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Old 03-22-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Linear Heavyweight Champion With The Fewest Official Knockdowns

For once, a title that cannot be attributed to Tyson, Ali or Louis.

Who holds this honour? Let's include Tunney, because while he only spent a few years in the heavyweight division this is a thread about durability in general rather than just durability at the heavyweight level.

Curiously, Lewis was only knocked down twice, just like Rocky Marciano (I think; I'm not an expert on Marciano's early career because I don't like to watch his style in those fights).
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For once, a title that cannot be attributed to Tyson, Ali or Louis.

Who holds this honour? Let's include Tunney, because while he only spent a few years in the heavyweight division this is a thread about durability in general rather than just durability at the heavyweight level.

Curiously, Lewis was only knocked down twice, just like Rocky Marciano (I think; I'm not an expert on Marciano's early career because I don't like to watch his style in those fights).
I want to say Jeffries...down once I think?
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As Champ or thruout entire career? Bowe was not knocked down in any of his "Lineal" World title Fights. Bowe is also one of only 3 Linear HW Champs who were never stopped... Tunney and Marciano or the others.
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As Champ or thruout entire career?
Whole career.
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I want to say Jeffries...down once I think?
Quite possibly. But wasn't Gene Tunney only down once, in his second fight vs. Dempsey?
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Patterson was down more than any other HW Champ thruout his career... 20 times.
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For once, a title that cannot be attributed to Tyson, Ali or Louis.

Who holds this honour? Let's include Tunney, because while he only spent a few years in the heavyweight division this is a thread about durability in general rather than just durability at the heavyweight level.

Curiously, Lewis was only knocked down twice, just like Rocky Marciano (I think; I'm not an expert on Marciano's early career because I don't like to watch his style in those fights).
actually, Henry Akinwinde was credited with a kd of lewis in their fight which LL won by DQ..(Lewis' glove touched the canvas)..
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It's Tunney...only down once..in the Long Count rematch with dempsey.
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actually, Henry Akinwinde was credited with a kd of lewis in their fight which LL won by DQ..(Lewis' glove touched the canvas)..
Official knockdowns only. We could go on forever debating what were slips, what were knockdowns etc.
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Patterson was down more than any other HW Champ thruout his career... 20 times.
Even more than Ezzard Charles?
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Quite possibly. But wasn't Gene Tunney only down once, in his second fight vs. Dempsey?
Than tie between Tunney and Jeffries.

Vitali Klitschko if you want to argue the Sanders fight was for the new lineage.
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Vitali Klitschko if you want to argue the Sanders fight was for the new lineage.
Not really.

Tunney and Jefferies. Hard as nails.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #13
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any info on sullivan? the corbett knockdown/out is the only one i'm aware of
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any info on sullivan? the corbett knockdown/out is the only one i'm aware of

I cant remember off hand, but I am fairly certain that he would have been thrown or taken a knee quite a bit in the Kilrain Sullivan marathon, that that went for so many rounds, with a round ending when one fighter takes a knee. Also, didnt Charley Mitchell knock him down once?
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Even more than Ezzard Charles?
Nope, if we're including their entire careers, as you said we were, then Charles holds that distinction with 30, I believe. 15 of those coming in back to back fights with Bivins and Marshall at Middleweight.
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