By Ken Hissner: My favorite Historian Henry Hascup who is President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, sent me a list a while back of the biggest winners with a list of 207 boxers having at least 100 wins.
My losers list with 100 losses, and some who never won will be matched against his to find out the “Biggest Winners and Losers!”
The UK’s Len Wickwar head’s the winner’s list with a 340-87-43 record from 1928 to 1947. He is followed by another UK boxer Billy Bird, with a 260-73-20 record from 1920 to 1948.
In third place from Wichita Falls, Texas is Wildcat Monte with a 231-53-30 record though Box Rec has him at 229-55-41 record from 1923 to 1937. His real name was Monte H. Deadwiley.
One of the greatest boxers was Featherweight champion Willie “Will o’the Wisp” Pep, with a 229-11-1 record from 1940 to 1966. In April of 1965, I was in attendance at the Philadelphia Arena when he defeated Jackie Lennon, 8-10-3, over 6 rounds.
I also met him and got a picture with him at a ringside fight in Philly. He once told then Middleweight champion Rocky Graziano who claimed he would knock Pep out, that “you couldn’t hit me with a fist full of stones!” It’s been said Pep won a round on all scorecards without landing a punch! He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1990, its first year.
Fifth on the list was also one of the hardest punchers in Young “King of the Canebrakes” Stribling with a 223-13-14 record with 129 knockouts, second only to Archie “The Old Mongoose” Moore’s 132. Box Rec lists him with 224 wins. He was from Macon, Georgia. He boxed from 1921 to 1933.
Holding the sixth spot is “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom, with a 207-39-26 record from 1923 to 1939 and inducted into the IBHOF in 1993. He was out of New York, New York, and appeared in a number of movies and television shows.
At number seven was another from the UK, George Rose, with a 204-38-4 record from 1926 to 1937, with Box Rec giving him 208 wins. The UK seems to have a market on former boxers with the most wins, like in the number eight spot George Marsden with a 196-101-41 record with box rec having it at 204-101-42 from 1927 to 1946.
At number nine is Mexico’s Kid Azteca 192-47-11 from 1929 to 1961. His real name was Luis Villanueva Paramo also known as “Kid Chino”.
At the tenth spot is another UK boxer in Ted “The Aldgate Sphinx” Kid Lewis, with a 193-32-14 record. Box Rec shows 189-32-14. He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1992.
The still most active boxer with just under 100 wins is Siriamongkhon Iamthuam, with a 97-5 record, last fighting on April 2021 from Thailand per Henry Hascup.
That concludes the Winners and now the ten biggest Losers and a couple more!
Top of the list is UK’s Kristian ‘Mr. Reliable’ Laight with a 12-279-9 record from 2003 to 2018. He was only stopped five times.
Second is Reggie “Raglin” Strickland, with a 66-276-17 record from 1987 to 2005. He is from Indianapolis, Indiana and his last win came in 2004 over Tyrone Roberts, 6-0.
Third on the list is UK’s Peter “Professor” Buckley, with a 32-256-12 record from 1989 to 2008, winning his final fight over Matin Mohammed, 0-1.
The only active fighter in the top 10 is UK’s Kevin McCauley, with a 15-224-12 record from 2008 until March of 2022. Fifth is UK’s Jason Nesbitt, with a 10-198-4 record from 2000 to 2016. Sixth is the UK’s ‘Smokin’ Ibrar Riyaz, with a 6-180-4 record only stopped four times.
In the seven spot is UK’s Tiger Bert Ison with a 116-184-40 record from 1928 to 1939. At eighth is UK’s Arnold Sheppard, with a 98-172-39 record from 1926 to 139.
In the ninth spot is Simmie Black (Fred Johnson), with a 33-170-3 from 1926 to 1939, and is from Little Rock, Arkansas. He was stopped 99 times. He won his last four fights.
In the tenth spot is Donnie “The Spoiler” Penelton, with a 13-167-6 record from 1990 to 2009, having won his first four fights. He is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Other losing records that stand out are Bheki ‘Becks- Tiger’ Moyo from Zimbabwe out of the UK with a 0-73-2 record that only stopped six times from 2005 to 2015. From Romania is Alexandru Manea, with a 0-54 record from 2000 to 2013. Possibly still active also from Romania is Marius Petre Sorin with a 0-48-2 record from 1997 until June of 2021.
Still active is Milan Ruso from the Czech Republic, with a 1-62 record from 2009 to February of 2022.
There you have it, readers, so what do you think?