Mythical Match Up’s – The Heavyweights of Yesteryear

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

I have seen many mythical bouts where people predict “who would beat who” if they were to fight at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their careers regardless of the era 다운로드.

So, I have chosen to go back in time with a select group of heavyweight champions from Muhammad Ali to John L. Sullivan; based solely on my personal opinion, I have put together a series of super fights radiant 무료 프로그램.

Many of us boxing purests have a wide difference of opinions, and I truly respect that, and trust that my opinion might be respected, as well 동방 비상천칙 다운로드.

I have spoken to many of the top boxing historians throughout my fifty-nine years of involvement in the sport, and here are their lists of the best:

Nat Fleischer, founder and editor of Ring magazine ranks Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jack Dempsey, and Jim Corbett as his top five heavyweights 로미오와 줄리엣 1968.

Bert Sugar ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as his top five heavyweights.

Al Nelson ranks Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney as his top five heavyweights 다운로드.

Hank Kaplan ranks Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Rocky Marciano, and George Foreman as his top five heavyweights.

BoxRec ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as their top five heavyweights itunes 11.1.

I sincerely respect these boxing historians, and BoxRec; certainly we have a  diverse series of opinions.

Here’s my mythical  tournament of sixteen heavyweight boxers that fought within a 100 year time frame – 1880 to 1980 다운로드.  They are in no particular order of match up’s, all scheduled 15 rounds, and the result of each bout listed:

*** (Opening-Round) ***

Jack Dempsey vs 명탐정 피카츄 smi. Jim Corbett / Dempsey by KO in 6th

John L. Sullivan vs. Jim Braddock / Sullivan by decision

Joe Louis vs. Sonny Liston / Louis by decision

Bob Fitzsimmons vs 다운로드. Jack Sharkey / Fitzsimmons by decision

Max Baer vs. Jack Johnson / Johnson by decision

Rocky Marciano vs. Gene Tunney / Marciano by decision

Jim Jeffries vs 엠넷 동영상 다운로드. Jersey Joe Walcott / Jeffries by KO in 11th

Muhammad Ali vs. Max Schmeling / Ali by decision

*** (Quarter-Final) ***

Dempsey vs. Sullivan / Dempsey by KO in 8th

Louis vs. Fitzsimmons / Louis by KO in 10th

Johnson vs. Marciano / Johnson by decision

Jeffries vs. Ali / Ali by decision

*** (Semi-Final) ***

Dempsey vs. Louis / Louis by decision

Johnson vs. Ali / Ali by decision

*** (Final) ***

Louis vs. Ali / Ali by decision

2 thoughts on “Mythical Match Up’s – The Heavyweights of Yesteryear

  1. Loved this article! Much better than the “computer” radio tournament from 1969. Please consider doing this for the original 6 weight classes.

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