The best heavies to never win a world belt

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  1. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, looks that WBA super belt had existed when Haye was in CW division and he had CW WBA Super belt.

    WBA does have a lot of different belts, Haye had at least these belts, sorry if all belts aren't there:
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  2. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm not knowledgeable about WBA belts, so I'm learning today.
     
  3. johnny_o

    johnny_o Member Full Member

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    Relax, nobody is, maybe apart from Gilberto Mendoza himself.
     
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  4. boxingforum24

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    Add Odlainer Solis to the list of those that captured Olympic gold but never a world title.
     
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  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    FFS IDKSAB :oops:
     
  6. snake33

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    Tua beat two champs but never got an opportunity to fight them when they were champs.
    However, he also took a loooooong break in the middle of his career.
    Shavers had opportunities but couldn't get the ball over the goalline because of his chin.
    The other guys mentioned just were not championship level. Of course a lot of people
    who held belts were not championship level. Ruiz (Tua KHTFO)
     
  7. hobby rider

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    Audley A-Force Harrison
    He had the will and had the skill and coupled with the strength of an ox and the heart of a lion it’s a travesty that he never won a world title, although there’s still time...
     
  8. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ruiz I think just get lazy after this. Otherwise he looked legit: 0 cherry picked title fight in hometown, belts won via stoppage vs not old current champ with multiple belts.
    Looked pretty legit.
     
  9. Finkel

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    Not quite:

    1) Audley Harrison won Gold @ Super-Heavyweight
    2) Tyrell Biggs was the inaugural Gold medalist @ Super Heavyweight and never won a version of the world title in the pros.
     
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  10. Finkel

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    That's really interesting, I understood that Tucker and Tyson fought for all three sanctioning bodies' belts, but I thought it wasn't for undisputed as Spinks still held The Ring belt and was seen as the lineal.

    Tyson v Tucker was advertised as The Ultimate
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    I'm slightly too young to know what the fans thought at the time, though.
     
  11. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Here's the complete Tyson vs Tucker broadcast, timestamed on when they start talking about some of the issues that plagued the tournament and the big names in the division at the time. They mention the Spinks situation, the Tucker situation, and it being for the undisputed crown multiple times.
     
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  12. Finkel

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    I stand corrected - Thanks!
     
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  13. Throwing Leather

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    I was thinking the same thing. They made a whole big deal about tucker being the only person to survive in a major plane crash that had a whole team of boxers on it by missing the flight and that it was destiny for him to win the belt. Spinks drops the belt to this massive 6'5 275lbs with muscles everywhere and this is the guy infront of tyson becoming undisputed (spinks still technically lineal champ) and it seemed like tyson would steamroll him like he did everyone else but that this was a formidable opponent for mike. He went 12rounds with mike too and it wasnt an easy win for kid dynamite
     
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  14. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Good call. keep well.
     
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  15. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Foreman fight should have been a DQ,Young ducked out of the ring ropes several times