I think McVea was a much better win for Johnson, as were others.
The big thing is Langford hadn't really done anything at heavyweight at that stage
Do you mean the ill and injured Fitz that fought Gardner or a fit and injury free Fitz at that age?
The Light Heavyweight Fitz made was 170 not...
Larry Gains deserves a mention.
Creedon maybe deserves considered for beating Smith and Childs.
Certainly Jackon, Wills and Langford.
Isn't that more a spirit?
A neat opposite is a fish named after Jack Dempsey.
Ad Wolgast was the Michigan Wildcat
Mickey Walker the Toy Bulldog
Seems a bit of an odd pick to me. Can you explain more?
Double Indemnity has a load of boxing photos in the background, never seen info on them anywhere.
I mean he did get dropped, a bit of caution isn't that surprising.
Ali was good on the inside against Foreman.
Do you not count Joe Choynski's Light Heavyweight title claim?
I don't see a lot of reason for counting the Sullivan McCaffrey as the first...
Where you said
No it wasn't, that was the first time that the Heavyweight title changed hands under the MoQ rules.
Nothing was written about a world championship before 1914 :roto2lol:
Total nonsense. The first bout considered to be for a world title was in...
Utter nonsense. Who was "officially" deciding who was champion at this time and on what basis?
British Empire or Australian??? Tommy Ryan was...
I think this needs a lot more explaination.
Tommy Ryan was Welterweight champion before him, as were others, including Mysterious Billy Smith. Paddy Duffy is often listed before Ryan, but...
Harry Wills would probably be my pick for Heavyweight.
Ezzard Charles (or maybe Gene Tunney) for Light Heavyweight
I don't think Peter Jackson had done enough in 1886 to deserve to be listed as the best.
As for 1880, not sure, maybe Paddy Ryan.
It's an ambitious task.
Wills' age is reported differently on different documents, it doesn't seem it's really known.
I'd agree, I just thought that comment was unfair...
Wills had hardly any losses. A DQ and a loss from braking a wrist, and a couple against Langford in McVea were all he had even close to his prime....
Yeah it's just the image url between img and /img in square brackets, but it doesn't show up for non mods here.
You can tweet an image and link...