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Old 10-26-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Trivia: Shortest connection between 19th and 21st century?

Who can come up with the shortest (fewest names) connection, between a boxer who was active in the 19th century - and one who has fought in the 21st century?
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Who can come up with the shortest (fewest names) connection, between a boxer who was active in the 19th century - and one who has fought in the 21st century?
you mean A beat B beat C beat D beat....?
Or you mean fighter A fought B fought C....?
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:29 PM   #3
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Bob Fitzsimmons-Bill Lang-Sam McVea-Harry Wills-Jack Sharkey-Joe Louis-Rocky Marciano-Archie Moore-Muhammad Ali-Trevor Berbick [-Iran Barkley-James Toney]

Berbick fought in 2000, so that is already the 21st century, right?
So I got 10 names.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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you mean A beat B beat C beat D beat....?
Or you mean fighter A fought B fought C....?
We're just counting names, not wins or losses. So it's A fought B who fought C, etc...
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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Jack Johnson
Jess Willard
Luis Angel Firpo
Arturo Godoy
Harold Johnson
Herschel Jacobs
Ken Norton
Larry Holmes
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Jack Johnson
Jess Willard
Luis Angel Firpo
Arturo Godoy
Harold Johnson
Herschel Jacobs
Ken Norton
Larry Holmes
good one.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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Bob Fitzsimmons-Bill Lang-Sam McVea-Harry Wills-Jack Sharkey-Joe Louis-Rocky Marciano-Archie Moore-Muhammad Ali-Trevor Berbick [-Iran Barkley-James Toney]

Berbick fought in 2000, so that is already the 21st century, right?
So I got 10 names.
Yes, Berbick just made it into the 20th century, so he's ok.

You have 8 names between him and Fitz, which is pretty good - and now the number to beat!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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Jack Johnson
Jess Willard
Luis Angel Firpo
Arturo Godoy
Harold Johnson
Herschel Jacobs
Ken Norton
Larry Holmes
... and in the meantime Senya came up with the above, with only 6 names used to connect Johnson and Holmes. That is very good!

Anyone want to go for a connection of just 5 names?
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Trivia: Shortest connection between 19th and 21st century?

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Bob Fitzsimmons-Bill Lang-Sam McVea-Harry Wills-Jack Sharkey-Joe Louis-Rocky Marciano-Archie Moore-Muhammad Ali-Trevor Berbick [-Iran Barkley-James Toney]

Berbick fought in 2000, so that is already the 21st century, right?
So I got 10 names.
you could cheat and use the computer fight.

(marciano v ali)
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Johnson-Lester-Uzcudun-Louis-Marciano-Moore-Ali-Holmes
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Jack Johnson
Bearcat Wright
Max Baer
Joe Louis
Jimmy Bivens
Archie Moore
Muhammad Ali
Larry Holmes
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #12
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Johnson-Lester-Uzcudun-Louis-Marciano-Moore-Ali-Holmes
Another 6-name connection... using completely different names from Senya's 6. Interesting!

So Senya and TBooze are in the lead right now.


Edit: And I now see, that Drew101 weighs in with another 6-name connection!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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Jack Johnson
Brad Simmons
Tiger Jack Fox
Ponce de Leon
Zora Folley/Sonny Liston/Cleveland Williams
Muhammad Ali
Larry Holmes
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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Jack Johnson
Brad Simmons
Tiger Jack Fox
Ponce de Leon
Zora Folley/Sonny Liston/Cleveland Williams
Muhammad Ali
Larry Holmes
Bingo!... That's the connection I was looking for.

I don't believe, there's a shorter way than this... so well done
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There has got to be something off of Duran...
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