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Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« on: July 10, 2020, 06:32:42 PM »
How many heavyweights got knocked out in their first attempt to win the World Title but won it later in life.

Name the fighters and if you are really good who they lost to and who they won it from. ;-)

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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 02:03:54 PM »
Tallest go ahead.

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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 03:42:47 AM »
Hint, I am aware of three.

One other fellow lost but was awarded the title without actually having to win it in the ring.

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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 03:12:14 AM »
Hint, I am aware of three.

One other fellow lost but was awarded the title without actually having to win it in the ring.

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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 10:39:21 PM »
Hint, I am aware of three.

One other fellow lost but was awarded the title without actually having to win it in the ring.

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All three are still alive.
None of them ever fought Tyson or Ali.
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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 08:29:46 PM »
1. James "Bonecrusher" Smith lost by TKO to Larry Holmes, and then won against Tim Witherspoon

2. Frank Bruno got knocked out by Tim Witherspoon in his first title fight, but won the title by beating Oliver McCall
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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 09:34:03 AM »
1. James "Bonecrusher" Smith lost by TKO to Larry Holmes, and then won against Tim Witherspoon

2. Frank Bruno got knocked out by Tim Witherspoon in his first title fight, but won the title by beating Oliver McCall

I shame. I completely forgot about those two.

Ok, three more to go. ;-)
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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 12:40:36 PM »
3. Tommy Morrison got knocked out by Ray Mercer in his first title fight, but won the title against George Foreman
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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 06:02:38 PM »
Ok, this is embarassing.

None of those fighters were on my radar but you are correct.

I will just give you my three.

Mike Weaver, John Ruiz and Andy Ruiz Jr.

Weaver lost to Holmes and beat John Tate.
J. Ruiz lost to Holyfield but then beat him one fight later.
Andy Ruiz lost to Joseph Parker but beat Anthony Joshua
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Re: Knocked out but bounced back (Heavyweights)
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 06:26:57 PM »
Ok, this is embarassing.

None of those fighters were on my radar but you are correct.

I will just give you my three.

Mike Weaver, John Ruiz and Andy Ruiz Jr.

Weaver lost to Holmes and beat John Tate.
J. Ruiz lost to Holyfield but then beat him one fight later.
Andy Ruiz lost to Joseph Parker but beat Anthony Joshua

Add Jersey Joe Walcott to the list. Was robbed vs Louis, lost by tko to Louis.
Lost twice to Ezzard Charles then knocked Charles out in the rubber match.  ;D ;D
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