -2 +… Read More Number 189 – Jose Roman

Number 197 – Jose Luis Garcia

Jose Luis Garcia (tied for 192) Caracas, Venezuela 1950 6’4” / 159-221 lbs 30-8-1-1(19) from 6/17/1968 to 8/14/1975 (7y2m) 0-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-1-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-KO-6 Ernie Terrell, L-KO-3 Ron Lyle, L-KO-2 Joe Bugner, L-KO-5 Ken Norton -3 total score (0 + -4 + 0 +… Read More Number 197 – Jose Luis Garcia