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LondonRingRules
04-21-2009, 06:15 PM
Here is the BSIBRO consensus poll for the all time greatest heavy. These are accumulated like golf scores using the lowest scores for highest rankings by combining the rank of the BS and IBRO polls.

Voters for BS totaled 25. IBRO membership totals approx 125, but it's unclear how many voted for their poll.

A few fighters only appeared in one poll, so I added that poll number to a 30 ranking for the final total. You can see the math for these at the end of the poll which runs over the previous 25 limit.

No surprise that 1 and 2 did not change. Larry has to share his BS 3 ranking with Johnson though. Rocky shares his IBRO 5 with Jack and Big George. Sam Langford had a perfect match with both polls, 15. Wills shares his BS 17 ranking with Walcott and Bowe.

I like Peter Jackson and Ken Norton being tied at 27th. Too more handsome well respected and underappreciated gentlemen/warriors cannot be found grouped together :

1. Joe Louis-2pts
2. Muhammad Ali-4
3. Jack Johnson-9
- Larry Holmes-9
5. Jack Dempsey-12
- Rocky Marciano-12
- George Foreman-12
8. Lennox Lewis-17
9. Joe Frazier-19
10. Sonny Liston-21
11. James J. Jeffries-23
- Mike Tyson-23
13. Gene Tunney-24
14. Evander Holyfield-25
15. Sam Langford-30
16. Ezzard Charles-31
17. Harry Wills-35
- Jersey Joe Walcott-35
- Riddick Bowe-35
20. James J. Corbett-40
21. Max Schmeling-44
22. Floyd Patterson-18+30=48
23. John L. Sullivan-50
- Bob Fitzsimmons- 20+30=50
25. Joe Jeannette-23-30=53
- Vitali Klitschko-23-30=53
27. Peter Jackson-24+30=54
- Ken Norton-24+30=54
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The new BS consensus ranking. This consensus consisted of 25 voters.

* 1 Joe Louis - 352 points
* 2 Muhammad Ali - 351 points
* 3 Larry Holmes - 241 points
* 4 George Foreman - 239 points
* 5. Lennox Lewis - 223 points
* 6 Jack Johnson - 216 points
* 7 Rocky Marciano - 202 points
* 8 Jack Dempsey - 189 points
* 9 Joe Frazier - 184 points
* 10. Mike Tyson - 175 points
* 11 Evander Holyfield - 152 points
* 12 Sonny Liston - 135 points
* 13 Gene Tunney - 59 points
* 14 Ezzard Charles - 36 points
* 15. Sam Langford - 35 points
* 16 Jim Jeffries - 32 points
* 17 Harry Wills - 24 points
* 18 Floyd Patterson - 22 points
* 19 Jersey Joe Walcott - 18 points
* 20. Riddick Bowe - 14 points
* 21 James J. Corbett - 11 points
* 22 Max Schmelling - 11 points
* 23 Vitali Klitschko - 10 points
* 24 Ken Norton - 9 points
* 25 John L. Sullivan - 6 points

Here is the IBRO secret polling list to compare:

1. Joe Louis
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Jack Johnson
4. Jack Dempsey
5. Rocky Marciano
6. Larry Holmes
7. James J. Jeffries
8. George Foreman
9. Sonny Liston
10. Joe Frazier
11. Gene Tunney
12. Lennox Lewis
13. Mike Tyson
14. Evander Holyfield
15. Sam Langford
16. Jersey Joe Walcott
17. Ezzard Charles
18. Harry Wills
19. James J. Corbett
20. Bob Fitzsimmons
21. Riddick Bowe
22. Max Schmeling
23. Joe Jeannette
24. Peter Jackson
25. John L. Sullivan