Who were some of the best boxers in history with some of the lowest knockout percentages?

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  1. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never a champion but just a great old contender was Orlando Zulueta of Cuba who fought everybody. I had always heard that he used to really shred a fighters eyes with cuts, so I figured he would be up there with stoppage wins. How little i knew. In 128 bouts he scored 7 stoppages. Boxrec has his % at 5.47.
     
  2. Bukkake

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    Historically, Floyd's KO% of 54 is actually pretty healthy. The majority of pre-WW2 champions/top boxers had far lower percentages.

    For example, looking at Ring's end-of-year ratings from 1925, only a few of those won more than half of their total fights by ko. More specifically, if we take the Top-10 in each of the 8 original divisions (a total of 80 boxers), only 5(!) retired with a 50+ ko percentage:

    Godfrey 64.29% (81/126)
    Berlenbach 62.96% (34/54)
    Dempsey 59.46% (44/74)
    Tunney 56.47% (48/85)
    Wills 50.45% (56/111)

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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Are the stats on the right wins or total number of fights?
     
  4. Bukkake

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    Total number of fights.
     


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