Name boxers who had the most KO or stoppage losses before winning the world title or belt

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  1. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm sure there are some interesting names and numbers in this thread
     
  2. Big Ukrainian

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  3. Bukkake

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    With 10 ko defeats prior to winning the middleweight crown, I'm pretty sure Tiger Flowers "wins" this category.
     
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  4. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Don’t know where he would rank among heavyweights but Mike Weaver was stopped five times before beating John Tate for the WBA strap.
     
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  5. Big Ukrainian

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    Oleg Maskaev was knocked out 5 times before winning the WBC title in 2006. Few of them were devastating KOs.
     
  6. Journeyman92

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    Let's say X wins the WBC belt in 2001 with 0 losses by KO but he retakes it in 2006 with 15KO losses does that count?
     
  7. Big Ukrainian

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    Yes, that would be an interesting case, too
     
  8. Bukkake

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    Indeed it would... but I don't think, we can find an example, that comes even close to that.
     
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  9. JohnThomas1

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    JJW not too far behind him with 4 prior to the lineal title.
     
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    Moore has 4 but over a great many fights against top opposition.
     
  11. JohnThomas1

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    Joe Brown had around 5 and Salido similar. There's got to be some real notables from way back.
     
  12. Journeyman92

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    It was just an example. Any man legitimately chopped 15 times would have his brain dripping out his ears aha.
     
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  13. Furey

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    Frank Bruno had been stopped 4 times prior to beating McCall for the WBC title
     
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  14. Big Ukrainian

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    Jorge Vaca had 6 KO losses before winning the world title vs Lloyd Honeyghan
     
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  15. Flo_Raiden

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    Jersey Joe Walcott had 4 KO/TKO losses before winning the title from Ezzard Charles.

    Joe Brown also had 5 stoppage losses prior to winning a title too.
     
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