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Some fighters retire with only a few fights, but manage to accomplish a ton in those fights. Among these types of people, is Sugar Ray Leonard. He is a multiple weightclass champion and in a span of 40 fights managed to become the welterweight, middleweight, and lightheavyweight champion of the world. Although his middleweight title bout was controversial, it was a win all the same and still counts on paper.

Another is Rocky Marciano. In only 49 fights he managed to beat 4 hall of famers, 2 were still very near their primes, 1 was in it, and the other was still a very game challenger, just long past his best. He still holds the record for the best winning percentage and the most fights. He had 49 wins, 0 lost, and 0 draws with 43 knockouts. That's an 88% KO rating, which is the highest out of any of the heavyweight champions.
 

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good post, but i suppose if mayweather has retired for real then he has to go down on your list,

floyd mayweather junior

in only 39 fights

he managed to become world champion in 5 weight divisions, 2 more then the ATG sugar ray leonard, even though leonard would have ripped mayweather a new asshole.

Mayweather beat such greats as, the late great diego corrales, had 2 infamous bouts with jose louis castillo, which some feel he may have lost the first, imo, those people are clutching at straws, mayweather did more then enough to take the fight,

he beat arturo gatti who was an animal in the ring,
oscar de la hoya,
ricky hatton
zab judah

with just 39 fights he has achieved more then most fighters do after 50.

its just a shame cotto name never got to be next to be on the list of mayweathers contenders, but never the less he has done more then enough to secure his legacy.


i'd say i've done floyd justice here considering i'm not his biggest fan. :laugh:
 

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Off the top of my head, I would have to go with James J. Jeffries. In only 20 (or 21) bouts, he fought future Hall of Famers Joe Choynski, Peter Jackson, Tom Sharkey twice, Bob Fitzsimmions twice, James J. Corbett twice and Jack Johnson, who gave him his only loss after being retired for 6 years.

That's 9 out of 20 (or 21) bouts that he fought against Hall of Famers and he had a 7-1-1 record against them.
 

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Oh, Henry about your trivia question, was it James "Buddy" McGirt and someone?
 

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Oh, Henry about your trivia question, was it James "Buddy" McGirt and someone?

No it wasn't McGirt. He fought Howard Davis on July 31, 1988, there were 6 more bouts that were scheduled for 15 rounds after that. I know both McGirt and Davis, as both were inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, which I am the President of.

By the way, I just came back from a book signing with Oscar De La Hoya. I got their at 4 PM and he was suppose to be their at 6 PM BUT was 45 minutes late, as he got caught up in traffic. BUT it was all worth it, he was so nice. The people at the store said that he was only going to sign his new book, BUT Oscar started signing other material so the store owner said, OK he can sign just 1 other item. One of my friends had 3 extra items and Oscar said, let me see them, and then he signed all of them. Another friend, who is also a boxing judge (Steve Weisfeld) was there with his daughter and Oscar talked to her for several minutes. He joked around with all the kids. He is a CLASS ACT!

If you look at his record, he also met a lot of top contenders during his career of 44 bouts.
 

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Jess Willard was another good fighter who accomplished a lot with not that many fights. he fought Gunboat Smith, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, and Luis Angel Firpo, although he lost 3 of the 4 bouts. he retired after 1923 with a record of 26-6-1-2 20/35 KOs
 
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