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In a professional boxing career spanning 31 years and five months, Joe Bugner fought 83 times with 68 wins, 13 losses, and 1 draw.
Bugner retired from professional boxing with a record of 68-13-1. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 48.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 40 of his total 83 fights being knockout wins. Bugner suffered four knockout losses, none of which were in title fights.
His last fight was a 9 round disqualification victory over Levi Billups on June 13, 1999.
Some of Bugner's best fights and notable victories include wins over James Smith, Greg Page, Chuck Wepner, Henry Cooper, James Tillis, and Jimmy Ellis.
|83||Jun 13, 1999||49||Levi Billups||Win||DQ|
|82||Jul 4, 1998||48||James Smith||Win||TKO1|
|81||Apr 20, 1998||48||Bob Mirovic||Win||SD|
|80||Jan 13, 1998||47||Colin Wilson||Win||UD|
|79||Jun 3, 1997||47||Waisiki Ligaloa||Win||TKO7|
|78||Jul 5, 1996||46||Young Haumona||Win||KO5|
|77||Mar 16, 1996||46||Scott Welch||Loss||TKO6|
|76||Feb 2, 1996||45||West Turner||Win||KO3|
|75||Sep 22, 1995||45||Vince Cervi||Win||UD|
|74||Oct 24, 1987||37||Frank Bruno||Loss||TKO8|
|73||Jul 24, 1987||37||Greg Page||Win||UD|
|72||Nov 14, 1986||36||David Bey||Win||UD|
|71||Sep 15, 1986||36||James Tillis||Win||PTS|
|70||Feb 18, 1984||33||Steffen Tangstad||Loss||SD|
|69||Jan 13, 1984||33||Anders Eklund||Win||MD|
|68||Jun 4, 1983||33||Marvis Frazier||Loss||UD|
|67||Apr 20, 1983||33||Danny Sutton||Win||TKO9|
|66||Feb 16, 1983||32||John Dino Denis||Win||TKO3|
|65||Dec 9, 1982||32||Eddie Neilson||Win||TKO5|
|64||Oct 28, 1982||32||Winston Allen||Win||KO3|
|63||May 8, 1982||32||Earnie Shavers||Loss||TKO2|
|62||Aug 23, 1980||30||Gilberto Acuna||Win||TKO6|
|61||Mar 20, 1977||27||Ron Lyle||Loss||SD|
|60||Oct 12, 1976||26||Richard Dunn||Won||KO1|
|59||Jun 30, 1975||25||Muhammad Ali||Loss *||UD|
|58||Feb 28, 1975||24||Dante Cane||Win||TKO5|
|57||Dec 3, 1974||24||Santiago Alberto Lovell||Win||TKO2|
|56||Nov 12, 1974||24||Jimmy Ellis||Win||PTS|
|55||Oct 1, 1974||24||Jose Luis Garcia||Win||KO2|
|54||May 29, 1974||24||Piermario Baruzzi||Win||TKO10|
|53||Mar 12, 1974||23||Pat Duncan||Win||PTS|
|52||Nov 13, 1973||23||Mac Foster||Win||PTS|
|51||Oct 2, 1973||23||Giuseppe Ros||Win||PTS|
|50||Jul 2, 1973||23||Joe Frazier||Loss||PTS|
|49||Feb 14, 1973||22||Muhammad Ali||Loss||UD|
|48||Jan 16, 1973||22||Rudie Lubbers||Win||UD|
|47||Nov 28, 1972||22||Dante Cane||Win||TKO6|
|46||Nov 14, 1972||22||Tony Doyle||Win||TKO8|
|45||Oct 10, 1972||22||Jürgen Blin||Win||KO8|
|44||Jul 19, 1972||22||Paul Nielsen||Win||TKO6|
|43||Jun 6, 1972||22||Doug Kirk||Win||TKO5|
|42||May 9, 1972||22||Marc Hans||Win||TKO3|
|41||Apr 25, 1972||22||Leroy Caldwell||Win||DQ|
|40||Mar 28, 1972||22||Brian O'Melia||Win||TKO2|
|39||Nov 24, 1971||21||Larry Middleton||Loss||PTS|
|38||Nov 17, 1971||21||Mike Boswell||Win||UD|
|37||Sep 27, 1971||21||Jack Bodell||Loss||PTS|
|36||May 11, 1971||21||Jürgen Blin||Win||PTS|
|35||Mar 16, 1971||21||Henry Cooper||Win||PTS|
|34||Feb 10, 1971||20||Bill Drover||Draw||PTS|
|33||Jan 19, 1971||20||Carl Gizzi||Win||PTS|
|32||Dec 8, 1970||20||Miguel Angel Paez||Win||TKO3|
|31||Nov 3, 1970||20||George Johnson||Win||PTS|
|30||Oct 6, 1970||20||Hector Eduardo Corletti||Win||PTS|
|29||Sep 8, 1970||20||Chuck Wepner||Win||TKO3|
|28||May 12, 1970||20||Brian London||Win||TKO5|
|27||Apr 21, 1970||20||Ray Patterson||Win||PTS|
|26||Mar 24, 1970||20||Manuel Ramos||Win||PTS|
|25||Feb 10, 1970||19||Roberto Davila||Win||TKO4|
|24||Jan 20, 1970||19||Johnny Prescott||Win||PTS|
|23||Dec 9, 1969||19||Charley Polite||Win||TKO3|
|22||Nov 11, 1969||19||Eddie Talhami||Win||TKO4|
|21||Oct 14, 1969||19||Phil Smith||Win||TKO2|
|20||Aug 4, 1969||19||Dick Hall||Loss||PTS|
|19||Jun 9, 1969||19||Moses Harrell||Win||PTS|
|18||May 20, 1969||19||Tony Ventura||Win||PTS|
|17||Apr 15, 1969||19||Jack O'Halloran||Win||PTS|
|16||Mar 25, 1969||19||Lion Ven||Win||TKO5|
|15||Mar 11, 1969||18||Ulric Regis||Win||PTS|
|14||Feb 25, 1969||18||Terry Feeley||Win||TKO1|
|13||Jan 21, 1969||18||Rudolph Vaughan||Win||TKO2|
|12||Dec 19, 1968||18||George Dulaire||Win||TKO4|
|11||Nov 12, 1968||18||Gene Innocent||Win||TKO3|
|10||Nov 4, 1968||18||Paul Brown||Win||TKO3|
|9||Oct 8, 1968||18||Vic Moore||Win||TKO1|
|8||Aug 18, 1968||18||Obe Hepburn||Win||TKO1|
|7||May 28, 1968||18||Paul Brown||Win||TKO4|
|6||May 21, 1968||18||Billy Wynter||Win||PTS|
|5||May 6, 1968||18||Mick Oliver||Win||RTD3|
|4||Mar 26, 1968||18||Bert Johnson||Win||KO3|
|3||Feb 27, 1968||17||Jim McIlvaney||Win||TKO2|
|2||Jan 30, 1968||17||Paul Cassidy||Win||TKO2|
|1||Dec 20, 1967||17||Paul Brown||Loss||KO3|
* World-title fight
Joe Bugner (Aussie Joe) is a 73-year old retired Hungarian professional boxer. He was born in Szőreg, Hungary on March 13, 1950. He retired without winning a major world title. His professional boxing career spanned more than 31 years — from 1967 to 1999.
Bugner made his professional boxing debut against Paul Brown at the age of 17 on December 20, 1967, losing to Brown via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 18 consecutive fights after this loss, which included 13 wins via stoppage.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on June 30, 1975 after 58 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Ali via 15 round unanimous decision.
Bugner had a total of 13 losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Levi Billups on June 13, 1999. Bugner won the fight via 9 round disqualification. It's been 24 years, 5 months, and 26 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Bugner's fights refer to "All of Joe Bugner's fights".
Bugner fought a total of 83 times during his professional career, which includes 1 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.
November 12, 1974: Joe Bugner puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Jimmy Ellis via 10th round PTS.
June 30, 1975: In his first world-title fight, Joe Bugner loses to Muhammad Ali via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles.
July 24, 1987: Joe Bugner beats Greg Page via 10th round unanimous decision.
July 4, 1998: Joe Bugner beats James Smith via 1st round TKO.