Number 175 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 175) 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 the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-TKO-5 Abe Simon, L-KO-8 Bob Pastor, L-KO-1 Harry Bobo, L-KO-10, L-KO-8… Read More Number 175 – Lem Franklin

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 191 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 191)  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 191 – Curtis Sheppard