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Joe Bugner - 1970s Heavyweights

The interesting fact about Bugner is that he not only fought Joe Frazier in 1973 and lost a decision, he also fought Joe’s son Marvis. Bugner lost that fight as well, also a decision. From the start of his career in 1967 until he retired many years later in 1999 at an age of 49, Bugner would lose just 13 bouts in 83 fights. Along the way were some big names of the heavyweight division: James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Frank Bruno, Greg Page, David Bey, James “Quick” Tillis, Ernie Shavers, Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, Henry Cooper, and Chuck Wepner. Bugner remains alive today at the age of 70.

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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