Worst in Sports History Boxing

About the worsts in the sport of boxing including worst performance and heavyweight.



Worst Performance: Though he wasn't struck by a single punch, Harvey Gartley of Saginaw, Mich., was declared the loser by knockout after 47 sec. of the 1st round in the 1977 regional Golden Gloves tournament. Witnesses said that Gartley "danced himself into exhaustion and fell to the canvas." His opponent, Dennis Culette, threw several punches, but none of them connected. Culette, however, managed to stay on his feet.

Most Knockdowns in a Title Fight: In a bantamweight bout in Johannesburg in 1950, for the world title, Danny O'Sullivan was knocked down by Vic Toweel 14 times in 10 rounds.

Worst Heavyweight Champion: James Braddock, 1935-1936. In his ascent to the heavy-weight title, Braddock managed to lose 22 times in less than 90 bouts.

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