Best heavyweight from each decade not to win a title

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Best heavy from each decade that did not win a single major belt (WBC, WBA, IBF and yes, even WBO)

    1910's: Langford
    1920's: Harry Wills
    1930's: George Godfrey
    1940's: Ray Elmer
    1950's: Cleveland Williams
    1960's: Jerry Quarry
    1970's: Joe Bugner
    1980's: Gerry Cooney
    1990's: Ike Ibeabuchi
    2000's: David Tua
    2010's: ?????
    2020's: Zhang
     
  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1910's: Langford
    1920's: Harry Wills
    1930's: Tommy Loughran
    1940's: Jimmy Bivins
    1950's: Archie Moore
    1960's: Jerry Quarry
    1970's: Ron Lyle
    1980's: Tim Witherspoon
    1990's: Frank Bruno
    2000's: David Tua
    2010's: Alexander Povetkin
    2020's: to be determined
     
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  3. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Active Member Full Member

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    Langford won the IBU belt in the 1910s. His fight with Lang was also promoted as for the world title.
     
  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    But Lyle was shut out by Jimmy Young twice? And lost nearly every round to a faded Quarry.
     
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  5. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    You're right. I forgot about Jimmy Young.
     
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  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don’t know how good Ray Elmer was, but I doubt he was as good as Elmer “Violent” Ray.

    Too bad they never fought.
     
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  7. bolo specialist

    bolo specialist New Member Full Member

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    10s - Langford/Wills
    20s - Wills/Godfrey
    30s - Pastor
    40s - Bivins
    50s - Moore
    60s - Folley
    70s - Young
    80s - Ruddock
    90s - Ibeabuchi
    00s - Tua
    2010s - Luis Ortiz?

    Didn't Povetkin win a title by beating Chagaev? Hard to keep track after the '90s.
     
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  8. Fogger

    Fogger Father, grandfather and big sports fan. Full Member

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    Tim Witherspoon is a three time world champion.
     
  9. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    But he also has wins over Shavers, Bonavena, Ellis, Middleton and Bugner and took Foreman life and death. I have no problem w picking Young here he was just super inconsistent
     
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  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never lineal abcs don’t count
     
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  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If ur not lineal ur not the champ. Abcs don’t ever count
     
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  12. mcvey

    mcvey VIP Member Full Member

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    Intruiging question.
     
  13. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Changed 40s to Bivin. What’s the question?
     
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  14. bolo specialist

    bolo specialist New Member Full Member

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    But the OP specified that abcs be included - "did not win a single major belt (WBC, WBA, IBF and yes, even WBO)."
     
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  15. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah misread that.