Category Archives: opinion

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Top 15 Heavyweights – January 11, 2015

January 2015 Heavyweight Ranking It’s been more than 8 months since my last attempt at ranking the heavyweight division. It hasn’t been an incredibly active period for the heavies, but the good news is that the best are actually fighting … Continue reading

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Number 205 – James “Quick” Tillis

James Tillis Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA July 5, 1957 6’1” / 80” reach / 186 – 261lbs 42-22-1-1(31) from 11/18/1978 to 4/13/2001(22y5m) 0-8-0-0 against the top ten – #193 total and #198 +/- 0-2-0-0 against linear champions – #89 total and … Continue reading

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The Top 200 Heavyweights of All Time

This next post is the culmination of more than 3 years of research. I am a geek, and have always enjoyed lists and rankings. Others have ranked the all-time greatest boxers, both per weight-class, and pound-for-pound. For these last three … Continue reading

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