Getting handed your first defeat can be demoralizing to a fighter, but not if you’re one of the few undefeated boxers that avoid that first loss altogether. It’s not easy and doesn’t happen often, but boxers that end their career undefeated always have a special place in the history of the sport.
Undefeated boxers displayed greatness every single time they entered the ring and while not every bout of theirs was perfect, their records show a different story as the end result was perfect time and again. At the end of the day, a ‘W’ in the win column is all a boxer can ask for.
Of course, that’s what makes an undefeated boxer’s career so special. Every boxer has the same goal when they enter the ring, but undefeated boxers are the only fighters to ever walk away with a win (or draw) 100% of the time. It’s the ultimate accomplishment for any boxer.
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Who Were the Greatest Undefeated Boxers of All-Time?
Throughout the history of boxing, which dates as far back as 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt and the Middle East, many boxers have written their name among the greatest to ever do it. With that said, only a select few can write their name among the greatest undefeated boxers of all-time.
These players were as consistent as they come. They not only won often, but they never faced defeat and came out on top every time they squared up with another boxer. That’s tough to do, especially when you consider the amount of talent floating around in the boxing community.
If you had to list out the greatest undefeated boxers of all-time, which names come to mind first? There are a few that likely come to everyone’s mind, but there are also plenty of names that are new to you. Don’t worry, we’re going to break down the 20 best undefeated boxers of all-time!
**For the sake of this article, the undefeated boxers below are ranked by the amount of career wins they had**
20. Michele Aboro
Country: Great Britain
Michele Aboro is one of the true pioneers in women’s boxing during a time when the sport was dominated by men. She competed professionally from 1995 to 2001 and won all 21 of her bouts, finishing her career as an undefeated world champion in the super bantamweight division.
Her first four professional fights were held in four different countries, winning the first three by a first round knockout and the fourth by a technical knockout in the sixth round. Her first pro belt came in 1998 and her first world championship came in 2000. Her last fight was in 2001.
19. Laila Ali
Country: United States
Laila Ali, the daughter of all-time boxing great Muhammad Ali, did something her father wasn’t able to do – ended her career as one of the greatest undefeated boxers of all-time. She competed professionally from 1999 to 2007 and won all 24 of her fights, 21 of them in a KO.
In 2001, Ali fought Jaqui Frazier-Lyde – the daughter of Joe Frazier – in what became known as Ali/Frazier IV. It was the first main event PPV fight between two females and even more historic considering the three fights between their fathers decades ago. Ali is no doubt one of the greats.
18. Scott Daley
Country: United States
Scott Daley was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and competed professionally from 1986 until 1998 in the middleweight division. All 24 of his fights took place in the United States and he won each of them by a knockout – including 10 knockouts in his first year as a professional boxer.
In late-1992, Daley knocked out Anthony Campbell, who had a 25-45-2 record at the time. Daley went on a six-year hiatus before returning and knocking out James Hobart in August 1998. That was his last fight and his 24-0-0 record has him among the greatest undefeated boxers ever.
17. Pichit Sitbangprachan
Pichit Sitbangprachan took the boxing world by storm at a time when Thailand didn’t have any talented boxers. He helped put the country on the boxing map when he turned professional in 1988 and won the IBF flyweight title just four years later after knocking out Rodolfo Blanco.
Over the next two years, Sitbangprachan defended his title five times before retiring in 1994 with an undefeated record of 21-0-0, but returned to the ring with a knockout in 1996. He had two more impressive victories in 2000 before officially retiring from the sport with a 24-0-0 record.
16. Georgi Kandelaki
Georgi Kandelaki enjoyed an impressive amateur career that included three gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal across several world championships. He also competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics, though he lost in the quarterfinals. It was a great start to his career.
In 1998, Kandelaki turned pro and won the World Boxing Union heavyweight title four years later. After a 10-month hiatus from boxing, Kandelaki returned to the ring and knocked out Alexey Osokin. Unfortunately, it was his last fight and was forced to retire due to a major eye injury.
15. Terry Marsh
Country: Great Britain
Terry Marsh had a successful amateur career and quickly climbed the ropes as a professional, which started in 1981. After 12 pro fights, he won the Southern Area Light-Welterweight title in 1983, the British Light-Welterweight title in 1984, and European Light-Welterweight title in 1985.
In 1987, Marsh won the IBF World Light-Welterweight title by technical knockout over Joe Manley, who was 26-3-1 at the time. He then defended his title four months later by a technical knockout over Akio Kameda, who was 27-3-0 at the time. Marsh retired from boxing in 1987.
14. Edwin Valero
Known for his aggressive fighting style, Edwin Valero holds a special place among the greatest undefeated boxers because he not only won all of his bouts, but did so in knockout fashion. That’s something no other WBC champion can say, putting Valero in a league of his own.
Valero won his first 18 fights by a first-round knockout and was a world champion in two weight classes – super featherweight and lightweight. 10 of his KOs came against boxers with at least 20 wins at the time, including two wins against boxers with more than 47 wins at the time.
13. Jack McAuliffe
Known for his two-hand fighting style and cat-like reflexes, Jack McAuliffe was the pride of Ireland in the late-1800s. He started his amateur career in 1883 and turned professional just two years later. After winning three fights in 1885, he won nine in 1886 and five more in 1887.
From 1886-1893, McAuliffe defended his World Lightweight championship against six different boxers. His biggest wins came against Harry Gilmore in 1887 (36-6-3 at the time) and Young Griffo in 1894 (90-2-48 at the time). While he never lost, he did have 10 fights end in a draw.
12. Michael Loewe (Mihai Leu)
Michael Loewe, also known as Mihai Leu, enjoyed an illustrious amateur career that included 190 wins in 200 bouts. He turned pro in 1991 and quickly established himself as one of the greats. He would go on to win all 28 of his fights over the next seven years, retiring 28-0-0.
Loewe won the Germany Intercontinental title in 1993, the WBO Intercontinental title in 1995, and was named WBO Welterweight champion in 1997. He defended his title once before retiring due to medical reasons. Loewe has since become a national rally champion as a rally driver.
11. Harry Simon
After winning 121 of his 130 amateur fights, Harry Simon turned professional in 1994 and went the next 20+ years without losing a fight. His first title came in 1998 when he defeated Winky Wright for the WBO junior middleweight title. He defended it four times over the next three years.
Simon then won the WBO middleweight title in 2002, but was involved in a serious car accident that kept him away from boxing for five years. He returned in 2007, but spent two years in prison due to the crash and made another return in 2009. He won his next seven fights before retiring.
10. Andre Ward
Country: United States
Andre Ward is widely regarded as a top-five pound-for-pound boxer all-time and was the best boxer of his time during his peak years. He beat a lot of talented fighters in his day, handing Roger Cantrell, Edwin Rodriguez, Sullivan Barrera, and Sergey Kovalev their first losses.
He also had key victories against Alexander Brand, Paul Smith, Chad Dawson, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Sakio Bika, Allan Green, Mikkel Kessler, Edison Miranda, and Rubin Williams. Ward finished his 14-year career with multiple world titles in two different weight classes.
9. Sven Ottke
Sven Ottke had a bright start to his boxing career, earning the bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships. He won 256 of his 308 amateur fights before turning pro in 1997. Not even one year later, Ottke was named IBF super middleweight champion after defeating Charles Brewer.
From 1998-2004, Ottke defended his title 21 times and to 20 different boxers – an all-time record in his division. He was slated to make a comeback in 2008, but the fight never materialized. His last fight came against Armand Krajnc in what would be Ottke’s final title defense before retiring.
8. Terence Crawford
Country: United States
Terence Crawford is the only boxer on this list that continues to fight to this day, with his last win coming against Shawn Porter on November 20, 2021. He has won all 38 of his bouts since turning professional in 2008 and is regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer right now.
He recently won the WBO Welterweight title in 2018 and has already defended it five times. He’s everything you could ask for in a fighter, combining speed, power, intelligence, creativity, reflexes, and more. He’ll look to continue his undefeated career in his next title defense.
7. Samson Dutch Boy Gym
Samson Dutch Boy Gym, born Somboon Pantasi, originally made his start as a muay-thai fighter and eventually entered the pro boxing circuit in 1992. Just two years later, in what was just his fourth fight, Samson Dutch Boy Gym won the WBF World Super Flyweight title.
Over the next eight years, Samson defended his title 38 times and was the most dominant name in the super flyweight division. He decided to retire in 2002, making him one of the 15 boxing world champions to end their career undefeated – a career we’ll remember forever.
6. Joe Calzaghe
After an amateur record of 110-10, Joe Calzaghe turned pro in 1993 and never looked back. He’s regarded as one of the greatest to step in the ring and dominated the super middleweight division for over 10 years. He was the WBO super middleweight champion from 1997-2007.
In 2008, Calzaghe transitioned to the light heavyweight division. He beat Bernard Hopkins (winning the Ring light heavyweight title) and Roy Jones Jr. (retaining the Ring light heavyweight title) before retiring in early 2009. He’s the pride of Wales and one of the best undefeated boxers.
5. Agustin Senin
Agustin Senin competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division and eventually turned pro in 1967. He went on to win his first seven bouts in 1967 and his next eight in 1968 as his opponents got more talented. This is when he started to make a name for himself.
Another 10 wins later, Senin started to see his competition increase greatly in 1970 – where he faced five boxers with at least 22 career wins at the time. It’s the same year he won the Spanish Bantamweight title. The following year, in 1971, Senin won the European Bantamweight title.
4. Rocky Marciano
Country: United States
Before the boxing community had Rocky Balboa, it had Rocky Marciano – one of the greatest to ever do it. Outside of Rocky, there are no other undefeated boxers in the history of the heavyweight division. He fought with a durable chin, great power, and incredible stamina.
Marciano got his first ‘name fight’ in 1949 when he squared up with Phil Muscato. He faced Jersey Joe Walcott for the World Heavyweight title in 1952 and won, despite being knocked down in the first round. He defended the title up until announcing his retirement in 1956.
3. Floyd Mayweather
Country: United States
Widely regarded as the best defensive boxer of all-time and one of the biggest money fights in the history of boxing, not many fighters rose to the level of popularity as Floyd Mayweather. He’s one of the biggest names the sport has ever seen and made a lasting impact on the sport.
Mayweather not only won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves, and the U.S. National Championship as an amateur, but also won 15 major world championships as a professional. While Mayweather is retired, he still does exhibition fights.
2. Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Lopez made a name for himself as one of the best amateur boxers of all-time, winning four consecutive Guantes de Oro de México Championships and going undefeated before turning pro in 1985. He then went 26-0 as a professional before finally receiving a world title shot.
Lopez not only won the WBC mini flyweight title in 1990, but defended that title against a record 21 different opponents. He then held the junior flyweight title from 1999-2001, defending the title twice during that span. His son, Alfonso Lopez, enjoyed a 13-0-3 undefeated boxing career.
1. Jimmy Barry
Record: 60-0-10 (1)
Country: United States
Jimmy Barry always had an interest in fighting, but took a true interest in boxing at the age of 13 when he started to train at McGurn’s Handball Courts. Two years later in 1885, Barry began his amateur boxing career and his professional boxing career started approximately five years later.
His professional career went as well as he would’ve liked, winning 60 of his 71 pro fights – 10 of them ended in a draw and one ended in a no contest. He was the world bantamweight champion at 100-102 pounds, the bantamweight 105-lb champion, and bantamweight 110-lb champion.
Are There Any Undefeated Boxers in the Ring Today?
Finishing your career as one of the very few undefeated boxers is quite the accomplishment and it’s something that all of the boxers above achieved – except Terence Crawford, who has yet to announce his retirement. Of course, that’s what makes Crawford one of the greats today.
With that said, Crawford isn’t the only active boxer that’s undefeated and there are plenty of other fighters with impressive records. For example, Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Lawrence Okolie, Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol, and Gilberto Ramirez are all undefeated boxers.
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Some other undefeated boxers today include David Benavidez, Carlos Gongora, Jermall Charlo, Demetrius Andrade, Jaime Munguia, Esquiva Falcao, Brian Castano, Tim Tszyu, Jaron Ennis, Errol Spence Jr., Vergil Ortiz Jr., Josh Taylor, Gervonta Davis, Arnold Barboza Jr., George Kambosos Jr., Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Shakur Stephenson, Stephen Fulton, and much more.
20 Best Super Featherweight Boxers of All-Time
The super featherweight division (WBA and WBC), also known as the junior lightweight division (IBF and WBO), is one of the most technically-skilled divisions in all of boxing. They’re usually fast, they know how to work their way around the ring, and know how to put on a good show.
Super featherweight boxers weigh anywhere between 126 pounds (57 kg) and 130 pounds (59 kg). The first World super featherweight champion was Johnny Dundee in 1921. Although he lost the title in 1923, he regained it seven months later and held it for the next six months.
Flash Elorde was the first WBA/WBC champion in 1963, Rene Barrientos was the first WBC champion in 1969, Alfredo Marcano was the first WBA champion in 1971, Hwan-Kil Yuh was the first IBF champion in 1984, and John John Molina was the first WBO champion in 1989.
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Who Are the Greatest Super Featherweight Boxers Ever?
Over the past 100 years, the super featherweight division has housed some of the greatest boxers of all-time. The division has continued to produce high-quality champions year-in and year-out, resulting in an illustrious and star-studded list of all-time greats at 130 pounds.
Some names worth mentioning include Benny Bass, Sandy Saddler, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Humberto Soto, Takashi Miura, Yong–Soo Choi, Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai, and Kamel Bou Ali – all of whom were super featherweight champions at one point in their career.
While that’s a pretty illustrious list of super featherweight boxers in itself, there’s one thing all those boxers above share in common – none of them are found in our top-20 all-time best super featherweight (junior lightweight) boxers. That just goes to show how competitive the division is.
20. Ricardo Arredondo
Career Record: 77-22-1 (58 knockouts)
Ricardo Arredondo is a former Mexican professional boxer that turned professional in 1966 with a victory against Augusto Angeles. He won his next 13 fights before losing to Clemente Sanchez in 1967. He followed that loss up with a six-game win streak throughout 1967.
In 1971, he had his first WBC title shot against Hiroshi Kobayashi, but failed to win the belt. He had another title shot seven months later and came out victorious against Yoshiaki Numata. Arredondo defended his title five times before losing it to Kuniaki Shibata in 1974.
19. Takashi Uchiyama
Career Record: 24-2-1 (20 knockouts)
Takashi Uchiyami, also known as ‘KO Dynamite,’ is a former Japanese boxer that made his professional debut in 2005 following a 91-22 (59 knockouts) amateur career. By 2007, he was the OPBF super featherweight champion and even defended that title five times before losing it.
In 2010, Uchiyami won the WBA super featherweight title via a twelfth round TKO against Juan Carlos Salgado. He defended the title for the first time just four months later and defended it a total 11 times between 2010 and 2016. He retired with a 24-2-1 career record (20 knockouts).
18. Rocky Lockridge
Career Record: 44-9-0 (36 knockouts)
Rocky Lockridge, born Rick Lockridge, is a former American professional boxer that made his debut in 1978 with a TKO victory against Tony Reed. He won his first 16 pro fights before suffering his first loss to Eusebio Pedroza in the WBA world featherweight title bout in 1980.
Lockridge lost a shot at the USBA feather title in 1981 and lost his second shot at the WBA world feather title in 1983. One year later, he handed Roger Mayweather his first loss to capture the WBA world super featherweight title. He also won the IBF super feather title in 1987.
17. Acelino Freitas
Career Record: 41-2-0 (34 knockouts)
Acelino Freitas, also known as ‘Popó,’ is a former Brazilian boxer that made his professional debut in 1995 with a win against Jose Adriano Soares. He went on to win his first 35 pro fights between 1995 and 2004. In that time, he was a two-time super featherweight champion.
His first title came in 1999 against Anatoly Alexandrov, in which he became the WBO super feather champ. He defended the title six times before winning a unification title bout against WBA super featherweight champ Joel Casamayor. He defended those two belts three more times.
16. Tony Lopez
Career Record: 50-8-1 (34 knockouts)
Tony Lopez, also known as ‘The Tiger,’ is a former American boxer that made his professional debut in 1983 with a win against Juan Rodriguez. Between 1983 and 1988, Lopez had a 29-1 record. In 1988, he defeated Rocky Lockridge to win the IBF super featherweight title.
Lopez defended that title three times before losing it to John John Molina in 1989. He retained the title in 1990 and defended it three more times before losing it to Brian Mitchell in 1991. He was also a lightweight champion and had several shots at becoming a super lightweight champ.
15. Samuel Serrano
Career Record: 50-6-1 (17 knockouts)
Samuel Serrano, also known as ‘El Torbellino’ or ‘the Whirlwind,’ is a former Puerto Rican boxer that made his professional debut in 1969. He learned to box at the age of five and had his first shot at a super featherweight title in 1976 against Ben Villaflor – a bout that ended in a draw.
The two met again six months later and Serrano got the better of Villaflor – making Serrano the WBA super featherweight champ. He defended the title 10 times before losing it to Yasutsune Uehara in a fight that was named Upset of the Year in 1980. Serrano regained the title in 1981.
14. Alfredo Escalera
Career Record: 53-14-3 (31 knockouts)
Alfredo Escalera, also known as ‘El Salsero’ or ‘The Saucer,’ is a former Puerto Rican boxer that made his professional debut in 1970 and received his first shot at the WBC super feather title in 1975. He won that WBC title bout against Kuniaki Shibata via a third-round knockout.
Escalera defended the title 10 consecutive times until finally losing it to Alexis Arguello in 1978. The two had a rematch the following year, but Escalera once again failed to walk away victorious. Escalera continued to fight until 1983, though he didn’t earn any more title shots.
13. Tod Morgan
Career Record: 133-42-33 (29 knockouts)
Tod Morgan, born Albert Morgan Pilkington, is a former American boxer that made his professional debut in 1920 and appeared in 210 career pro bouts. He won the World junior lightweight title in 2015 and defended the title 10 times before finally losing it in 1929.
Morgan continued to fight through 1942. He captured the Australian lightweight title in 1938 after defeating Jimmy Dundee, but lost it in 1939 to Paddy Boxall. Morgan regained the title in a rematch six months later. He defended that title twice before losing it to Vic Patrick in 1941.
12. Erik Morales
Career Record: 52-9-0 (36 knockouts)
Erik Morales, also known as ‘El Terrible,’ is a former Mexican boxer that made his professional debut in 1993. Morales had an illustrious career that included world titles in four different weight classes – super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, and light welterweight.
He didn’t start fighting in the super featherweight division until 2004, but he immediately captured the belt after defeating Jesus Chavez. He then defeated Carlos Hernandez five months later in a unification bout that made him the IBF and WBC super featherweight champion in 2004.
11. Bobby Chacon
Career Record: 59-7-1 (47 knockouts)
Bobby Chacon, also known as ‘Schoolboy,’ is a former American boxer that made his professional debut in 1972 with a win against Modesto Boy Dayaganon. In 1974, he beat Alfredo Marcano to win the vacant WBC World Featherweight title via a TKO in the second round.
Chacon had his first shot at a WBC super featherweight title in 1979, but lost to Alexis Arguello. His second shot came in 1981 against Cornelius Boza Edwards, but he lost. He finally prevailed in 1982 with a win against Rafael Limon, winning Fight of the Year in both 1982 and 1983.
10. Ben Villaflor
Career Record: 56-6-6 (31 knockouts)
Ben Villaflor is a former Filipino boxer that made his debut in 1966 with a win against Flash Javier at the young age of 14 years old. Six years later, he received his first title opportunity against Alfredo Marcano. Villaflor won the bout and was named WBA super feather champ.
Villaflor defended the title once in a draw to Victor Federico Echegaray and eventually lost it in a loss to Kuniaki Shibata in 1973. He regained the title seven months later in a rematch with Shibata and defended the title five times before losing it to Samuel Serrano in October 1976.
9. Kid Chocolate
Career Record: 136-10-6 (51 knockouts)
Kid Chocolate, born Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo and also known as ‘The Cuban Bon Bon,’ is a former Cuban boxer that made his professional debut in 1927. He fought in 152 pro bouts in his career, which spanned over a decade. He won his first world junior lightweight title in 1931.
He defended that title six times until eventually losing it in a third-round TKO defeat to Frankie Klick in 1933. Although he wouldn’t have another shot at a title, he continued to fight for the next five years and only lost three times over that period. He’s one of Cuba’s greatest boxers ever.
8. Genaro Hernandez
Career Record: 38-2-1 (17 knockouts)
Genaro Hernandez, also known as ‘Chicanito,’ is a former American boxer that made his professional debut in 1984 with a win against Dino Ramirez. In 1988, he won the USA California State Super Feather Title and eventually won the vacant WBA super feather title in 1991.
He defended that title eight times until suffering his first career loss against Oscar De La Hoya in 1995 – a bout for the WBO world lightweight title. Hernandez returned to the super feather division with a WBC title win against Azumah Nelson and defended that title three times.
7. Julio César Chávez
Career Record: 107-6-2 (85 knockouts)
Julio César Chávez is a former Mexican boxer that made his professional debut in 1980 with a win against Andres Felix. By 1981, he was facing some quality opponents and while they kept getting better, JCC continued to win. He won the vacant WBC super feather title in 1984.
JCC went on to defend that title nine times before vacating it to pursue further success as a lightweight, which he did by becoming the WBA title holder. He later had an incredible run in the super lightweight division that included several more title belts. His career was a legendary one.
6. Brian Mitchell
Career Record: 45-1-3 (21 knockouts)
Brian Mitchell is a former South African boxer that made his professional debut in 1981 with a win against Joseph Moneoane. He won his first six fights before losing to Jacob Morake in a 1982 Transvaal super feather title bout. He rebounded with a South African Super Feather Title.
After defending the South African super feather title eight times, he defeated Alfredo Layne in 1986 to take the WBA world super feather title. He defended that title 12 times and eventually won the IBF world super featherweight title with a rematch win over Tony Lopez in 1991.
5. Flash Elorde
Career Record: 89-27-2 (33 knockouts)
Flash Elorde, born Gabriel Elorde, is a former Filipino boxer that made his professional debut in 1951 with a win against Little Dundee. He won the OPBF Bantam Title in 1953 and Philippines Games & Amusement Board Light Title in 1954, but lost the world feather title in 1956.
In 1960, after a lot of success as a lightweight, Flash won the World Super Featherweight Title against Harold Gomes. He defended the title four times before being named WBA/WBC champ in 1963. He defended both those titles five times before losing them to Yoshiaki Numata in 1967.
4. Azumah Nelson
Career Record: 38-6-2 (27 knockouts)
Azumah Nelson, also known as ‘The Professor,’ is a former Ghanaian boxer that made his professional debut in 1979 with a win against Billy Kwame. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest Ghanaian athletes of all-time and won world titles in two different weight divisions.
He won the Commonwealth featherweight title in 1981 and the WBC featherweight title in 1984. After defending that title six times, he won the WBC super featherweight title and defended it 10 times before losing it to Jesse James Leija in 1994. He regained the WBC belt in 1995.
3. Manny Pacquiao
Career Record: 62-8-2 (39 knockouts)
Manny Pacquiao, also known as ‘PacMan,’ is a former Filipino boxer that made his pro debut in 1995 with a win against Edmund Enting Ignacio. Pacquiao is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time and won 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions.
He defeated Hector Velazquez in 2005 to claim the vacant WBC super featherweight title and defended it six times before vacating it. In that time, he defeated the likes of Erik Morales (twice), Oscar Larios, Jorge Solis, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Juan Manuel Marquez.
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Career Record: 50-0-0 (27 knockouts)
Floyd Mayweather Jr., also known as ‘TBE’, ‘Money,’ or ‘Pretty Boy,’ is a former American professional boxer that made his debut in 1996. He did most of his damage in the welterweight division, but won a total of 15 major world titles in a career that spanned over 20 years.
Oh year, and did we mention he retired with a perfect 50-0-0 record? His reign as a super featherweight began in 1998 with a win over Genaro Hernandez for the WBC title. He defended it eight times before vacating it in 2002. It was an impressive run during an illustrious career.
1. Alexis Argüello
Career Record: 77-8-0 (62 knockouts)
Alexis Argüello, also known as ‘El Flaco Explosivo’ and ‘El Caballero del Ring,’ is a former Nicaraguan boxer that made his professional debut in 1968 with a win against Israel Medina. He won world titles in three weight classes – featherweight, super featherweight, and lightweight.
Argüello made his most noise as a super featherweight between 1978 and 1980. During that time, he held the WBC world super feather title and defended it eight times – including against Bobby Chacon, Rafael Limon, Alfredo Escalera (twice), Rey Tam, and Arturo Leon.
Who Are the Greatest Super Featherweight Boxers in 2022?
We’ve talked a lot about the best super featherweights of all-time, but what about the best super featherweights in boxing today. Shakur Stevenson is the current WBO champ, Kenichi Ogawa is the IBF champ, Oscar Valdez is the WBC champ, and Roger Gutierrez is the WBA champ.
Some of the other top super featherweight boxers today include Chris Colbert, Lamont Roach, Miguel Berchelt, Jamal Herring, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Leo Santa Cruz, Samir Ziani, Robson Conceicao, O’Shaquie Foster, Archie Sharp, and Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov.
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The super featherweight division will continue to produce high-quality talent and will be a division to watch if you enjoy some intense back-and-forth battles. If so, tune in to the Oscar Valdez vs. Shakur Stevenson on April 30, 2022 – it’s one of the most-anticipated fights of the year.
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