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The astonishing stories of three fighters who clocked up 100 professional fights while they were only teenagers

Who was the youngest boxer to reach 100 professional fights? Alex Daley investigates
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“RECORDS are there to be broken” – it’s a trite but valid expression which suggests that eventually all records can and probably will be surpassed. But in boxing, a sport whose structure and workings have radically changed in the past 80-odd years, some records may just be unbeatable.

At the time of writing, Sheffield welterweight Qasim “Kas” Hussain is on the cusp of achieving a landmark century of pro fights at the age of 26. Hussain is due to enter his 99th bout on September 28 and will probably be looking to fight number 100 by the time you read this piece. It’s been suggested Kas might become the youngest fighter to reach 100 paid bouts – and certainly few boxers from recent decades have come close to that milestone at such a young age (Ernie Smith got to that mark aged 27 in 2005).

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