View Full Version : Name me some fighters of the last 20 years who had alot of defeats before getting a

Joey Giardello
07-30-2010, 06:21 PM
World Title shot.

07-30-2010, 08:11 PM
Steve Robinson had lost about a third of his fights

07-30-2010, 08:27 PM
A lot of the older fighters. Basilio is the first name that comes to mind, 10 losses before his first shot, which he also lost. Past 20 years, not many guys who became notable champs.

07-30-2010, 09:55 PM
Cinderella Man Braddock?

Thread Stealer
07-30-2010, 10:10 PM
Carlos Baldomir (41-9-6)
Bert Cooper (26-7)
Cosme Rivera (28-7-2)
Jesse Ferguson (19-9)
Luis Santana (36-11-2)
Rene Jacquot (23-9-1)
Willy Salazar (30-11-1)

I went a little over 20 years behind on these, some are from the late 80s.

07-31-2010, 04:04 AM
Eleoncio Mercedes (11-6-2), he actually won his title shot against Freddy Castillo who was 25-7-3 for his first title shot.

Luis Estaba made a few defenses against guys who didn't have many losses but guys who were like 3-3 or 7-6, he won his title against a guy making his pro debut.

Hurricane Teru (35-9-3).

Thread Stealer
07-31-2010, 04:37 AM
Michael Carbajal defending his IBF 108 lb. title against first-time world title challengers Javier Varquez (27-12-1) and Hector Luis Patri (41-22-11)

07-31-2010, 05:06 AM
Fritzie Zivic was 100-24-4 when he got his first world title shot, but it was more common for fighters back then to have more losses than fighters today considering how many times they fought and how many good fighters they fought.

07-31-2010, 07:15 AM
Jesse Ferguson lost most of his fights leading up to his Riddick Bowe title shot and after that.

07-31-2010, 08:08 AM
Maybe not the last 20 years but there were a few that won a title while having alot of loses.

Frddie Pendleton
Buster Drayton
Kelvin Seabrooks
Mike Weaver
Steve Little

The first four were great fighters to watch as well

08-19-2010, 11:02 AM
I think Freddie Pendleton has so many losses before earning a shot at the lightweight title.

08-19-2010, 11:07 AM
i dont think a fighter with a lot of defeats should fight for the title,this is boxing,best of the best,the toughest sport around,nothing comes close the the shear excitement surrounding a world title fight:boxing:

08-20-2010, 06:39 AM
Mickey ward had 7 losses before challenging for the IBF title i think,which isnt as many as some of the aforementioned fighters but its a dying thing in the sport nowadays,fighters are often written off after 2 or 3 losses which is a shame imo

Ziggy Stardust
08-20-2010, 08:16 AM
Saoul Mamby had 10 losses before getting his first shot.


08-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Sammy Fuentes had a few for modern standards.