One Loss and Done

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What fighters can you think of that went unbeaten, lost once, and then promptly retired?

For example, Yuri Arbachakov went to 23-0, lost in a rematch against Chatchai Sasakul, and bowed out with a 23-1 record.
 
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Gary Mason came to mind, but he did have two low keys bouts after losing to Lennox.
 
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Naseem Hamed was screwed after the MAB fight. The Calvo fight was 10 months after, but the retirement should have come ten minutes after Barrera...god I was sick after the Barrera fight.
Funnily enough, I was jumping up and down on my sofa after the Barrera fight. Hated, hated, hated Hamed and had long said “if he fights a Barrera or Morales type they’d show his style up for the technical retardedness
it was.

Was so happy it finally happened.
 
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Ricky Eccleston was 9-0 before facing then 8-4 Jimmy Beech (Son now boxes under MTK), Beech flattened him, Eccleston had one fight the next year against 9-7 Mark Haslam then never fought again. So technically not one loss and done but I think more or less counts

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Faruq Saleem was a Heavyweight with a heavily padded record . A decade or so ago.

Was guided by the colourful Butch Lewis who was better known as the manager of the spinks Brothers.

He had 38 wins in a row lost once and that was that.
 
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Roman Greenberg was an Israeli Heavyweight, a decade or so ago won 27 fights was based in U.K. for a few years and then New York nicknamed the Lion of Zion ...being Jewish got a lot of press attention.
in his first steup up got hammered by Cedric Boswell. And never fought again.
 
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I will give an honorable mention to Alonzo Highsmith he was a famous NFL player he switched to boxing after suffering knee injuries.

He fought a series of tomatoe cans to build a record of 27 wins.

He lost to a journeyman with 7 wins 22 losses. However he did have one final fight against a better known Journeyman Reggie Miller which resulted in a draw. And promptly retired.

As a bit of trivia the journeyman Reggie Miller was a well schooled boxer who could have been a contender with more discipline started his career at Welterweight winning his first 13 in a row. He fought the likes of Marlon Starling and Mark Breland , as a middleweight he fought Nigel Benn , Michael Watson, Sumbu Kalambay and Roy Jones jnr. Before ending his journey at Heavyweight.
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
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Jeff Lacey was done after his pasting by our Joe
I fully agree with you, but I also think Jeff Lacy was made up to be something he wasn't really. 'Mini Mike Tyson', nah, he was nothing close to that.

edit: Jeff Lacy didn't have one credible W on his record before Joe.

Scott Pemberton - no
Omar Sheika - no
Robin Reid - no

I'm not entirely sure if Lacy was Joe's mando. Irrespective, it doesn't matter.
 
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Guy called Janos Nagy, built up his mandatory position fighting in Hungary (including 2 wins over his best opponent Julio Pablo Chacon), earns a WBO mandatory against Jorge Rodrigo Barrios in LA on HBO, gets blown out with a body shot in the first minute without landing a punch, never fights again.
 
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really struggling to think of any one loss and retire. closest i got is Rob Mcracken, lost at challenging for title then lost the next and final fight
 
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