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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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Number 172 – 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 … Continue reading

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Number 173 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #157 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions … 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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Another update for the 200 Greatest Heavyweights

This is a quick one. I have once again rearranged the ranking – both of fighters already listed, and fighters further up the list. I have hemmed and hawed about this topic for years now, but I finally gave in … Continue reading

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Number 194 – Jose Luis Garcia

Jose Luis Garcia (tied for 189) 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 – #193 total and #157 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and #175 +/- 1-1-0-0(1) against hall-of-famers – … Continue reading

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Number 195 – James Broad

James Broad (tied for 189) 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 – #193 total and #134 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and #175 … Continue reading

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