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Old 12-14-2012, 03:45 AM   #30
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Default Re: Best fighters p4p never to win a world title

Originally Posted by McGrain View Post

You've really taken the fun out of trying to come up with some names ourselves, haven't you!

My top five:

1 - Burley. By a mile. At his peak i bet he could beat almost any champion between light-welter and super-middle to secure himself a title.

2 - Sam Langford....ok, I may have been exaggerating when I said "by a mile". I am really getting into this guy, what a great fighter.

3 - Harry Wills. I have a real soft spot for this guy. I feel bad for him. He may not be "better" p4p than many other denied champs but he's one of the ones I hurt for the most. He deserved a shot.

4 - Lloyd Marshall. The ultimate business fighter? Maybe, but I bet his raw talent would be enough to put any super-middle/light-heavy there's ever been to the test.

5 - I'd like to say Jack Chase, but probably Holman Williams was the better fighter. That would be my guess anyway. So Holman Williams.
for me too Lloyd Marshall is boss!

and a British five...

Len Johnson
Len Harvey
Jock McAvoy
Bert Gilroy
Ernie Roderick
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