Top 15 Heavyweight Wins

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  1. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    Why would schmelings win over Louis be more significant than Louis' revenge win over schmeling?

    First fight wasn't for a title, didn't have nearly the worldwide attention and political implications the 2nd fight did.
     
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  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Simply for historical significance and the emergence of him being a star ,Dempsey slaughtering Willard is a top 15
     
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  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Beating Louis is better than beating an aging Schmeling.
     
  4. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

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    Right, I think sometimes we don't consider Louis had an aura of invincibility of his own. Schmeling's discovery and ability to read and take advantage of Louis dropping his left was tremendous.
     
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  5. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

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    fact

    It's a great win, but I cannot say its a very exciting fight or the greatest win in HW history... like I don't know a soul who'd rather watch that fight than most other championship bouts.
     
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  6. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Just missed the cut
     
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  7. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Joe Louis wasnt champion yet so I didnt think it should rank as high
     
  8. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Sanders' humiliation of Wlad has to be a top 15 win. No Wlad wasnt Wlad yet
    Ditto McCall knocking out Lennox Lewis. Same thing that wasnt a prime Lennox
    Tyson v. Spinks. Thought about it but it comes up short cause Spinks was not a great heavyweight.
    Andy Ruiz tko Joshua is borderline. Maybe top 20
    Lewis over Holyfield was also significant. Thought about it but dont think its as great as Fury beating Klitschkong considering where Klitschko and Holyfield were at in their careers.
     
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  9. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Foreman vs Moorer. Maybe considering the circumstances but Moorer was not a great heavyweight.
     
  10. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Yes. To be fair neither does Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Rocky Marciano. While Joe Louis and Larry Holmes only have 1.
     
  11. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    I could see it
     
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  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    I’m busy at work, but to be quick Wlad (against Corrie) and Lewis (from McCall) each had belts and were better h2h than a lot of these guys like Floyd, Norton, Tokyo Tyson, Old Wlad, and likely more
     
  13. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    That who belt that Wlad had at the time meant nothing
     
  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    It meant something. They were falling in favor by then even if it wasn’t considered equal to the “Big 3.” Guys like Hamed, Calzaghe, and Wlad are the ones who turned it into a major belt.
     
  15. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Mike's win over Sprinks and Lewis win over Vitali would crack the top 20
     
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