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In boxing the weirdest records often belong to journeymen who have either run up a lot of losses or done something equally bizarre. For example we'd like to introduce you the Heavyweight journeyman Zuri Lawrence (24-15-4-1).

Lawrence, who fought between 1994-2009 fought an impressive 43 times a professional and fought a list of established opponents including the likes of Maurice Harris (in Lawrence's debut), Darroll Wilson, David Bostice, Paolo Vidoz, Tony Thompson, Ray Austin, Timo Hoffman, Sultan Ibragimov, Jameel McCline, Calvin Brock, Dominick Guinn, Hasim Rahman and Albert Sosnowski. In fact impressively Lawrence actually Vidoz and Sosnowski and drew with Austin which showed he could box.

Of course he wouldn't be on this site for his record unless there was something weird about it and there was. In 24 wins Lawrence failed to score a single stoppage. Sure he could box, but it appeared that he simply could not punch.

Whilst he failed to score any stoppages himself, sadly his opponents weren't so nice and he was stopped 8 times in his career (and surprisingly had 11 bouts finish early including a 2 DQ victories and a No Contest).

Despite standing at an impressive 6'4" and around 235lbs Lawrence appears to have been a bit of a pussycat inside the ring ropes.

 
We at www.weirdboxing.info love journeymen, they are the lifeblood of our sport and the men willing to step in at little notice to save the show. They are the men who don't mind a loss, in fact many journeymen are proud just to be part of the sport win or lose. Despite the need for journeymen no one in the sport likes to be known as a tomato can or a bum-a professional loser if you will. Though in former Romanian Alexandru Manea we may have found the ultimate "Professional loser" in professional boxing history.

Alexandru Manea made his professional debut in September 2000 losing a 4 round decision to Austrian Middleweight Gotthard Hinteregger. Some 11 years later and after 53 fights Manea hung up his gloves with the bizarre record of 0-53. Yes 0 wins 53 losses. A record we believe could well be the "worst" record with out a single win in professional boxing.

Although most boxing fans won't have heard of Manea he has fought some recognisable opponents most notably Arthur Abraham the former IBF Middleweight Champion. Though others have included former European Light Middleweight contender Hussein Bayram, current world ranked Light Middleweight Sebastien Madani (who is the WBC #35 ranked fighter), former WBO "interim" title challenger Andras Galfi and former Julio Cesar Chavez Jr opponent Tobia Giuseppe Loriga.

Amazingly despite 53 losses Manea's career has taken him through out almost all of mainland europe including Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, Poland and The Netherlands. Shockingly not once did Manea fight in his homeland meaning he really did live up to the title of "journeyman".