World's Worst Boxer Peter Buckley Wins His 300th and Final Bout
British boxer Peter Buckley, who has lost more bouts than any boxer in British history, stepped into the ring for the last time Friday and came out with a shocking win. Before his final victory, Buckley had lost his last 88 fights in a row.
Buckley built a 19-year career as a defensive fighter who would fight younger boxers so they could get a little experience under their belt and, in most cases, a win. In his first 299 fights, Buckley lost 256 of them.
Those numbers, however, may be a bit deceiving.
Yet his career, though not greatly decorated, was marked by more pluck than the 256 defeats might suggest. Many of his defeats came in fights that he accepted at less than a day’s notice. And despite his impressive tally of losses, he was knocked out in only ten of them.
The 39-year-old super-featherweight was hardly a pushover during his 300th fight, which took place in his hometown of Birmingham. He beat Matin Mohammed, fighting in his second career match.
As for future plans, Buckley is not sure what lies in store.
Life after boxing? "I definitely won't miss getting punched in the face for a living," he said.