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About Éder Jofre Éder Jofre (born March 26, 1936) is a Brazilian former boxer.A native of São Paulo, Jofre, whose nicknames were "Galinho de ouro" (The Golden Bantam) and "Jofrinho", made his professional debut on March 23, 1957, beating Raul Lopez by knockout in five rounds. He had a total of twelve fights in 1957, including two each against Lopez, Osvaldo Perez and Ernesto Miranda, against whom Jofre sustained his first two record stains: two ten round draws (ties). He began 1958 by winning four more fights, and then, on May 14 of that year, he had his first fight abroad, drawing in ten rounds against Ruben Caceres in Montevideo, Uruguay. On November 14, Jose Smecca became the only man to drop Jofre in his career; Jofre got up from a first round knockdown to knock Smecca out in seven rounds. Jofre won eight fights in 1959, including one against two time world title challenger Leo Espinoza, and a seventh round knockout in a rematch with Caceres. On February 19, 1960, he fought Ernesto Miranda for the third time, this time with the South American Bantamweight title on the line. Jofre outpointed Miranda over fifteen rounds to win his first title as a professional. Jofre retained the title with a knockout in three rounds in a fourth fight with Miranda, and, after one more win, he made his American debut, defeating top ranked challenger Jose Medel by knockout in ten on August 16 at Los Angeles. Next, he defeated the power punching Ricardo Moreno (later ranked among boxing's all time best punchers by Ring Magazine), by a knockout in six. On November 18 of that year, Jofre became world champion, when he knocked out the WBA world Bantamweight champion Eloy Sanchez in six rounds, at Los Angeles. Jofre proved to be a busy world champion, fighting top notch fighters, both in title engagements and in non title fights. From 1960 to 1965, he retained his title against Piero Rollo, Ramon Arias (in Caracas, Venezuela), Johnny Caldwell, Herman Marques, Jose Medel, Katsuyoshi Aoki (in Tokyo), Johnny Jamito (in Manila), and Bernardo Caraballo (in Bogotá, Colombia). In addition, he defeated such fighters as Billy Peacock, Sadao Yaoita and Fernando Soto in non title bouts. After the fight with Aoki, Jofre was also recognized as world Bantamweight champion by the WBC, therefore, becoming the undisputed world champion. Up until his defense against Caraballo, Jofre had the record for the longest undefeated run in boxing history since the start of a career. This record would shortly after be broken by Nino Benvenuti and, much later on, by Julio César Chávez. On May 17, 1965, his streak as an undefeated fighter was broken when he lost to "Fighting Harada" by a fifteen round split decision in Nagoya, Japan, to lose the world Bantamweight title. Harada was the only fighter ever to defeat Jofre as a professional. After losing to Harada by unanimous decision at a rematch held in Tokyo on June 1, 1966, Jofre retired.

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7. Maurren Maggi 4072
8. Émerson Fittipaldi 4004
9. César Cielo 3490
10. João do Pulo 2129
11. Éder Jofre 1168
12. Bernardinho 312
13. Adhemar F.da Silva 266
14. Henrique Mecking 248
15. Gustavo Borges 117

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95. Rosa Mota 1238
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97. Raees Ahmadzai 1186
98. Ebrahim Mirzaii 1180
99. Éder Jofre 1168
100. M. Edgard Chaya 1125
101. Süreyya Ayhan Kop 1124
102. Leonard D. Doroftei 1111
103. Badr Hari 1032

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