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Old 05-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Who are the best fighters to have never become world champion? I say Charley Burley.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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I think there were many, many more than you might at first think. over the 150 years , there were dozens & dozens of TOP fighters who could have won & held a world title, dozens!
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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I think there were many, many more than you might at first think. over the 150 years , there were dozens & dozens of TOP fighters who could have won & held a world title, dozens!
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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It depends upon what you mean by "title". Burley held a strap.

So did Sam Langford. If you mean a recognised, mainstream world championship though, it's Langford, McFarland and Burley.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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It depends upon what you mean by "title". Burley held a strap.

So did Sam Langford. If you mean a recognised, mainstream world championship though, it's Langford, McFarland and Burley.
I bet i've made that exact post twenty-five times now.
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Wesley Ramey and Wee Willie Davies deserve a mention (both are oft neglected in these discussions).
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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Langford, of course.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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Herol Graham. You can't get much closer than he did.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:03 AM   #9
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Herol Graham. You can't get much closer than he did.
3 strikes and your out!

"uncrowned" would typically mean top guys who could've won a title but never got as much as a sniff at one!
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:14 AM   #10
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From a British pov, probably Driscoll.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:27 AM   #11
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3 strikes and your out!

"uncrowned" would typically mean top guys who could've won a title but never got as much as a sniff at one!
Or fighters who did get a sniff at one but fought in a particularly strong era against very strong champions and or were considered unlucky in close fights for the title.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:32 AM   #12
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McFarland. He was arguably the best fighter from 135-160 and actually maintained an exceptional degree of consistency whilst fighting a lot of top names.

After that I would say Langford, he very nearyl was lw and ww champion but there is little doubt that he was the best lhw for a number of years I'm talking from the Philly fight until Dillon began claiming to be champion.

Then take your pick from murderers row who, coincidence or not, all annoyed their best years whilst their divisional champ was at war.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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Or fighters who did get a sniff at one but fought in a particularly strong era against very strong champions and or were considered unlucky in close fights for the title.
Or too old by the time they did get a crack at the whip.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #14
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I knew there was a recent thread on this subject. This query was the greatest uncrowned in each division.

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #15
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Lew Tendler belongs on any uncrowned champion list.
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