Did you Know?
George Godfrey holds the record of the most knock outs in the heavyweight division (78).
Mike Weaver (WBA heavyweight champ) who was knocked out in the third round by Howard Smith. The only world heavyweight champion to be ko’d in his fi rst fi ght
Primo Carnera is the record holder for knockouts among heavyweight champions with 72. Ezzard Charles is second with 58.
Ezzard Charles also holds the record for most bouts in a career by a heavyweight champion at 122.
Sonny Liston had huge hands. His fi st measured 15 inches. These were the largest fi sts of any heavyweight champion.
Joe Louis and challenger Billy Conn fought in the fi rst televised heavyweight championship on June 19, 1946.