Inaugurated May 2000 with a database of some 20,000 bouts, BoxRec.com (Boxing Records Archive) has grown by leaps and bounds--with over a million boxing bouts having been entered into its database by 2005, and currently approaching some three million. BoxRec did not originally include amateur, muya-thai, kickboxing or bare-knuckle (pre-Marquess of Queensberry Rules) until 2019--including such fights because many pro boxers today have such mixed bouts and it thus became incumbent upon boxing authorities to know what was what among fighters.
BoxRec's world-wide volunteer Editors scour magazines, record books, scrapbooks, and newspaper microfilm, attend boxing shows, and maintain contact with various boxing commissions throughout the world, to continually insert old-time and newly-fought bouts to the database each day.
Unlike boxing record sources of the past, BoxRec provides the exact venues, referees, judges, weights, knockout times, descriptions, images, and other details of bouts. After its launch in 2000 as a boxing bout record-only database, BoxRec has gradually added new features--such as its Forum and computer-generated ratings, and its sister encyclopedia here--to become, perhaps, the most authoritative boxing website today.
Note: The BoxRec software, formatting and "look" were substantially revamped in 2019. So some of the text and links here may be outdated.
The BoxRec database is searchable by:
- : Search for any boxer, manager, official or promoter to find their record to date.
- : Learn all known bouts that occurred on a particular date and venue.
Access to the BoxRec Boxing Wikipedia via Blue Book Icons
- If you see this when visiting a BoxRec boxer's record, immediately below his profile, that means nothing has been entered so far into his "Wiki" biography. His biography page is empty.
- But if you see this open book icon , click on it to learn more about that boxer.
- If you see a closed book icon to the far right of the page when visiting a BoxRec boxer's record page (Mike Tyson's, for example), or when searching precise dates (sample date), that means nothing has been entered so far about that fight.
- But if you see the open book , some text and/or images have been inserted about the fight. Click on the blue book to learn more about that fight. It will lead you back to this Wikipedia. Both the boxer and fight "blue book" icons are doors to the full Boxing Wikipedia; so once you're inside the Wiki, explore the other boxing-related pages and subjects besides those of boxers and fights.
- BoxRec Fight Record Codes: Explains how to read the code and shorthand found in the database's fight records.
- BoxRec Ratings Description: Explains how the Current and All-Time Ratings are calculated.
- BoxRec's Annual Ratings: BoxRec's computer calculations, ranking the top-rated boxers, by division, annually from the 1920s to the present.
- Visit also the BoxRec Forum
- BoxRec.com: Home Page