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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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Number 172 – 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 … Continue reading

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Number 173 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #157 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions … Continue reading

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Number 174 – Joe Erskine

Joe Erskine (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #157 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and … Continue reading

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Number 175 – Joe Kahut

Joe Kahut (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #157 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and … Continue reading

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Number 176 – Alejandro Lavorante

Alejandro Lavorante (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions … Continue reading

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Number 177 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Alvin Lewis (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and #58 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers … Continue reading

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