Discussion Starter · #1 ·
http://www.boxing.com/the_glorious_light_heavyweights.htmlThe Light Heavyweights
It was during the late '70s and early '80s that the sometimes forgotten light heavyweight division featured TV offerings that were a boxing aficionado's dream. The period was roughly after Bob Foster but before Evander Holyfield came along.
There was the all-action Matthew Saad Muhammad, the underrated "Jewish Bomber" Mike Rossman. James "Great" Scott, who fought out of every boxer's favorite prison-Rahway in New Jersey, Saad Muhammad, Qawi-another Rahway alum, Marvin Johnson, Eddie Davis, Murray Sutherland, Jerry "The Bull" Martin, crafty Mustafa Muhammad (aka Eddie Gregory), Yaqui Lopez, the legendary Victor Galindez, Vonzell Johnson, Richie Kates, the stylist John Conteh, Lottie Mwale, Mustafa Wasajja, Croatia's Mate Parlov, Marvin Camel, KO artist Willie Edwards, Ghanaian Prince Mama Mohammed, and many more. Michael Spinks stood out from the pack and later moved up to take the heavyweight crown from Larry Holmes who was closing in on Rocky Marciano's record.