Great Boxers But Never Became World Champions

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker No one hit like that guy! Full Member

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    No need to actually rank just list them, this is no place to debate who is the best non champion. Just list them ok ? Me first.

    - Bert Cooper
    - Jose Medel
    - Bennie Briscoe
    - David Tua
    - Emmanuel Augustus
    - Micky Ward
    - Michael Watson
     
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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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  3. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

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    Prime examples are the great black boxers who were previously not allowed to fight for the world championship: Peter Jackson, Sam Langford, Harry Wills....
     
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  4. From.Russia

    From.Russia Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Gabriel Rosado is still an active fighter, i wont call him great, because great boxers always get title unless something tragic happens in their career, but he is much better than some champions.
     
  5. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Harry Wills
    Tommy Loughran
     
  6. JabbaTheGut

    JabbaTheGut Member Full Member

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    Loughran was LHW champ
     
  7. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks for the correction. Didn’t think he won it
     
  8. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Depends what you mean by champion. I mean presumably, you're counting all beltholders? Sam Langford held a belt. It was embarrassingly named, but he and Wills fought a damn sight harder than a typical modern IBF "champ".
     
  9. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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    Shavers
    Tua
    Golota
    Lyle

    They will never be champions:

    Whyte
    Wilder
     
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  10. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Lloyd Marshall
    Packey McFarland
    Owen Moran
     
  11. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lew Tendler & Jim Driscoll are two who’ve not been mentioned yet and along with Burley and Medel are my absolute favorite “non-champion legends”
     
  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great was the operative word.
     
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  13. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Went here to mention him, along with Langford.
     
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  14. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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    Youre right. I forgot to add LMAO to the second part of my answer.
     
  15. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Burley/Langford must be the poster fighters for this thread.
    Hon mention: Tendler, Bivins, Briscoe, Moran, Pettrole, squeaking in just, maybe, Art Hafey/Oscar Rankings. keep well.