It takes numerous guts to climb right into a boxing ring. As soon as you might be in there, it’s no stroll within the park to beat the opponent in entrance of you. So, to do it 100 instances is definitely no simple feat. If a modern-day champion fights 3 instances he’s having a busy 12 months, if a contender on the rise is busy, he would possibly see the ring 4 or 5 instances in a 12 months. And, with membership exhibits not almost as plentiful, the times of combating a pair instances a month, (or week), appear a factor of the previous.
So, I assumed it could be enjoyable to try a couple of of our newer, fashionable period, 100+ win fighters. Racking up 100 fights is a chore however placing collectively 100 wins is an actual accomplishment.
Buck Smith – Oklahoma’s busiest membership fighter within the late-80’s, and thru the 90’s, glided by the nickname “Tombstone” and ran up an unimaginable 182-20-2 (121 KO’s) file over 22 years within the ring. He, and supervisor Sean Gibbons, admittedly went on the ‘keep busy’ program because it stored him within the ring and even small membership present purses paid higher than fitness center fights. The file is clearly inflated with numerous wins over opponent stage fighters. However, make no mistake, Buck traded leather-based with some excellent fighters in his time going through the likes of world champions Julio Caesar Chavez, Mark Breland, Antonio Margarito, and Buddy McGirt. He additionally confronted world title challengers Harold Brazier, Shannon Taylor, and Jose Flores, together with USBA champ Kevin Pompey and British champion Kirkland Laing.
Talking of Laing, when Buck sauntered into England to face the favored hometown hero, he was dropping the struggle on factors by a large margin when he laid out Laing with a vicious left hook to attain a seventh spherical KO. When talking of his vaunted left hook, supervisor Gibbons mentioned that, “If Buck caught you together with his left, it was lights out child, that man might lay anyone out with that hammer”. Gibbons additionally added that, “Of all the blokes I’ve labored with through the years, Buck was the man I used to be sorry didn’t get a world title shot as I do consider in the precise struggle, he might have been a world champion. It is a man who had no sparring, he skilled himself, in his storage. I don’t care what champion he was going through, if he landed that left, you in all probability weren’t getting up, his left hand was all world class. Buck used to get his justifiable share of jeers over his inflated file, however it stored him busy and sharp. And, like I mentioned, his left was all-world class”.
Marty Jakubowski – Whiting, Indian’s greatest boxer additionally ran up Buck Smith-ish numbers going 119-7 (34 KO’s) over 18 years within the ring. Turning professional as a teen, underneath the path of supervisor Pete Susens, “The Dart” would go on the anybody, anyplace program to remain busy as he honed his recreation which might see him turn into a really slick, world class boxer. Excellent rings smarts, an awesome jab, wonderful pace and a great chin, would enable him to go rounds with anybody within the sport. By the point he retired, Jakubowski would have a resume that included European champion Dennis Holbaek Pedersen, Mexican legend Julio Caesar Chavez (twice) and world title fights towards Miguel Angel Gonzalez in Connecticut for the WBC world light-weight title, Artur Grigorian in Germany for the WBO world light-weight title and Khalid Rahilou in Casablanca, Morocco for the WBA world tremendous light-weight title. A formidable, determination win in Philadelphia in 1994, over Philadelphia robust man Anthony Boyle, noticed Jakubowski seize the USBA light-weight title. Since retiring, Jakubowski labored for town of Whiting for years and now at the moment runs the Knucklehead Boxing and Household Health in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Harold Brazier – South Bend, Indiana’s Brazier entered the professional recreation with restricted expertise and realized on the job by working onerous and combating everybody he might. This anybody/anyplace angle would enable him to rack up a 105-18-1 (65 KO’s) file over 22 years within the ring. Whereas Brazier realized on the membership stage, Brazier would work his means into one of many high contenders amongst junior welterweights on this planet. By the point he wrapped up his profession, Brazier would face off towards world champions Vince Philips, Pernell Whitaker, Livingstone Bramble, Juan Martin Coggi, Roger Mayweather, Meldrick Taylor and Lloyd Honeyghan. He would additionally face world class contenders Micky Ward, Robin Blake, John Wesley Meekins after which scorching prospect Billy Collins Jr., amongst others. A well-liked ESPN TV fighter, Brazier picked up the NABF tremendous light-weight title in 1987 towards Meekins, misplaced a razor skinny SD to champion Roger Mayweather in 1988 for the WBC world tremendous light-weight title, travelled to Italy to problem champion Coggi for the WBA tremendous light-weight title in 1989 and beat Kevin Pompey to seize the USBA welterweight title in 1994. Brazier, as gentlemanly and quiet out of the ring as he was centered and fierce in it, was a profitable automobile supplier in his hometown of South Bend all through his spectacular profession and nonetheless resides there together with his spouse, kids and grandchildren.
Luis Ramon Campos – “Yori Boy” would rack up 107 wins in 127 fights over (107-17-3, 82 KO’s) an unimaginable 31 years within the ring going through a few of boxing’s high contenders. He capped off his spotlight reel with a world title win in 1997 capturing the IBF world tremendous welterweight title. Campos turned professional at age 16 in 1987 and would struggle till 2018. He would go undefeated in his first 57 fights earlier than dropping in his first title attempt to Felix Trinidad for the IBF welterweight title in September of 1994. He would then put collectively 8 extra wins earlier than dropping to Jose Luis Lopez for the WBO welterweight title in October of 1996. Nevertheless, 5 fights later, he would beat champion Raul Marquez to win the IBF world tremendous welterweight title in December of 1997. He would defend that title 3 instances earlier than dropping to scorching, younger contender Fernando Vargas (then 17-0) in December of 1988. He would then go 7-1 over his subsequent 8 fights that included bouts with Oba Carr and a come-backing Tony Ayala Jr., earlier than dropping to Daniel Santos in a bid for the WBO world tremendous welterweight title in March of 2002. Then, 2 fights later, in Could of 2003, he was stopped within the seventh spherical towards crimson scorching famous person Oscar De La Hoya in an try and take his WBA and WBC tremendous welterweight titles. Whereas Campos wouldn’t contest for a serious world title after that struggle, he did win a number of smaller regional titles, getting into the ring 41 extra instances. In his final 16-years within the ring he confronted many high contenders together with Eire’s Matthew Macklin and John Duddy, former world champion Hector Camacho and his son Hector Jr., amongst others. The ultimate numbers are spectacular – 31 years, 107 wins, 82 knockouts, 127 bouts whole, 1 world title, 3 world title defenses, 3 extra world title pictures, 9 world title fights in whole. Spectacular stuff.
Julio Caesar Chavez – Thought-about probably the greatest boxers ever and is arguably one of the best Mexican fighter ever. At 107-6-2, with 86 KO’s, his numbers are excellent. And, whenever you see his stage of competitors, and the string of victories over high, rugged and extremely gifted contenders and champions, it’s fairly the spectacular resume to say the least.
Chavez would flip professional 41 years in the past as an 18-year-old and set a busy tempo combating over 40 instances in his first 4 years as a professional. In his forty fourth bout he captured the WBC tremendous featherweight title, in September of 1984. He would then defend it 9 instances over his subsequent 12 bouts. Then, in November of ’87, he stopped rugged Edwin Rosario to seize the WBA light-weight title. He would make one protection of that title over his subsequent 4 fights earlier than beating legend Jose Luis Ramirez to seize the WBC light-weight title as nicely. At 62-0, he would cease Roger Mayweather to seize the WBC junior welterweight belt. He would defend that 2 instances, over his subsequent 5 fights, earlier than including the IBF junior welter belt in an exhilarating knockout of Meldrick Taylor with 2 seconds left within the bout, in March of 1990. Then between 1990 and 1993, he would struggle 17 instances making 8 title defences within the course of. In September of 1993, he had a disputed draw for the WBC welterweight title with Pernell Whitaker in Texas. Two fights later he defended his mild welterweight title earlier than dropping it to Frankie Randall in January of 1994, for his first loss in 91 bouts. Nevertheless, in Could of that 12 months he would regain the title. He would then go on to make 4 defenses in his subsequent 6 bouts, rejecting the challenges of former world champions Hector Camacho and Greg Haugen, amongst others, earlier than dropping the title to rising famous person Oscar De La Hoya in June of 1996, in his 99th bout. He would then struggle 11 instances over the following 4 years however got here up brief in 3 title fights in that point drawing with Miguel Angel Gonzalez (for the WBC mild welter belt) and dropping in bids to De La Hoya in a rematch (for the WBC welter title) and Kostya Tzsyu (for the WBC mild welterweight title). Between the autumn of 2001 and the autumn of 2005, he would struggle 5 instances, going 4-1, together with wins over former world champions Frankie Randall and Ivan Robinson.
Chavez would retire after his final bout within the autumn of 2005, after his one hundred and fifteenth bout, to wrap up his legendary profession. Chavez handed alongside his love of boxing to his 2 sons, Omar and Julio Jr. Omar was a top-rated junior middleweight from 2006-2019 and Julio Jr. received the WBC middleweight title in 2011 and made 3 profitable title defenses earlier than dropping it to Sergio Martinez in 2012. Julio Caesar Chavez nonetheless resides in Mexico the place he’s revered as boxing royalty.