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Joe Bugner Record

Total Fights83
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins40
KO Losses4
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      What is Joe Bugner's boxing record?

      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.

      83Jun 13, 199949Levi BillupsWinDQ
      82Jul 4, 199848James SmithWinTKO1
      81Apr 20, 199848Bob MirovicWinSD
      80Jan 13, 199847Colin WilsonWinUD
      79Jun 3, 199747Waisiki LigaloaWinTKO7
      78Jul 5, 199646Young HaumonaWinKO5
      77Mar 16, 199646Scott WelchLossTKO6
      76Feb 2, 199645West TurnerWinKO3
      75Sep 22, 199545Vince CerviWinUD
      74Oct 24, 198737Frank BrunoLossTKO8
      73Jul 24, 198737Greg PageWinUD
      72Nov 14, 198636David BeyWinUD
      71Sep 15, 198636James TillisWinPTS
      70Feb 18, 198433Steffen TangstadLossSD
      69Jan 13, 198433Anders EklundWinMD
      68Jun 4, 198333Marvis FrazierLossUD
      67Apr 20, 198333Danny SuttonWinTKO9
      66Feb 16, 198332John Dino DenisWinTKO3
      65Dec 9, 198232Eddie NeilsonWinTKO5
      64Oct 28, 198232Winston AllenWinKO3
      63May 8, 198232Earnie ShaversLossTKO2
      62Aug 23, 198030Gilberto AcunaWinTKO6
      61Mar 20, 197727Ron LyleLossSD
      60Oct 12, 197626Richard DunnWonKO1
      59Jun 30, 197525Muhammad AliLoss *UD
      58Feb 28, 197524Dante CaneWinTKO5
      57Dec 3, 197424Santiago Alberto LovellWinTKO2
      56Nov 12, 197424Jimmy EllisWinPTS
      55Oct 1, 197424Jose Luis GarciaWinKO2
      54May 29, 197424Piermario BaruzziWinTKO10
      53Mar 12, 197423Pat DuncanWinPTS
      52Nov 13, 197323Mac FosterWinPTS
      51Oct 2, 197323Giuseppe RosWinPTS
      50Jul 2, 197323Joe FrazierLossPTS
      49Feb 14, 197322Muhammad AliLossUD
      48Jan 16, 197322Rudie LubbersWinUD
      47Nov 28, 197222Dante CaneWinTKO6
      46Nov 14, 197222Tony DoyleWinTKO8
      45Oct 10, 197222Jürgen BlinWinKO8
      44Jul 19, 197222Paul NielsenWinTKO6
      43Jun 6, 197222Doug KirkWinTKO5
      42May 9, 197222Marc HansWinTKO3
      41Apr 25, 197222Leroy CaldwellWinDQ
      40Mar 28, 197222Brian O'MeliaWinTKO2
      39Nov 24, 197121Larry MiddletonLossPTS
      38Nov 17, 197121Mike BoswellWinUD
      37Sep 27, 197121Jack BodellLossPTS
      36May 11, 197121Jürgen BlinWinPTS
      35Mar 16, 197121Henry CooperWinPTS
      34Feb 10, 197120Bill DroverDrawPTS
      33Jan 19, 197120Carl GizziWinPTS
      32Dec 8, 197020Miguel Angel PaezWinTKO3
      31Nov 3, 197020George JohnsonWinPTS
      30Oct 6, 197020Hector Eduardo CorlettiWinPTS
      29Sep 8, 197020Chuck WepnerWinTKO3
      28May 12, 197020Brian LondonWinTKO5
      27Apr 21, 197020Ray PattersonWinPTS
      26Mar 24, 197020Manuel RamosWinPTS
      25Feb 10, 197019Roberto DavilaWinTKO4
      24Jan 20, 197019Johnny PrescottWinPTS
      23Dec 9, 196919Charley PoliteWinTKO3
      22Nov 11, 196919Eddie TalhamiWinTKO4
      21Oct 14, 196919Phil SmithWinTKO2
      20Aug 4, 196919Dick HallLossPTS
      19Jun 9, 196919Moses HarrellWinPTS
      18May 20, 196919Tony VenturaWinPTS
      17Apr 15, 196919Jack O'HalloranWinPTS
      16Mar 25, 196919Lion VenWinTKO5
      15Mar 11, 196918Ulric RegisWinPTS
      14Feb 25, 196918Terry FeeleyWinTKO1
      13Jan 21, 196918Rudolph VaughanWinTKO2
      12Dec 19, 196818George DulaireWinTKO4
      11Nov 12, 196818Gene InnocentWinTKO3
      10Nov 4, 196818Paul BrownWinTKO3
      9Oct 8, 196818Vic MooreWinTKO1
      8Aug 18, 196818Obe HepburnWinTKO1
      7May 28, 196818Paul BrownWinTKO4
      6May 21, 196818Billy WynterWinPTS
      5May 6, 196818Mick OliverWinRTD3
      4Mar 26, 196818Bert JohnsonWinKO3
      3Feb 27, 196817Jim McIlvaneyWinTKO2
      2Jan 30, 196817Paul CassidyWinTKO2
      1Dec 20, 196717Paul BrownLossKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Joe Bugner (Aussie Joe) is a 74-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 25 years, 1 month, and 8 days since this fight.


      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.


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