Which fighters were disqualified the most times ?

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who lost the most fights on DQ or foul ?
     
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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

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    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

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    So, a Golota thread?

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

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    Terry Norris definitely deserves a mention
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Henry Armstrong basically said the same thing about Zivic
     
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  11. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

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    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

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    He was never disqualified.
     
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  13. Unforgiven

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

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    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

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    George Godfrey has nine DQs.

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