Peter Buckley vs. Matin Mohammed

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Peter Buckley 140 lbs beat Matin Mohammed 132 lbs by PTS in round 4 of 4

  • Date: 2008-10-31
  • Location: Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Shaun Messer 40-38

One of Great Britain's and professional boxing's most colourful characters fought and won his 300th and final bout. 'Professor' Peter Buckley, fighting out of the favourite’s corner for the first time in his home town of Birmingham, decisioned Matin Mohammed over four rounds. Buckley, who drew with Mohammed less than four weeks earlier, finished his career at 32-256-12 with 8 kayos and hoped to continue as a boxing trainer. He drew in his professional début in October 1989 against Alan Baldwin in Staffordshire. Before his final bout, in an interview, Buckley explained "I'm in good health, I've never been off my feet, hurt or knocked out, my mother's okay, this is what I do, and I feel good!" Buckley lost 256 of 300 pro bouts, second only to Reggie Strickland of the United States, who lost 276 of 363 pro bouts in the modern era. Buckley, 39, retired with the most losses of any professional British boxer in history, a record unlikely ever to be broken. Undoubtedly, Buckley's remarkable sense of humor figured in his 'ability' to succeed in his 'profession'. The record for consecutive losses goes to 0-54 Alexandru Manea of Romania.