By Ken Hisner: Hal Bagwell, 100-5-8 (37), United Kingdom, was 30-0-3 when he lost to Johnny King, 150-36-13, in August of 1938 by knockout. There are previous stories claiming that he won 180 fights in a row that can never be verified. All of his fights were in the UK, and on www.boxrec.com, I didn’t see him ever win or fight for any title until the last one, the junior title that he lost.
Bagwell drew twice before King fought Jackie Hall, who was 0-1 in Bagwell’s eighth fight. Two fights after losing to King, he drew with Evan Morris, 24-29-6. He was 44-1-4 when he tied with 6-0-1 Willie James, and two fights later tied with Tommy Mitchell, 0-1.
In 1946 he had back-to-back wins with Syd Worgan, 69-41-13, and Dick Levers 18-16. He lost to Morry Jones 12-6 when he was 93-1-8. He has lost three of his last five bouts, starting with a 6-5-3 first-round knockout of Bobby Anderson. He then lost his last two fights to Bryn Davies, 12-4-1, by DQ, and his last fight to Maurice Mancini, 25-10-1, via the 12th round for the BBBofC Central Area Lightweight title.
Nawaphon “Wat” Kaikanha, 56-2-1 (46), of Bangkok, Thailand, held the WBC Asian Council Flyweight and WBC Asian Council Continental Super Flyweight titles. In his debut, he drew with WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Wisaksil Wangek, 50-6-1 (43), who was 0-2 after a two-fight stoppage. He beat 23 boxers who had lost, 7 who were first, and 2 who had even records. It was 32 out of 57 that he did.
My name is Kiram, 47-1 (33), of Buriram, Thailand. His only loss was to Lucas Martin Matthysse, 38-4, by eighth round KO in January of 2018 for the vacant WBA Welterweight title. The California board placed him on a permanent ban that expires in January 2022.
Kiram won the WBA South Super Welterweight title in his next fight. In his sixth fight, he won the interim Pan Asia title. In his thirteenth fight, he won the full title. In December 2020, he won the WBA Asian Light Heavyweight title. In his next major win of his career, he stopped former WBC Bantam and Super Featherweight world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha, 97-4, in April 2021. Then in his next two fights, he defeated opponents 3- 0 and 5-0.
Lamar Clark, 43-3 (42), of Cedar City, Utah, is a good example of a boxer with a strong fight record. In his first 35 starts, he had 13 wins and 22 losses. In April of 1960, with a record of 42-0, he was stopped by Bartolo Soni, 12-2-1. In his next fight, 1956 Olympic gold medalist Pete Rademacher, 6-3-1, stopped him in the tenth round. Two fights later, Muhammad Ali defeated him, then Cassius Clay, 5-0, in the 2nd round that ended his career.
Jakrawut Majunggon, 42-2-2 (21), of Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. In his fifteenth match, he lost for the first time to Daigo Higa of Japan with a score of 6-0, with a penalty kick. He was 20-1 when he won his first title, the vacant Eastern and Pacific Silver Super Fly title over Renz Rosia, 14-5, in April 2018. In September 2019, he won the WBC Asian title Boxing Council Diamond Super. Bantam title over Hyuma Fujioka, 10-9-1. In his previous fight, he won in the 6th round against a 0-5 opponent.
In August 2020, Majungoen drew with Omar El Ouers, 0-1. In May of 2022, Tanes Ongjunta, 9-1, beat him for the WBA Asia Fly title. Two fights later, in his last fight in October 2022, he drew with Wittawas Basapean, 38-18-1, over 6 rounds.
I’m sure readers will add some names to this list I hope.