By Ken Hissner: The following are the most consecutive quick wins in the history of boxing:
Heavyweight Lamar Clark scored 42 straight knockouts after his first fight being won by decision between 1958 and 1961. Records vary. Debuting were 22 of them. In 1958 were 31, 1959 were 10 and 1960 were 2. Box Rec shows 43-3 with 42 knockouts. He was from Cedar City, Utah. Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali stopped him in Ali’s sixth fight in 1965. He record was 43-3.
“Blackjack” Bill Fox with 37 from 1943 to 1946. He was from Philadelphia. He lost for the first time to Gus Lesnevich for the Light Heavyweight title. He was 49-9-1 with 48 knockouts.
Bantamweight Bob Allotey scored 33 between 1957 and 1963. There were 22 debuting. Only two had a winning record. He was from Accra, Ghana. His record was 68-25-13 with 48 knockouts.
Super Bantamweight, Featherweight and Super Featherweight champion Wilfredo Gomez had 32 straight knockouts between 1974 and 1981. His first fight ended in a draw. He knocked out 25 with winning records. He was from Las Mongas, Puerto Rico. His final record was 44-3-1 with 42 knockouts. He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1955.
Philadelphia was known for boxers who at the start of their careers posted knockouts such as 19 by welterweight Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson with only one with a winning record and 6 debuting. His record was 28-8-2 with 25 knockouts.
Middleweight contender Eugene “Cyclone” Hart with 21 straight knockouts. There were 11 with winning records. His record was 30-9-1 with 28 knockouts.
Super Welterweight title challenger Earl “The Pearl” Hargrove with 24 straight knockouts. Five were with winning records.