9. (tie) Joe Louis -- 495. Vitali Klitschko 5. Half the fights in his streak were world title fights. The only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated, Marciano competed from 1947 to 1955 and is rated as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ranked by the time elapsed between professional debut and world heavyweight title win. Mayweather, Ali, Pacquiao: Who is the greatest boxer of all time. George Foreman's knockout streak is the shortest on this list.  The reason for the move were concerns about WBA's alleged lack of desire to support professional boxing outside of the USA. For the purpose of this list, successful title defenses that ended in a draw are also included. Incidentally, Foreman was asked if Wilder is the greatest knockout artist in heavyweight history, and this was his response: "He’s good but he hasn’t approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson. In his 25th fight, he captured the WBO title with a Round 2 KO of Herbie Hide. The quality of opposition ranged only from lousy to mediocre, but his work rate was astonishing nonetheless. bennie Wilder, Tyson, Joshua: Who is the hardest hitting heavyweight boxer in history? It includes only major titles, without The Ring and lineal championships (after 1921). The National Boxing Association (NBA) was organized in 1921. Only 37 of his 56 career victories were knockouts. I knew it. Two more stand out as quality fighters worthy of special praise (Peter Maher and Kid Azteca). Below you’ll find a compilation of the greatest numerical knockout records in the sport. If Wladimir Klitschko retains the WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF titles by … Riddick Bowe and Tyson Fury are the only heavyweight boxers to win all four world titles (though neither held all four simultaneously), while Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are the only brothers to hold them at the same time (from 2011 to 2013). It looks more like this! The 34-year-old American retained his WBC heavyweight title for the 10th time by stopping Ortiz, who had dominated the fight, seven rounds into the bout. Billy Bird, 138 knockouts - Billy Bird fought 356 times in 28 years, including 14 times within the first calendar year of turning pro in 1920. Among his victims was Alfonso Zamora, who had his own 29-fight knockout streak ended by Zarate via Round 4 TKO. Ezzard Charles -- 584. The legendary George Foreman’s career spanned from 1969 right up until 1997. As a condition of viewing this website viewers agree to hold the owner of this website harmless from any claims arising from the viewer’s participation in any of the games and/or activities offered by the advertiser. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.  The inaugural IBF heavyweight champion was Larry Holmes, who relinquished the WBC title to accept IBF's recognition, thus helping the newly formed organization to establish its legitimacy. Shortly afterward, he committed suicide in police custody. The fight between John L. Sullivan and Dominick McCaffrey is recognized by many boxing historians, including those at The Ring, to be for the inaugural World Heavyweight Championship under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules (however, some dispute that claim for various reasons, including the short distance of the bout, McCaffrey's small size and the fact that both fighters were Americans).  In April 1983, members of United States Boxing Association (USBA) along with Robert W. Lee (a former WBA vice-president) voted to expand the organisation and form the USBA-International. “I told him, I said ‘look at that brother, you’re in trouble’.  On August 23, 1962, the NBA officially became the WBA and moved their headquarters to Panama City, Panama. 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( Log Out / Wonder who the Top Experts Picked? [url]http://www.heavyweightblog.com/1609/which-boxing-era-was-the-best[/url], Iv just gone through boxrec to see what their ko's were while actually a defending heavyweight world champ. Buck Smith, 120 knockouts - Buck Smith made his debut in 1987 without any boxing experience, and his career lasted until 2009. 1. defeated a fighter that either had to drop his own world title prior to the fight due to organization's championship policy or would later become the world champion whilst the winner's reign was still active, This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 23:02. 14 posts • Page 1 of 1. plopeater Middleweight. The explosive super featherweight knocked out his first 29 professional opponents. He is one of the few men in boxing history with more than 100 verified professional knockouts. Before we get started let the record show that statistics are far from the be-all-end-all when it comes to greatness. That’s one debate that will rumble on for years to come. Between April 1937 and March 1938, he went on a knockout rampage, stopping 27 straight. But during that streak, he forged an aura as imposing as any heavyweight puncher in the sport's history. AJ won his first 20 fights by way of knockout before beating Joseph Parker in March 2018 on points. For the purpose of this list, successful title defenses that ended in a draw are also included. The American held the IBF heavyweight title from January to April 2016, when he lost to Anthony Joshua. WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO are all recognized as major boxing organizations by each other and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Post by plopeater » 29 Mar 2008, 13:02. The disruption in boxing was solved after the World War II when the World Championship Committee (WCC) was created with NBA as its unanimous authority. Known by the nicknames of "Homicide" and "Hurricane Hank," Armstrong was an explosively dangerous offensive fighter. Most consecutive KOs Boxing: LaMar Clark (44)  Note: Considering Clark's unbeaten run of 44–0 with 44 knockouts, one should take into account he faced limited to no opposition; his first bout with a top-ten ranked opponent, who happened to be Bartolo Soni (12–2–1), ended with a TKO loss for him. Subsequently stats can become quite misleading. A champion in that era was a fighter who had a notable win over another fighter and kept winning afterward. Smith was never considered a top tier boxer and doesn’t have a lot of memorable fights, but he threw powerful hooks and knocked out 52.8 percent of his opponents. Hughes earned most of his knockouts early in his career, at one point winning four straight by (T)KO. Miguel Marriaga vs. Shakur Stevenson Boxing Pick, Odds, Prediction - 3/14/20, Yunier Dorticos vs. Mairis Briedis Boxing Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/16/20, Looking For Sports Writers -- Join Our Team. Despite at least 10 fighters having 30 or more consecutive KOs, only 2 are considered great punchers and only 1 is considered great overall. 1. ( Log Out / Record: 81.3% KO Ratio (32 Fights, 26 KOs). Most consecutive title defenses. Top. He knocked out nine more opponents before losing to knockout machine Carlos Zarate by Round 4 TKO in his 30th fight. Wilder labelled himself as the “hardest hitter in boxing” in the aftermath of his latest victory, while some boxing pundits hailed him as a “genius”. Neither Clark nor Raymi are deserving of accolades despite setting world records. Keys: Active title reign Reign has ended Note 1: WBA (Regular) champions are not included Note 2: WBO heavyweight title bouts before August 1997 are not included All championship reigns. Bird fought out of the welterweight division and mowed through guys easily, allowing him to take fights at a remarkable pace and make him one of the more active boxers ever. Sugar Ray Robinson, 108 knockouts - Sugar Ray Robinson not only knocked out 54.2 percent of his opponents as a pro, but he was 85-0 as an amateur and 40 of those wins were first round knockouts. He has finished 41 of 47 professional opponents for a KO percentage of just over 87 percent. 4. Some say numbers don’t lie, but in boxing they surely do. Fighters that mediocre rarely get the kind of backing required to make such farcical careers a reality. His bout against Bermane Stiverne in January 2015 (result: draw) and, of course, his fight against Tyson Fury in December 2018 which ended in a draw. For the purpose of this list, successful title defenses that ended in a draw are also included. Moving on, the rest of the list is occupied by an urban legend, some frauds, some of the greatest fighters of all time, some of the most famous fighters of all time, some solid champions/contenders, and then there’s Shannon Briggs. WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin enters his defense against Curtis Stevens on a 14-fight knockout streak. Langford fought from 1902 to 1926 and should be considered the best Canadian boxer of all-time. It’s hard to take any of the lengthy 1-round KO streaks seriously, although Edwin Valero did prove himself to some extent shortly thereafter (before his homicidal and suicidal tendencies got the better of him). A magnificent record. This list obviously doesn’t prove that Wilder is a better boxer than the great Ali - or anyone else on this list for that matter - but his knockout percentage deserves huge credit nonetheless. He won his next eight fights by stoppage before winning a unanimous decision over Juan LaPorte and then getting knocked out in Round 11 by Azumah Nelson. Talent at the top of the sport regularly competes with talent at the bottom. Fury, Joshua, Wilder: Who is the best heavyweight boxer right now? After drawing in his professional debut, he won his next 32 fights by way of knockout. Here are the 10 most impressive knockout streaks in boxing history. Numbers with carrots (^) by them cannot be “verified by BoxRec” and probably come from the 1986-1987 RING Record Book and Boxing Encyclopedia (a few other sources were used). Primo Carnera -- 0 Today, Evolve Daily shares six of the most incredible winning streaks in boxing history. The organization later changed the name to IBF. Greg Page -- 489. Record: 84.0% KO Ratio (81 Fights, 68 KOs). George Foreman -- 683. Get EXCLUSIVE Free Picks, Special NEWSLETTER ONLY Offers, len wickwar had the most recorded pro bouts, with a record of 337-85-42 in 465 bouts While a lucky punch can land time to time, there are some boxers who are true knockout artists with some of the best power in their hands. 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