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Active Record Makers and Record Builders Today!

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By Ken Hissner: Records are made to be broken! The purpose of this article will name active boxers who are both Record Makers and Record Builders!

The winningest boxers rarely change much, and few today are active enough to get to the 100 win mark! The losing record boxers are active and still climbing the ladder toward the top.

The records are compiled thanks to Historian and NJ HOF President Henry Hascup pertaining to the winningest and to for the losingest!

The winningest boxer in the history of boxing is none other than Len Wickwar from Leicester in the UK, with 340 wins compiled from 1928 to 1947.

He scored 94 knockouts which isn’t a record but being close to 100 is impressive. In 1946 he scored one of his biggest wins over Mick Gibbons from the UK, who had 89 wins at the time and ended up with 96 wins.

Runner-up is Wildcat “The Golden Sandstorm” Monte from Wichita Falls, Texas, with 273 wins from 1923 to 1937. Box Rec shows 235 wins, but I would go with Hascup’s list at 273.

Some of the most notable fighters were world middleweight champion Harry “The Pittsburgh Windmill” Greb, with 262 wins from 1913 to 1926 in third place from Pittsburgh, PA. More in the modern era was world featherweight champion Willie “Will o’ the Wisp” Pep from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, with 229 wins from 1938 to 1982.

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He had a low 11 defeats. World light heavyweight champion Archie “Old Mongoose” Moore from San Diego, CA, had 186 wins from 1935 to 1963 with a record 132 knockouts. In 1955 he was the 49th victim of Rocky Marciano. In 1962 in his next to the last bout, he fell to then Cassius Clay, later to be Muhammad Ali!

The Mexican leader was Kid “Chino” Azteca, from Mexico City, Mexico, with 193 wins from 1929 to 1961. Considered the best fighter in the history of boxing, 2-division world champion “Sugar” Ray Robinson of Harlem, NY, had 174 wins from 1938 to 1965.

Possibly the most recent boxer to post the most wins was 3-division world champion Julio “JC” Cesar Chavez, from Sinaloa, Mexico, with 107 wins from 1980 to 2020.

With the same amount of wins at 107 is IBF light middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yuri Boy” Campas, from Sonora, Mexico, from 1987 to 2018. Buck “Tombstone” Smith from Oklahoma City, OK, with 181 wins from 1987 to 2009. Marty Jakubowski from Whiting, Indiana, was another with 118 wins from 1982 to 2005.

Another Indiana boxer was Harold Brazier, from South Bend, with 105 wins from 1982 to 2004. WBC lightweight champion Jose “El Zurdo” Louis Ramirez, from Sinaloa, Mexico, with 102 wins from 1973 to 1990. Another multi-division champion was 4-division world champion Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, from Panama City, Panama, with 103 wins from 1968 to 2001.

Jeff “Flash” Malcolm, from Queensland, Australia, with 100 wins, was one of the last in the twentieth century hit to reach the 100 mark. There were 14 fighters who retired with 99 wins for some reason.

The most active boxer with the most wins is Sirmongkhon Iamthuam, 97-5, with 62 knockouts from Pathum Thani, Thailand. Gonzalo Omar Basile, 96-14 with 37 knockouts from Bueno Aires, Argentina.

Now for the most losses in the history of boxing, none other than Kristian “Mr. Reliable” Laight, from Warwickshire in the UK, who retired with 279 losses in 2018, is on top.

The still-active boxers with over 100 losses are Kevin McCauley, from West Midlands, UK, with 218 losses, since 2008. His last win was in 2017. Seven of the top 10 are from the UK. Next is Ibrar “Smokin” Riyaz, from Berkshire, UK, with 180 losses since 2008 and only six wins. Then, William “Warby” Warburton, from Lancashire, UK, with 164 losses, since 2009.

Lewis “Poochi” Van Poesch, from Lydney, UK, with 135 losses since 2012, started his career at 3-1. His last win was in 2019. Born in Syria, Youssef Al Hamidi, now out of Yorkshire, UK, with 125 losses, since 2006 made his debut in the UK, and in 2018 drew with Kristian Laight, who had 268 losses at the time.

Mazen Girke, from Berlin, Germany, with 120 losses, since 2002 last won in 2016. Jamie “Devil Child” Quinn, from Cheshire, UK, with 118 losses yet only four stoppages, since 2014. Fonz Alexander, from Newark, UK, with 117 wins and only seven wins from 2014. Jevgenijs “Lucky” Andrejevs, from Latvia boxing out of the UK, with 113 losses since 2003.

Josef Holub, from Teplice, Czech Republic, with 113 losses and only five wins since 2004, whose last three fights have been in Germany. Qasim Hussain, from Yorkshire, UK, with 110 defeats and only four wins since 2012. The last of the top 10 active boxers is Remigijus “Remyga” Ziausys, from Klaipeda, Lithuania, with 109 losses and only seven stoppages since 2006.

Active boxers with records that are so bad as follows:

The worst record of a retired boxer is Bheki “Becks-Tiger” Moyo, from Zimbabwe and London, UK, 0-73-2, only stopped six times.

Most active boxers are Petre Sorin, 0-48-2 stopped 31 times, from Bucharest, Romania; Scott Hillman, 0-47 stopped eight times, from Sussex, UK, from 2015 to 2020; Francisco Herrera, 1-51-2, stopped 47 times, from 2009 to 2021, from Barranquilla, Colombia; Naeem Ali, 2-79-1 stopped three times, from London, UK; Jordan ”The Brown Eagle” Grannum, 5-79-3, only stopped one time from the London, UK, and Luke Fash, 2-70-3 stopped six times, from Yorkshire, UK from 2015 to 2021.

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