Tag Archives: contender

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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Overrated/Underrated – Heavyweight Edition

This past Saturday, former linear champion Wladimir Klitschko did battle with up-and-coming contender Anthony Joshua. Similar size, similar attributes, similar styles, the two heavyweights were like strange mirror images of each other. Except that the old lion was being underrated … Continue reading

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Number 190 – Joe Bugner

Joe Bugner (tied for 189) 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 – #142 total and #171 +/- 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 … Continue reading

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Number 187 – Larry Middleton

Larry Middleton (tied for 187) 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 – #142 total and #171 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions – … Continue reading

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