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Old 11-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Heavyweight Champions Who Moved the Dial

* John L. Sullivan
* Jack Johnson
* Jess Willard
* Jack Dempsey
* Joe Louis
* Sonny Liston
* Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali
* George Foreman
* Larry Holmes
* Mike Tyson
* James 'Buster' Douglas
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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* John L. Sullivan
* Jack Johnson
* Jess Willard
* Jack Dempsey
* Joe Louis
* Sonny Liston
* Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali
* George Foreman
* Larry Holmes
* Mike Tyson
* James 'Buster' Douglas

How do you mean,Pepe ?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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How do you mean,Pepe ?
Got the wheels going with the public.

Instead of the typical slow progress in public perception and attention, these Heavyweights moved the dial much quicker
than the rest of the group.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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Holmes really ?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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Got the wheels going with the public.

Instead of the typical slow progress in public perception and attention, these Heavyweights moved the dial much quicker
than the rest of the group.

Thanks. I get your drift now.


Sullivan
Johnson
Dempsey
Louis
Marciano
Ali
Tyson
Lewis (For being a great British heavy. Quite a novelty)
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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Holmes really ?


I agree with your sentiments on this,Unforgiven. Only us hardcore boxing fans really knew about Holmes. He did n't strike a chord with the non boxing type.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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Thanks. I get your drift now.


Sullivan
Johnson
Dempsey
Louis
Marciano
Ali
Tyson
Lewis (For being a great British heavy. Quite a novelty)

As HW champion, Liston drew a great deal of comment and attention because of his sordid background and perceived invincibility.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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Holmes really ?

Mr. Un,

I was debating on that one, but his victory over Gerry Cooney was
very important 'at the time'.

And his destruction over Muhammad Ali, closed the door on that once
great career, and saved the public from being taken in by Ali again.

Larry Holmes 'saved the public' from further embarrassing acts by Muhammad Ali.
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