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Number 174 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 174) 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 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-0-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers No fights for … Continue reading

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Number 176 – Joe Kahut

Joe Kahut (tied for 174) 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 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for the linear championship Top … Continue reading

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Number 159 – 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 … Continue reading

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Number 190 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 190)  Brownsville, New York, USA August 28, 1920 – May 10, 1984? 5’11” / 173-203lbs 52-33-0-2(33) from 9/24/1938 to 1/19/1949 (20y4m) 2-10-0-0(1) against the top ten 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-10-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear … Continue reading

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Number 189 – Big Boy Brown

Big Boy Brown (tied for 188) February 14, 1922 – February 1984 6’1” / 220-268lbs 14-22-2-0(9) from 4/8/1942 to 11/22/1950 (8y7m) 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 Top … Continue reading

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