Who's The Best HW Journeyman In History

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Dec 23, 2021.

Who's The Best Journeyman?

  1. Doug Jones

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Henry Cooper

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Brian London

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Henry Clark

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Randall Cobb

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. Jesse Ferguson

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  7. Bert Cooper

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  8. Joe Hipp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Chris Arreola

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Dereck Chisora

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. mattdonnellon

    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Over a hundred didn't complete the journey past the first round!
     
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  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    I call Chisora the king of all journeymen and this thread pops up right after.
     
  3. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A few others not mentioned, Jeremy Williams, James Thunder, Maurice Harris.
     
  4. mattdonnellon

    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think people are confusing journeyan v gatekeeper.
     
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  5. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

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    Quick Tillis ? . Mark wills ? Who could forget ken Luachaster . Spelt wrong but it's late and I've had a few
     
  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    The funny thing about Purrity is he had a stretch where he beat Wlad, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, Hipp, and drew w Morrison while dropping decisions to Rahman, Grant, Donald, Sanders, and Byrd for his only loses. (He also beat a bunch of nobodies at that time without losing to any.) 3-5-1 against pretty high level opposition w the big win isn’t so bad. A lot of recognized contenders and some belt holders have come out worse.
     
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  7. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah, I tend to think of a journeyman as as a Ross Purtity - Wimpy Halstead - Cookie Wallace type. Seems like many of the guys named were a level up: one time prospect/contenders who turned into gatekeepers.

    So maybe gatekeepers > journeymen > opponents (guys with very few fights brought in to pad records). There might even be one more level toward the bottom. And, yep, gatekeepers do a lot of traveling or journeying.

    As for the fighters named in the poll, I go with former #1 contender Doug Jones.
     
  8. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think a guy like Bob Satterfield takes the title for this. Beat so many great guys despite losing to so many guys. But I have a hard time calling him a journeyman. I more think of B Cooper when I think tough journeymen
     
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