Talk:World Heavyweight Title Fights
The main wiki's list of heavyweight world champions, the heavyweight world champions list on Hickoksports.com and BoxRec (e.g. the NYSAC World heavyweight title fights list, the NBA World heavyweight title fights list, and the IBU World heavyweight title fights list) having been consulted, world title fights which are included on the associated list but whose recognition as such may need to be specified are listed in the following besides possible heavyweight world title fights:
|1877 Oct 29||Tom Allen||TKO 7||Tompkin Gilbert||1||Sadlers Wells, London, UK|
|1879 Apr 22||Tom Allen||PTS 25||James Jem Stewart||2||St James, London, UK|
|1||1885 Aug 29||John L. Sullivan||PTS 7||Dominick McCaffrey||3||near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
|1895 Nov 11||Peter Maher||KO 1||Steve O'Donnell||World 4||Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA|
|1896 Feb 21||Bob Fitzsimmons||KO 1||Peter Maher||5||near Langtry, TX, Coahuila de Zaragoza, MEX|
|1896 Dec 2||Tom Sharkey||DQ 8||Bob Fitzsimmons||6||San Francisco, California, USA|
|13||1905 Jul 3||Marvin Hart||KO 12||Jack Root||Vacant World 7||Reno, Nevada, USA|
|1906 Mar 28||Tommy Burns||KO 1||Jim O'Brien||8||San Diego, California, USA|
|1906 Mar 28||Tommy Burns||KO 1||James J Walker||9||San Diego, California, USA|
|1913 Dec 20||Sam Langford||PTS 20||Joe Jeannette||World (FRA) 10||Paris, Paris, FRA|
|1935 Oct 2||George Godfrey||PTS 15||Pierre Charles||IBU||Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, BEL|
|55||1937 Jun 22||Joe Louis||KO 8||Jim Braddock||NBA/NYSAC 11||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|56||1937 Aug 30||Joe Louis||UD 15||Tommy Farr||World (US)||Bronx, New York, USA|
|57||1938 Feb 23||Joe Louis||KO 3||Nathan Mann||World (US)||New York, New York, USA|
|58||1938 Apr 1||Joe Louis||KO 5||Harry Thomas||World (US)||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|1944 Nov 14||Joe Louis||KO 1||Johnny Davis||12||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|1950 Jun 6||Lee Savold||TKO 4||Bruce Woodcock||World (UK)||White City, London, UK|
|85||1950 Sep 27||Ezzard Charles||UD 15||Joe Louis||World 13||Bronx, New York, USA|
|1951 Jun 15||Joe Louis||KO 6||Lee Savold||World (UK) 14||New York, New York, USA|
|1955 May 2||Archie Moore||PTS 15||Nino Valdes||World (NV)||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
1 Tom Allen vs. Tompkin Gilbert on October 29, 1877: "Billed World & English Heavyweight Title"
2 Tom Allen vs. James Jem Stewart on April 22, 1879: "Billed World & English Heavyweight Titles"
3 John L. Sullivan vs. Dominick McCaffrey on August 29, 1885: "... Sullivan is named the first Heavyweight Champion under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules after this victory."
4 Peter Maher vs. Steve O'Donnell on November 11, 1895: "As awarded by Jim Corbett on his "retirement""
5 Peter Maher vs. Bob Fitzsimmons on February 21, 1896: "Billed as for the World Heavyweight Title"
6 Bob Fitzsimmons vs. Tom Sharkey on December 2, 1896: "This bout was promoted as for the World Heavyweight Title"
7 Marvin Hart vs. Jack Root on July 3, 1905: "... James J. Jeffries "awarded" the Title to Hart, although in later years denied having done so."
8 Tommy Burns vs. Jim O'Brien on March 28, 1906: "Burns also KO'd a James Walker in first round on same card. Although most regard these as exhibition bouts, they both received the only official sanctioning of their day, billing by the promoters and newspapers as being for the Title."
9 Tommy Burns vs. James J Walker on March 28, 1906: "Billed as for the World heavyweight championship"
10 Sam Langford vs. Joe Jeannette on December 20, 1913: "World Heavyweight Title, as recognized by the French Boxing Federation which had stripped Jack Johnson (and which shortly after stripped Langford)"
11 Jim Braddock vs. Joe Louis on June 22, 1937: "… NYSAC recognized Louis as Champion on June 30; NBA on July 1"
12 Joe Louis vs. Johnny Davis on November 14, 1944: "Heavyweight title at stake per New York State Athletic Commission ruling"
13 Ezzard Charles vs. Joe Louis on September 27, 1950: "After this fight, Charles became universally recognized as the World Heavyweight Champion"
14 Lee Savold vs. Joe Louis on June, 15 1951: "Prior to this match, Savold was recognized as Heavyweight Champion by the British Boxing Board of Control; following this fight, the BBBC recognized Ezzard Charles."
Possible further claim:
- The main wiki's list of heavyweight world champions states Sam Langford as a UK-recognized champion in 1909.
Some boxers won possible world heavyweight title fights (see above) but have not been included in the world heavyweight champions category:
--Emaster 18:24, 7 February 2010 (UTC)