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Number 180 – Buster Mathis

Buster Mathis (tied for 175) Sledge, Mississippi, USA June 11, 1943 – September 6, 1995 6’3” / 76″ reach / 220-300 lbs 30-4-0-0(21) from 06/28/1965 to 09/29/1972 (7y3m) 1-4-0-0(1) against the top ten 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers No fights … 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 160 – Arturo Godoy

Arturo Godoy Iquique, Chile October 10, 1912 – August 27, 1986 6’0½” / 74” reach / 168½-207¾lbs 89-21-12-2(50) from 12/21/1930 to 11/3/1951 (20y10m) 2-9-5-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-4-1-0(0) against hall-of-famers 2 fights for the linear … Continue reading

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Number 181 – Cleveland Williams

Cleveland Williams (tied for 181) Griffin, Georgia, USA June 30, 1933 – September 11, 1999 6’3” / 80” reach / 190-236lbs 78-13-1-0(58) from 12/11/1951 to 10/28/1972 (20y10m) 2-8-1-0(1) against the top ten 0-3-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-3-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 … Continue reading

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Number 183 – Wayne Bethea

Wayne Bethea (tied for 183) Dillon, South Carolina, USA March 27, 1932 – January 20, 2011 6’0” / 186-217½lbs 28-18-4-0(11) from 8/12/1954 to 10/14/1963 (9y2m) 1-7-0-0(0) against the top ten 1-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 1-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for … Continue reading

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Number 185 – Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson (tied for 183) Silver Spring, Maryland, USA October 18, 1971 6’5” / 81½″ reach / 235-270lbs 40-7-0-0(27) from 1/27/2000 to 3/5/2016 (16y2m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fights for the linear championship … Continue reading

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