Number 179 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Alvin Lewis (tied for 175) 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, L-SD-10 Leotis Martin, L-DQ-7 Oscar Bonavena, L-TKO-11 Muhammad Ali -1 total score (1 + -3+ 0 +… Read More Number 179 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Number 191 – Curtis Sheppard

Curtis Sheppard (tied for 191)  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 championship Top ten opponents: W-KO-1 Joey Maxim, W-UD-10 Gus Dorazio, L-KO-5 Lem Franklin, L-UD-10 Joey… Read More Number 191 – Curtis Sheppard

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 for this has been explained before, but essentially, those rankings are the oldest, most reliable,… Read More 178 Greatest Heavyweights recalculation – Holyfield edition

Number 202 – 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 championship Top Ten Opponents: W-UD-10 Alberto Santiago Lovell, W-UD-12 Buddy Scott, L-UD-10 Nathan Mann, L-TKO-7… Read More Number 202 – Gunnar Barlund

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

Repost – Blogger – December 29, 2007 – Top Ten Heavyweights, 12/29/07

Reposted from Blogger Top Ten Heavyweights, 12/29/07 – December 29, 2007 I haven’t done a top ten list in a few months. However, not much has changed in the heavyweight division, especially in the top 5. Wlad is still number 1, but hasn’t fought since July. Maskaev and Peter have yet to get it on. A lot… Read More Repost – Blogger – December 29, 2007 – Top Ten Heavyweights, 12/29/07

Repost – Blogger – April 8, 2007 – An Alternative to Unification: A Rematch Between Wladimir Klitschko & Sam Peter

Reposted from Blogger and http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=10267&more=1 on 03/15/07 An Alternative to Unification: A Rematch Between Wladimir Klitschko & Sam Peter – February 1, 2007 First of all, let me begin with an apology. I’m quite confident many boxing fans are getting tired of reading about Wladimir Klitschko. Thanks to his recent win over Ray Austin, his status as the number one heavyweight,… Read More Repost – Blogger – April 8, 2007 – An Alternative to Unification: A Rematch Between Wladimir Klitschko & Sam Peter