Which are the greatest rivalries/fight series without any film?

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  1. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

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    I recently have seen that Jack Britton and Ted "Kid" Lewis fought each other 20 times. I think 18 fights were world championship fights which could be a record between 2 fighters @Bukkake ? Unfortunately, there is no footage of it. Which other great rivalries comes to mind or deserves a mention?
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Holman Williams-Charley Burley.

    Holman Williams-Cocoa Kid

    Tommy Gibbons-Harry Greb

    God is cruel.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Charles vs Moore is the obvious one IMO.
     
  4. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sam Langford was quite incredible. One would need a calculator and a spread sheet to accurately go over every rivalry he engaged in. I did see that he fought Joe Jeanette 14 times, Sam McVey 15 times and Harry Wills 17 times. However, he also fought Jim Barry, Young Peter Jackson, Jeff Clark, Battling Jim Johnson and Jack Blackburn numerous times. Perhaps even more than the above. Boxing is a rough sport, but it was way rougher back then. Those rivalries are what kept the wolf from the door.
     
  5. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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  6. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Jack Dillon vs Battling Levinsky x10

    Jack Dillon vs George Chip x12

    Jack Britton vs Soldier Bartfield x8

    Soldier Bartfield vs Italian Joe Gans x11

    Benny Leonard vs Johnny Dundee x8

    Greb vs Tunney x5

    Greb vs Loughran x6
     
  7. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'd be happy to see the two fight series between Greb and Walker. That really would be something to see and so much would be verified.
     
  8. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Archie Moore had many great rivalries in the 40s that went unfilled like Curtis Shepherd and Lloyd Marshall. And Jimmy Bivins 40s wars with Moore and Charles went unfilled.

    Also must add the Ortega-DeMaro trilogy and all four of the Burnett-Lopez fights. Can't believe in the 70s none of those were filmed.
     
  9. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Harry Willis vs Sam Langford
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Sugar Ray Robinson vs Kid Gavilan
     
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    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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  12. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Old, old school……….

    Fitz v Jeffries

    Corbett v Jeffries

    Johnson v McVey and Jeanette

    More modern…….

    I don’t know if you’d necessarily call it a great fight series/rivalry but I’d love to see the two Shavers v Young fights, each fight a respective credit to Shavers and Young and what they did best. Vision that is sorely missing.
     
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  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    You referring thier rematch at the club? Good one.
     
  14. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Absolutely. Well picked!

    In this day and age it would have been on film even at that hour!
     
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  15. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Boston Tom McMustache’s legendary best-of-63 series with Tex “Tiny” Sammartino, the 350-pound Goliath from Anchorage, Alaska, by way of the Philippines, is probably the best.

    Boston Tom — the one from Los Angeles by way of Minnesota, not Barbados Boston Tom, the 160-pound featherweight — of course won the first 32 meetings in a row to end the series, but they were some real corkers.
     
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