Number 174 – Michael Dokes

Michael Dokes Akron, Ohio, USA August 10, 1958 – August 12, 2012 6’3″ / 78″ reach / 198-290 lbs 53-6-2-0 (34) from 10/15/1976 to 10/11/1997 (21y0m) 1-4-0-1(1) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 0-1-0-0(0) for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-TKO-1 Mike Weaver, D-15 Mike Weaver, L-KO-10 Gerrie Coetzee, L-TKO-10 Evander Holyfield, L-TKO-4 Donovan… Read More Number 174 – Michael Dokes

Number 199 – Fres Oquendo

Fres Oquendo (tied for 198) San Juan, Puerto Rico April 1, 1973 6’2” / 80” reach / 210-238lbs 37-8-0-0(24) from 05/10/1997 to 7/6/2014 (17y2m) 0-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-TKO-9 David Tua, L-UD-12 Chris Byrd, L-TKO-11 John Ruiz, L-MD-12 Ruslan… Read More Number 199 – Fres Oquendo

178 Greatest Heavyweights recalculation – Holyfield edition

The basic criteria for my ranking of the greatest heavyweights is fairly straight forward. How many wins does a fighter have against good opposition? My primary means of assessing this is via the Ring Magazine’s top ten ratings. My rationale for this has been explained before, but essentially, those rankings are the oldest, most reliable,… Read More 178 Greatest Heavyweights recalculation – Holyfield edition

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