Some of the Best Amateur Records of All Time!
By Ken Hissner: It was reported Ukraine’s Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko had a 396-1 amateur record. His loss to Albert Selimov of Russia 16-11 was at the 2007 World championships.
Lomachenko defeated Selimov twice after that. The first one was at the 2008 Olympics, winning 14-7, where he won his first Olympic Gold Medal and the Val Barker Trophy for the most outstanding boxer in the Olympics.
In December of 2008, Lomachenko lost by walk over to Bahodirjon Sultonov, 21-8, of Uzbekistan in Moscow, Russia, at the World Cup. In 2012 Lomachenko again won the Gold Medal in London, United Kingdom.
In March of 2013, at the AIBA World Series of Boxing, Lomachenko won a split decision over Selimov in their third meeting by scores of 48-47 twice and 47-48. Salimov was born in Russia but resided in Baku, Azerbaijan. He ended his amateur career at 114-23, never to turn professional.
In May 2013, Lomachenko ended his amateur career at the World Series of Boxing, defeating Samat Bashenov 16-7 at Astana, KAZ. www.boxrec.com shows 94-2 of his amateur bouts, winning two Olympic Gold Medals.
Lomachenko is a 3-division world champion winning the WBO Featherweight title in 2014, the WBO Super Featherweight title in 2016, and the WBA Lightweight title in 2018, adding the WBO title that year and the WBC title in 2019. He is 17-2 with 11 knockouts.
World middleweight champion Nino Benvenutti was reported to be 120-0, with Boxrec showing 28-0 in his amateur bouts, winning a Gold Medal at the Rome 1960 Olympics in Italy.
Benvenutt was 82-7-1 with 35 knockouts as a pro. He won the WBA and WBC Light Middleweight titles in 1965. He won the WBA and WBC Middleweight titles in 1967.
After losing it, he regained it in 1968. Mark Breland was the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist with a reported 110-1 amateur record. His only loss was to Darryl Anthony in May of 1991 at the US Amateur championships in Concord, California. He defeated Anthony in April 1986 by TKO3 in Ice World, Totowa, New Jersey.
In the pros, Breland was 35-3-1 with 25 knockouts out of New York, New York. He won the WBA Welterweight title in 1987. After losing it, he regained it in 1989.
3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Laszlo Papp was 125-3 in the amateurs. He won Gold Medals in 1948 in London, United Kingdom, 1952 in Helsinki, Finland, and 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. He was 27-0-2 with 15 knockouts as a pro. He was from Budapest, Hungary.
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