Joe Bugner – heavyweights of the 1970s

The interesting fact about Bugner is that not only did he fight Joe Frazier in 1973 and lost a decision, but he also fought Joe’s son Marvis. Bugner lost that fight too, also by decision. From the beginning of his career in 1967 until he retired many years later in 1999 at the age of 49, Bugner would lose just 13 bouts in 83 fights. Along the way were some big names in 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 is still alive today at the age of 70.

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