Tag Archives: Ken Norton

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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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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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 206 – Scott LeDoux

Scott LeDoux Crosby-Ironton, Minnesota, USA January 7, 1949 – August 11, 2011 6’1½” / 80” reach / 217-238lbs 33-13-4-0(22) from 2/4/1974 to 5/5/1983 (9y3m) 0-9-1-0(0) against the top ten – #193 total and #204 +/- 0-2-1-0(0) against linear champions – … Continue reading

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Number 187 – Larry Middleton

Larry Middleton (tied for 187) 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 – #142 total and #171 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions – … Continue reading

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