Joe louis and the bum of the month club

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Irish Fire, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    To play devils advocate, how many of the men that I have named would you make Tommy Burns favorite over?

    Would you expect Leon Spinks to see the all off, if they had been in the ring in the place of old Ali?
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  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    I considered making that a thread.

    Buddy Baer Vs a squatters row of the least regarded lineal heavyweight champions we have decent film of
    Tommy Burns, Jess Willard, James J Braddock, Leon Spinks, Michael Moorer and Shannon Briggs
  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    From the reports I've seen, Lewis probably deserved the decision when he fought Braddock
  4. moneytheman12

    moneytheman12 Active Member banned Full Member

    Feb 4, 2021
    all the people he fought never would make pro in 70s
  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Don't try"- CB 1926-1994 Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    You know- I am sure most here do, that Jimmy Bivins was given a token crown by Louis and was called the "Duration champion" till he returned. This was the boxing equivalent of calling your son the man of the house while you were at work.

    Such was his dominance.
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    The Bum of the Month Club was:

    Al McCoy (December)
    Red Burman (January)
    Gus Dorazio (February)
    Abe Simon (March)
    Tony Musto (April)
    Buddy Baer (May)
    Billy Conn (June)
  7. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    McCoy & Conn were L-HWs cum HWs and Top Rated fighters
    Red Burman was consider a good and worthy Contender

    the others were noted Tough Nuts, I think Musto was perceived the best of them 3.

    "Bum of the Month Club" was more Reporter parlee than fact!