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

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  1. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Who?
     
  2. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Active Member Full Member

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    Norton was the best, Seldon the worse.
     
  3. Ragamuffin

    Ragamuffin Active Member Full Member

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    What I was referring to, was that Ken lost his first defence after being given it, rather than winning it. Not sure with Seldon, as he did win the title in the ring and had one successful defence before the Tyson blowout.
     
  4. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    With respect to Tua, there are far more qualified people who are more deserving of this distinction than a man who was simply unable to win a belt.

    Both Harry Wills and Sam Langford come to mind.


    Seldon never won the lineal title.
     
  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ike Ibeabuchi would run over Leon Spinks
     
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  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Some actually possible fights:

    Tommy Burns would likely lose against Sam Langford around 1908.
    Jess Willard would likely lose against Harry Wills.
    Leon Spinks would likely lose to Ken Norton.
    Many fighters would likely beat Shannon Briggs.
    Vitali Klitschko would likely beat Hasim Rahman.