Who was the World Heavyweight Champion when you started elementary school?

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  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Who was the World Heavyweight Champion when you started elementary school? Was it John L. Sullivan?
     
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    Luis Ortiz had just taken the title from Burns.
     
  3. Saintpat

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    Smoking Joe Frazier, but only because my parents didn’t have the minerals to enroll me early so I could say Jimmy Ellis.
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For me it was Muhammad Ali and WBA Champion Ernie Terrell. In my district, we did not have kindergarten. Just straight to 1st grade.
     
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    Thought it was Iron Mike but I just checked and it was actually Buster Douglas when I started elementary in 1990.

    My earliest boxing memories are all Tyson and Camacho because my older bro loved (and in the case of Macho, loved to hate) them.
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

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    When I started Junior High in 1971, Smoking Joe Frazier was the World Heavyweight Champion and Muhammad Ali was the champion again when I graduated from High School in 1977.
     
  11. Fergy

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    I belive it was non other than theeee greatest, Muhammed Aliiiiii.
     
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    Ahhh my man, your young..
     
  13. Richard M Murrieta

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    He was champion as well for me, his first title reign.
     
  14. Fergy

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    It was his second reign for me, Richard. 1974. He'd just beat big old George.
     
  15. Richard M Murrieta

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    I do recall that fight, listened to it on the radio. I was in the 10th grade in High School.