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Best Boxers of All Time From Wisconsin
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Tyrone Trice (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
The Butterfly was a top ranked contender in the welterweight, jr. middleweight and middleweight divisions. Tyrone Trice fought for both the 147 pound and 154 pound championships during his fine career retiring with a mark o 43-10 with 35 knockouts. Somewhat of an underachiever but Trice had skills and descent power complimented by an accurate left jab. Wisconsin is definitely not a boxing state but Mr. Trice did plenty to make his state proud and win or loe he alwys gave his best effort in the squared circle. Go to youtube and type in Tyrone Trice James Toney and watch the in the ring verbal battle that ensues between the two boxers which is simply hilarious.
Tyrone Trice's best victories came from defeating Rafael Williams, Kevin Pompey, Michael Bradley and Jesse Flores.
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Myron Pinky Mitchell (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Pinky is known for being the first ever junior welterweight (140 pounds) champion and he compiled a resume consisting of 13 win, 13 losses and 4 draws with 10 knockouts on his ledger. Relatively slow of hand and foot Pinky used power and aggression to win his bouts. Mitchell had descent skills just not at the elite level as Mushy Callahan proved in taking his title. On the other hand better management and careful matchmaking could have allowed this boxer to accomplish much more. Not much footage has been taken of him because of how long ago he fought but from all accounts he fought them all with heart and determination.
Pinky Mitchell's biggest wins came from beating the likes of: George Levine, Bobby Harper, Tommy White and Jimmy Finley.
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Rick Roufus (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
The Jet is an accomplished kickboxer and boxer who retired from boxing with a record of 13-5-1 with 11 knockouts. Known for his aggressive style and power punches. Roufus could take it and dish it out and his offensive skills were above average although he possessed a shaky defense. It's just my opinion but with his raw power and aggression he could have been a complete prizefighter if he had chosen only boxing instead of the other martial arts.
Rick Roufus's top victories in prizefghting came from besting: Sean McClain, James Johnson, Daniel Salcedo and Carlton Brown.
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LaChaunce Shepherd (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
LaChaunce Shepherd had a very short professional boxing career and retired with a resume of 4 wins and one loss. As an amateur Shepherd was a U.S. Olympian in 1996 and in 1997 he was the U.S. Amateur Welterweight Champion. And in 1999, he won a Bronze Medal in the Pan- American games. Shepherd used good footwork, fast hands and combination punching to earn good results. Also, Shepherd used deft head movement at times to slip incoming fire.
Mr. Shepherd's best amateur wins came from topping: Isaac Caballero, Espitia Calderon, Ramon Olivas and Arturo Morales.
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Jordan Shimmell (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
Jordan Shimmell is a very accomplished amateur boxer and an undefeated professional fighter. As an amateur Shimmell won the National Golden Gloves title in 2009 n the 201 pound class and he also a two time U.S. Amateur heavyweight champion. In the pro ranks he has a record a of 2014 that reads 18-0 with 15 big knockouts. Jordan Shimmell has one punch knockout power and solid offensive skills.
Jordan Shimmell's best wins thus far in his career have come against Damon McCreary, Byron Polley, Damon Reed and Joell Godfrey.
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Orville Buckner (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
Orville Buckner had a fine amateur career competing in the Golden Gloves in Wisconsin and boxing as an amateur in the U.S. Army. As a professional boxer plying his trade he compiled a resume of 12-4-5 with 7 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Buckner lacked power and his defense was average but his footwork and hand speed helped make up for his other flaws at times.
Orville Buckner's biggest victories in the paid ranks came from defeating: Dwaine Simpson, Hilton Lumpkin, Willie Thomas and Harry Bellefonte.
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Bob Moha (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
The Caveman was a top ranked middleweight contender who fought many greats during his fistic career including Billy Papke and Mike Gibbons. Bob Moha's retired from the sport with a mark of 14-9-3 with 8 knockouts on his docket. A relatively short ring career but he was known to possess accurate jabs and straight rights not to mention descent foot movement.
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Eddie McGoorty (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
Eddie McGoorty was a middleweight contender who actually won the 160 pound title of Australia and held it for a short time. He retired with a good record and great K.O. percentage. McGoorty left the prize ring sporting a mark of 64-18-11 with 43 huge knockouts to his credit. He had a shaky chin and has been knocked out. McGoorty also was known for lacking skills but he had the supreme equalizer 43 opponents could not go the distance with this two fisted power puncher.
Eddie McGoorty's top wins came from beating: Dave Smith, Pat Bradley, Battling Levinsky and Mike Gibbons.
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