The people witnessed history when Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao. The victory also solidified Mayweather’s record as an unbeaten boxer throughout his career. Speaking undefeated boxers, it turned out that Mayweather is not the only boxer who was undefeated all the time. Here is a list of invincible boxers all the time.
5. Edwin Valero
This boxer born in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela, 3 December 1981 is a boxer with a perfect winning record. From 27 battles, Valero always made his opponent down and Valero began his career when he knocked down compatriot Eduardo Hernandez in the first round, July 9, 2002. His name immediately shone and became the scariest boxer of his era.
Valero’s glorious achievements stole the attention of high profile boxing promoters at the time. His name has even been planned to face the Philippine boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately, the two battle plans never began after Valero ended his life with suicide. He ended his life after being accused of killing his wife in 2010.
4. Joe Calzaghe
Originally from Wales, Joe Calzaghe made his professional debut in 1993. At that time, he knocked down Paul Hanlon in the first round at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff. His name became even brighter when he beat British boxing legend, Chris Eubank with a winning number. The victory was at the same time ensuring he bears the WBO Super Middleweight version which was then vacant.
After 15 years of unbeaten, Calzaghe could finally feel the fight in the United States (US). He could even defeat a well-known boxer, Bernard Hopkins at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven months later, Calzaghe returned to ensure victory over Roy Jones, Jr. and at the same time decided to hang boxing gloves.
3. Ricardo Lopez
The boxer born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, July 25, 1966, deserves to be crowned as one of Mexico’s sports heroes. His name was very feared by other boxers in the strawweight and flying classes. He became the best in the flying class. The only opponent who stopped Lopez’s record winning streak was Rosendo Alvarez. Both battles end in a draw. But in his second rematch, Lopez defeated Alvarez. The victory also ensured that he collected the WBA and WBC minimumweight titles.
2. Rocky Marciano
One of the greatest boxers of all time is Rocky Marciano. He ended his career with a 49-0 record. Boxer born in the United States (US) on September 1, 1923, also carved achievements in different classes. Despite his professional career of only eight years, Marciano can be claimed as a successful boxer. Marciano’s inaugural victory was booked when he invented his compatriot, Lee Epperson in the third round.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather Jr. began his professional career in 1996. A historic day in boxing was created after he invented Roberto Apodaca (Mexico) in the second round at Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a time in his career (against Marquez) that he had problem of losing weight and make the limit but he manage to win the bout and paid the penalties. He had given a nickname “Money” because of his blockbuster fights that makes him top money earner in history of boxing. A total of 11 championship titles from various versions belonged to him. Luckily, the record remained eternal because he was able to defeat Pacquiao in this grand duel throughout 2015.