Written by Administrator Sunday, 15 January 2012 21:04
Historic Boxing Stats
|Multiple Weight Champions|
|Manny Pacquiao||8||Philippines||Flyweight - Jr Middleweight|
|Oscar De La Hoya||6||USA||Sp Featherweight - Middleweight|
|Thomas Hearns||5||USA||Welterweight - Lt Heavyeeight|
|Sugar Ray Leonard||5||USA||Welterweight - Lt Heavyweight|
|Floyd Mayweather||5||USA||Sp Featherweight - Lt Middleweight|
|Leo Gamez||4||Venezuela||Strawweight - Bantamweight|
|Roberto Duran||4||Panama||Lightweight - Middleweight|
|Pernel Whitaker||4||USA||Lightweight - Lt Middleweight|
|Roy Jones Jr||4||USA||Middleweight - Heavyweight|
|Longest Reign Combined Weights|
|Joe Louis||11yr 8m||USA||1937 - 1948|
|Johnny Kilbane||11yr 4m||USA||1912 - 1923|
|Joe Calzaghe||10yr 1m||Wales, UK||1997 - 2007|
|Ricardo Lopez||9yr 8m||Mexico||1990 - 1999|
|Archie Moore||9yr 2m||USA||1952 - 1962|
|Dariusz Michalczewski||9yr 1m||Poland||1994 - 2003|
|Bernard Hopkins||8yr 11m||USA||1995 - 2005|
|Felix Trinidad||8yr 5m||Puerto Rico||1993 - 2000|
|Benny Leonard||7yr 8m||USA||1917 - 1925|
|Jimmy Wilde||7yr 4m||Wales, UK||1916 - 1923|
|Boxer Longest Unbeaten Streak|
|Jimmy Wilde *||103||Wales, UK||1910 - 1923|
|Fred Dyer||94||Wales, UK||1908 - 1912|
|Pedro Carrasco||93||Spain||1964 - 1971|
|Sugar Ray Robinson||91||USA||1943 - 1951|
|Julio Cesar Chavez *||90||Mexico||1980 - 1994|
|(opening his Career *)
Some reports claim Hag Bagwell and Packey McFarland had well over 100,
however most of these include booth fights.
|Longest Unbeaten run en-route to the Heavyweight Title|
|Rocky Marciano||43||USA||1947 - 1952|
|George Foreman||38||USA||1969 - 1973|
|Tony Tucker||35||USA||1980 - 1987|
|Riddick Bowe||32||USA||1989 - 1982|
|Mike Tyson||31||USA||1985 - 1986|
|Longest Reign as Heavyweight Champion|
|Joe Louis||11yr 8m||USA||1937 - 1948|
|Larry Holmes||7yr 3m||USA||1978 - 1986|
|Jack Dempsey||7yr 2m||USA||1991 - 1923|
|Jack Johnson||6yr 3m||USA||1908 - 1915|
|Muhammad Ali||6yr||USA||1964 - 1970|
|James Jeffries||5yr 10m||USA||1899 - 1904|
|James Corbett||4yr 6m||USA||1892 - 1897|
|Lenox Lewis||4yr 2m||England, UK||1997 - 2001|
|Most Knockout Wins|
|Archie Moore||145||USA||1936 - 1963|
|Young Stribling||128||USA||1921 - 1933|
|Billy Bird||125||England, UK||1920 - 1948|
|Sugar Ray Robinson||109||USA||1940 - 1965|
|Sandy Saddler||103||USA||1944 - 1956|
|Henry Armstrong||101||USA||1931 - 1945|
|Most Professional Contests|
|Len Wickwar||472||England, UK||1928 - 1947|
|George Marsden||372||England, UK||1927 - 1946|
|Billy Bird||355||England, UK||1920 - 1948|
|Jack Britton||342||USA||1905 - 1930|
|Johnny Dundee||337||USA||1910 - 1932|
|Bert Ison||337||England, UK||1920 - 1948|
|Arnold "Kid" Sheppard||330||Ferndale, Wales||1925 - 1939|
|Sam Minto||321||USA||1909 - 1937|
|Sandy McEwan||310||Scotland||1926 - 1938|
|Red Pullen||308||Wales||1924 - 1946|
|Courtesy of English Boxing Historian Miles Templeton. To view a more in-depth list of English fighters click here.|
|Boxers to win Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year|
|Sugar Ray Leonard||1981||USA|
|Highest Grossing fight|
|05-May-2007||Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Oscar De La Hoya
The bout billed “The World Awaits” smashed previous records generating 2.4 million buys, the bout made $165 million in total gross revenue making it the richest fight ever.
|Only fighter to compete over 5 decades|
|A 16-year old Roberto Duran made his professional debut in 1968; he consistently competed through five decades; fighting his last bout aged 50 in 2001. Duran retired due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.|
|Most Knockdowns In a Fight, Boxing|
|Sam McVey vs Joe Jaanette
In Paris, France on April-1909 an amazing feat was achieved that will never be repeated. The bout between Sam McVey and Joe Jeanette was a brutal and ruthless, Jeanette went to the canvas on 27 occasions, McVey was floored 19 times. Jeanette won when McVey collapsed at the start of the 49th round and was unable to continue.
|Most Knockdowns In a Title Fight|
|Danny O'Sullivan vs Vic Toweel.
Johannesburg, S. Africa, Dec-1950. English Bantamweight O'Sullivan was down eight times in the fifth round during this Bantamweight title fight; however he managed to continue before retiring in the tenth. Toweel was reported as saying he could not belief his opponent kept getting up.
|Largest Paying Boxing Attendance|
|Julio Cesar Chavez vs Greg Haugen
On n Feb-1993 a reported 132, 247 spectators crammed into the Estadio Ezteca, Mexico City, Mexico to witness Julio Cesar Chavez make his tenth defence of his WBC light welterweight title. Haugen was floored in the opening seconds and was pounded through the fight before referee Joe Cortez stopped the fight in round five.
|Largest Attendance Boxing, Free Admission|
|Tony Zale vs Billy Pryor
Juneau Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. 135,132 where in attendance to watch the bout between Zale vs Pryor on Aug-1941. Admission was free and the referee was Jack Dempsey. Tony Zale won a 9 round knockout.
|Largest European Boxing Attendance|
|Max Schmeling vs. Walter Neusel
Aug-1938, Over 102.000 spectators were in attendance at Sandbahn Lokstedt, Hamburg, Germany. there to see Joe Schmeling won with a ninth round KO.
|Largest Indoor Boxing Attendance|
|Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks
Sept-1978, Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. 63,315 where in attendance to witness Muhammad Ali avenge his split decision loss to Spinks seven months earlier.
|Largest U.S. Boxing Attendance|
|Attendance||Bout||Year||Venue - Location|
|63,350||Ali vs. Spinks II||1979||Superdome, New Orleans, LA|
|59,995||Whitaker vs. JC Chavez||1993||Alamodome, San Antonio, TX|
|50,994||Pacquiao vs. Clottey||2010||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX|
|45,368||De La Hoya vs Patrick||1998||Astrodome, Houston TX|
|37,321||Ali vs. Terrell||1967||Astrodome, Houston TX|
|Longest Bout ( With Gloves )|
|Andy Bowen vs. Jack Burke
On April 6, 1893 in New Orleans USA. 110 rounds (7 hours 19 minutes). The Referee called it a "no contest" when fighters refused to continue.
|Longest Bout ( Bare Knuckle )|
|James Kelly and Jack Smith
(6 hours 15 minutes) , near Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 19, 1856.
|Shortest Heavyweight Reign|
|Tony tucker (1 month, 1 day)
Tucker won the vacant IBF title defeating James Dougles in Las Veags on 30-May-1987, He would lose the title Just over two months later to Mike Tyson 1-Aug-1987.
|Shortest Reign as Champion|
| Emile Pladner (47 days)
Emile Pladner was Flyweight champion for only 47 days, from 2-Mar-1929 to 18-Apr-1929. Technically there have been shorter reigns where fighters have refused to accept or have been stripped of the title. Plander is the shortest reigning champion who won and lost the title in the ring.
|Heaviest man to fight for Title|
|Nicolay Valuev (333 lbs)
When the Russian Giant faced Clifford Etienne on 14th-May-2005 he Scaled an astonishing 333 pounds, 151 Kilogram, 23 ¾ Stone. Smashing the record of 270 lbs previously held by Italian Primo Carnera. Valuev also holds the record for the tallest man to fight for the title at 7ft 3in
|Consecutive First Round Knockouts (from opening career)|
|Tyrone Brunson (19)
Brunson from Philadelphia blazed his way to 19-0 (19) record by knocking out all of his opponents in the first round. This feat was between April-2005 and March-2008. The record was previously held solely by Venezuelan Edwin Valero who stopped his first 18 opponents between July 2002 and February 2006.
|Oldest Boxer to Win a Title|
Bernard Hopkins (46 years, 4 months, 6 days)
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to win a major title when he travelled to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2011, where he won a 12 round unanimous decision to capture the WBC light heavyweight title from Jean Pascal
|Quickest End to a Fight|
|Russell Rees stopped Des Sowden in just 4 seconds on Friday November 3, 2000, Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales. Sowden was knocked out by first punch just 4 seconds into the fight. The quickest recorded knockout in boxing history. (Recently they changed it to 10 seconds)
Ever Beleño stopped Guillermo Salcedo in 5 seconds on Friday 16 September 1994. The shortest KO record in the world at the time.
Oliver Rubin stopped Peter Simko in 5 seconds on Friday, February 8, 2002, Imperial Gym, Budapest, Hungary. (This remains a Hungarian record
José (Espinaca) Pons, knocked out Cecilio Niz, both Argentinians, in only 5 seconds, in the Luna Park Stadium of Buenos Aires, CF, Argentina, on March 26, 1952; this is the record for a South American professional fight.
The quickest knockout in recorded history, including the full 10 count from the ref, was a welterweight fight from 1946, when Al Couture knocked out Ralph Walton in 10.5 seconds.
Courtesy of Henry Hascup
|Quickest End to a Title Fight|
|Daniel Jimenez vs Harold Geier (17 Seconds)
Jimenex only needed 17 seconds to finish of Geier of Austria to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title in 1994.
|Record Number of Title fights|
|Julio Cesar Chavez (37)
From his first title shot in 1994 the Mexican was Involved in 37 Title fights right through to his last challenge in 2000 against Kostya Tszyu
|Flash Knockouts in under 60 Seconds|
Tyson has the most flash KOs in professional boxing. He knocked out 9 fighters in less than one minute (Marvis Frazier 0:30, Robert Colay 0:37, Lou Savarese 0:38, Mike Johnson 0:39, Ricardo Spain 0:39, Clifford Etienne 0:49, Mark Young 0:50, Trent Singleton 0:52, Sterling Benjamin 0:54).
In his record there are 23 KOs in round one!
|First man to regain the Heavyweight Title|
Patterson regained the Heavyweight Title on January-1960 in Ney York by knocking out Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round. Avenging the third round knockout loss to Johansson a year earlier.