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Old 09-14-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Who was the most popular boxer to never win a world title?

Which boxer did fans follow, support and hope that he would finally win a title and did not?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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For me it was Michael Watson and Herol Graham but I'm not sure they were universally popular.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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Jerry Quarry comes to mind immediately. Firpo is huge in Argentina. This isn't about the best to never win a world title, but a popularity contest.
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Art Aragon?
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Art Aragon?
Good choice.

Another would be Battling Torres.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #11
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #13
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One would assume it'd have to be a HW and the only name that popped in my head w/o looking at the other responses is Oscar Bonavena
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #14
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Yeah Jerry quarry come to mind.

I've gotta say jono thaxton too,i know he's still active but its looking less and less likely he's gonna win a world title.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #15
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Jerry Quarry, Sam Langford, Harry Wills, and Art Aragon are all very good choices. Jimmy Young might be worthy of a shout as well.

One man that I would like to throw out, though he was no where near as popular as some of the others, was Harold Brazier. He fought in well over 100 pro bouts, competed against numerous contenders and former or future champs, but never sealed the deal on a world title. A seasoned veteran for much of his career who spent many nights fighting on such networks as ESPN top rank boxing. I even saw him fight in person on one or two occasions back in the day...
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