Going out on a limb: Pacquiao versus Mayweather Prediction

I rarely make fight predictions. I mean, I can analyze strengths and weaknesses, look at common opponents, and so on. I can make reasonable predictions based on these factors. But for a fight of this magnitude, where the two fighters weaknesses play perfectly into the other’s strengths… it’s a tossup for me. I just can’t decide… Read More Going out on a limb: Pacquiao versus Mayweather Prediction

Fight Report – Premier Boxing Champions – Lee-Qullin, Peterson-Garcia

It was an interesting night of fights on NBC Saturday night. Boxing returned for the second time this year on network television, showcasing world-class fighters in decent matchups. Middleweight contenders Andy Lee and Peter Quillin fought to a somewhat entertaining draw. Despite some protests from the crowd, the decision seemed fair to these eyes. In… Read More Fight Report – Premier Boxing Champions – Lee-Qullin, Peterson-Garcia

Number 193 – Joe Bugner

Joe Bugner (tied for 192) Szoreg, Hungary March 13, 1950 6’4” / 82” reach / 199¾-278¼ lbs 69-13-1-0(41) from 12/20/1967 to 06/13/1999 (31y6m) 1-6-0-0(0) 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) Fights against the top ten: W-UD-15 Henry Cooper, L-UD-15 Jack Bodell, L-UD-12, L-UD-15… Read More Number 193 – Joe Bugner

Number 190 – Larry Middleton

Larry Middleton (tied for 190) Dundalk, Marlyland, USA January 24, 1942 – January 9, 2014 6’5” / 190-210lbs 23-10-2-0(14) from 09/23/1965 to 01/25/1978 (12y4m) 1-6-1-0(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 Fights against the top ten: W-UD-10 Joe Bugner, D-10 Jimmy Ellis, L-UD-10 Jerry… Read More Number 190 – Larry Middleton

Number 194 – Alfredo Evangelista

Alfredo Evangelista (tied for 192) Montevideo, Uruguay December 3, 1954 6’1½” / 208-242½lbs 61-13-4-0(41) from 10/10/1975 to 4/15/1988 (12y6m) 1-6-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fight for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Fights against the top ten: W-SD-10 Renaldo Snipes, L-UD-15 Muhammad Ali, L-KO-7 Larry Holmes, L-UD-12 Lorenzo… Read More Number 194 – Alfredo Evangelista

Number 195 – Red Burman

Red Burman (tied for 192) March 18, 1915 – January 25, 1996 5’11” / 148-199 1/2 lbs 78-22-3-0(33) from 04/28/1930 to 10/26/1942 (12y6m) 1-6-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 0-1-0-0(0) for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD-12, L-UD-12 Tommy Farr, L-UD-10 Alberto Santiago Lovell, W-KO-5 Joe Louis, L-UD-10… Read More Number 195 – Red Burman

178 Greatest Heavyweights recalculation – Holyfield edition

The basic criteria for my ranking of the greatest heavyweights is fairly straight forward. How many wins does a fighter have against good opposition? My primary means of assessing this is via the Ring Magazine’s top ten ratings. My rationale for this has been explained before, but essentially, those rankings are the oldest, most reliable,… Read More 178 Greatest Heavyweights recalculation – Holyfield edition