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'Greatest ever latecomer to Pro Boxing Heavyweight?'

  • Ron Lyle (Pro Boxing Debut at the age of 30 in 1971)

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • James "Bonecrusher" Smith (Pro debut at 28 in 1981)

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Brian Nielsen (Pro Boxing Debut at the age of 27 in 92)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esch (Pro debut at the age 28 in 94)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 33.3%
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The Maul Brawling Slugger
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Most boxers who ever begin their Pro careers at a relatively late age are heavyweights... and I've decided to refer to the age of at least 27 as a late age to turn Pro. I have compiled a list of some of the most noteworthy boxers to ever turn Pro at the age of 27 or older and produce a relatively good career... one or two of them ever became World Champions. So off the top of my head... I can come up with the following "LATECOMERS!"...:cheeky4:

Ron Lyle (Began Pro career at 30)

James "Bonecrusher" Smith (began Pro career at 28)

Brian Nielsen (began Pro career at 27)

Eric "Butterbean" Esch (I've decided to count him even though he is more of a really good sideshow act than a SERIOUS Pro Boxer... but... he is still a Pro Boxer... and he began his Pro Boxing career at the age of 28)

Other (if there's anybody else that comes to mind... NICE!)

So yeah... input please... and cast your votes! "CHEERS!!!"
 
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