Back in the saddle

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year concentrating my efforts on my other blog, and have pretty much neglected boxing. Politics and current events have felt much more pressing. However, I haven’t forgotten this blog, or my big heavyweight project. I’ve done some recalculations to my Greatest Heavyweights list, and have added… Read More Back in the saddle

Number 192 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 192)  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 championship Top ten opponents: W-KO-1 Joey Maxim, W-UD-10 Gus Dorazio, L-KO-5 Lem Franklin, L-UD-10 Joey… Read More Number 192 – Curtis Sheppard

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

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 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

Updates to the Greatest Heavyweights, now The 178 Greatest Heavyweights

Well, I figured this would happen. Going through my heavyweight ranking, making some changes and doing some more research, I came to the conclusion that there are some good fighters that have been left out. More importantly, those fighters all have records that give them rankings higher that my lowest-ranked fighter on this list. I… Read More Updates to the Greatest Heavyweights, now The 178 Greatest Heavyweights

Number 191 – Big Boy Brown

Big Boy Brown (tied for 190) 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 ten opponents: W-SD-10, D-10 Lou Brooks, L-UD-15 Harry Bobo, L-KO-8 Lee Q Murray, L-KO-11, L-UD-10… Read More Number 191 – Big Boy Brown