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Tigers_eye
October 25, 2005, 04:06 PM
1) Bradman's 99 test ave (Cricket).

2) Hank Aaron's 755 home runs (Baseball).

3) Pele's 100 1st class goals in 10 consecutive years(Football).

4) Jerry Rice holding 38 NFL records. (Dan Marino had 25 NFL records and 5 tie still 8 short).

5) Jack's 18 majors (W. Hagen 11, Tiger 10) (Golf - This one is iffy. Tiger has time to catch this one.)

6) Byron Nelson's 18 win season (1945) with 11 consecutive PGA wins (consider this: Tiger only won 6 consecutive PGA in 1999 and 2000 with total of 8 and 9. No current player has more than 3 wins in a row) (Golf). Another record that will never fall is his 65 consecutive top ten finishes. The second is Tigers 10 consecutive top ten finish in 2002-03 - Simply laughable, no one even came any closer in the history of the game.

7) Wilt Chamberline's 100 points in game. 118 games with 50+ points, 14 consecutive games of 40+ points, 65 consecutive games with 30+ points, 126 consecutive games with 20+ points. In 1961-62 season he averaged 50.4 points a game. His Career life-time rebound average is 22.9 per game. In one game he had 51 rebounds, the next game he had 49. Never fouled out on single game in his entire career (NBA). These records are way up with Bradman's.

8) Bill Russell:NBA champion (1957, '59, '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '68, '69).

9) Michael Jordan: 28 game winning shots in NBA. 6 NBA Finals MVP. Finals average 41 points in 1993. Playoffs average 33.4 per game. Career average 30.1 all records.

added to the list: (Nov 1st 2005)

10) Sergey Bubka: Bubka set world records 35 times. He won six consecutive world championships and an Olympic gold medal. Bubka still holds the indoor and outdoor marks of 20 feet, 2 inches and 20-1 3/4. No one else has come close (The closest is a foot short - mind boggling).

11) Lance Armstrong's 7 consecutive Tour-de-France victory. He was diagnosed testicular-cancer in 1993. After enduring surgery and debilitating chemotherapy he joined the ranks of the almost 10 million other cancer survivors in America. He won his 1st tour-de-france in 1999. The toughest among everyone mentioned in this list.

12) Nolan Ryan dominated hitters for an unparalleled 27 seasons on his way to 5,714 strikeouts, an all-time record. Most notable of his milestones are a mystifying seven no-hitters and 12 one-hitters. The eight-time All-Star fanned a single-season record 383 batters in 1973, and his career strikeouts encompassed 1,176 different players.

13) Mark Spitz - 7 swimming gold medals in one Olympic (1972).

14) Edwin Corley Moses - Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races). He set the world record in his event four times. 1976 and 1984 Olympic medals included (400m hurdles).

15) Big O, Mr Indiana, Oscar Robertson Averaging Triple Double in an entire season (30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 11.4 apg) in NBA in 1962.

16) Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak.(MLB)

17) Jim Brown's 5 yard per carry each time he touched the ball.(NFL)

18) Paul Hornung's 176 points scored in a season. Since he played 12 games that works out to 14.67 points a game. [NFL] Unreal. He was a half back and place kicker.

19) Jonny Unitas 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.(NFL)

20) Kareem Abdul Jabbar Holds NBA career records for points scored (38,387), playoff scoring (5,762), MVP awards (6), minutes played (57,446), games played (1,560), field goals made and attempted (15,837 of 28,307) and blocked shots (3,189).(NBA)
Played in 18 NBA All-Star Games (1970-1977, 1979-89)

Added December 08, 2005.

21) In NHL, Wayne Gretzky holds 61 records: most goals (92 & 100 season: 894 & 1016 career), assists (163 & 174 season: 1963 & 2223 career), points (215 & 255 season: 2857 & 3239 career). The first number is for regular season and the second number includes playoffs.

Added March 24, 2006.

22) Golf: Tiger Woods making 142 consecutive cuts. 2nd comes noone other than Byron Nelson at 113, and 3rd Jack at 105. Tigers 52 consecutive rounds par or better is also another record that we would not see fall. Second is Ratief Goosen with 22.

23) Cricket: SR Tendulkar: Class of his own. In oneday cricket he not only made the records books but made it in such a way that noone can touch those numbers while he is living. 39 centuries, 72 half centuries, 14,146 runs and counting. Second nearest active player has 20 centuries.

Edited on, November 1, 2005, 7:35 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.


Edited on, November 7, 2005, 7:29 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

Edited on, December 8, 2005, 8:38 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.
Reason: added Wayne Gretzky

Edited on, March 24, 2006, 3:04 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.
Reason: added Tiger Woods

Edited on, March 29, 2006, 8:47 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.
Reason: added Tendu

Tigers_eye
October 25, 2005, 04:17 PM
Can someone add Wayne Gretsky's miracle stats please forgot to add the Great one.

Beamer
October 26, 2005, 01:18 PM
Add Lance Armstrong to that mix. How many Tour de France now? seven ? Thats a tough one as well.

I Believe Barry Bonds is closing on Hank Aaron ( juice or no juice ..he is closing in on him )

oracle
October 26, 2005, 01:40 PM
Roger Federer's recent accomplishments...

akabir77
October 26, 2005, 02:32 PM
gavaskers slowest score (forgot the score) in the ODI

Tigers_eye
October 26, 2005, 04:27 PM
10) Yes, Lance deserves for sure. Missed that. 7 tour-de france in a row. More over he is a cancer survivor. Docs gave him 9 month time to live. look what the Almighty had for him.
11) Mark Spitz - 7 gold medals in one Olympic (1972 swimmer).
12) Edwin Corley Moses - Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races). He set the world record in his event four times. 1976 and 1984 Olympic medals included (400m hurdles).

Federer has long ways to go. Either he wins French open or he takes over Pete only then he can get in.
Bonds, I have reservation on him. His trainer, and conte all got sentenced and all he says that he did not know about the cream? He was a Hall of famer even if he never used any kind of enhancement drugs. He didn't need to use anything. Its like if Maradona broke Pele's record. Everyone would put an asterisk beside it. But if you guys want him in the list he can be #13.


Edited on, October 26, 2005, 9:35 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

thebest
October 26, 2005, 11:23 PM
How about Sergi Bubka's record of setting record in polevault? I am not sure how many times he sat record but probabbly 18 times. Also Steffi Graf (My Fab) for achieving Golden Slam (Grand Slam + Olympic Gold) in 1988 worth mentioning.

11. Gavaskar scored 36 in a 60 over one day match againest England in the Prudenticial World Cup 1975.

Edited on, October 27, 2005, 4:24 AM GMT, by thebest.

cricman
October 27, 2005, 04:32 PM
Here are a few you missed

Baseball
1. Nolan Ryan Carrer Strike Outs - 5000 +
2. Cy Young Carrer wins - 500+

Cricket
3. When Warne retires he'll have 700+ Test Wickets

Football
4. When Peyton Manning retires he'll break most of Marinos records

Tigers_eye
November 1, 2005, 01:49 PM
thank you Cricman. Added Nolan. however, Nolan only won 324 games where as Roger Clements has 344 and counting.
Originally posted by cricman
Here are a few you missed

Baseball
1. Nolan Ryan Carrer Strike Outs - 5000 +
2. Cy Young Carrer wins - 500+

Cricket
3. When Warne retires he'll have 700+ Test Wickets

Football
4. When Peyton Manning retires he'll break most of Marinos records
Warne does not have 700 yet. And even if he has it, Murali will shatter it I believe.

Peyton M has started to break Marino's records but I still have doubt he will get close to Jerry Rice. I was just mentioning Dan to show how far the second in competition was from Jerry. A quarterback has more categories (in the record books) than a running back or a wide receiver. Jerry Rice owns the wide receiver record book.

Tigers_eye
November 1, 2005, 02:59 PM
Gavaskar's slowest scoring rate is an ODI record that no one wants to break. So it will stand forever. Its like Taposh Baisa's 86 runs in 7 overs record performance against England in ODI. Noone (bowlers) wants to break it. Thats why its not up there.

# 2, # 5 may get broken but only time will tell. The rest in our life time we will not see to be equaled even. Juiced up bonds is still 40 something short. Tiger will have cubs and that will slow him down.

Edited on, November 1, 2005, 9:54 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

Tigers_eye
December 8, 2005, 03:24 PM
For the Canadian fans!! Here is wayne Gretzky's record book links.

Records of Wayne Gretzky (http://www.waynegretzky.com/statistics_records.aspx)

NHL records:
Most GOALS (Career): 894 regular season, 1016 (including playoffs)
MOST GOALS, ONE SEASON: 92 in 1981-82
MOST GOALS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 100 in 1983-84 (87 regular season, 13 playoffs)
MOST GOALS, 50 GAMES FROM START OF SEASON: 61 in 1981-82 and 1983-84
MOST GOALS, ONE PERIOD: 4 vs STL, Feb. 18, 1981, 3rd period (TIED)

MOST ASSISTS: 1,963
MOST ASSISTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 2,223 (1,963 regular season, 260 playoffs)
MOST ASSISTS, ONE SEASON: 163 in 1985-86
MOST ASSISTS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 174 in 1985-86 (163 regular season, 11 playoffs)
MOST ASSISTS, ONE GAME: 7 - 3 times: vs WAS, Feb. 15, 1980; at CHI, Dec. 11, 1985; vs QUE, Feb. 14, 1986 (TIED)
MOST ASSISTS, ONE ROAD GAME: 7 - at CHI, Dec. 11, 1985 (TIED)

MOST POINTS: 2,857
MOST POINTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 3,239 (2,857 regular season, 382 playoffs)
MOST POINTS, ONE SEASON: 215 in 1985-86
MOST POINTS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 255 in 1984-85 (208 regular season, 47 playoffs)

HIGHEST GOALS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON: 1.18 in 1983-84
HIGHEST ASSISTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE: 1.32
HIGHEST ASSISTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON: 2.04 in 1985-86
HIGHEST POINTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON: 2.77 in 1983-84

MOST 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 12
MOST CONSECUTIVE 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 12 (1979-80 to 1990-91)
MOST 50-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 9 (TIED)
MOST 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 5 (TIED)
MOST CONSECUTIVE 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 4 (1981-82 to 1984-85)
MOST 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS: 15
MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS: 13 (1979-80 to 1991-92)
MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES: 50
MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES, ONE SEASON: 10 in 1981-82 and 1983-84
LONGEST CONSECUTIVE ASSIST-SCORING STREAK: 23 games (Feb. 8-Mar. 24, 1991)
LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK: 51 games (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 28, 1984)
LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK FROM START OF SEASON: 51 games (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 28, 1984)

These are just few. There are total of 61 records he still holds. That is a record by itself.

Faceoff
December 8, 2005, 05:21 PM
How about Emmitt Smith's 18,355 career rushing yards with three super bowl ring.

Tigers_eye
December 8, 2005, 05:59 PM
I am a Emmit smith fan. I know he holds the record of rushing yards but when all said and done there are few players who were and are better than him.

Jim Brown: early retirement going to Hollywood at 29. He would have easily crossed 20000 yards. Just so that you know, Brown earned 13 letters at Manhasset High School in New York State playing football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and running track.

Barry Sanders: arguable the best back ever to play the game with breath taking moves. Also retired early because of Lions not releasing him. (he wanted to play with a winning team and they wouldn't let him go. contract issue) If only he had the Dallas O-line he would cross 25k easy.

LT: He will take over the record books in near future.

Faceoff
December 9, 2005, 09:54 AM
One key issue that you have to consider abt running backs is their durability. They are lots of rb's that you can name that could've break the record but usually rb's don't last very long. The fact that Emmit Played all these years without any major injury is just amazing. You just don't see that. Do you remember the game against giants when he played with a broken shoulder? John Madden said that was the greatest and most courageous performance by an RB.

Edited on, December 9, 2005, 2:55 PM GMT, by faceoff.

Tigers_eye
December 9, 2005, 12:16 PM
The only two records that is somewhat untouchable by Emmitt Smith is 164 touchdowns (NFL record) and 5 touchdowns in 3 Superbowls. Both records are heavily depended upon the Big-bad Dallas offensive line, Troy, Erving, Harper and Dallas defense. He was the most dependable short yardage back in the history of the game.

Emmitt Smith: In his 15 years career had only 2 individual award. 1993 league and Superbowl MVP. 4 times rushing champ 1991-93 and 95. 3 times TD leader in a season. 1000 yards in a 10 year span. But never had a 1800+ rushing season or a 200 yard rushing game.

Jim Brown: 9 years played in NFL and in his prime (age:29) went to hollywood to persue acting career. 8 of those years 57-61, 63-65 rushing champ. 4 MVP awards 57,58, 63,64. His career ave 5.22 per carry is an truely untouchable stat. He had 4 200+ yard games.

Barry Sanders: MVP 91,97. 2000 rushing in a season (97), 14 consecutive 100 yards rushing game (NFL record) in a season, 4 times rushing champ 90,94,96-97, 4 times had 200+ games. He was in a sorry Detroit team with a sorry offensive line and a sorry defense.

OJ simpson, Walter Payton and Earl Campbell have more NFL records than Emmitt in NFL. Statwise he doesnot compare to the all time great running backs but durable wise and big-heart wise he was the best.

Tigers_eye
March 24, 2006, 10:19 AM
Tiger Woods
He is only 30. This is his prime age to play golf. yet he already holds so many PGA records. certainly at the end of his career record book would be three times or more than the current one.

Records held by Tiger Woods :

MOST PGA TOUR WINS PRIOR TO 25TH BIRTHDAY: Tiger Woods holds record with 24. Horton Smith is second with 17 (1933).

MOST PGA TOUR WINS BETWEEN AGES 20-29: Tiger Woods holds record with 34. Jack Nicklaus had 30.

MOST PGA TOUR WINS AFTER 25 STARTS: Tiger Woods holds record with 6. Ken Venturi is second with 5.

MOST PGA TOUR WINS AFTER 75 STARTS: Tiger Woods holds record with 17. Jack Nicklaus is second with 12.

MOST PGA TOUR WINS AFTER 100 STARTS: Tiger Woods holds record with 28. Jack Nicklaus is second with 17.

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO ACHIEVE #1 WORLD RANK: Tiger Woods at 21 years, 24 weeks. Previously held by Bernhard Langer (29 years, 31 weeks) in 1986.

LOWEST 72-HOLE SCORE: 259 (21 under par) in 2000 WGC NEC Invitational.

LOW 72-HOLE SCORE IN RELATION TO PAR IN MAJORS:
1997 Masters Tournament 18 under par
2000 U.S. Open Championship 12 under par
2000 British Open Championship 19 under par
2000 PGA Championship 18 under par (tied with Bob May)

LOWEST FIRST 36 HOLES: 125 (64-61) in 2000 WGC NEC Invitational. Mark Calcavecchia tied PGA TOUR record with 125 (65-60) in 2001 Phoenix Open. Tom Lehman also tied this record 125 (63-62) in 2001 Invensys Classic in Las Vegas.

LARGEST MARGIN AFTER 54 HOLES: 10 strokes in 2000 U.S. Open Championship.

LARGEST MARGIN AFTER 36 HOLES: 7 strokes in 2000 WGC NEC Invitational.

MOST CONSECUTIVE EVENTS WITHOUT MISSING CUT: Tiger Woods has made 142 cuts that's the PGA TOUR record. 2nd is 113 events by Byron Nelson, followed by Jack Nicklaus with 105.

LOWEST ADJUSTED SCORING AVERAGE: Tiger Woods’ adjusted scoring average of 67.79 in 2000 was the lowest in PGA TOUR history, exceeding his 68.43 average in 1999.

LOWEST ACTUAL SCORING AVERAGE: Tiger Woods’ actual scoring average of 68.17 in 2000 was the lowest in PGA TOUR history, exceeding the 68.33 average by Byron Nelson in 1945.

LOWEST CONSECUTIVE 1ST TWO ROUNDS: 125 (64-61) in the first and second rounds of the 2000 NEC Invitational.

MOST CONSECUTIVE ROUNDS AT PAR OR BETTER: Tiger Woods' 52 consecutive rounds at par or better from the second round of 2000 GTE Byron Nelson Classic, through the first round of the 2001 Phoenix Open, was a PGA TOUR record. He had 66 consecutive rounds worldwide.

MOST CONSECUTIVE EVENTS AT PAR OR BETTER: Tiger Woods' 35 consecutive events at par or better (stroke-play events only) on the PGA TOUR (all under par), starting with the 1999 PGA Championship, through the 2001 Memorial Tournament, was a PGA TOUR record. In 2000, Woods became the first to be under par in every event played on the PGA TOUR for an entire year.

MOST CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES IN A SINGLE EVENT: Tiger Woods is the only players to have three consecutive victories in three single events. No one in the history has done it.

MOST PRIZE MONEY FOR ONE YEAR AND FOR CAREER: Tiger Woods set PGA TOUR record with earnings of $9,188,321 for 2000 and $33,103,852 for his career through 2002. His worldwide total was $41,213,162 for his career through 2002.

MOST USGA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tiger Woods has won eight USGA national championships. Those who have won eight or more are Robert T. Jones, Jr. (9), Joanne Gunderson Carner (8) and Jack Nicklaus (8).

Locutus
March 25, 2006, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Cats_eye

21) In NHL, Wayne Gretzky holds 61 records: most goals (92 & 100 season: 894 & 1016 career), assists (163 & 174 season: 1963 & 2223 career), points (215 & 255 season: 2857 & 3239 career). The first number is for regular season and the second number includes playoffs.



Thats why they call him the great one

Edited on, March 26, 2006, 4:54 AM GMT, by Locutus.

Locutus
March 25, 2006, 11:59 PM
BARRY BOND WILL CATCH HANK AARON's 755

Afridi2Belfast
March 26, 2006, 02:45 PM
Phil Taylor's 13 PDC World Darts Championships....
.....and counting!

Tigers_eye
March 28, 2006, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by Locutus
BARRY BOND WILL CATCH HANK AARON's 755
With the cream and other enhancement drugs Hank Aaron would have put up four digit numbers.

Originally posted by Afridi2Belfast
Phil Taylor's 13 PDC World Darts Championships....
.....and counting!

Dart Championship? Can it be called as a sport? If so, way to go Phil.

Anyone have any records on kabadi, golla chut, sat chara, bomb basting etc.

Edited on, March 28, 2006, 5:50 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

cluster11
March 28, 2006, 06:37 PM
Muhammad Ali:
- World champion: 1964, 1974, 1978 (only boxer to win back world title twice after being stripped off it)
- Defended world champion title 7 times in a single year
- Won 2 of the greatest boxing matches in history ("Rumble in the jungle" vs. Foreman. "Thrilla in Manilla" vs. Frazier.)
- Career record: 56-5 (37 K.O.)

Bobby Fischer: winning world championship in 1973 without any coach (his opponent had 6 GMs in advising team). Although chess can hardly be called a sport I guess.

thebest
March 29, 2006, 06:40 AM
Pete Samprass record of 1 loss in 8 years in Wimboldon with 7 championship medal

sadi
March 29, 2006, 10:31 AM
How about Tendulkar's odi centuries?? Thats a hard one to break... noone is even close

Tigers_eye
March 29, 2006, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by sadi
How about Tendulkar's odi centuries?? Thats a hard one to break... noone is even close
Great find!! Certainly he deserves the nod. I will put it up there. 39 ODI centuries is mind boggling. Nearest active rival to challenge that is Ponting with 20. Ganguly has 22 but out of the team; S Anwar had 20, Lara and Jayasuriya has 19.

jayed
March 29, 2006, 01:35 PM
BJORN BORG- 5 WIMBLEDON TITLES IN A ROW.

MUHAMMAD ALI-KNOCKING OUT FOREMAN- THE THRILLA IN MANILLA.

STEVE REDGRAVES-5 OLYMPIC MEDALS

BOTHAMS PERFORMANCE IN THE ASHES V AUSSIES

jayed
March 29, 2006, 01:37 PM
how about- BRAZIL- 5 TIMES WC WINNERS, I BET 6 AFTER THIS WC IS OVER

Tigers_eye
March 29, 2006, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by jayed
BJORN BORG- 5 WIMBLEDON TITLES IN A ROW.
Good one! But Laurie Doherty had won 5 consecutive wimbledon titles also. :) But none of them are the consecutive wimbledon title leaders. William Renshaw won 6 in a row.

Originally posted by jayed
MUHAMMAD ALI-KNOCKING OUT FOREMAN- THE THRILLA IN MANILLA.
Not really, he fought against Fraizer. Many other fighters knocked out others in a heavy weight title fight. How can this be an untouchable record?

Originally posted by jayed
STEVE REDGRAVES-5 OLYMPIC MEDALS
Great rower. 5 gold in 5 different Olmpics is unbelievable. However, he performed in team events and his golds were in different disciplines. 4 men team, 2, 2, ,2, 4.

Originally posted by jayed
BOTHAMS PERFORMANCE IN THE ASHES V AUSSIES
I am sure there are much better performers than Botham in the ashes. May not be Englishmen :)

Edited on, March 29, 2006, 8:31 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

jayed
March 29, 2006, 05:17 PM
ok. in eng, bothams performance is regarded as one of a kind.

jayed
March 29, 2006, 05:19 PM
catseye, how about muhammad ali, demolishing SONY LISTON, he knocked him out so fast, the cameras couldnt catch it.

Bancan
March 30, 2006, 12:01 AM
As of the 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher holds the following F1 records.

2002:

Most podium finishes in a season: 17 (in 17 races)
2004:

Most championship titles: 7
Most consecutive championship titles: 5
Most race wins in a season: 13 (in 18 races)
Most consecutive race wins: 7 (European GP, Canadian GP, United States GP, French GP, British GP, German GP, Hungarian GP)
Most fastest laps in a season: 10 (in 18 races)
Most championship points in a season: 148 (out of a maximum of 180)
Most race wins from pole position: 37
Most triples (pole position, race win, and fastest lap): 20
2005:

Most race wins: 84
Most race wins with the same team: 65 (with Ferrari)
Most fastest laps: 69
2006:

Most podium finishes: 143
Most podium finishes with the same team: 105 (with Ferrari)
Most second place finishes: 40
Most points finishes: 176
Most pole positions: 65 (jointly held with Ayrton Senna)
Most pole positions with the same team: 55 (with Ferrari)
Most races led: 131
Most championship points: 1,259 (1,181 if the 1997 disqualification is considered)

some of the records by schumacher r hard to break

cricman
March 30, 2006, 12:10 AM
My type of Unique records

1) Making a sicker golf shot than this Woods 16th Masters (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5230009359138130999&q=tiger+woods&pl=true)

2) How to close out a Major. Michael Chang can't find the video yet.

cluster11
March 30, 2006, 10:19 AM
Cats_Eye,
jayed missed on the stats (read my previous post). Ali won against Foreman in "Rumble in the Jungle" (brilliantly depicted in "When we were Kings") and beat Frazier in "Thrilla in Manilla", those two would go in any top 5 boxing match in history. Muhammad Ali is the only boxer to come back and win the World Championship twice after losing it. I think he also is the only boxer to have defended title 7 times in a 1 year period (compared to a typical 1 or 2 times a year).

Someone mentioned knocking out Liston. Ali did it so fast initially ppl thought Liston faked it, but later careful review of replay showed he was just way too fast! There is a scene in the movie "Ali" where Will Smith as Mohammed Ali is beating up on one of the great boxers (his former idol Floyd Patterson I think) and shouting "what's my name m****r" because Floyd refused to call Ali by his muslim name. This was a true incident and I think rare in world championship match that a boxer has the ability to simply taunt and bang up the other boxer that easily. Ali hammered and bludgoned him for 12 rounds before referee stopped the match.

Also I think Ali's political fight against the U.S. government at the same time when he was defending his world championship in the ring so many times was unique not just in boxing but in any sports.

Tigers_eye
March 30, 2006, 05:45 PM
There is no doubt that Ali is the greatest boxer ever.
Originally posted by cluster11
Muhammad Ali is the only boxer to come back and win the World Championship twice after losing it.
I would dispute that. Cause I think Holyfield did the same. Will verify for sure. Foreman may have come close also.

Originally posted by cluster11
I think he also is the only boxer to have defended title 7 times in a 1 year period (compared to a typical 1 or 2 times a year).
Now that I can not argue with. I did not know that. Once I verify the stat I will put it up there.

Originally posted by cluster11
Someone mentioned knocking out Liston. Ali did it so fast initially ppl thought Liston faked it, but later careful review of replay showed he was just way too fast!
If you can verify that the bout did not last longer than some of Tyson's bout I would put it up there too.

Tigers_eye
March 30, 2006, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Bancan
As of the 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher holds the following F1 records...

He is in. Will edit soon.

cluster11
March 30, 2006, 06:21 PM
I didn't mean in time. Ali had beaten other contenders much quicker than he did Floyd Patterson including 1st round knockouts (although I think Tyson has the most quickest K.O.s). This one lasted 12 rounds but he kept openly mocking the contender while beating him mercilessly. And I think before the fight he also declared to the reporters that he will beat Floyd so bad for insulting his muslim name like nothing before. And obviously relished doing it so publicly for 12 rounds until referee stopped the match and declared him a winner. Haven't heard of a comparable championship match.

He also may have played the most number of world championship fights (from 1964 to 1981 I think), but I could be wrong.