Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by William R. Simons » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 04:46:59


The worst heavyweight champions in my opinion were Tommy Burns (the
shortest) and Primo Canera who was the tallest (unless I am wrong about
that and the tallest was Jess Willard). So this begs the question: Who
would emerge as the victor if there was a battle between the two?
 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by para.. » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:09:03

Quote:

> The worst heavyweight champions in my opinion were Tommy Burns (the shortest) and Primo Canera who was the tallest (unless I am wrong about that and the tallest was Jess Willard). So this begs the question: Who would emerge as the victor if there was a battle between the two?

Don't know that many reasonably savvy boxing people would agree with your premise that Burns was either the worst or second worst of heavyweight champions, though a good many might go along with your choice of Carnera.

The 5'7" Burns, a natural middleweight who competed mostly in the HW division, won't ever be remembered as one of the great ones, but he scored a number of wins against some of the top boxers of his era, including the likes of Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, Marvin Hart, Fireman Jim Flynn, Gunner Moir, as well as other highly regarded fighters.

In addition to that, unless I've missed something along the way, I believe Tommy Burns still holds the record for consecutive title defenses by way of knockout (with eight). If that mark has been broken by now, I'm unaware of it, but I know it stood for many years. With a professional record of 46 wins 5 losses and 8 no decisions - Burns would hardly seem to qualify as one of the two worst HW champions in history.

 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by Loki » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:10:41


Quote:

>The worst heavyweight champions in my opinion were Tommy Burns (the
>shortest) and Primo Canera who was the tallest (unless I am wrong about
>that and the tallest was Jess Willard). So this begs the question: Who
>would emerge as the victor if there was a battle between the two?

Carnera was not as tall as Jess Willard, Nicolai Valuev, or either of
the Klitschko brothers.

 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by William R. Simons » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:20:30

AHA! I knew it! Jess Willard was, of course, a "few inches" (maybe
four?) taller than Primo Canera! Butt.......you have made my point for
me because Jess Willard was just as pathetic as Primo Canera. So my
original assertion still stands and NO I cannot agree that the Canadian
Noah Brusso (Tommy Burns) was in anyway a decent heavyweight as someone
here is claiming. Tommy Burns was a joke. He beat Marvin Hart? Marvin
Hart was the clown el supremo of the entire heavyweight roster of
champions. I occasionally like to watch the Johnson vs. Burns fight to
see some classic dwarf tossing.
 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by sugarlansk.. » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:11:50

Quote:

> AHA! I knew it! Jess Willard was, of course, a "few inches" (maybe four?) taller than Primo Canera! Butt.......you have made my point for me because Jess Willard was just as pathetic as Primo Canera. So my original assertion still stands and NO I cannot agree that the Canadian Noah Brusso (Tommy Burns) was in anyway a decent heavyweight as someone here is claiming. Tommy Burns was a joke. He beat Marvin Hart? Marvin Hart was the clown el supremo of the entire heavyweight roster of champions. I occasionally like to watch the Johnson vs. Burns fight to see some classic dwarf tossing.

And your championship reign was when?
 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by Loki » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:07:46


Quote:

>AHA! I knew it! Jess Willard was, of course, a "few inches" (maybe
>four?) taller than Primo Canera! Butt.......you have made my point for
>me because Jess Willard was just as pathetic as Primo Canera. So my
>original assertion still stands

No, not unless you consider Nicolai Valuev and
the Klitschko brothers to be palookas. And if you do, you are of
course entitled to your unique opinion.

Loki

Driving a small car to compensate for my oversized ***ia.

 
 
 

Isnt it funny that the worst heavyweight champions were the tallest and shortest

Post by DCI » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:40:59

Quote:

> The worst heavyweight champions in my opinion were Tommy Burns (the

> shortest) and Primo Canera who was the tallest (unless I am wrong about

> that and the tallest was Jess Willard). So this begs the question: Who

> would emerge as the victor if there was a battle between the two?

The taxidermist.

DCI