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Do you rknow that Primo Carnera  holds the record for most KO’s in a career by a heavyweight champion at 69. Ezzard Charles is second with 58. Charles also holds the record for most bouts in a career by a heavyweight champion at 122.

The former middleweight champion of the world was only 24 years old when  gunned down. Ketchel had been flirting with the girlfriend of a jealous farmhand named Walter A Dibley’s .  Ketchel was shot twice and died while seated at the breakfast table.

Did You Know! The legendary boxing idle from France Georges Carpentier fought South African Ed Salmon(a jockey) in his first two fights as a professional. Winning the first by 13th round disqualification and losing the return match by KO in the 18th round. Carpentier was only 15 years old. Salmon was a fully grown man.

Len Wickwar had the most verified professional fights of any boxer, as well as the most wins. Between 1928 and 1947, Wickwar compiled a record of 339-86-42, for a total of 467 fights. There is a rare signature of Len on this site, check it out under International autographs.

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