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Old 10-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Best fighter not to win a title since the 70's

??

Wanted to look at an era where discrimination was less of an issue, where fighters of all races and creeds could get a shot but either were just avoided or some other incident stopped them from bagging a title.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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Bennie Briscoe
Yacqui Lopez
Alberto Davila
Herol Graham
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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Agree with Briscoe and Grahem.

Dont know much about Davilla..He nearly beat Pintor yes? Or am I thinking of somebody else.

Ill boxrec it shortly anyway.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #4
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I always liked Oba Carr, maybe not the best but what bad timing coming along with Whittacker, Quartey, Trinidad and Hoya all in your weight class
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Yeah he was another one Jear but I think his chin was always going to let him down.

Had an awesome double left hook.

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Old 10-27-2008, 10:53 PM   #6
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Howard "Glass-Jaw with No Punch" Davis.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:58 PM   #7
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Also thought Mike Watson was around at a time it was hard to bag a title, he probably could have bagged one in a weaker era.

Some say Tua aswell but he had his shot and showed what he was about.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:33 AM   #8
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If you are to include the 70's,I would say the best fighter, not to hold any world title belt in the heavyweight division,would be Jimmy Young.Out toughing and out husting Foreman and Ron Lyle and, in the consideration of many,actually outpointing faded versions of Ali and Norton has to rank high.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:54 AM   #9
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Razor Ruddock? Christ...

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Anyone recall Nino LaRocca?
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:23 AM   #10
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Bennie Briscoe
Yacqui Lopez
Alberto Davila
Herol Graham
Alberto Davila in fact held the WBC bantam title in the mid 80's, otherwise these are good choices.
Tyrone Everett could be mentioned too.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:39 AM   #11
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Colin Jones
Ruben Castillo
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:36 AM   #12
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Default Re: Best fighter not to win a title since the 70's

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Razor Ruddock? Christ...

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Anyone recall Nino LaRocca?
LaRocca had amazing numbers but was more myth than man IMO.

As for the question; how about Hedgemon Lewis (if you do not include his New York title)?

Tony Sibson probably wins an alphabet title if a certain Marvelous fighter was not around.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:25 AM   #13
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Hamsho, Ayala
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:28 AM   #14
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Howard Davis.
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Armando Muniz - Gave Napoles and Palomino Hell x2 ! they dont come any tougher.
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