25 Records in Boxing
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There are hundreds of records in the sport of boxing. The ones listed in the list below stand out for different reasons.
1. Boxing's youngest Champion ever: Wilfred Benitez at age 17 won the Jr. Welterweight Championship of the World. He also won titles in two other divisions. He was also known, for amazing speed and reflexes.
2. Boxing's oldest Champion ever: Bernard Hopkins at age 48 beat Tavoris Cloud to become the Light Heavyweight Champion a third time. Hopkins passed George Foreman as the oldest to win a belt. Hopkins is also the former middleweight champion of the world.
3. Boxer with the most Knockouts: Archie Moore with 145. The Ole Mongoose had ferocious power in both fists. Even when this light heavyweight moved u to heavyweight he was able to floor heavyweight kingpin Rocky Marciano.
4. Boxing's Largest Live Gate: Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Greg Haugen took place in Mexico in front of 132,274 fans. Chavez pounded Haugen to the head and body with every punch in the book.
5. Boxing Champion with most career wins: Willie Pep had 229 wins as a prizefighter. The Will of the Wisp was a defensive wiz. He had great footwork and his jabs and feints were second to none.
6. Boxer with Most Title defenses: Joe Louis defended the Heavyweight Crown 25 times. Louis was a brutal puncher with a terrific jab and destructive right hand.
7. Boxer who fought most title fight rounds: Emile Griffith fought 339 Championship rounds. Griffith fought as a welterweight and as a middleweight during his illustrious career.
8. Boxing's first ever live television fight: Benny Leonard fought Mickey Walker in 1931. Leonard is the former Lightweight Champion while Walker is the former king of the middleweights.
9. Boxer with titles in the most weight classes: Manny Pacquiao won Championships in eight weight divisions. Pacman started as a flyweight and fought his way up to junior middleweight.
10. Largest Pay Per View in Boxing history: Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya took place in 2007 and generated 2.1 million buys. Mayweather won a close 12 round split decision over De La Hoya.
11. Boxing's Tallest Champion ever: Nikolai Valuev was 7 feet tall. He was not highly skilled and was exposed after a short stint as WBA Champ.
12. Boxing's only undefeated Heavyweight Champion: Rocky Marciano retired with a record of 49 wins and no losses with 43 of those wins coming via knockout. Marciano took on all comers including: Joe Louis, Joe Walcott, Ezzard Charles and Archie Moore.
13. Most defenses of the Welterweight Boxing Title: Henry Armstrong defended the crown 19 consecutive times and he did this while also holding the Featherweight and Lightweight titles at the same time.
14. Most fights between two boxers: Sam Langford and Harry Wills fought 23 times with Langford emerging the better man on most occasions. Langford is one of the best boxers ever to never have won a world title.
15. Most Defenses of the Featherweight Championship: Eusebio Pedroza defended his title 19 times from 1978-1985. Pedroza took on all challengers and never ducked a challenge.
16. Only boxer to hold championships in three weight classes at the same time: Henry Armstrong held the Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight titles all at once.
17. Only Fighter to win the Heavyweight crown 4 times: Evander Holyfield won the Heavyweight strap four times. Holyfield is also the former unified Cruiserweight Champion of the world.
18. Boxing's First Flyweight Champion: Jimmy Wilde from the U.K. is the first ever Flyweight Champion.
19. Most Title defenses by a Junior Featherweight Champion: Wilfredo Gomez defended his title 17 times from 1977-1983. Gomez had skills but he was mainly known for his knockout power.
20. Most career losses by a Champion: Fritzie Zivic was a former Middleweight Champion who had 65 losses on his record. He fought the best of his era and many of his losses were very close.
21. Boxing's First Southpaw Heavyweight Champion: Michael Moorer beat Evander Holyfield for the Crown.
22. Boxing's Shortest Champion: Boxer Frankie Genaro stood at only 5 Feet, 1 inches tall.
23. Most Title defenses by a Middleweight champion: Bernard Hopkins defended the title 20 times.
24. Most defenses of the Strawweight championship: Mexican Legend Ricardo Lopez defended his title 21 times throughout the 90s.
25. Boxing's Final Fight to the finish: Jim Savage fought Sam Langford in Mexico in 1923.
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