I notice that the first sentence says BoxRec's initial database was 20,000 bouts. Shortly after I joined BoxRec as an Editor in 2001, I was informed by JohnShep that he started the database with 5,000 bouts. That was the number I put into the text of this page when I created it. Where did I go wrong?
It's a while ago so my memory is not 100% but I don't remember a figure of 5000. It possibly could be the number of bouts in the first database I created of active British boxers but that is a guess.