The Sports activities Archives – Fighters Who Have Retired As Undefeated Boxing Champions!

Whenever you take a look at the record of among the most well-known fighters in historical past, all of them have a mark or two within the loss column all through their profession. There aren’t many who’ve retired as undefeated champions, however here’s a record of some:

Sven Ottke (34-0-0):

Ottke was a German skilled boxer who is healthier referred to as “The Phantom”. He was the IBF/WBA Tremendous Middleweight Champion who efficiently defended his title 21 instances. What’s uncommon about his profession is that he was 256-47-5 as an novice, a far cry from his storied skilled profession.  He was the East Germany Middleweight Champion from 1985 to 1989, German Nationwide Middleweight Champion from 1990 to 1991 and 1995 to 1996, and the German Nationwide Gentle Heavyweight Champion from 1992 to 1993. He additionally fought within the Olympics in 1988, 1992, and 1996.

Tracy Beasley (26-0-1):

Tracy “Unhealthy Information” Beasley gained a Nationwide Golden Gloves Gentle Heavyweight Championship on the age of 17. He was additionally a consultant of the US as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces for an Newbie Athletic Boxing Tour in Europe. He took his novice file up a degree by amassing a 26-0-1 file professionally. He was the 1989 IBA Gentle Heavyweight World Champion and had 19 of his wins by knockout. After retiring from the ring, he grew to become an entrepreneur and boxing coach. He continued his record of boxing awards by including “Coach of the Yr in Houston” in 2002.

Rocky Marciano (49-0):

Rocky MarcianoYou’ll be able to’t neglect about Rocky Marciano, undoubtedly top-of-the-line of the undefeated champions. As with Beasley, he had an novice profession within the navy and amassed an 8-4 file whereas representing the US Military. He gained his first sixteen bouts by knockout, all earlier than the fifth spherical. 9 of the primary sixteen have been within the first. He defended his title many instances and likewise had a storied win over Roland La Starza (37-0), which was a break up choice win and the closest anybody ever got here to defeating Marciano.

Terry Marsh (26-0-1):

Terry Marsh“The Combating Fireman” was the primary European boxer to retire as an undefeated world champion, Marsh’s profession was ended on the age of twenty 9 when he was identified with epilepsy. Earlier than that point, he added the British, European, and IBG Gentle Welterweight Championships to his identify. That is along with the three ABA senior amateur championships. Though he had a couple of destructive issues occur to him after his profession, it’s what he did within the ring that he’s recognized for. If not for him retiring, he would have finally been matched in opposition to the likes of Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar Chavez latter in his profession. With that apart, he’s nonetheless an undefeated champion.

McAuliffe was higher referred to as “The Napoleon of the Ring.” He was Irish-American and inducted into the Ring Boxing Corridor of Fame in 1954 and the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 1995. He was the Light-weight Champion of the World from 1886 to 1893 throughout the naked knuckle boxing period. He immigrated to the US from Eire and was stated to not even prepare for a combat. His precise file is recorded in another way relying on the place you look, however it’s undisputed that he retired as a champion. McAuliffe truly got here again from retirement in 1896 (2 years after retirement) and fought for an additional 12 months earlier than retiring once more. He can truly be attributed with being the one individual to retire as an undefeated champion twice.

Robert Carl is a sport reporter for quite a few native and area newspapers within the southern Florida space. He follows boxing, MMA, and martial arts.

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