View Full Version : Heavyweight Champs Through The Ropes


No-Mas
11-06-2004, 10:49 AM
Not a trivia question, but just curious. Can you give instances of the Heavyweight Champion of the World getting knocked through the ropes.

I come up with just two and a half:

Dempsey / Firpo
Louis / Baer I

Rahman / Maskaev

I know Rahman wasn't champ when he went through the ropes against Maskaev, but I'l count him anyway.

Any other champ suffer that indignity of getting blasted out of the ring?

Great
11-06-2004, 11:06 AM
Not a trivia question, but just curious. Can you give instances of the Heavyweight Champion of the World getting knocked through the ropes.

I come up with just two and a half:

Dempsey / Firpo
Louis / Baer I

Rahman / Maskaev

I know Rahman wasn't champ when he went through the ropes against Maskaev, but I'l count him anyway.

Any other champ suffer that indignity of getting blasted out of the ring?
Buddy Bear?

Jack Johnson-James J. Jeffries
Rocky Marciano-Roland LaStarza (1953)
Lennox Lewis-Francois Botha

Great
11-06-2004, 11:12 AM
Roland LaStarza at all was not the champion, but the moment was very entertainment, and was that in title fight.

AJ53
11-06-2004, 11:19 AM
joe louis got knocked through the ropes by rocky marciano but he wasn't champion at the time.

No-Mas
11-06-2004, 11:23 AM
I have the LaStarza / Marciano fight. I don't remember Marciano going through the ropes. I'll watch it again tonight before the Tszyu fight (now there's a great night of boxing - Marciano followed by Tszyu).

Yeah Buddy Baer sent Louis through the ropes in their first fight. Pretty positive it was round one.

Great
11-06-2004, 11:40 AM
LaStarza going through the ropes (not Marciano) after right uppercut. Second fight.

Great
11-06-2004, 12:08 PM
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/1047/Lastarza.jpg

Great
11-06-2004, 12:20 PM
............

restless_438
11-07-2004, 04:32 AM
not a heavyweight, but the guy jeff lacy knocked threw the ropes was pretty bad.

Dempsey 1919
11-01-2005, 04:07 PM
what about the manassah mauler jack dempsey knocking champion gene tunney through the ropes in 1927?

Skydog
11-01-2005, 08:32 PM
I don't really remember, but did Dempsey knock Willard out of the ropes at all? I know Willard's head went through on one of the knockdowns, but did his whole body?

Dempsey 1919
11-02-2005, 12:49 AM
no. willard stayed in the ring the whole time.

velvet fog
11-02-2005, 12:59 AM
Golota was never champ, but Brewster knocked his ass through the ropes. As for non heavyweights, didnt McClellan put Benn through the ropes?

Imira
11-02-2005, 05:10 PM
Golota was never champ, but Brewster knocked his ass through the ropes. As for non heavyweights, didnt McClellan put Benn through the ropes?

As a matter of fact, yes he did. It should have been ruled a knockout, but the referee gave Benn extra time. That had to be one of the most crooked referees I have ever seen.

Louis was knocked through the ropes by Buddy Baer, but Baer used his knee to force Louis out of the ring once Louis was backed against the ropes by a punch. Not legit once you see it.

Skydog
11-02-2005, 06:43 PM
no. willard stayed in the ring the whole time.

No, Willard was sticking his head and some of his upper body through the ropes, almost as if trying to escape. ****, I don't blame him.

Dempsey 1919
11-09-2005, 01:25 PM
No, Willard was sticking his head and some of his upper body through the ropes, almost as if trying to escape. ****, I don't blame him.

yeah, willard is a punk, and should not have gotten the title in the first place. he is one of the worst hw champs of all times.

jabsRstiff
11-09-2005, 02:17 PM
Dempsey knocked Tunney down along the ropes....not through them.

Dempsey 1919
11-09-2005, 02:29 PM
Dempsey knocked Tunney down along the ropes....not through them.

actually, tunney went through.

jabsRstiff
11-09-2005, 02:31 PM
actually, tunney went through.

Maybe one of his hands, or a bit of his head.... but nothing else.

Dempsey 1919
11-09-2005, 02:46 PM
Maybe one of his hands, or a bit of his head.... but nothing else.

his upper body went through too.

jabsRstiff
11-09-2005, 02:48 PM
http://www.genetunney.com/dempsey2a.html


No, it didn't.

Skydog
11-09-2005, 11:28 PM
Damn, I just realized how jacked Dempsey was from that picture.

Dempsey 1919
11-10-2005, 02:38 PM
http://www.genetunney.com/dempsey2a.html


No, it didn't.

it must have been a different knockdown.