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 185 – Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson (tied for 183) Silver Spring, Maryland, USA October 18, 1971 6’5” / 81½″ reach / 235-270lbs 40-7-0-0(27) from 1/27/2000 to 3/5/2016 (16y2m) 1-5-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers 1 fights for the linear championship – 0-1-0-0(0) Top ten opponents: W-SD-10 Odlanier Solis, L-KO-11, L-TKO-6 Wladimir Klitschko, L-UD-12 Kubrat Pulev, L-UD-12… Read More Number 185 – Tony Thompson

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

Top 15 Pound for Pound ranking – November 2014

Well, it’s been more than 6 months since my last pound-for-pound ranking. While the pound-for-pound list is mythical and basically akin to intellectual masturbation, it remains a fun exercise. Plus, I relish the debates that lists like this bring. Quite a bit has happened in the last half year. Floyd Mayweather fought twice. Roman Gonzalez… Read More Top 15 Pound for Pound ranking – November 2014

Number 201 – Monte Barrett

Monte Barrett (tied for 198) May 26, 1971 6’3” / 78” reach / 213-229lbs 35-11-2-0(20) from 8/16/1996 to 4/3/2014 (17y8m) 0-4-0-0(0) against the top ten 0-2-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-TKO-7 Wladimir Klitschko, L-MD-10 Joe Mesi, L-UD-12 Hasim Rahman, L-TKO-11 Nicolay Valuev -4 total… Read More Number 201 – Monte Barrett

Number 205 – Jameel McCline

Jameel McCline (tied for 204) New York, New York, USA May 20, 1970 6’6” / 82” reach / 252-283¾lbs 41-13-3-0(24) from 10/10/1995 to 9/8/2012 (16y11m) 0-7-0-0(0) against the top ten 1-1-0-0(0) against linear champions 0-0-0-0(0) against hall-of-famers no fights for the linear championship Top ten opponents: L-TKO-10 Wladimir Klitschko, L-SD-12 Chris Byrd, L-UD-10 Calvin Brock,… Read More Number 205 – Jameel McCline

Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014

Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014 The heavyweight division sucks. That’s the current narrative, anyway. In fact, throughout the years, that’s often been the narrative. The common consensus throughout most heavyweight eras is that one or two great fighters are dominating an otherwise weak division. Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Larry Holmes, and Mike Tyson… Read More Top 15 Heavyweights – April 29, 2014