There have been thousands of professional boxers over the years but most of them, even the greats, lost a bout or two along the way. Retiring undefeated in the sport is quite an accomplishment. This list features the only 13 boxers in history who were world champions and managed to finish their careers without losing a fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0) was also an undefeated titleholder, but he’ll be taking on Conor McGregor of the UFC on August 26th. The list may grow in the future as there are currently several world champions who are yet to taste defeat. These include Anthony Joshua, Terence Crawford, Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder, Andre Ward, Gilberto Ramirez, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr., and Gennady Golovkin.
13. Terry Marsh
England’s Terry Marsh made this list in his second-last career pro fight when he stopped Joe Manley for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Title in April of 2007. Marsh then defended it four months later with a seventh-round knockout of Akio Kameda and duly hung up his gloves with a near-perfect record of 26-0-1 with 10 Kos. The only blemish on his record was an eight-round draw with Lloyd Christie in 1982. Although Marsh had a fine amateur career, was a European Champion, and went undefeated as a pro, he didn’t really take on any elite opponents during his short career from 1981 to 1987. The former royal marine suffers from epilepsy and recently took up the hybrid sport of chess-boxing, becoming a welterweight champion. He’s also dabbled in acting and politics.