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

Number 191 – Big Boy Brown

Big Boy Brown (tied for 190) February 14, 1922 – February 1984 6’1” / 220-268lbs 14-22-2-0(9) from 4/8/1942 to 11/22/1950 (8y7m) 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 Top ten opponents: W-SD-10, D-10 Lou Brooks, L-UD-15 Harry Bobo, L-KO-8 Lee Q Murray, L-KO-11, L-UD-10… Read More Number 191 – Big Boy Brown

Number 196 – Patsy Perroni

Patsy Perroni (tied for 192) February 3, 1912 – October 1, 1987 6’1½” / 77½” reach / 171¾-196lbs 71-18-8-0(25) from 4/1/1927 to 6/1/1944 (17y2m) 1-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-UD10 Gus Dorazio, L-MD-10 Don McCorkindale, L-UD-10 Joe Louis, L-UD-6,… Read More Number 196 – Patsy Perroni

Number 205 – Alex Miteff

Alex Miteff (tied for 205) Santa Fe, Argentina March 25, 1935 6’1” / 197½-213lbs 25-13-1-0(15) from 6/8/1956 to 4/27/1967 (10y10m) 1-9-0-0(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: W-SD-10 Nino Valdes, L-KO-1 Mike DeJohn, L-UD-10 Zora Folley, L-TKO-7, L-SD-10 Billy Hunter, L-UD-10 Eddie Machen,… Read More Number 205 – Alex Miteff

Number 207 – Turkey Thompson

Turkey Thompson Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA December 25, 1919 – June 27, 1984 5’8½” / 73” reach / 157-218lbs 54-15-2-1(39) from 10/04/1938 to 5/17/1952 (13y7m) 0-7-1-0(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 Top ten opponents: D-10 Abe Simon, L-UD-10 Bob Pastor, L-UD-10 Lee Q Murray,… Read More Number 207 – Turkey Thompson

Number 208 – James “Quick” Tillis

James Tillis Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA July 5, 1957 6’1” / 80” reach / 186 – 261lbs 42-22-1-1(31) from 11/18/1978 to 4/13/2001(22y5m) 0-8-0-0 against the top ten 0-2-0-0 against linear champions 0-2-0-0 against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-UD-15 Mike Weaver, L-TKO-8 Pinklon Thomas, L-TKO-8 Greg Page, L-TKO-1 Tim Witherspoon, L-UD-10… Read More Number 208 – James “Quick” Tillis

Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014

Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014 The heavyweight division sucks. That’s the current narrative, anyway. In fact, throughout the years, that’s often been the narrative. The common consensus throughout most heavyweight eras is that one or two great fighters are dominating an otherwise weak division. Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Larry Holmes, and Mike Tyson… Read More Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014