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 in many circles, and young Joshua was being somewhat overrated. Now, this is not a… Read More Overrated/Underrated – Heavyweight Edition

Number 184 – Carl Williams

Carl Williams (tied for 183) Belle Glade, Florida, USA November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013 6’4” / 83” reach / 205-242lbs 30-10-0-1(21) from 1/22/1982 to 10/30/1997 (15y9m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-2-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 2 fights for the linear championship – 0-2-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W-UD-12 Trevor Berbick, L-UD-15 Larry… Read More Number 184 – Carl Williams

Number 187 – Orlin Norris

Orlin Norris (tied for 183) 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 score… Read More Number 187 – Orlin Norris

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 203 – Andrew Golota

Andrew Golota Warsaw, Poland January 5, 1968 6’4” / 79” reach / 217-256lbs 41-9-1-1(33) from 2/7/1992 to 2/23/2013 (21y0m) 0-6-1-1(0) against the top ten 0-3-0-1(0) against linear champions 0-1-0-1(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: D-12 Chris Byrd, NC-3 Mike Tyson, L-DQ-7, L-DQ-9 Riddick Bowe, L-KO-1 Lennox Lewis, L-TKO-10 Michael… Read More Number 203 – Andrew Golota

Number 207 – 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 207 – James “Quick” Tillis