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Old 11-13-2012, 04:10 AM   #82
bodhi
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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 Unforgiven View Post
I agree.

But at one point in his prime, Joe Louis, perhaps the greatest fighter ever at any weight, imo, had the following 14-fight streak :

John Henry Lewis
Jack Roper
Tony Galento
Bob Pastor
Arturo Godoy
Johnny paycheck
Arturo Godoy
Al Mccoy
Red Burman
Gus Dorazio
Abe Simon
Tony Musto
Buddy Baer
Billy Conn

Compare to Wladimir Klitschko's last 14 fights :

Chris Byrd
Calvin Brock
Ray Austin
Lamon Brewster
Sultan Ibragimov
Tony Thompson
Hasim Rahman
Ruslan Chagaev
Eddie Chambers
Sam Peter
David Haye
Jean-Marc Mormeck
Tony Thompson
Mariusz Wach


Neither list is of an outstanding crop of world-beaters, but they are not 'tomato cans' or 'bums' either.
Difference is, Louis was THE champ for 14 of those fights. Wlad for 6 Im a big fan of Wlad btw. but this is just not true here. Wlad may hold this record for beltholders but not for champs.
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