boxing The Worst Heavyweight Boxing Champions  

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The worst world champion in heavyweight boxing history.
Leon Spinks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Heavyweight Boxing Champions
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Leon Spinks

"Neon" Leon was rushed to a title shot with an aging Muhammad Ali. Ali was beyond his prime at this point but still held 3 world titles. Spinks won the titles on a split decision, then was stripped of a title for refusing to face Kenny Norton. What champion refuses to face someone? He later lost the other two in his only defense against the aged Muhammad.
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Shannon Briggs

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One win, one loss. That's Briggs' entire title run. His opponent weren't anything to brag about either.
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Bonecrusher Smith

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An overall horrid champion. Smith lost majority of his big fights and was destroyed by Mike Tyson. Anything but memorable.
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Buster Douglas

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The man who beat Mike Tyson...then lost one fight later.
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