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Are The Days of A Boxer Winning Over 100 Fights Over?

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By Ken Hissner: Historian and President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Henry Hascup gave this writer a 100 and over win list that he sent me. Are the days of a boxer winning over 100 fights over?

In looking at the International Boxing Organization’s list of 100 fighters in each weight class it looked like it.

This writer read recently that former middleweight champion Harry “Pittsburgh Windmill” Greb was 45-0 in just the year of 1919. I went to Boxrec and they were correct.

Can you imagine 45 fights in one year let alone without a defeat? He is at No. 172 with a 107-8-3 record.

The top fighter with over 100 wins on the list in the history of boxing is Len Wickwar, of the UK, who was 340-87-42, from 1928 to 1947.

When you go to you may get different figures than those shown on the list. There are six other boxers with over 200 wins.

At second is Billy Bird, of the UK, 260-73-20, from 1920 to 1948.
On that list at No. 14 is former light heavyweight champion Archie “Old Mongoose” Moore, 186-23-10 with a record 132 knockouts.

At No. 16 is Oklahoma’s Buck “Tombstone” Smith, 181-20-2 with 121 knockouts retiring in 2009. At No. 17 is Sam “The Boston Bonecrusher” Langford, 178-29-39, with 126 knockouts.

At No. 19 in this writer’s opinion the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of boxing, the two-division world champion “Sugar” Ray Robinson, 174-19-6.

At No. 37 is multi-division world champion Henry “Homicide Hank” Armstrong, 152-21-9. At No 170 is Julio “J.C.” Cesar Chavez, Sr., 107-6-2 retiring in 2005.

Others since 2000 that come up are US boxers Harold Brazier, 105-18-1, who retired in 2004, and Marty Jakubowski, 118-7-5, who retired in 2005. Three division world champion Mexico’s Julio “J.C.” Cesar Chavez, 107-6-2, retired in 2005. Four division world champion Panama’s Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, 103-16 retired in 2001. Half a dozen boxers made it to 99 wins before retiring.

Active boxers per division have a long way to go per the IBO world rankings starting with Heavyweights Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 42-1-1 and Marco “Kapt’n” Huck, 42-5-1; at Cruiserweight Krzyeztof “Diablo” Wlodarozyk, 59-4-1; at Light Heavyweight Robin Krasniqi, 51-6; at Super Middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 56-1-1; at Middleweight Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, 53-3-2; at Super Welterweight Cornelius “K9” Bundrage, 37-6; at Welterweights Mikey Garcia 40-1; at Super Lightweight Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, 43-10; at Lightweight Jorge “El Nino de oro Golden Boy” Linares, 47-6; at Super Featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman 62-14; at Featherweight Kiko “La Sensacion” Martinez, 41-10-2; at Super Bantamweight Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz, 41-9-5; at Bantamweight Tasana “CP Freshma” Salapat, 60-1; at Super Flyweight Wisakail “Srisaket Sor Rungvisal” Wangek, 50-5-1, and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 50-3; at Flyweight Juan “Coton” Carlos Reveco, 40-4; at Light Flyweight Keniohi Horikawa, 41-16-1; and at Minimumweight Chayaphon Moonsri, 54-1.

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