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Number 176 – Joe Erskine

Joe Erskine (tied for 175) 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 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for the linear championship Top … Continue reading

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Number 177 – Joe Kahut

Joe Kahut (tied for 175) 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 178 – Alejandro Lavorante

Alejandro Lavorante (tied for 175) 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 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Number 181 – Cleveland Williams

Cleveland Williams (tied for 181) 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 … Continue reading

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Number 183 – Wayne Bethea

Wayne Bethea (tied for 183) 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 … Continue reading

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Number 198 – Dick Richardson

Dick Richardson (tied for 198) Newport, Wales, United Kingdom June 1, 1934 – July 15, 1999 6’3” / 193½-209½ lbs 31-14-2-0(24) from 9/15/1954 to 3/26/1963 (8y6m) 0-6-0-0(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 … Continue reading

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