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Joe Brown

Titles: Lighweight champion from 1957-1962
   
Record: 104-42-13 with 2 no contests 
   
Born: May 18, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
   
Years active: 1946-1970
   
Nickname: Old Bones

Thirty years old and a professional for 10 years,  Joe Brown finally
won the lightweight crown from Bud Smith but would hold on to it for 
six years. Brown was a great student of angles and learned his trade in
the Army. After 10 years of fighting virtually all comers Brown was finally 
given the shot at the world title. After 15 one sided rounds Brown walked 
away as the new champion. Brown would beat Smith again in the rematch even 
though he broke his hand in the second round of that contest. Joe Brown was 
a curious fighter. He was tall and lanky and didn't look like he could hit,  
yet he had surprising power. He had a good defense and was a accurate 
puncher. His weaknesses were few but they were serious ones. He had a  
tendency to go down and had trouble with brawling hard punching fighters 
that refused to give him room to operate. After 11 successful defenses 
against quality fighters like Ralph Dupas, kenny Lane and Dave Charnley 
age finally caught up to Brown. In 1962 Carlos Ortiz beat him for the crown 
and his career went into a steady decline and he only won 20 of his next 
45 fights. Brown fought for 25 years in all, made 12 title defenses and 
faced many excellent fighters before retiring at the age of 44.
 

Joe Brown
Career record: 103 W, 43 L, 13 D, 1 NC (47 K.O's)

1943
     
Sep 3   Leonard Ceasar          New Orleans             W 4

1946

Jan 13  Leonard Caesar          New Orleans             L 5
Jan 20  Johnny Monroe           New Orleans             W 6
Mar 22  Leonard Caesar          New Orleans             D 6
Mar 29  Leonard Caesar          New Orleans             W 8
Apr 5   Frankie Adams           New Orleans             W 6
Jun 28  Herbert Jones           New Orleans             W 8
Jul 26  Buster Tyler            New Orleans             L 10
Oct 18  Bob Weaterley           New Orleans             W 8

1947

Mar 7   Buster Tyler            New Orleans             D 10
Mar 28  Melvin Bartholomew      New Orleans             L 10
Apr 18  James Carter            New Orleans             W 10
May 2   Sandy Saddler           New Orleans             KO by 3
Jul 4   Melvin Bartholomew      New Orleans             W 10
Jul 23  Freddie Latson          Norwalk,                W 6
Aug 6   Danny Webb              Montreal                W 10
Sep 24  Dan Robinson            Jersey City, NJ         W 8
Oct 6   Ernie Butler            Newark, NJ              KO 5
Oct 21  Arthur King             Toronto                 W 8
Nov 10  Arthur King             Toronto                 L 8
Dec 15  Joey Bagnato            Toronto                 KO 1

1948

Feb 28  Bobby McQuillan         New Orleans             D 10
May 7   Bobby McQuillan         New Orleans             L 10
Jul 25  Luther Burgess          New Orleans             D 10
Oct 1   Freddie Dawson          New Orleans             L 10
Oct 26  Frank Cockrell          San Antonio             KO 5
Nov 18  Arthur Persley          New Orleans             W 10
Dec 3   Johnny Bratton          New Orleans             KO by 4

1949

Mar 22  Booker Ellis            St. Paul, MN            W 6
Mar 28  Luther Rawlings         Chicago                 W 10
Apr 25  Joe Sgro                Chicago                 W 8
May 10  Hugh Sublett            South Bend, IN          W 8
May 23  John LaBroi             Chicago                 D 8
May 27  Leroy Willis            New Orleans             W 10
Jun 6   Willie Russell          Cincinnati              W 10
Dec 5   Ike Jenkins             Phiadelphia             W 6

1950

Jan 20  Milton Scott            Chicago                 KO 2
Feb 6   Danny Womber            Chicago                 W 8
Feb 22  Dave Marshh             Chicago                 W 4
Jun 16  John L. Davis           Hollywood, CA           L 10
Sep 22  Jack Hassen             Melbourne               KO 8
Oct 30  Charley Williams        Sydney                  KO 1
Nov 27  Howell Steen            Sydney                  NC 10
Dec 14  Bernie Hall             Broken Hill,            KO 11

1951

Feb 20  Tommy Campbell          Los Angeles             L 10
Mar 10  Baby Ortiz              Ocean Park, CA          KO 2
Apr 13  Teddy Davis             New Orleans             W 10
Apr 27  Lester Felton           New Orleans             W 10
May 11  Clarence "Honey" Johnson New Orleans            W 10
May 25  Virgil Akins            New Orleans             W 10
Jul 6   Virgil Akins            New Orleans             W 10
Aug 31  Tommy Campbell          New Orleans             KO 1
Sep 28  Stonewalker Jackson     New Orleans             KO 5
Dec 6   Virgil Akins            St. Louis               L 10

1952

Feb 4   Walter Haines           Miami                   D 6
Feb 15  Walter Haines           Miami                   D 10
Mar 14  Walter Haines           New Orleans             W 10
Mar 28  Calvin Smith            New Orleans             KO 7
Jun 10  Jerry Turner            Tampa, FL               KO 5
Jul 11  Melvin Bartholomew      New Orleans             W 10
Jul 18  Marshall Clayton        New Orleans             KO 9
Aug 22  Jimmy Taylor            New Orleans             W 10
Oct 10  George Araujo           New York                KO by 7
Dec 10  Don Bowman              Cleveland               KO 1

1953

Jan 7   Joey Greenwood          Cleveland               W 8
Apr 22  Orlando Zulueta         Baltimore               D 10
Jun 9   Luther Rawlings         Miami Beach             D 10
Dec 29  Cliff Dykes             Miami Beach             KO 9

1954

Feb 8   Charlie Smith           Providence              LDQ 6
Mar 24  Isaac Logart            Miami Beach             W 10
Jun 20  Federico Plummer        Colon, Panama           KO 9
Jul 25  Wilfredo Brownn         Colon, Panama           KO 4
Aug 31  Nat Jackson             New Orleans             KO 4
Sep 28  Carl Coates             New Orleans             L 10
Dec 29  Antonio Armenteros      Miami                   L 6

1955

Jan 18  Antonio Armenteros      New Orleans             KO 7
Jan 30  Tito Despaigne          Colon, Panama           KO 4
Mar 6   Bobby Rosado            Colon, Panama           W 10
Mar 20  Antonio Armenteros      Colon, Panama           W 10
Jun 16  Junius West             Colon, Panama           KO 3
Aug 1   Arthur Persley          New Orleans             L 12
Oct 31  Jimmy Hackney           New Orleans             W 10
Nov 8   Ray Rojas               Houston                 KO 7
Dec 13  Ray Portilla            Houston                 KO 5

1956

Feb 6   Arthur Persley          New Orleans             KO 9
May 2   Wallace "Bud" Smith     Houston                 W 10
Jun 5   Eddie Brant             Beaumont, TX            KO 3
Aug 24  Wallace "Bud" Smith     New Orleans             W 15
        (Wins World Lightweight Title)

1957

Feb 13  Wallace "Bud" Smith     Miami                   KO 11
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Mar 12  Armond Savoie           Houston                 W 10
Jun 19  Orlando Zulueta         Denver                  KO 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Jul 30  Gilberto Holguin        San Antonio             W 10
Aug 21  Joey Lopes              Chicago                 D 10
Nov 12  Kid Centella            Houston                 W 10
Dec 4   Joey Lopes              Chicago                 KO 11
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)

1958

Jan 24  Ernie Williams          Washington DC           KO 5
Feb 26  Orlando Echevarria      Havana                  KO 1
May 7   Ralph Dupas             Houston                 KO 8
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Jul 23  Kenny Lane              Houston                 W 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Nov 5   Johnny Busso            Miami Beach             L 10

1959

Feb 11  Johnny Busso            Houston                 W 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Jun 3   Paolo Rosi              Washington DC           KO 9
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Aug 27  Santiago Ramirez        Baton Rouge, LA         KO 8
Sep 9   Gale Kerwin             Columbus, OH            KO 4
Sep 26  Joey Parks              Albuquerque             D 10
Dec 2   Dave Charnley           Houston                 KO 6
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Dec 14  Joey Parks              New Orleans             W 10

1960

Mar 21  Ray Portila             San Antonio             KO by 6
Aug 25  Harlow Irwin            Minneapolis             KO 5
Oct 4   Battling Torres         Houston                 KO 4
Oct 28  Cisco Andrade           Los Angeles             W 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Dec 7   Giordano Campari        Milan, Italy            L 10

1961

Mar 7   Joey Parks              Houston                 W 10
Apr 18  Dave Charnley           London                  W 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)
Oct 28  Bert Somodio            Quezon City, Phil.      W 15
        (Retains World Lightweight Title)

1962

Apr 21  Carlos Ortiz            Las Vegas               L 15
        (Loses World Lightweight Title)
Aug 24  Luis Molina             San Jose, CA            L 10

1963

Jan 22  Tony Noriega            Houston                 KO 6
Feb 25  Dave Charnley           Manchester, Englannd    KO by 6
Apr 20  Manuel Alvarez          Monterrey, Mexico       KO 8
May 21  Joey Lopes              Sacramento, CA          KO 8
Jun 22  Alfredo Urbina          Monterrey, Mexico       L 10
Aug 10  Nicolino Loche          Buenos Aires            L 10
Sep 14  Pedro Galasso           Rio de Janeiro          KO 5
Nov 11  Carlos Hernandez        Maracaibo, Venezuela    KO by 3

1964

Apr 2   Manuel Gonzalez         Odessa,                 L 10
Apr 28  Paul Armstead           Sacramento, CA          L 10
May 5   Tony Perez              San Jose, CA            W 10
May 25  Paul Armstead           San Francisco           L 10
Jun 21  Esteban Santamaria      Colon, Panama           W 10
Aug 25  Ricardo Medrano         Austin, TX              LDQ 10
Sep 14  Hector "Chino" Diaz     Omaha, NE               KO 8
Oct 3   Percy Hayles            Kingston, NY            L 10
Nov 21  Levi Madi               Johannesburg            W 10
Dec 19  Jonas Maoto             Johannesburg            KO 6

1965

Feb 9   Levi Madi               Cape Town, South Africa W 10
Feb 27  Joe Ngidi               Asheshov, South Africa  L 10
Mar 9   Vic Andreeti            London, South Africa    KO by 5
May 18  Joey Olguin             Sacramento, CA          L 10
Jun 29  Porfirio Zamora         Corpus Christi, TX      W 10
Aug 27  Antonio Mochila Herrera Cali, Colombia          L 10
Oct 2   Mario Rossito           Barranquilla, Colombia  L 10
Nov 13  Frankie Narvaez         San Juan                L 10

1966

Mar 11  Bruno Arcari            Rome                    L 10
Apr 15  Jarmo Bergloef          Helsinki, Finland       D 10
May 14  Josiah Nakedi           Bloemfontein, S. Africa KO 9
Jun 4   Enoch Nhlapo            Johannesburg            W 10
Jun 25  Joe Ngidi               Durban, South Africa    L 10
Jul 30  Joe Ngidi               Johannesburg            L 10
Aug 30  Rodwell LeKay           Marques, France         W 10

1967

Jun 16  Porfirin Zamora         Baton Rouge, LA         KO 8
Jun 26  Joe Barrientes          New Orleans             W 10
Aug 1   Percy Pugh              New Orleans             L 10
Sep 11  Benito Juarez           New Orleans             W 10
Dec 23  Nat Jackson             Pensacola, FL           KO 5

1968

Apr 23  Vic Graffio             Beaumont, TX            KO 8
Jun 9   Chango Carmona          Mexico City             KO by 4
Sep 11  Ricardo Medrano         Beaumont, TX            L 10
Nov 6   Jose Garcia             Beaumont, TX            KO by 9

1969

Aug 12  Steve Freeman           Beaumont, TX            D 10

1970

Apr 24  Ramon Flores            Tucson, AZ              W 10