Solely 5 boxers have began their skilled careers with a 50-fight win streak and the up to date chief, 41-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is on a mission to hitch the unique membership, persevering with July ninth in Los Angeles in opposition to Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs).
Though he received’t flip 30 till June 19, Ramirez has been preventing professionally for practically 12 years, and one in all his targets is to turn out to be a world champion in two completely different weight lessons. One other is becoming a member of his idol and fellow Mexican, Julio Cesar Chavez within the 50-0 Membership, by which he’s #1 having amazingly received his first 87 professional fights. The primary blemish on his professional report was a 12-round majority draw with the good Pernell Whitaker in 1993 of their WBC welterweight title combat.
Chavez moved forward of featherweight icon Will Pep at 62,#2 on the up to date record, compiled in lower than three years relationship again to the Nineteen Forties. Pep misplaced for the primary time as a professional to Sammy Angott by 10-round determination in 1943.
Thailand mini-flyweight Wanheng Menayothin, initially a Muay Thai fighter, had his streak snapped final November at 54 by Panya Pradabsri.
One other Mexican boxer is within the 50-0 Membership, #4 Carlos Zarate, who reached 52 straight victories off his professional debut, 51 by knockout, within the Nineteen Seventies. Zarate was stopped in his 53rd combat by Puerto Rican star Wilfredo Gomez within the fifth spherical of their 1978 WBC tremendous bantamweight World championship match.
The one member of the unique 50-0 Membership to retire undefeated is Floyd “Cash” Mayweather, Jr. in fifth place with 50.
The 4 inactive boxers within the membership – Chavez, Pep, Zarate, and Mayweather – are inducted within the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame.
Rocky Marciano and Brian Nielson (49), Larry Holmes (48), Ricardo Lopez (47), Joe Calzaghe (46-0) and Jim Barry (45) all got here near 50-0 memberships. Lopez (51-0-1) fought a attract his forty eighth professional combat with Rosendo Alvarez.
“Attending to 50-0 is essential, however I’m extra concerned about with the ability to combat the fights the followers need,” Ramirez stated. “I’ve by no means turned down a combat and have made it clear to all of the fighters I need. I look throughout the division and none of those fighters are on my stage”