Best heavyweight from each decade not to win a title

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  1. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't know enough about Heavyweights from prior to 1960's but from the eras i do know your lists look pretty good to me the only one i disagree with is the 1970's i'd have Jimmy Young for the 1970's.

    And if you want a candidate for 2010's then Luis Ortiz wouldn't be a bad name to list.
     
  2. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    10s Langford
    20s Wills
    30s Schaaf
    40s Bivins
    50s Moore
    60s Terrel
    70s Young
    80s Witherspoon
    90s Tua
    00s Byrd
    10s Povetkin

    I edited the post and replaced Quarry with Young. I’m fine with either choice - Young has more losses in the decade but I always felt he was robbed against Ali - throw that in with 2 wins over Lyle and 1 over Foreman I think the 70s belong to him despite 9 total losses in the decade.
     
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  3. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Middleton and Ellis were unranked.

    Bugner was a close SD, despite Bugner just coming out of retirement.

    But yeah I agree Young was very inconsistent
     
  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Man you listed Cleveland Williams for the 50s.

    You could’ve listed Terry ****ing Daniel’s for the 70s, and you’d still have a pass from any criticism.
     
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  5. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Thanks. I appreciate it.
     
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  6. cuchulain

    cuchulain VIP Member Full Member

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    Filled that in for you.
     
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  7. bolo specialist

    bolo specialist New Member Full Member

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    Didn't Povetkin have some sort of title heading into the Wlad fight, though?
     
  8. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He was WBA regular champion which is sort of like the number 1 contender to the wba super champion. However I thought the list was for non lineal champions? Otherwise I have to make changes as Terrel had the wba belt and I put him as my 60s contender over Quarry
     
  9. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    The only belts that count are WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF. I don't count "regular" or interim belts. Just the main belt. So Povetkin qualifies but Terrell, Ellis, Witherspoon etc. do not.
     
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  10. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Active Member Full Member

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    In my eyes the regular title is lower than alphabet titles, interim titles and depending on the matchups even some regional belts. Needs to be abolished.
     
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  11. mcvey

    mcvey VIP Member Full Member

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    It's in the title.My understanding is he is asking us for our opinions of his list,of course I could be wrong.I was once before October 5th 1954.
     
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  12. mcvey

    mcvey VIP Member Full Member

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    Godfrey belongs to the 20's.
    I don't think Ray deserves to be over Mauriello for the 40's
    Williams didnt find his form until the early 60's.
     
  13. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Active Member Full Member

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    Ortiz won an interim belt. Whatever you feel of interim belts it was one of the most valuable ones in said category as he beat Bryant Jennings with 1 loss to Wladdy Klitschko where Jennings had taken some rounds.
     
  14. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    Those two each won titles in those decades.
     
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  15. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe it was 2 time.
     
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