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Number 178 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Alvin Lewis (tied for 174) Detroit, Michigan, USA 1943 6’3” / 205-225 lbs 30-6-0-0(19) from 06/21/1966 to 11/14/1973 (7y5m) 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 for the linear championship Top ten opponents: W-KO-2 Hector Corletti, L-TKO-9, … Continue reading

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Number 190 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 190)  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 … Continue reading

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Top 15 Heavyweights – June 25, 2015

June 2015 Heavyweight Ranking So much for clarity. Several of the top 15 fought each other since my last ranking, and with a few exceptions, there was very little movement in the ratings as a result. Just a week before … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Number 201 – Gunnar Barlund

Gunnar Barlund Helsinki, Finland January 9, 1911 – August 1, 1982 6’1” / 191 1/2 – 208lbs 56-30-1-0(28) from 9/13/1934 to 4/3/1948 (13y7m) 2-11-0-0(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 … Continue reading

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Number 206 – 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 … Continue reading

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The Top 200 Heavyweights of All Time

This next post is the culmination of more than 3 years of research. I am a geek, and have always enjoyed lists and rankings. Others have ranked the all-time greatest boxers, both per weight-class, and pound-for-pound. For these last three … Continue reading

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