There have been dozens of excellent boxers throughout the years and many of them hold world records in the sport. However, most of those records are likely to be overtaken in the future. What we have listed below are 10 professional boxing records that will probably never be broken.
Those on the list consist of some of history’s greatest boxers as well as a few who weren’t so successful to say the least. Some of these records are those which no boxer would like to own while others would certainly make a fighter proud. Either way, these 10 historical highlights and lowlights of the sport will probably never be surpassed.
10. George Foreman-21 Years Between World Title Reigns
When George Foreman knocked out ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier in the second round back in January, 1973 he became the WBA, WBC, and Lineal Heavyweight Champion. Foreman won the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and then fought as a pro from 1969 to 1977. He made a comeback between 1987 and 1997 and won the IBF, WBA, and Lineal Heavyweight Titles by stopping Michael Moorer in the 10th round in November of 1994. Foreman became the oldest heavy weight champ ever at the age of 45 and the second-oldest champion in any division. Bernard Hopkins holds the record as the oldest when he won a light heavyweight belt at 50. But what’s more remarkable is that Foreman (76-5, 68 Kos) went 21 years between his title reigns. That’s a record that will likely never be topped.