The best heavies to never win a world belt

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  1. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    George Chuvalo,Oscar Bonavena
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  2. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Don't forget Bugner and Quarry.
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  3. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2018
    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

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Audley Harrison.

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

    Moggy94 Member Full Member

    Mar 25, 2021

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

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Neither Ed Sanders or Peter Rademacher won world heavyweight title
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  7. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

    Nov 8, 2020
    Wasn't Schulz a IBF belt holder? Isn't that who Franz Botha beat for a title? Or was it vacant?
  8. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Hughie Fury
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  9. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    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

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    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

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    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

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Well, I stand corrected ;)
  13. Veys9

    Veys9 Let's go Champ! Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    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

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    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

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006