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

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  1. JohnThomas1

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  3. Fergy

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    One of the most important fight in Heavyweight history Richard. Certainly one of the most famous.
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I still remember when the radio commentator then announced, There Has Been A Knockout, My older brother and I just looked at each other. Then the commentator announced that Muhammad Ali became the second man in history to regain the title, Floyd Patterson was the first. My brother and I embraced each other.
     
  5. Fergy

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    Ah ah I can just picture that Richard!
    We've all done it, heard an amazing result and gone crazy. That buzz when it's an upset or a favorite fighter wins. Great memories my friend.
     
  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks my friend.
     
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    Larry Holmes and Mike Weaver or Michael Dokes.
     
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    September 1986 (Kindergarten)

    Micheal Spinks was the Lineal Champion + IBF Champion.

    Tim Witherspoon was the WBA Champion.

    Trevor Berbick was the WBC Champion.
     
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  11. NoNeck

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    I think it was Buster Douglas.
     
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  12. Dubblechin

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    Depends on the state. If you were in Illinois, like I was, it was Joe Frazier. In 40+ other states, it was Jimmy Ellis.
     
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    Ali had just regained it from Spinks.
     
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