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Jimmy Young - 1970s Heavyweights

Jimmy Young was more of a journeyman fighter with limited highlights during his 57 fight career. Nowhere near having knockout power, Young would finish just 11 of his 35 opponents he defeated. A defensive fighter he also only got knocked out twice. But he lost 18 fights yet still managed to earn a title shot against Muhammad Ali losing a 15 round decision in 1976. At one point in his career, Young lost six straight fights and eight of 10 during that period. Tragically he passed away in 2005 at the age of 56 after suffering a heart attack.

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