Can You Beat That?

By Robert Ecksel on July 25, 2011
Can You Beat That?
Johnny Greaves 3-65 record is deceptive, as he’s gone the distance 55 times (Ecksel)

We sometimes forget that boxing isn’t just about winning; it’s also about losing, as Romanian Alexandru Masea’s 0-53 record attests…

We sometimes have to dig deep and travel far and wide to fill the gaps in an event-driven sport like boxing. In keeping with all that mileage, we came across an amusing and informative bit of trivia on Pro-Boxing-fans.com.

Titled “The Top 10 Boxers with Craziest Records,” the article is exactly what it purports to be and dredges up the craziest records of active boxers they could find.

For starters there’s the Argentinean Cesar Rene Cuenca, aka El Distinto, a junior welterweight whose unbeaten 40-0 record is blemished by his having a single KO to his credit.

For those who like balance, Silvio Rojas’ 45-45-10 record is unsurpassed. The 41-year-old from Argentina fought Julio Cesar Chavez, Juan Martin Coggi, Carlos Baldomir (twice), and middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (twice), so if you intend to laugh at his record, I suggest not doing it to his face.

We sometimes forget that boxing isn’t just about winning; it’s also about losing, as Romanian Alexandru Masea’s 0-53 record attests. Another gent from Romania, Marian Banciu, at 0-34-2, had better get busy if he hopes to catch up with his countryman.

Sticking with Eastern Europe, two Hungarian fighters made the list. The first, Gabor Balogh, has a record of 2-77-5. The second, Szabolcs Gergely, is close behind with a perfect 0-41.

Forty-year-old Anton Glofak, fighting out of Slovakia, has amassed a 2-80-8 record, and has been KO’d a whopping 41 times.

Bheki Moyo, from the UK via South Africa, is, at 0-31-1, still looking for his first win. Also fighting out of England is Johnny Greaves. His 3-65 (1 KO) record is deceptive, as he’s gone the distance 55 times.

Super featherweight Eduardo Gutierrez is one tough Mexican. As his 3-58 (1 KO) record indicates, he doesn’t know when to quit. But he’s won two of his last 13 fights, after a 35-fight losing streak, so why mess with a good thing?

Another Mexican with nerves of steel is super flyweight Alejandro Sosa. He had his first fight in 1993, and his record stands at 1-24-1. His single win was by decision.

Brazil’s Jose Carlos Amaral also has one win in 59 fights. The bantamweight from Sao Paulo had been fighting for 18 years. If he keeps at it, another victory has to come soon.

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  1. The Thresher 09:26am, 07/26/2011

    Sandy Seabrooke who fought back in the 70’s out of Southern Florida, while not on the circuit, warrants mention for his strange record of 16-37-15. He fought the “Prince of Second Avenue,” Jerry
    Powers, seventeen times and went 2-7-8. He lost 7 out of 7 to Bobby Marie as well. As for the Prince, his final record was an active 54-85-18 with only 13 KO losses in 157 fights. Strange as it may seem, I saw him fight and lose twice at Marigold Gardens in Chicago in 1962. The Prince, if nothing else, was a survivor with an extremely low excitement factor of 11.5%.

  2. The Thresher 09:24am, 07/26/2011

    Romanian Marius Petre Sorin is at 0-39 and might be done.

  3. The Thresher 09:16am, 07/26/2011

    Jozef Kubovsky, a Slovakian Welterweight, deserves special mention as he has fought 96 times since 1999. During that time, he managed to win only six. One came against fellow Slovakian, hapless Imrich Parlagi now 2-67-3. Another rare win came against the dreadful Anton Glofak, 2-77-8. Kubovsky has won only once in his last 83 fights–count ‘em 83! After losing 61 in a row and sporting a 76% likelihood of losing, he fought against Domingos Nascimento Monteiro for something called the “International Championship of Luxemburg for Welterweights.” Of course, he lost.

  4. The Thresher 06:40am, 07/26/2011

    The UK has about 7 or 8 fighters who have lost more than 100 fights. Sid Razak is a guy who fights and loses about twice a monh. These guys usually go the distance and are considered “designated losers.” They are used to give very young fighters 4 rounds of action.

    Slovakians are useful road warriors who are willing to travel throughout Europe seemingly as designated losers.This is fine and dandy as long as their KOd-by-percentage is not high, but chill-or-be-chilled Stefan Stanko is chilled far more than he chills. His record is a mind-boggling 6 (KO 6)-58 (50)-1, and when he fights someone like rugged Pole Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (41-2), he is tempting fate. Wlodarczyk beat IBF cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham by SD before losing the rematch by MD.

    In my opinion, James Holly had the very worse record in boxing hsitory.He had an eye-popping mark of 5-55 (KO 55) that landed him suspensions in at least six states. Yes, 55 losses coming by way
    of KO and 31 in the first round. Others have reported his record as having been 7-64 (KO 64). One of his few wins came against Larry Pugh, 1-7 (KO 7). Another, a major upset, was a 10th round knock
    out of heavily favored Sammy Scaff in 1998. The giant Scaff once fought Mike Tyson.

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