By Ken Hissner: Within the seventeen divisions, let’s check out the quickest finishes within the first spherical of title bouts.
Within the heavyweight division, world champion James “The Boilermaker” J. Jeffries, 12-0-2, of Ohio, stopped Pittsburgh’s Jack Finnegan, 4-2-4, in 55 seconds in Detroit, MI, in April of 1900.
IBF World Cruiserweight champion James Warring of Florida stopped James Prichard, of Kentucky, in 24 seconds in September of 1991. It occurred in Italy.
IBF Mild Heavyweight champion Bobby “Chappie” Czyz, 29-1, of New Jersey, stopped David Sears, 17-2-1, of New York, in 61 seconds in December of 1986 in West Orange, NJ.
IBF World Tremendous Middleweight champion Roy Jones, Jr., 27-0, of Florida, stopped Antoine “T-Fowl” Byrd, 26-4-1, at 2:06 in Pensacola, FL, in March of 1995.
IBF World Middleweight champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, 27-2-1, of Philly, stopped Guyana’s Steve “Lionheart” Frank, 15-2-1, in 24 seconds in Phoenix, AZ.
WBA World Tremendous Welterweight champion Julio Cesar Vasquez, 40-1, from Argentina, stopped Panama’s Aquillino “Dimar” Asprilla, 34-9-1, in 47 seconds in February of 1993 in Bueno Aires, ARG.
IBF and WBC Welterweight champion Jamaica’s Lloyd Honeyghan, 30-0, of the UK, stopped Gene “Mad Canine” Hatcher, 27-4, of Texas, in 45 seconds in Spain.
WBA World Tremendous Light-weight champion Akinobu Hiranaka, 19-1, of Japan, stopped Edwin “Chapo” Rosario, 41-4, of PR, in 92 seconds in Mexico.
World Light-weight champion Tony Canzoneri, 76-8-8, of New York, stopped Al Singer, 53-7-2, of New York, in 66 seconds at Madison Sq. Backyard in November of 1930.
WBA World Tremendous Featherweight champion Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, 27-0, of L.A., CA, and Raul Perez, 50-3-2, of Mexico, resulted in a technical draw after 28 seconds. Within the rematch, Hernandez gained at 2:11 of the eighth spherical.
WBC World Featherweight champion Kuniaki Shibata, 33-2-2, of Japan, knocked out Raul Cruz, 21-5-1, of Mexico, at 3:04 in Tokyo, Japan.
Tremendous Bantamweight champion Daniel La Cobra Jiminez, 17-3-1, of PR, stopped Harald “E.T.” Geier, 20-0, of Austria, in 17 seconds in September of 1994 in Austria.
Bantamweight world champion Sixto “El Galito” Escobar, 29-12-2, of PR, stopped Indian “Child” Quintana, 45-10-2, of Panama, at 1:49 in New York on November of 1936.
IBF Tremendous Flyweight world champion Ju-Do Chun, 15-1-3, of South Korea, stopped Diego del Valle, 15-12-6, at 2:35 in South Korea.
IBU and NBA Flyweight world champion Emile “Spider” Pladner, 40-2-2, of France, stopped Frankie Genaro, 76-14-7, of New York, in 58 seconds in March of 1929 in Paris, France.
WBA Mild Flyweight World champion Myung Woo Yuh, 22-0, stopped Eduardo Tunon, 13-1, of Panama, at 2:46 in South Korea.
WBC World Strawweight World champion Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, 39-0, of Mexico, stopped Yamil Caraballo, 13-4-1, of Colombia, at 1:10