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Old 07-15-2009, 11:57 AM #1
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Who do you think was the worst world heavyweight champion of all time.
For me this is the shortlist
ingemar johnson
leon spinks
who else would you say was the worst and is there anyone else that comes to mind.

p.s does anyone know how leon spinks lost his two front teeth ive been wondering for a while.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:00 PM #2
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:01 PM #3
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Marvin Hart
Jim Braddock
Leon Spinks

Briggs & Rahman (linear).

Most of the titlists post-1980's if they count.

I believe Spinks lost his teeth when he was headbutted in sparring.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:13 PM #4
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:15 PM #5
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Worst on a P4P basis, or worst in a head to head sense against all other legit title holders?

Ruiz is pretty bad.

Leon Spinks is hard to top.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:17 PM #6
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:20 PM #7
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Who do you think was the worst world heavyweight champion of all time.
For me this is the shortlist
ingemar johnson
leon spinks
who else would you say was the worst and is there anyone else that comes to mind.

p.s does anyone know how leon spinks lost his two front teeth ive been wondering for a while.
Ingemar Johansson wasn't to bad imo he was one dimensional but he had a decent resume. Guys like Leon Spinks, Micheal Bent, Bruce Seldon and Valuev were worse.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:24 PM #8
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Ingemar Johansson wasn't to bad imo he was one dimensional but he had a decent resume. Guys like Leon Spinks, Micheal Bent, Bruce Seldon and Valuev were worse.
Agreed. Johansson was sensational for a while, having KO'd the champion Patterson and the number 1 contender Eddie Machen effortlessly. He had also beaten all the best British heavyweights Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Joe Bygraves.
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Agreed. Johansson was sensational for a while, having KO'd the champion Patterson and the number 1 contender Eddie Machen effortlessly. He had also beaten all the best British heavyweights Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Joe Bygraves.
johansson never had any love for boxing and while traning for patterson in the usa and his girlfirend with him!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:46 PM #10
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Worst on a P4P basis, or worst in a head to head sense against all other legit title holders?

Ruiz is pretty bad.

Leon Spinks is hard to top.
Spinks is a good call.. Who was the guy Briggs beat? Think his name was Sergei Lackovich or something, he looked pretty poor to.. Only saw the fight against Briggs though..

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