Len Wickwar is the proud record holder of the most boxing fights ever fought with an incredible 467 bouts to his name. Born in 1911, the Leicester boxer won 337 boxing fights in a career spanning 21 years.
From 1926 to 1947 Wickwar amassed a total of 467 contests, beating the best at his weight.
His manager George Biddles described Wickwar as “The Greatest Boxer who never won a major title” in “Boxing News” on the 20th of June 1980.
However he did win many worthwhile contests in his career and became the featherweight Champion of the Midlands in 1933, winning a purse of £100, and “The Ted Salmon’s Gold Championship Belt”.
Wickwar’s final professional Boxing match occurred on the 6th of February 1947, when he was beaten by Danny Cunningham of Methill, in a fight at St. James’s Hill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne”.