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

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  1. Sooncreate3

    Sooncreate3 New Member Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis just retired and the lineal title was vacant. But the rising heavyweights at the time were the Klitschko brothers and possibly Chris Byrd.
     
  2. George Crowcroft

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  3. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good Thread! 1929, when I started school grade 0 (Kindergarten), in a small, one room brick schoolhouse (grades 0-2 in the same room), the Heavyweight Title was vacant. Tunney had retired in 1928. Sharkey and Schmeling met for the title in 1930.
     
  4. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Lineal Champion Full Member

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  5. BoxxyMcBoxface

    BoxxyMcBoxface New Member Full Member

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    Vitali Klitscko, Chris Byrd, Lamon Brewster, and I guess John Ruiz?
     
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    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

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  7. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    September of 1996: I had just entered the 1st grade and Mike Tyson had just won the WBA belt by beating Bruce Seldon in the 1st round.
     
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  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mr Holmes, I do believe.
     
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  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    On @djanders first day in class, they taught how to draw on caves.

    On mine we all wrote letters for the Pony Express to pick up for delivery.
     
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  11. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yep. And the teacher, who taught all 3 grades at once, by the way, in the same room, carried around a big ruler...which she occasionally used to great effect. :lol:
     
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  12. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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  13. SheenLantern

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    Ring, WBC, Lineal - Lennox Lewis
    WBA - Roy Jones Jr
    IBF - Chris Byrd
    WBO - Corrie Sanders

    Definitely a very interesting time for the division.
     
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  14. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ingemar Johansson.
     
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  15. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    If you have any experiences with live Boxers as you grew up through the eras, please write about them in a thread if you feel inclined. Well, if you are actually that age (which I'm honestly doubting, but we did have Burt Bienstock here before so I can't write it off).
     
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