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 194 – Alfredo Evangelista

Alfredo Evangelista (tied for 192) Montevideo, Uruguay December 3, 1954 6’1½” / 208-242½lbs 61-13-4-0(41) from 10/10/1975 to 4/15/1988 (12y6m) 1-6-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fight for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Fights against the top ten: W-SD-10 Renaldo Snipes, L-UD-15 Muhammad Ali, L-KO-7 Larry Holmes, L-UD-12 Lorenzo… Read More Number 194 – Alfredo Evangelista

Number 195 – Red Burman

Red Burman (tied for 192) March 18, 1915 – January 25, 1996 5’11” / 148-199 1/2 lbs 78-22-3-0(33) from 04/28/1930 to 10/26/1942 (12y6m) 1-6-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 0-1-0-0(0) for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD-12, L-UD-12 Tommy Farr, L-UD-10 Alberto Santiago Lovell, W-KO-5 Joe Louis, L-UD-10… Read More Number 195 – Red Burman

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