White Heavyweights

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  1. Sean

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    As we all know, white heavyweights are dominating the division. I thought it would be good if we could have a list of white heavyweights, with links to their records and info. That way, we can keep track of who's fighting, and when, and if anyone new turns pro. I think I've got most of the current white heavyweights, of course not all of them will be champions, some have already had their chances and blew it. Regardless, here is a tentative list of the current white heavyweight scene. Feel free to make any updates you may find or if I missed anybody let me know [​IMG]

    Albania
    Krasniqi, Luan
    Australia
    De Mori, Mark
    Meehan, Kali
    Belarus
    Lyakhovich, Serguei
    Ustinov, Alexander
    Canada
    Bergeron, Jean Francois
    Binkowski, Art
    Pajkic, Neven
    Croatia
    Preskar, Mario
    Czech Republic
    Dirgas, Stefan
    Pala, Ondrej
    Denmark
    Bertino, Claus
    Finland
    Helenius, Robert
    Rosberg, Jarno
    France
    Duhaupas, Johann
    Georgia
    Abramyan, Rudolf
    Chanturia, Vladimir
    Marabyan, Artur
    Germany
    Dettweiler, Rene
    Gerber, Edmund
    Hoffmann, Timo
    Koc, Cengiz
    Koeber, Sebastian
    Kretschmann, Steffen
    Mies, MarcelEdited by: Sean
     
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    Good list Sean. Thanks for doing the research.
     
  5. Liverlips

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    Yes, great work! You can add Mike Marrone to the U.S. setion. He did lose once (to Pianetta) but he can still come back as he is only 21.
     
  6. Sean

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    Thanks guys, added Marrone. Hopefully more to come later [​IMG]
     
  7. Sean

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    British Heavyweight boxing is finally beginning to pick up a bit. All of the up and coming heavyweights except one are white. Check out these two videos on Big Dave Howe.

    Dave Howe feature

    Dave Howe debut

    He looked really open to punches in his debut "fight", but thats most likely just nervous excitement. When he's sparring with the black fighter in the training montage, he looks a lot like a young Wladimir Klitschko! He 6'8 and weighs 245.Edited by: Sean
     
  8. white is right

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    Mark De mori has a fight this morning EST. It's interesting that his team wanted to fight Sam Peter and the fight fell through. I don't know if that means he was stepping up a class or the word is out Peter is SHOT(probably a bit of both). Instead he fights veteran trial horse Damon Reed. I liked it better when he was training out of Oxnard California with decent trainer Papa Garcia. I think promotional problems with Don King who now isn't relevant in the heavyweight division caused his relocating back to Australia. I just don't think you can get the sparring partners in Australia to raise your skill level and conditioning to fight the elite of the division. Anyway best of luck to him today!
     
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    David Price and Tyson Fury out of the UK are amongst the biggest white prospects right now
     
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    De Mori ko'd Reed in the 5th round. I would love to see him step up in competition to see if he can make a run in the division. Shane Cameron would be a good step up in competition.
     
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    Former NFL journeyman Leif Larsen fought Odlanier Solis this weekend and lost a fairly close decision. On the surface that sounds like a "good" loss, but he is about to turn 38 years old and is still close to a novice in the sport. Larsen did no favour to himself by coming into the ring looking like a fleshy bouncer at 275 pounds, he is the same height as Wladimir and out weighed a typical Klitschko weight by around 30 lbs. Conditioning could have been a factor in this fight.
     
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    Australian heavy Lucas Browne comes up against James Toney next month.Its a step up for Browne who's undefeated so far in 15.Brownes a big guy,boxes around 260lbs and posesses power but needs to improve technically to make the jump to the next level.

    Another young heavy David Allen [uk]is a guy with alot of upside.Just turned 21 and is around 6'3,250.Goes by the name 'White rhino' and is apparently a very aggressive,come forward type.His young age and athleticism gives him alot of upside imo.He should develop alot sparring in pro gyms.

    The younger cousin of Tyson Fury,Hughie Fury made his professional debut over the weekend scoring a 2nd rnd tko.He measures in at 6'7-6'8 and 234,good weight for an 18 yr old.He will fill out nicely.Hughie imo is more talented than Anthony Joshua the black 'Brit' who won gold at last years Olympics and who will turn pro later in the year.Expect Joshua to get alot of hype as' the future of the heavy division'
     
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    He looks good, a lot like his cousin.
     
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    Lucas Browne continued to win, stopping Travis Walker on Thursday.

    Hughie Fury is already 8-0.
     
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    English boxer Sam Sexton beat African Larry Olubamiwo by UD today.

    Scores were 60-54 on all three cards.
     
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    Dutchman Rico Verhoeven the top heavyweight kickboxer in the world and current champ has switched to boxing and made his debut last month scoring a knockout.He defended his kickboxing title last weekend against Daniel Ghita so not sure if he will compete in both codes.He's 6'5,255ibs and has a physique cut from marble.Hope he trains boxing full time because he could be a force and Vitali,Marco Huck and Povetkin come from kickboxing backgrounds so there's no reson he cant go all the way.

    Tyson Fury's 18 year old brother Young Fury made his pro debut scoring a ko.He's built differently at 6'1 and 240ilbs but supposedly punches hard and has an aggressive style.
     
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    Gerry Cooney was a very successful white heavyweight who was active in the 1980s. During his pro career he only lost 3 fights.
     
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    Yeah, alcoholism/drug abuse and self esteem issues from a bad father knocked him out early.
     
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    I think I may have said it before but if you could have put Randall Cobb's head on Jerry Cooney's body you would have had a scary heavyweight. But that's not the way it works.
     
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    yeah, Hock, If you had Randall mindset on Cooney's ability, Cooney would have steamed rolled a capable Larry Holmes in round 9 of their fight. But he had a fragile mind, hence the outcome in a very competitive fight.
     
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    Gerry Cooney was the hardest punching heavyweight ever. Watch the Youtibe video of his fight with Ken Norton if you don't know or don't remember. He was terribly mismanaged, and he mismanaged himself terribly too. He could have and should have been the champ. For some reason, back then, white heavies, like Cooney and Quarry, always seemed to falter when they got to the top.
     
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    Tex Cobb is a colorful character, a real interesting guy, intelligent and funny. He became an actor after he left boxing. His Jewish ex-wife was posting on one of the boxing forums at one time. She said he was a bum and a "racist", but allowed that he was a really funny racist bum, and she still loved him or liked him or something. He seems to have disappeared from public view in recent years. The Hollywood yids probably blacklisted him.
     
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  25. amoeba man

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    Russian heavyweight Sergei Kuzmin made his debut yesterday scoring a first round knockout.27 years old and was European champion as an amateur.I think he will have a similar career to Pulev and climb the ranks quickly.
     

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