Heavyweight with the most fights?

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  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    only HW bouts- not LHWs who come up and had a few fights.
     
  2. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    Are we including journeyman and super obscure heavyweights or known names?
     
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  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Shavers certainly fought alot though i doubt he fought the most 200lb+ guys
     
  4. Kamikaze

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    Journeyman are fine any HW at all.
     
  5. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If we're looking for the boxer with the most fights, where he weighed above 175 lbs - my guess will be Sam Langford. On Boxrec a lot of the weights are missing - but he was likely a HW for approx. the last 185 fights (since he met John Lester Johnson in 1913)
     
  6. cross_trainer

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    Out of all boxers ever, in *any* weight classes, the top guy is apparently Len Wickwar with 467 fights in a 10+ year career. So that's probably the upper limit on how many fights fighter of any weight class could realistically rack up. (Although Wickwar himself had a career that included WW2, so he might have had more without the War.) That said, Wickwar was not a heavyweight. The top scoring heavyweight is probably far lower.
     
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  7. KeedCubano

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    Primo Carnera has the most of any lineal champion iirc.
     
  8. CANNONBALL

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    i think it was Ezzard Chares
     
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  9. Sooncreate3

    Sooncreate3 New Member Full Member

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    Harry Wills. He had like 103 fights.
     
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  10. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member Full Member

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    Cause it's interesting...The modern lineal Champs exclusive to HW

    Tyson Fury 31
    Wladimir Klitschko 69
    Hasim Rahman 61
    Lennox Lewis 44
    Shannon Briggs 68
    George Foreman 81
    Mike Tyson 56
    Larry Holmes 75
    Muhammad Ali 61
    Joe Frazier 37
    Sonny Liston 54
    Ingo Johansson 28
    Rocky Marciano 49
    Joe Walcott 70
    Joe Louis 69
    Primo Carnera 102
    Jack Sharkey 53
    Jack Dempsey 67
     
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  11. Pepsi Dioxide

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    So we aren't counting Charles because he had a bunch at lower weights? He did have 120ish fights.

    What about Elmer Ray, 134 fights (probably more) all or almost all at heavy
     
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    Peter Maher
     
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  13. Kamikaze

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    Imagine if Foreman changed his ways a lot earlier and didn’t have a big break- just imagine the amount of fights he’d have had.
     
  14. TBooze

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    If at least three fights on Archie Moore's boxrec pro record were gimmicked boxing matches against pro wrestlers, on pro wrestling bills, I do wonder how many Carnera had among them 102?!
     
  15. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's an interesting question as the heavies don't necessarily go a long way with fghts. However, not really trying too hard I did find George Godfrey with 124, Tony Galento with 112 and George Chuvalo with 93. Tommy Far looked to be a good one with 142, but a lot of his career was also at light heavy which eliminates him here. But good question.