The best heavies to never win a world belt

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  1. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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    George Chuvalo,Oscar Bonavena
     
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  2. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Don't forget Bugner and Quarry.
     
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  3. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

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    Jimmy Young beat Lyle and Foreman. Many believe he beat (or at the very least fought on even terms with) Norton and Ali.
    Not bad...
     
  4. N17

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    Audley Harrison.

    I believe he was the first Heavyweight Olympic Gold medal winner not to win a version of the world title.
     
  5. Moggy94

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    I'd pick Golota and Grant to beat Shavers tbh
     
  6. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Neither Ed Sanders or Peter Rademacher won world heavyweight title
     
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  7. El Gallo Negro

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    Wasn't Schulz a IBF belt holder? Isn't that who Franz Botha beat for a title? Or was it vacant?
     
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    Hughie Fury
     
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  9. TFP

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    I was going to say Tony Tucker, but on reflection he did hold the ibf belt for a couple of months. The boxing press did quite a good job of keeping that one quiet at the time.
     
  10. The Long Count

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    Vacant. Foreman was stripped for refusal to face Schulz in rematch. Then he fought Botha and lost a close and controversial decision to him. Fans pelted the ring with garbage. I thought the fight could go either way but that Schulz came on strong in the end. Then Botha popped for anabolic steroids in the post fight. Title became vacant again and Schulz faced Moorer. This time he lost close but clear to me. 7-5. He just didn’t engage enough in that bout.
     
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  11. The Long Count

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    I could see that but I’m going by overall career performance. Rather than a head 2 head. Placing each fighter according to had best career in my opinion. Golota was highly skilled and Grant was very big man.
     
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  12. N17

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    Well, I stand corrected ;)
     
  13. Veys9

    Veys9 Let's go Champ! Full Member

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    Always a question of who you compare fighers with. If you compare with Ali, Mike Tyson, Klitschko etc, then many guys who never were belt holders honestly just didn't deserve it. But if you compare with Stiverne, Charr, Charles Martin, then many better boxers would have deserved more than these guys did.

    Gotta accept that guys like Povetkin just didn't have destiny on their side to be beltholders of the big 4, which often is a requirement to be considered ATG.
     
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  14. Surrix

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    His destiny in his prime was large Wlad who then was old but not too old for win vs Povetkin.

    Career wise he still had not bad success: he had been ranked highly for long years. Was known cos his fights vs Huck and Wlad, had fans friendly style.
    Might had retired when he was 37. Nope, he continued to fight in the ring.
     
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  15. heerko koois

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