Oops, my mistake. Should have known it was IBF but all those jokers are pretty indistinguishable from each other.
yep, Sullivan was the last bare knuckle champion, and therefore the first 'modern' marquis of Queensbury world heavyweight champ. He lost one fight in his entire career and was responsible for boxing become both legal and wildly popular. He was the worlds first genuine superstar who went mainstream. He dominated the sport, showed longevity by reigning for nearly 15 years and was hugely influential on the sport. If it wasn't for John L, none of the other names would be on the list!
Ditto mate, hope you had a good one