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Fought 10 world champs but no title shot

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by scartissue, May 18, 2018.



  1. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just a silly trivia question for everyone that I mulled over while looking at the Fritzie Zivic thread. It was stated how Fritzie fought 'everyone', and I agree. However, I was thinking of fighters who really did fight everyone and couldn't even get a crack at the whip like Fritzie did. So my question is, who fought at least 10 world champs and couldn't get a title shot? I found three without going too crazy on it. Just something for a Friday morning guys.
     
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  3. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Burley only fought about 3 or 4 champs. My first thought was Ralph 'Tiger' Jones but he only fought 8 champs. So this is a more difficult question than one would think.
     
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  4. edward morbius

    edward morbius Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I can think of four off the top of my head-
    * indicates beat this champion at least once

    Jimmy Bivins

    Ezzard Charles*
    Joe Louis
    Archie Moore*
    Harold Johnson
    Joey Maxim*
    Jersey Joe Walcott
    Melio Bettina*
    Anton Christoforidis*
    Gus Lesnevich*
    Teddy Yarosz*
    Billy Soose*
    Lee Savold* (Paper heavyweight champion)

    Lloyd Marshall

    Bobo Olson
    Ezzard Charles*
    Freddie Mills*
    Archie Moore
    Joey Maxim*
    Jake LaMotta*
    Anton Christoforidis*
    Teddy Yarosz*
    Babe Risko*
    Ceferino Garcia

    Del Flanagan

    Joey Giardello
    Virgil Akins*
    Ralph Dupas*
    Kid Gavilan*
    Gene Fullmer
    Johnny Bratton*
    Johnny Saxton*
    Willie Pastrano*
    Jimmy Carter
    Beau Jack*
    Sandy Saddler*

    Johnny Risko

    John Henry Lewis
    Bob Olin*
    Tommy Loughran*
    Bob Godwin
    Mickey Walker*
    Max Baer*
    Max Schmeling
    Jack Sharkey*
    Jack Delaney*
    Jimmy Slattery
    Mike McTigue
    Paul Berlenbach*
    Gene Tunney
     
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  5. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Flanagan and Bivins are good additions. I had Risko and Marshall as 1 and 2. For what it's worth, my 3rd fighter was Famoso Gomez of all people. I say that with amazement because it is harder for a latter day fighter to get on this list because everyone today gets a title shot. Again, good additions.
     
  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just thought of another one. Angel Robinson Garcia. Broke the record here. 15 world champs without a title shot. But in his case he got lazy. He was a good contender at one time but just fell into the journeyman role by having a good jaw, instinctive defensive reflexes and a yen for the bottle.
     
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    Bukkake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Everett "Bigfoot" Martin 15
    Frankie Wallace 14
    Paul Pirrone 14
    Peter Buckley 13
    Leo Houck 11
    Joe Lohman 10
    Brian Nielsen 10
     
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  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bukakke, I was just coming on here to add Paul Pirrone when I see you beat me to it. As for the others, great research, my man.
     
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    Bukkake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Charley Burley or Holman Williams?
     
  11. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    How about Sedrick Fields, Ross Purrity or Vincenzo Imparato?
     
  12. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holman Williams, although fighting a who's who of welter and middle, actually only fought 5 world champs. Fields, Purrity and Imparato all appear to have less than 10 also.
     
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  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    What about Ismael Abdul, Sherman Williams, Daniel Bruwer or Sergej Khomitsky?
     
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    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Afraid not, on any of them. I thought I had a couple in Alfredo Urbina, but he came in with 9 champs on his roster and Marion Wilson had about 8.
     
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    Bukkake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    On closer inspection, it seems that Ismael Abdul actually fought 10 world champs (yes, I'm surprised too!):

    Briedis
    Glowacki
    Gassiev
    Hernandez
    Huck
    Haye
    Adamek
    Maccarinelli
    Fragomeni
    Vlodarczyk
     
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