Ever Hear “The O Must Go? Here’s the Top O’s!

By Boxing News - 11/14/2022 - Comments

By Ken Hissner: Ever since Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano retired in 1955 with a 49-0 record, the “0” has always stood out as many came close until Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. defeated MMA fighter Conor McGregor with no professional fights to go to 50-0 in 2017! Especially when two unbeaten boxers meet, you hear “The 0 Must Go!”

Besides Mayweather, Rocky Marciano, and Joe Calzaghe, there were others who retired unbeaten but had draws such as Packey McFarland, 70-0-5 out of Chicago, IL; World Bantam champion Jimmy “Little Tiger” Barry, 59-0-10 out of Chicago, IL; Mini & Light Fly champion Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, 51-0-1 out of Mexico; Super Middle champion Sven “Phantom” Ottke, 34-0 out of Germany; Super Middle champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward, 32-0 out of Oakland, CA; Super Welter champion Harry “The Terminator” Simon, 31-0 out of Nambia; Welter champion Mihai Leu, 28-0 out of Romania; Super Feather & Light champion Edwin “El Inca Dinamita” Valero, 27-0 out of Venezuela.

WBO World Super Middleweight champion Joe “Pride of Wales” Calzaghe retired at 46-0 with bad hands. Recently Mexico’s Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez got beat when he was 44-0.

3-division world champion Julio “J.C.” Cesar Chavez was 89-0-1 when he lost to Frankie “Surgeon” Randall.

Heavyweight champion Larry “Easton Assassin” Holmes was 48-0 when he lost to light heavyweight champion Michael ‘Jinx” Spinks.

“Super” Brian Nielsen from Denmark was 49-0 when he lost to Dicky Ryan. WBO Light Heavyweight champion Dariusz “Tiger” Michalczewski was 48-0 out of Germany when he lost to Julio Cesar Gonzalez.

Currently, the boxer who has a “0” with the most wins is Mexico’s middleweight Jaime Munguia at 40-0. Right behind him is WBO World Welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford at 38-0.

Mexico’s WBC World Featherweight champion Rey Vargas is 36-0. WBC Middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo is 32-0.

Former WBO Middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, 31-0. Argentina’s Super Lightweight Jeremias Ponce is 30-0.

Under 30 wins, you have Jaron “Boots” Ennis, who is 29-0 and the most “avoidable” boxer in the game. WBA, WBO, WBC, and IBF World Lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney is 29-0. WBA, WBC, and IBF World Welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. is 28-0.

WBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight champion Arnold Barbosa, Jr. is 27-0. Mexico’s WBO Continental Americas champion William Zepeda is 27-0.

I keep a 100-loss list which includes boxers with a “0,” including the following:

Romania’s Alexandru Manea was 0-54, retiring in 2013. UK’s Scott Hillman was 0-47, retiring in 2020. Hungary’s Kalman Vagyocki was 0-45, retiring in 2017. Another from Hungary was Szabilcs Gergely was 0-43, retiring in 2012. Dominican Republic’s Dionisio Rodriguez was 0-42, retiring in 2016. Slovakia’s Viktor Gelien was 0-42, retiring in 2020. Dominican’s Alexis Castillo was 0-40, retiring in 2018. Still active are Romania’s Genadij “Baltic Bomber” Kravenski, who is 0-42, and UK’s Jake Pollard, who is 0-39.

Others who have never won but have drawn are Zimbabwe and UK’s Bheki ‘Becks-Tiger” Moyo, 0-73-2; UK’s Curtis Gargano, 0-51-1; Romania’s Marius Petre Sorin, 0-48-2; Portugal’s Carlos Rocha Tomar, 0-48-1; Ireland’s Alec Bazza, 0-47-3; Poland’s Rafael Piotrowski, 0-46-1; Romania’s Marion Banciu, 0-38-2; Mexico’s German Aaron Cota, 0-36-3; Germany’s Klaus Hein, 0-36-4;

Slovokia’s Ambroz Horvath 0-35-2; UK’s Callum Ide, UK’s Callum Ide, 0-35-2 is still active, and UK’s Carl Turney, 0-35-1 is still active.
There you have it, readers. Does anyone have one I missed?