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Old 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #48
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

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Originally Posted by Stonehands89 View Post
Holmes was #1 and I'm pretty sure that John Tate was #2.

Larry Holmes vs. Top 10 rated opponents or champions.

1976
Feburary: debuts at No. 8 in Ring ratings (no exact date on ratings).
No rated opponents.

1977
No rated opponetns.

1978
Ernie Shavers - No. 7
Ken Norton - No. 2
Alfredo Evangelista - No. 6

1979
Ossie Ocasio - No. 5
Mike Weaver - No. 8
Ernie Shavers - No. 3 (Holmes rated as no. 1 in this fight, HW title Vacant).

1980
Lorenzo Zanon - No. 7
Leroy Jones - No. 6
Scott LeDoux - No. 10
***Holmes upgraded to HW champion by The Ring with April 1, 1980 ratings)***
Muhammad Ali - No. 5

1981
Trevor Berbick - No. 7
Leon Spinks - No. 3
Renaldo Snipes - no. 10

1982
Gerry Cooney - No. 3
Randall Cobb - No. 9

1983
Tim Witherspoon - No. 9
Marvis Frazier - No. 10

1984
James Smith - No. 9

1985
David Bey - No. 3
(Carl Williams - No. 12, rises to no. 9 after fight with Holmes)

Michael Spinks - World Champ Light-Heavyweight - LOSS

1986
Michael Spinks - World Champ - LOSS

1988
Mike Tyson - No. 1 - LOSS

1992
Ray Mercer - No. 5
Evander Holyfield - World Champ - LOSS

1995
Oliver McCall - No. 2 - LOSS


Record vs. Top 10/Champions: 20-5
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