March 23, 2011 by markstani
The Richest Prize in Sport? Try telling some of these guys. These are top 10 favourite heavyweights. Purists should look away now.
1 Buster Douglas
Beat Mike Tyson. Took USD25m for rolling over against Evander Holyfield. Spent the lot on donuts.
2 Riddick Bowe
Riots. Dustbins. Kidnappings. Fridges in bedrooms. You just had to love him.
3 Jack Johnson
Made a few good ‘ol boys a bit angry.
4 Teofilo Stevenson
He loved the Revolution more than Don King’s millions.
5 Luis Firpo
The Wild Bull of the Pampas. Enough said.
6 Leon Spinks
Gap-toothed party animal.
7 Tim Tomashek
Clambered out of the crowd to fight for the world heavyweight title. No, really. More here.
8 Oliver McCall
Lobbed Christmas trees. Cried. Had ‘issues’.
9 Danny Williams
Beat Tyson. I was there. So what, it’s my blog.
10 Gene Tunney
Quoted Shakespeare. Whupped Dempsey. Laughed all the way to the bank.