The best man never to win the lineal heavyweight title, vs the worst to hold it

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I leave it up to you to decide who these two men are respectively.

    Who are they, and how would the fight turn out?
     
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  2. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Someone like Langford, Wills, Norton or Vitali would beat a lot of weaker linear champions.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Kevin Johnson KOs Muhammad Ali
     
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  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Harry Wills Vs Marvin Hart?

    I'd certainly pick Wills in that one.
     
  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    Possibly Langford.

    Carnera fills the slot for the worst, and Sam absolutely murders him!
     
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Vitali vs Braddock should be fun
     
  7. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Someone remind me who exactly did Wlad beat to become lineal champion?
     
  8. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Chagaev, I believe.

    And who did John L beat? And who did Hart beat? And who did Floyd beat? The whole concept is hack.
     
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    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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  10. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Marvin Hart is probably the worst to hold it.
     
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  11. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It is debatable exactly when he gained that distinction, but it would be hard to argue that he never gained it!
     
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  12. Ragamuffin

    Ragamuffin Active Member Full Member

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    Ken Norton. Both cases. Have a think about it.
     
  13. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What’s a Chagaev?

    A European nothing.

    The history as to why Sullivan, Hart and others who are considered lineal hwt champion is very well known and understood.
     
  14. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Hart beat Jack Johnson, who's wildly over rated in my opinion, but not in this forum or by historians over the age of 45.

    Probably 30+ guys since 2000 would beat Jimmy Braddock
     
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  15. gerryb

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    Tua. Soundly defeated 4 champs during his career.