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Number 173 – Lem Franklin

Lem Franklin (tied for 173) Mobile, Alabama, USA May 30, 1916 – August 3, 1944 6’2” / 76″ reach / 190-210 lbs 32-13-1-2(28) from 07/30/1937 to 07/24/1944 (7y0m) 1-5-0-0(1) against the top ten – #142 total and #157 +/- 0-0-0-0(0) against linear champions … Continue reading

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Number 176 – Alejandro Lavorante

Alejandro Lavorante (tied for 173) Mendoza, Argentina October 25, 1936 – April 1, 1964 6’3” / 73″ reach / 202-212 lbs 19-5-0-0(15) from 09/22/1959 to 09/21/1962 (3y0m) 1-4-0-0(1) against the top ten – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions … Continue reading

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Number 177 – Alvin “Blue” Lewis

Alvin Lewis (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear champions – #89 total and #58 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers … Continue reading

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Number 178 – Buster Mathis

Buster Mathis (tied for 173) 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 – #142 total and #134 +/- 0-1-0-0(0) against linear … Continue reading

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Number 196 – Dick Richardson

Dick Richardson (tied for 196) Newport, Wales, United Kingdom June 1, 1934 – July 15, 1999 6’3” / 193½-209½ lbs 31-14-2-0(24) from 9/15/1954 to 3/26/1963 (8y6m) 0-6-0-0(0) against the top ten – #193 total and #184 +/- 1-1-0-0(0) against linear champions – … Continue reading

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