Number 188 – Orlin Norris

Orlin Norris (tied for 184) Lubbock, Texas, USA October 4, 1965 5’10” / 70” reach / 187-246 lbs 57-10-1-2(30) from 6/16/1986 to 11/03/2005 (19y5m) 0-2-0-1(0) against the top ten 0-0-0-1(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-1(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Fights against the top ten: L-SD-12 Tony Tucker, L-UD-10 Andrew Golota, NC-1 Mike Tyson -2 total… Read More Number 188 – Orlin Norris

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 192 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 192)  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 192 – Curtis Sheppard

Number 193 – Joe Bugner

Joe Bugner (tied for 192) 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 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fight for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Fights against the top ten: W-UD-15 Henry Cooper, L-UD-15 Jack Bodell, L-UD-12, L-UD-15… Read More Number 193 – Joe Bugner

Number 190 – Larry Middleton

Larry Middleton (tied for 190) 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 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights for the linear championship Fights against the top ten: W-UD-10 Joe Bugner, D-10 Jimmy Ellis, L-UD-10 Jerry… Read More Number 190 – Larry Middleton

Number 202 – Monte Barrett

Monte Barrett (tied for 199) May 26, 1971 6’3” / 78” reach / 213-229lbs 35-11-2-0(20) from 8/16/1996 to 4/3/2014 (17y8m) 0-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-TKO-7 Wladimir Klitschko, L-MD-10 Joe Mesi, L-UD-12 Hasim Rahman, L-TKO-11 Nicolay Valuev -4 total… Read More Number 202 – Monte Barrett