Luke G. Williams
In this series, I am rating all of the lineal heavyweight champions across five categories, with the fighters then being ranked from 1 down to 38 depending on their final score out of 50. Today I'm looking at the man who finished No. 32 in my standings – Jess Willard. At a little over 6' 6" in height, the ‘Pottawatomie Giant’ was one of the tallest and most physically imposing heavyweight champions of all time. He was the 'great white hope' who finally deposed the legendary black champion Jack Johnson - to the delight of much of white America – but, aside from that famous KO victory in 1915, Willard’s career had few major highlights.