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    Most kayos in major competition:
    Archie Moore - 145
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    Most consecutive knockouts:
    Lamar Clark - 44 (1958-1960)
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    If the great Featherweight champion Sandy Saddler and Rocky Marciano
    where to fight, Saddler would have a 2 inch reach advantage, 70 inches
    to Marciano's 68. by the way Marciano had the shortest reach of any
    Heavyweight champ.
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    Did you know 1997 Hall of Fame inductee Albert "chalky" Wright, died
    when he drowned in a bathtub.
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    Floyd Patterson was knocked down more than any other modern Heavyweight
    champion, 20 times!
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    Most consecutive successful defenses

    Division Name Title Years Defenses

    Heavyweight: Joe Louis World (1937-49) 25
    Cruiserweight: Anaclet Wamba WBC Title (1991-94) 7
    Light Heavyweight: Bob Foster World (1968-74) 14
    Super Middleweight: Nigel Benn WBC Title (1992-95) 9
    Middleweight: Carlos Monzon World (1970-77) 14
    Junior Middleweight: Gianfranco Rosi IBF (1989-94) 11
    Welterweight: Henry Armstrong World (1938-40) 19
    Junior Welterweight: Julio Cesar Chavez WBC/IBF (1989-94) 12
    Lightweight: Roberto Duran World (1972-79) 12
    Junior Lightweight: Brian Mitchell IBF/WBA (1986-91) 12
    Featherweight: Eusebio Pedroza WBA (1978-85) 19
    Jr. Featherweight: Wilfredo Gomez WBC (1977-83) 17
    Bantamweight: Orlando Canizales IBF (1988-94) 16
    Junior Bantamweight: Khaosai Galaxy WBA (1984-91) 19
    Flyweight: Miguel Canto WBC (1975-79) 14
    Junior Flyweight: Myung Woo Yuh WBA (1985-91) 17
    Strawweight: Ricardo Lopez WBC (1990-99) 21


    Longest uninterrupted title reigns

    Division Fighter Reign

    Heavyweight: Joe Louis 11 years, 7 months
    Cruiserweight: Anaclet Wamba 4 years, 10 months
    Light Heavyweight: Archie Moore 9 years, 2 months
    Super Middleweight: Chong Pal Park 3 years, 6 months
    Middleweight: Carlos Monzon 6 years, 9 months
    Junior Middleweight: Gianfranco Rosi 5 years, 2 months
    Welterweight: Felix Trinidad 8 years, 5 months
    Junior Welterweight: Julio Cesar Chavez 4 years, 8 months
    Lightweight: Benny Leonard 7 years, 8 months
    Junior Lightweight: Flash Elorde 7 years, 3 months
    Featherweight: Johnny Kilbane 11 years, 4 months
    Jr. Featherweight: Wilfredo Gomez 5 years, 10 months
    Bantamweight: Orlando Canizales 6 years, 5 months
    Junior Bantamweight: Khaosai Galaxy 7 years, 1 months
    Flyweight: Jimmy Wilde 7 years, 4 months
    Junior Flyweight: Myung Woo Yuh 6 years. 2 months
    Strawweight: Ricardo Lopez 9 years, 8 months

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    "yesterday I was Lying, today I am telling the truth"
    Bob Arum's reply to a reporters question.
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    "you fight that Fucking monster yourself, I'm not"
    Al Certo's (Buddy McGirts manager) reply to a possible McGirt vs.
    Quartey fight on HBO.
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    Speaking of Buddy McGirt when he was asked by Gil Clancy on air who
    would win the up-comming fight between Maurice Blocker and Glenwood
    brown he replied "the black guy"
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    Bert Randolph Sugar's list of the 10 most devastating knockouts.
    This list was compilled in 1992.
    10. Jack Dempsy over Jack Sharkey KO 7
    9. Jake LaMotta over Laurent Dauthuille KO 15
    8. Ray Mercer over Tommy Morrision KO 5
    7. Sugar Ray Robinson over Gene Fullmer KO 5
    6. Jack Johnson over Stanly Ketchel KO 12
    5. Joe Louis over max Schmelling KO 1
    4. Gerry Cooney over Ken norten Ko 1
    3. bob Foster over Dick Tiger KO 4
    2. Mike Weaver over John Tate KO 15
    1. Rocky Marciano over Jersey Joe Walcott KO 13
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    What crime was Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson convicted of ?
    Violating the "White Slave Traffic Act" by "transporting a white woman
    (aka his wife) across a state line."
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    I wonder how many people are aware that the great Alexis Arguello lost
    his first fight BY KNOCKOUT in the first round?
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    By the way Fritzie Zivic holds the record for the most defeats in a
    carrer by a champion with 65.
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    I think Sam Langford and Harry Wills hold the record for the most meetings
    between the same two boxers with 23 fights.
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    The very first boxing stadium was erected in 1719. "Figgs Amphitheatre"
    was located on Oxford Road in London.
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    The first boxing club was established in 1814, it was the Pugilistic Club,
    London.
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    Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard in 1919 was the first fight to be broadcast
    over the radio.
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    So now you are proabably saying "what was the first televised fight?"
    It was in 1931 and featured Benny Leonard vs. Mickey Walker.
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    Guess what Henry Armstrong's original ring name was??????

    Melody Jackson
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    Sonny Liston received the first Million dollar purse when he defeated
    Floyd Patterson in 1963.
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    What was the first stadium to be named after a former world champion??

    Escobar Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named after the islands first
    world champion Sixto Escobar
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    Ever wonder where the phrase "Is it the real McCoy" came from??? Back in
    the 1890's Charles "Kid" McCoy was a master at tricking his opponents
    into believing he was ill or in difficulty. Consequently people were
    never sure wether he was realy hurt, ill or faking. Thus the saying
    "Is it the real McCoy" was born
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    Most consecutive successfull defenses by Division

    Heavyweight Joe Louis (1937-49) 25
    Cruiserweight Anaclet Wamba (1991-94) 7
    Light Heavyweight Bob Foster (1968-74) 14
    Super Middleweight Nigel Benn (1992-95) 9
    Middleweight Carlos Monzon (1970-77) 14
    Junior Middleweight Gianfranco Rosi (1989-94) 11
    Welterweight Henry Armstrong (1938-40) 19
    Junior Welterweight Julio Cesar Chavez (1989-94) 12
    Lightweight Roberto Duran (1972-79) 12
    Junior Lightweight Brian Mitchell (1986-91) 12
    Featherweight Eusebio Pedroza (1978-85) 19
    Jr. Featherweight Wilfredo Gomez (1977-83) 17
    Bantamweight Orlando Canizales (1988-94) 16
    Junior Bantamweight Khaosai Galaxy (1984-91) 19
    Flyweight Miguel Canto (1975-79) 14
    Junior Flyweight Myung Woo Yuh (1985-91) 17
    Strawweight Ricardo Lopez (1990-2000) 24


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    The first southpaw champions:

    Heavyweight: Michael Moorer
    Cruiserweight: Marvin Camel
    Light heavyweight: George Nichols
    Super Middleweight: Graciano Roccigiani
    Middleweight: Al McCoy
    Jr. Middleweight: Maurice Hope
    Welterweight: Young Corbett III
    Jr. Welterweight: Sandro Lopopolo
    Lightweight: Juan Zurita
    Jr. Lightweight: Flash Elorde
    Featherweight: Freddie Miller
    Jr. Featherweight: Sergio Palma
    Bantamweight: Jimmy Carruthers
    Jr. Bantamweight: Jiro Watanabe
    Flyweight: Hiroyuki Eibihara
    Jr. Flyweight: Yoko Gushiken
    Strawweight: Ratanapol Sowvoraphin
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    World champions who did not win in 9 or more title fights:

    Tony Canzoneri: 10 (9 losses 1 draw)
    Betulio Gonzalez: 9 (7 losses 2 draws)
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    Bob Fitzsimmons was the first fighter to win three world titles at
    different weights:

    Middleweight 1891
    Heavyweight 1897
    Light heavyweight 1903
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    Pedlar Palmer was the first boxer to win a world title by disqualification
    in November 25, 1895 against Billy Plimmer in London.
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    One time Heavyeight contender had this to say about his lawsuit against
    Sports Illustrated who alleged he took part in a fixed fight and fought
    while on drugs.

    "It's one thing to call me white and slow. But to call me fat, cowardly,
    cocaine-snorting, fight fixing cheat?........Who they calling fat"
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    Another loving comment by Bob Arum after HIS fighter Iran Barkley beat
    Darrian Van Horn.

    "If you think Barkley was mad before the fight, wait until he sees how
    many people are taking part of his purse"
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    What do Gabe Ruelas, Johnny Tapia, Jack Dempsey, Wilfredo Gomez and Buddy
    McGirt have in common?

    They all started their carrers with a draw.
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    Who was the oldest man to win the Middleweight title?

    Roberto Duran at age 37 and 8 months.
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    In the 1917 title fight between Benny Leonard and Freddie Welsh insult
    was added to injury. It turned out that Welsh's manager his entire purse
    on Welsh to win. So Freddie returned home without his title or money.
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    In a championship fight in 1954 Jimmy Carruthers and Chamrern Songkitrat
    both boxed barefoot! It turns out the bout was held outdoors and a
    tropical rinstorm started before the fight. Instead of canceling the bout
    both fighters removed their shoes to fight since the cavas was too
    slippery to fight with shoes on.
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    Jim Watt fromer WBC lightweight champions when asked about his "white
    complexion" by a reporter said, "I'm like a bottle of milk with gloves".
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    A 1923 bout in Havana between heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and Jack
    Thompson was so slow that the referee walked out of the ring in disgust!
    The fight was refereed for the last couple of rounds by the promoter,
    both fighters were fined $500.00 for "stalling".
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    The fight between Muhammad Ali and Earnie Shavers featured the first
    women to judge a heavyweight title fight. Her name was Elva Shain.
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    Rocky Marciano was 22 when he first started to box "seriously"!
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    Ali upstaged? Ali was on a plane when a stewardess asked him to fasten
    his seat belt, Ali told the lady "Superman dont need no seat belt". The
    stewardess told the champ "Superman dont need no plane!"
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    Sugar Ray Leonard was asked on the Johnny Carson show, "when do the
    wounds from the fight heal", his reply "when the check clears"
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    The first mouthpiece was used in 1915 in a bout between Ted "Kid" Lewis
    and Jack Britton.
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    The february 1980 issue of "THE RING" polled 25 boxing experts and asked
    who was the greatest fighter ever. The result was:

    1. Sugar Ray Robinson
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Henry Armstrong
    4. Muhammad Ali
    5. Benny Leonard
    6. Willie Pep
    7. Rocky Marciano
    8. Jack Dempsey
    9. Roberto Duran
    10. Jack Johnson

    Now I dont consider myself a expert BUT there is no way that heavyweights
    should hold 5 out of 10 top spots. No Monzon, Gans, Ketchel, Saddler
    or Archie Moore?
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    Jamie "Kid Azteca" Garza and Robert Duran are the only men I know of that
    have boxed as a pro in 5 (!!!) differnt decades. Azteca started in 1929
    and his last fight was in 1961. Duran started in 1967 and who knows when
    he will retire?
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    Famous western figure Wyatt Earp was more than just a Sheriff, he also
    refereed a fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey. He eneded up
    disqualifying Fitzsimmons.
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    British fighter Nel Tarleton was known to go the distance in many of
    his fights. He had 12 title fights (British, Europeand and world) which
    went the distance. This is not a extraordinary feat if it wasnt for
    the fact that he only had one lung!
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    Ever here the phrase "He is no rocket scientist"? Well the inventor of
    the rocket George Stephenson used to box and even took part in prize
    fights. I guess this proves boxers are smarter than most give them
    credit for.
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    George Foreman won his first heavyweight title on his birthday. I cant
    think of another heavyweight champion to do this.
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    Eugene Criqui was injured in World War I, but still this did not
    prevent him from fighting. That would not be too unique except that he
    was shot in the jaw! It was replaced by a silver plate and was held
    together by wire. Talk about a fightger having a metal jaw

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    boxingbrit
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    At Cruiserweight Jonny nelson made more than 10 successful defences. Depends if they count WBO belt i spose

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxingbrit View Post
    At Cruiserweight Jonny nelson made more than 10 successful defences. Depends if they count WBO belt i spose
    Also joe calzaghe made more than the super middleweight champ on there. Wbo has had some good champs so should be included

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    Yeah, they must just be counting the big 3

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