Which fighters were disqualified the most times ?

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Who lost the most fights on DQ or foul ?
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Maybe **** Ryan ? He certainly had a ton of No contests. Not the same of course but still
  3. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    With 17 DQ losses, Arnold "Kid" Sheppard could be a strong canditate for 1st place!
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  4. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    The former two-time welterweight champion Mysterious Billy Smith was disqualified 11 times, but 17 DQ losses is really extreme.
  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    So, a Golota thread?

    At least it's not Frank Bruno again.
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  6. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    I find myself split on to what extent Billy Smith's reputation is deserved Vs overstated.
  7. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Doc Kearns on Billy Smith as related by AJ Liebling in one of his New Yorker essays: “He was always doing something mysterious. Like he would step on your foot and when you looked down, he would bite you in the ear.”

    Kearns fought Smith, so he should know.
  8. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    Umm I think his name was Fritzie Zivic, a middleweight from the 40's and 50's, known as a very dirty fighter, don't know if he was dq'd a lot. But I remember seeing Jake Lamotta interviewed and they mentioned Zivic, and Lamotta replied " dirty fighter!"
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  9. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    Terry Norris definitely deserves a mention
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    Henry Armstrong basically said the same thing about Zivic
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  11. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Of course Henry Armstrong would say that, actually, it was Armstrong, who was the dirtiest fighter that there ever was. He would hit fighters in the balls, that he feels are too tough, and hits (connects) with his elbows, missing overhand punches. When he went to fight Roderick in London, he was told, you can't bring cocaine here, "That is a quote" In All the NY Papers, they said Armstrong needed a full cabinet of Vitamins A-Z to beat Davey Day, that's what they called them in the US. Henry Armstrong was a very intelligent person, cordial and a gentlemen, other then in the ring.
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  12. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    He was never disqualified.
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  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    I thought it might be a British fighter.
    Britain used to be very strict on fouling.
  14. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    This is just a guess, but I imagine the British fighters were accustomed to fighting under the British interpretation of the rules, so they may not have incurred as high a percentage of disqualifications as visiting fighters.
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  15. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    George Godfrey has nine DQs.

    Either he was a real hot head, or he was throwing fights.
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