Boxing is a competition sport in which two people using protective gloves to fight according to some particular rules. Professional boxing was an entertainment in the 20th century, which basically American boxers and boxers from nearby countries, such as Mexico and Puerto Rico, could participate in hugely.
However, Olympic boxing tournaments and World Amateur Championships were ordinarily overlooked by the USSR, Cuba, and the former Soviet Bloc countries. Even though the boxers of them never made it to the following level because their governments restricted them from competing as professional athletes for political and economic purposes. Anyway, we are going to show you the 20 Most Longest undefeated boxers in boxing history. Hope, you are so much fond of wrestling or boxing, you will enjoy it.
Here Are 20 Most Longest Undefeated Boxers In Boxing History
1. Alexis Argüello
Alexis Arguello was a Nicaraguan professional boxer, born on April 19 in 1952. He competed from 1968 to 1995 and became the longest undefeated boxer in history. He was a three-weight world champion, having held the WBA (The World Boxing Association) featherweight title from 1974 to 1976. The WBC (The World Boxing Council) super featherweight title from 1978 to 1980. And the WBC lightweight title of 1981 and 1982. In addition, he held the Ring magazine and lineal featherweight titles from 1975 to 1977. The Ring lightweight title from 1981– 1982, and the lineal lightweight title in 1982. In the later career, he invited twice for light-welterweight world titles, both times shocking fights against Aaron Pryor. After his boxing career, he became a politician.
2. Anton Christoforidis
Anton Christoforidis was born in Mersin, Ottoman Empire. In 1922 he came to Athens, Greece as a refugee with his mother and his two sisters and got Greek citizenship. He had a very poor childhood. However, he is now recognized as a Greek professional light heavyweight boxer. He won the NBA Light Heavyweight Championship in 1941. He had most of his initial fights in Europe, especially in France. From 1934 to 1939, he had 46 matches in Europe and then went to the United States. His first match was against Theodore Korenyi in Athens in Greece, which he won by second-round knockout.
3. Azumah Nelson
Azumah Nelson is a Ghanaian former professional boxer who is born on 19 July 1958. The famous boxer widely considered the greatest African boxer of all time. And now he is currently the 17th greatest and longest undefeated boxer of all time in Boxrec’s ranking. He held the WBC (The World Boxing Council) featherweight title once and the WBC super featherweight title twice. However, Nelson’s professional boxing debut, in 1979. And he beat Billy Kwame in Accra by a decision in eight to mark his professional debut.
4. Bob Fitzsimmons
Bob Fitzsimmons was a remarkable bare-knuckle British boxer back in the good old days when boxing was a firm, tough, and a ferociously bloody sport. He is the only professional boxer in history to win the ancestral world championship in the middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions. And he was the first boxer to become the unquestioned champion in three different weight divisions. He is still considered one of the hardest boxers in the history of the sport.
5. Dariusz Michalczewski
If you are a boxing fan then you, of course, heard the name Dariusz as the boxer. Dariusz fought against anyone and received any challenge, becoming a world champion in two weight divisions. He held the WBO Light Heavyweight title for nine years 1994 to 2003 and set the record for the longest undefeated boxer in history. He went undefeated for forty-eight matches before losing a questionable split decision to Julio Cesar Gonzalez of Mexico at age thirty-five.
6. Eder Jofre
Eder Jofre is the greatest Brazilian boxer of all time and the greatest Bantamweight boxer in history. He is the son of a Greek settler named Aristides and an Italian-Brazilian mother. However, he became a four-time world champion in two different weight categories performing an astounding 72 wins and only two questionable split decision losses in Japan to a local favorite nicknamed Fighting Harada.
7. Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is usually known by his nickname ‘Triple G’ or ‘GGG’. He is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. He won a gold medal at the 2003 World Amateur Championships and silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He has been undefeated in 30 fights and he is the dominating WBA and IBO middleweight world champion with an extraordinary 90 percent knockout rate, which is the greatest KO ratio in middleweight championship history.
8. Jeff Fenech
Jeff Fenech is a resigned Australian professional boxer who is born on 28 May 1964. He gained world titles in three weight divisions and he is best known for his trilogy with Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson. He was trained by celebrated Sydney-based trainer Johnny Lewis. He is nowadays a boxing trainer himself.
9. Jimmy Wilde
Jimmy Wilde was a Welsh boxer. He held the flyweight title for seven years in a period when boxing was as famous and cruel as ever. Jimmy is still listed as the longest undefeated boxer and considered by boxing specialists and fans alike the greatest flyweight boxer in history, and with a record of 139 wins and only five losses, we can’t really argue with that assessment.
10. Joe Calzaghe
Joe Calzaghe is the greatest boxer who retired unbeaten. The previous Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champion Joe Calzaghe defeated Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., Mikel Kessler, and Jeff Lacy among many others legendary.
11. Ken Buchanan
Ken Buchanan is the prominent boxer in Scottish history. He is still rewound to his truly heroic and fan-pleasing boxing style. He obtained the Lightweight World title back in the early seventies by beating Ismael Laguna twice but later he lost his title to the greatest lightweight boxer of all time, the one and only Roberto Duran, in a fight that is normally involved in the supreme boxing bouts of all time.
12. Kostya Tszyu
Kostya Tszyu was one of the famous first former longest undefeated Soviet boxers. After he gained gold in two Amateur World Championships for the USSR, he moved to Australia and got some world titles on a professional level. Then, the Ring magazine mentioned him the greatest junior welterweight boxer of the previous decade.
13. Lennox Lewis
Lewis is a resigned British boxer with Jamaican roots. He is the one who began the European surge in boxing’s most memorable and honored weight division, the heavyweight, approximately twenty years ago. He convincingly defeated the likes of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson and he retired as a world champion before he passed the torch to his fellow European champions.
14. Marcel Cerdan
Cerdan is one of the exceptional world middleweight champions in history with one of the most memorable boxing records. He obtained 113 wins and 4 losses, two of them from being disqualified in fights he was winning. He is widely considered France’s greatest boxer, but sadly, boxing career of him and relationship with the famous French singer Edith Piaf was cut off when he lost his life at age thirty-three in a deadly airplane crash in 1949.
15. Max Schmeling
Max Schmeling was a legendary German boxer. He was the heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. Accidentally not being a fan of Nazi ideology, Hitler used his boxing benefit for his political and racial propaganda. His two major fights with American legend Joe Louis in 1936, which Max won, and 1938 which Louis won, became worldwide social and political events because of the extreme socio-political period during which they took place. What to say about this longest undefeated boxer?
16. Naseem Hamed
If you are fans of boxing, you have heard the name of Naseem Hamed. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and ancestral featherweight champion. As per history, Naseem Hamed achieved his popularity as the longest undefeated boxer in 1990.
17. Nicolino Locche
Nicolino Locche is one of the three exceptional defending boxers in the sport’s history along with Floyd Mayweather and the legendary Willie Pep. Nicolino became professional at age of nineteen and achieved a record of 117- 4. He took the WBA Light Welterweight world title for 4 years.
18. Pascual Pérez
Pascual Perez went on to become Argentina’s first-ever professional boxing champion who gained the gold medal for his country at the 1948 Olympic boxing tournament in London. He obtained the world title in 1954 against a Japanese fighter in Japan. He went unbeaten for his first 51 matches and held the title for over six years. He is regarded as the second-greatest flyweight boxer in history after only the great Jimmy Wilde.
19. Vasyl Lomachenko
Many boxing specialists consider Vasyl Lomachenko as the greatest amateur boxer in history. He went on to gain two Olympic gold medals and two gold at the World Amateur Championships. As a professional, he made history the past June by joining Saensak Muangsurin as the dashing boxer to win a world title in only his third professional fight by hitting America’s hottest boxer, Gary Russell Jr.
20. Vitali Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko is the older brother of the popular heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko. He is the previous WBC, The Ring magazine heavyweight champion. He possesses the second-best knockout ratio of any champion in heavyweight boxing history. He and his brother, Wladimir Klitschko, made history becoming the first world champion brothers at the same time in 2008.