Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Big Ukrainian, Nov 14, 2021.
I'm sure there are some interesting names and numbers in this thread
With 10 ko defeats prior to winning the middleweight crown, I'm pretty sure Tiger Flowers "wins" this category.
Don’t know where he would rank among heavyweights but Mike Weaver was stopped five times before beating John Tate for the WBA strap.
Oleg Maskaev was knocked out 5 times before winning the WBC title in 2006. Few of them were devastating KOs.
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?
Yes, that would be an interesting case, too
Indeed it would... but I don't think, we can find an example, that comes even close to that.
JJW not too far behind him with 4 prior to the lineal title.
Moore has 4 but over a great many fights against top opposition.
Joe Brown had around 5 and Salido similar. There's got to be some real notables from way back.
It was just an example. Any man legitimately chopped 15 times would have his brain dripping out his ears aha.
Frank Bruno had been stopped 4 times prior to beating McCall for the WBC title
Jorge Vaca had 6 KO losses before winning the world title vs Lloyd Honeyghan
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.