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Old 04-27-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Here's My five worst Heavyweight boxing Champions in History:

1)Jess Willard
2)Primo Carnera
3)Leon Spinks
4)Michael Spinks
5)Gerrie Coetzee
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Here's My five worst Heavyweight boxing Champions in History:

1)Jess Willard
2)Primo Carnera
3)Leon Spinks
4)Michael Spinks
5)Gerrie Coetzee
I like the Spinks pick. How about Marvis Frazier? Gerry Cooney. Primo Carnera-you never saw him fight. You've been watching movies again haven't you? It's one of my favorite. He wasn't a boxer anyway. He was an actor put in the ring. Here's another one- Randall "Tex" Cobb.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I like the Spinks pick. How about Marvis Frazier? Gerry Cooney. Primo Carnera-you never saw him fight. You've been watching movies again haven't you? It's one of my favorite. He wasn't a boxer anyway. He was an actor put in the ring. Here's another one- Randall "Tex" Cobb.

Marvis and Gerry were never champions. The only Guy I've seen who looked worse boxing than Primo was Jess Willard.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I thought about listing Gerry Cooney but after watching his destruction of Ken Norton I thought better of it.

John Ruiz
Valuev
Buster Douglas
you can pretty much pick any of the recent European guys other than Klitchkos and be accurate.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Marvis and Gerry were never champions. The only Guy I've seen who looked worse boxing than Primo was Jess Willard.
Sorry missed the word champion. I read it quick and just thought you were looking for heavyweight fighters.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I thought about listing Gerry Cooney but after watching his destruction of Ken Norton I thought better of it.

John Ruiz
Valuev
Buster Douglas
you can pretty much pick any of the recent European guys other than Klitchkos and be accurate.
Not too many guys can reach Valuev's face so that's a major advantage. I liked Buster. He did the unthinkable and ended a career. Tyson was never the same after that fight.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Sorry missed the word champion. I read it quick and just thought you were looking for heavyweight fighters.

No problemo.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:14 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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James Corbett
Jack Sharkey
Primo Canera
Michael Moorer
Hasim Rachman
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I thought about listing Gerry Cooney but after watching his destruction of Ken Norton I thought better of it.

John Ruiz
Valuev
Buster Douglas
you can pretty much pick any of the recent European guys other than Klitchkos and be accurate.
Great list, I agree with everyone on the list. I would add:

Pinklon Thomas
Trevor Berbick
Hasim Rahman
Bruce Seldon
Samuel Peter
Tommy Morrison
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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As far as who I actually saw live in my lifetime:
1. Bruce Seldon......all muscle & no refined skills....took a dive against Tyson.....pathetic.
2. Buster Douglas....performance for the ages against Tyson, but was a disgrace against Holyfield.
3. Francois Botha....not a bad HW, but won the IBF belt & right away got stripped for roids.
4. Ruslan Chagaev.....WHO?
5. Oliver McCall....had his moments, but his emotional breakdown in rematch against Lewis was sad.

p.s. WBO champs weren't included.....but Michael Bentt and Siarhei Liakhovich come to mind.
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