Seven World Champions Who Retired Undefeated! – Boxing Information 24

By Ken Hissner: Strolling away from boxing if you end up undefeated and the world champion is just not widespread, however seven of them did it.

Three got here again solely to style defeat in James J ‘The Boilermaker’ Jeffries and Muhammad ‘The Best’ Ali. Jeffries was pressured again after gaining over 100 kilos when embarrassed by his pastor in a service to return again for the white race and defeat the black champion Jack ‘The Galveston Big’ Johnson.

Jeffries was 19-0-2 when he retired in 1904. He returned in 1910 solely to lose to Johnson, 49-5-10, by stoppage within the tenth spherical in Reno, Nevada, earlier than over 16,528 followers.

Ali, 29-0, had his license taken away by the New York Fee on account of refusing to enter the army. His final battle was with Zora Folley, 74-7-4, who he knocked out in seven rounds at Madison Sq. Backyard, New York, in March of 1967.

Upon Ali’s return in October of 1970, stopping Jerry Quarry, 37-4-4, in three rounds in Atlanta, Georgia, he had one motive that in regaining his title from ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier. He then stopped Argentina’s Oscar ‘Ringo’ Bonavena, 46-6-1, within the fifteenth and remaining spherical at Madison Sq. Backyard.

In March of 1972, Ali misplaced to Frazier, 26-0, by resolution being knocked down within the remaining spherical. In his subsequent battle, he gained the vacant NABF title stopping Jimmy Ellis, 30-6, in twelve rounds on the Houston Astrodome. He would go on to win the world title again 3 times.

The third was WBA and IBF World Gentle Welterweight champion Aaron ’Hawk’ Pryor, 39-1, with 35 knockouts out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Pryor retired in October of 1983. In March of 1984, he ended his brief retirement. In June of 1985, he gained a break up resolution over Gary Hinton, 23-2-1, in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey. In August of 1987, he was stopped by Bobby Joe Younger, 29-6-1, in Dawn, Florida.

The newest to retire was 5-division world champion Floyd ‘Cash’ Mayweather, Jr., 50-0, after stopping MMA fighter Eire’s Conor ‘Infamous’ McGregor, who was making his debut in ten rounds in August of 2017 on the T-Cellular Area, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather handed the sixty-two-year 49-0 file of world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano who final fought in September of 1955.

Marciano got here off the canvas to knockout mild heavyweight champion Archie ‘Previous Mongoose’ Moore, 149-19-8, who nonetheless holds the file for probably the most profession knockouts at 132.

Marciano went again into coaching for a comeback when Sweden’s Ingemar ‘Ingo’Johansson knocked out world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in June of 1959, eager to carry the title again to America. He realized he didn’t have it anymore at camp and didn’t return to the ring.

WBO, WBA, WBC, and IBF Tremendous Middleweight champion Joe ‘Pleasure of Wales’ Calzaghe from Wales retired after his win over former 4-division world champion Roy Jones, Jr., 52-4, at November of 2008 at Madison Sq. Backyard. He injured his left hand and, on account of hand issues, by no means returning to the ring ending with a 46-0 file. He made twenty-one defenses.

WBO Middleweight world champion Dmitry ‘The Grandmaster’ Pirog, 20-0, with 15 knockouts, from Russia, retired in Could of 2012, defeating WBA interim champion Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida, 24-7-2, in Moscow.

Pirog can be elected into the Russian Parliament in 2017, by no means to return to the ring. He gained the vacant WBO World Middleweight title by stopping Danny ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs, 20-0, on the Mandalay Bay Resort & On line casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was solely certainly one of two instances he fought out of Russia. He made two defenses.

2-division world champion Edwin Valero, 27-0 with 27 knockouts from Merida, Venezuela. He held the WBA Tremendous Featherweight and the WBC Light-weight world titles.

Valero final fought in February of 2010, stopping future world champion Antonio DeMarco, 23-1-1, within the Area Monterrey, in Mexico.

Valero was arrested in March for allegedly assaulting his spouse. On April 18th, he was once more arrested after his spouse had been discovered useless. On April 19, 2010, Valero was discovered hanging in his cell by one other inmate.

In August of 2006, he gained the WBA World Tremendous Feather title, stopping Vicente Mosquera, 24-1-1, in Panama Metropolis. After 4 defenses, he gained the vacant WBC World Gentle title by stopping Antonio Pitalua, 47-3, in April of 2009, on the Frank Erwin Heart, Austin, Texas. He made two defenses.

IBF and WBA Tremendous Middleweight World champion Sven ‘Phantom’ Ottke, 34-0, with 6 knockouts out of Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany was one other. He retired instantly after defending his title, defeating Sweden’s Armand Krajnc, 29-2, in Sachsen-Anhalt, Magdeburg, Bordelandhalle, Germany in 2004.

Ottke was a 1988 Olympian on the Seoul Video games, once more in 1992 on the Barcelona Video games, and a 3rd time on the Atlanta Video games in 1996.

Ottke made twenty-one title defenses, together with controversial resolution wins over Charles ‘Hatchet’ Brewer twice, Thomas Tate, Glen Johnson, Byron Mitchell, Mads Larsen, and Robin Reid.

Ottke was scheduled for a comeback on Could 24, 2008, in a cruiserweight battle towards former mild heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Dariusz Michalczewski who pulled out of the battle.

2-division world champion Ricardo ‘Finto’ Lopez, 51-0-1 with 38 knockouts from Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, final fought in September of 2001, knocking out Zolani Petelo, 17-2-2, at Madison Sq. Backyard defending his IBF World Gentle Fly title.

In November of 2002, he introduced his retirement in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico. He had 24 title defenses. In March of 1998, he had a technical draw with Nicaragua’s Rosendo Alvarez, 24-0, in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico.

Within the rematch, he gained a break up resolution over Alvarez on the Hilton Lodge in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez gained the WBC Minimumweight title in October of 1990. In August of 1997, he added the WBO title, and in November 1998, the WBA title.

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