The best heavies to never win a world belt

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  1. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    How would you rank these names

    David Tua
    Andrew Golota
    Alexander Povetkin
    Michael Grant
    Frans Botha
    Earnie Shavers
    Dereck Chisora
    Axel Schulz
     
  2. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Povetkin and Botha have both won world titles
     
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  3. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    POV- silver and wba regulars. So no.

    Botha- no contest

    so how do you rank them?
     
  4. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Povetkin

    Tua
    Shavers
    Golota
    Schulz
    Chisora
    Grant
    Botha
     
  5. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    WBA regualr title was still very much a real world title back then anyway Tua would be my pick
     
  6. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Member Full Member

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    What counts as a world title? Lineal, WBA super,WBC, IBF, WBO?
     
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  7. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Shavers lost to Lyle and Quarry, who both deserve mention.

    Lyle
    Quarry
    Ruddock
    Cooney (yeah, I said it)
    Ibeabucchi
    Cleveland Williams
    Jimmy Bivans



    And, if you want to include the colored champs (who I consider world champs)

    Peter Jackson
    Sam Langford
    Harry Wills
    George Godfrey
    Larry Gains
     
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  8. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Did Ken Norton "win" a world title? If not him! Him!
     
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  9. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    David Tua at #1

    Takes out Pov with ease
     
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  10. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Botha did win a belt my friend ....
     
  11. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Golota stands out as someone who had the chances and ability to win one but things went pear shaped.
    Povetkin peaked as a pro the same time Wlad was so dominant otherwise surely he would have won and defended belts.
    Tua needed an opening against someone not named Lennox Lewis.

    In the time I've been following Heavyweights Golota is the one who I expected would win a belt but didn't.
     
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  12. Komaster

    Komaster Just generally giddy Full Member

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  13. GGGfans

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    1- Ibeabuchi
    2- Povetkin
    3- Tua
    4- Shavers
     
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  14. CANNONBALL

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    Ron Lyle
    Jimmy Young
    Cleveland Williams, Zora Folley, Eddie Machen - all arguably deserved a shot at Patterson/Johanson
     
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  15. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Looks that he really had problems with leg and other problems.

    yeah.