Rocky Marciano holds the record for the longest undefeated streak by a heavyweight and for being the only world heavyweight champion to go undefeated throughout his career. This record was challenged by Larry Holmes in 1985 when Holmes went 48-0 before losing to Michael Spinks twice. Light heavyweight Dariusz Michalczewski also challenged Marciano's record when he was 48-0, but lost to Julio César González in his 49th fight. Julio César Chávez holds the record for longest win streak with eighty-eight straight until he suffered a draw in 1993. Heavyweight Brian Nielsen tied Marciano's record but lost his 50th fight against Dicky Ryan. Willie Pep, a featherweight, had a perfect 62-0 record before he was defeated once, followed by a 72-0-1 undefeated streak. Packy McFarland was a lightweight (fighting between 1904-1915) who lost his first fight and then won his next 98, though he never won the lightweight title. Heavyweight champion Gene Tunney never suffered a defeat at heavyweight and retired as champion, although he did lose one fight at light heavyweight.
Rocky Marciano retired with a undefeated 49-0 record. The only heavyweight to accomplish such a feat.
who became the boxing champion?
The current heavyweight boxing champion is Wladmir Klitschko.
Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing champion title for 12 years (1937-1949), a period that is undefeated until today.
Samuel Okon Peter (born September 6, 1980 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria), nicknamed "The Nigerian Nightmare," is a professional American based heavyweight boxer and the former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion.
= Wladimir Klitschko is the IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion. = = Ruslan Chagaev is the WBA Heavyweight Champion = = Oleg Maskaev is the WBC Heavyweight Champion =
A total of three American men held the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the year 1994. They were Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, and Oliver McCall. Additionally, Herbie Hide was a British Heavyweight Boxing Champion in that year.