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 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

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 in many circles, and young Joshua was being somewhat overrated. Now, this is not a… Read More Overrated/Underrated – Heavyweight Edition

Number 196 – Jose Luis Garcia

Jose Luis Garcia (tied for 191) Caracas, Venezuela 1950 6’4” / 159-221 lbs 30-8-1-1(19) from 6/17/1968 to 8/14/1975 (7y2m) 0-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-1-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-KO-6 Ernie Terrell, L-KO-3 Ron Lyle, L-KO-2 Joe Bugner, L-KO-5 Ken Norton -3 total score (0 + -4 + 0 +… Read More Number 196 – Jose Luis Garcia

Number 197 – James Broad

James Broad (tied for 191) Greensboro, North Carolina, USA January 27, 1958 – November 20, 2001 6’4” / 210-313 lbs 23-10-0-0(15) from 8/11/1981 to 8/20/1993 (12y0m) 0-3-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L–KO-2 Tim Witherspoon, L-UD-12 Tony Tucker, L-TKO-1 Donovan Ruddock -3 total score (0 + -3 +… Read More Number 197 – James Broad