Boxing is a brutal sport that requires a lot of skill and dedication to succeed in. Unfortunately, not everyone has what it takes to make it in the ring. There have been some legendary boxers that will forever be remembered in history, but there have also been some boxers that shouldn’t have even stepped foot in the ring. In this article, we take a look at 10 of the worst boxers of all time.
1. Butterbean – Eric Esch, better known as Butterbean, was an American boxer who weighed over 400 pounds. Butterbean was known for his knockout power and fought in over 90 professional fights, but he was also known for his lack of skill and technique in the ring. Butterbean won some fights because of his sheer size and strength, but he was no match for skilled boxers.
2. Audley Harrison – Audley Harrison was once considered to be “The Great Hope” of British boxing. He won a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics and had a promising start to his professional career. However, Harrison soon became known for his lackluster performances in the ring and his unwillingness to engage in a fight. He retired in 2013 with a record of 31 wins and 7 losses.
3. Michael Grant – Michael Grant was an American boxer who had a promising career early on. He had a record of 31 wins and 0 losses before he faced Lennox Lewis in 2000. Grant was knocked out in the second round and never quite recovered from that loss. He retired in 2016 with a record of 48 wins and 6 losses.
4. Tommy Morrison – Tommy Morrison was an American boxer who had a record of 48 wins and 3 losses, but he was also known for his reckless lifestyle outside of the ring. Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996, which led to his retirement from boxing. He attempted a comeback in 2006, but it was short-lived. Morrison passed away in 2013 due to complications from AIDS.
5. Oliver McCall – Oliver McCall was an American boxer who had a record of 59 wins and 14 losses. McCall was known for his unpredictable behavior in the ring, which led to some bizarre moments during his fights. In 1997, McCall had a breakdown during his fight against Lennox Lewis and refused to fight. He was eventually escorted out of the ring, and the fight was called in Lewis’ favor.
6. Audley Moore – Audley Moore was an American boxer who had a record of 25 wins and 21 losses. Moore was known for his unorthodox style in the ring, but his lack of skill made him an easy target for his opponents. Moore retired in 1997, but he will be remembered as one of the worst boxers of all time.
7. Michael Sprott – Michael Sprott is a British boxer who has a record of 37 wins and 24 losses. Sprott has been knocked out in the first round of a fight six times in his career, which is a record that he probably wishes he didn’t have. Sprott has never been able to compete against top-level boxers, and his lack of skill has made him an easy target.
8. Danny Williams – Danny Williams is a British boxer who has a record of 54 wins and 28 losses. Williams is perhaps best known for his victory over Mike Tyson in 2004, but he has also lost some embarrassing fights. In 2013, Williams lost to a journeyman boxer named Ali Adams, which was considered to be one of the biggest upsets in British boxing history.
9. Jeremy Williams – Jeremy Williams was an American boxer who had a record of 42 wins and 6 losses. Williams was known for his powerful punches, but his lack of defense made him an easy target for his opponents. Williams retired in 2005, but he will always be remembered as one of the worst boxers of all time.
10. Randall “Tex” Cobb – Randall “Tex” Cobb was an American boxer who had a record of 42 wins and 7 losses. Cobb was a tough fighter who was known for his durability in the ring, but he was also known for his lack of skill. Cobb fought against some legendary boxers, including Larry Holmes and George Foreman, but he was never able to compete at their level.
Conclusion: In conclusion, boxing is a sport that requires dedication, skill, and a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, not everyone has what it takes to compete in the ring. The boxers on this list were known for their lack of skill, lack of defense, and bizarre behavior in the ring. They will always be remembered as some of the worst boxers of all time.