View Full Version : FEATHERFIST CHAMPIONS! Do you know any?


grayfist
12-02-2004, 08:58 AM
Last Year, the International Boxing Hall of Fame, enshrined a Junior Welterweight champion who won 117 fights but only 17 by KO!!! About 16%:eek:

His name was Nicolino Locche, a native of Argentina, who ruled from December 12, 1968 to March 10, 1972. A defensive specialist, he lost only 4, and held 14 opponents to a draw. He won his last 7 bouts, but went to retirement anyway; and never staged a come-back!!!

His ring nickname? "The Untouchable"!

He's among the most FEATHER-FISTED CHAMPION I've either read/heard about or seen! :D

Have you read/heard about or seen others? :)

Mikie
12-02-2004, 09:03 AM
The recently retires Sven Ottke!

grayfist
12-02-2004, 09:14 AM
The recently retires Sven Ottke!Indeed! :D 6 KOs in 34 wins! :D Retired without a loss! :)

Mikie
12-02-2004, 09:25 AM
Cory Spinks isn't a big puncher either!

grayfist
12-02-2004, 09:31 AM
Cory Spinks isn't a big puncher either! :D Not much bigger a puncher than Sven; just 4 more Ko's in 34 wins. :D

Mikie
12-02-2004, 01:00 PM
:D Not much bigger a puncher than Sven; just 4 more Ko's in 34 wins. :D


Besides their defense, What do you think makes these guys so evective?

cple
12-02-2004, 01:43 PM
Maxie Rosenbloom takes the cake. He fought a total of 299 bouts and tallied only 19 knockouts. That's the reason why his nickname was "Slapsie".

Mikie
12-02-2004, 02:06 PM
Maxie Rosenbloom takes the cake. He fought a total of 299 bouts and tallied only 19 knockouts. That's the reason why his nickname was "Slapsie".

Well, he must've had either good defense, great stamina, or guy he fought were not very good!

cple
12-02-2004, 03:13 PM
Well, he must've had either good defense, great stamina, or guy he fought were not very good!

He had all of those qualities you mentioned except the last one. Rosenbloom was one of the greatest lt. heavyweights of all-time and fought his fair share of tough opponents: Tiger Flowers, John Henry Lewis, Mickey Walker, Jimmy Braddock, Ted "Kid" Lewis among others.

Dude
12-02-2004, 03:44 PM
Didn't know about Maxie Rosenbloom. Thx for the information cple, gave you some good Karma.

Swifty
12-03-2004, 04:44 AM
yeh u gotta have spinks up there. How about byrd?

Yogi
12-03-2004, 05:05 AM
Much like Rosenbloom, there was another highly skilled light heavyweight from many years ago who didn't have much of a punch, and his name was Tommy Loughran. I don't know what his actual record was, but he must've had close to 200 fights against the who's who of his generation. And yet, I don't believe he scored more than 20 knockouts.

Mikie
12-03-2004, 07:07 AM
Can anyone name any more?

Yogi
12-03-2004, 07:15 AM
Can anyone name any more?

Jack Britton, who in 347 career fights was only credited with having 28 KO's.

Yogi
12-03-2004, 07:18 AM
Johnny Dundee, who only had 22 KO's in 330 career fights.

Yogi
12-03-2004, 07:21 AM
One more...Midget Wolgast, who only had 12 KO's in 158 career fights.

jabsRstiff
12-03-2004, 07:59 AM
Miguel Canto, Saoul Mamby

P@pasmurf
12-03-2004, 01:14 PM
ivan calderon

Kid Achilles
12-03-2004, 02:13 PM
Jake LaMotta only had 30 KO's in 106 fights which seems extremely low for a guy as aggresive as he was. Watch any of his fights though, and you'll see that feather fisted is an inapropriate description of Jake. His punches hurt, his opponents respected them, and he knocked his share of fighters down, but he lacked the ability to keep them down.

One of the all time great sluggers in my opinion, despite his lack of a big punch. He was a natural born fighter, extremely tough and aggresive, and to top it all off his skills and defense are both underrated.

Great
12-04-2004, 06:45 AM
Willie Pep
won 230 (65 ko's)

lapulapu
12-08-2004, 10:18 PM
Erik Morales can be added to this list. He could not even put a dent in the face of Barrera in their 3rd duel. It was the first time MAB fought at 130lbs yet Morales screwed up bigtime.

grayfist
12-08-2004, 11:21 PM
Maxie Rosenbloom takes the cake. He fought a total of 299 bouts and tallied only 19 knockouts. That's the reason why his nickname was "Slapsie".Slapsie won 216, lost 41 and had 29 draws. Of those 216, he had 19 Ko's; near 9%. :D He's the only fighter I know who was penalized for "...not hitting properly." That was in a 1936 fight against Leon (Deacon) Kelly in Melbourne. Because of the deductions, the decision handed was a draw, although Maxie won every round on the scorecards!

Slapsie was not only feather-fisted, he literally SLAPPED, OFTEN, WITH OPEN GLOVES (How else?!)! It was reported that he slapped only a little less often than he punched! And that's on top of frequent holding! When he fought Harry Greb, Greb failed to put him down because he (what else?) SLAPPED AND HELD Greb in a fight that was closer to ballroom dancing than boxing! (Or, a lovers' spat, what with all the slapping?!)

He only lost one and drew one of his last 7 fights, then retired. :D

Rosenbloom figured in several controversial fights, but, is now remembered by many boxing fans with fondness. :)

grayfist
12-08-2004, 11:56 PM
Much like Rosenbloom, there was another highly skilled light heavyweight from many years ago who didn't have much of a punch, and his name was Tommy Loughran. I don't know what his actual record was, but he must've had close to 200 fights against the who's who of his generation. And yet, I don't believe he scored more than 20 knockouts. Tommy had 109 victories, only 17 by KO. He had 30 losses and 11 draws. He faced the likes of Gene Tunney, Harry Greb, Young Striblig, Jim Braddock, George Carpentier, Jimmy Slattery and Jack Sharkey (his first Heavyweight fight after abandoning the LightHeavy crown).

Although they fought in the same generation, and even had many common opponents, Tommy and Slapsie Maxie never met! :confused:!

Maybe, the promoters knew few want to watch a pillowfight? :o :D

n14061981
12-09-2004, 08:33 AM
Sven Ottke

Mr. Ryan
12-09-2004, 02:19 PM
Manuel "Mantecas" Medina!

TysonForeman
12-10-2004, 02:23 PM
This shows that you don't have to be able to cave in a guys head in order to become a champ. It's definitely helps though!

These fighters with single digit KO percentages must have been incredibly boring to watch.

n14061981
12-10-2004, 02:32 PM
Should be quite frustrating for a fighter to know you dont have much knockout power.

Tha Greatest
08-04-2005, 01:29 AM
Billie Conn...