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Archie Moore

 Titles: World Light Heayweight champion 1952-1962

 Record: 183-24-10 with 1 NC 

 Born: December 13, 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi (USA)

 Years active: 1936-1963

 Nickname: The Old Mongoose, Ageless Archie 

 Born as Archibald Lee Wright we would come to know him as Archie Moore. Moore was best 
 described as "a peaceful, happy man who made a violent living". Archie successfully   
 fought the battle with father time longer than any other boxer and holds a boxing record 
 with 141 career knockouts which will never be broken. His career knockouts total is a 
 achievement in ferocity that totally contradicts this gentle mans personality outside of 
 the ring. This record is even more impressive when you know that Moore was not a big 
 knockout puncher but counted on accuracy, he also knew when and what punch to throw to 
 do the most damage. His opponents simply wilted under the mental and physical pressure 
 of facing a master boxer. Moore's little tricks eventually found their way into the 
 repertory of boxers like Muhammad Ali, Ken Norten and George Forman and are even found 
 in many of today's fighters like Floyd Mayweather, Montell Griffin and James Toney. 
 Things like tilting his shoulder in front of his chin, the ability to hit with one hand 
 while his other dangled at his side, and then backpedal when the opponent threw his 
 volley of punches. That lashing style, along with his ring savvy, earned him the 
 nickname of "The Mongoose". Archie never compromised his defensive, somewhat 
 conservative style in order to please a crowd, instead waiting for his opponent to make 
 the mistake on which to capitalize on. Moore, a defensive specialist, was too subtle for 
 some tastes, But that is precisely the reason why Archie Moore was able to hold the 
 world light-heavyweight title until he was 49 years old. It was something George Foreman 
 emulated (not as successfully) with his curious, arms-crossed defensive style which was 
 lifted directly from Moore, and Moore's ability to go into a shell-like defense. But as 
 his opponents were looking for a opening that right arm would come out of there so 
 sneaky they often couldn't see it. Moore said "I knew how to duck punches and stop 
 punches before they started. My nose was never broken; the only thing I ever broke was 
 my hands, beating on guys." Moore also never had a cauliflower ear. No one rolled with 
 punches better than Moore! Moore seemed to always be ahead of his time, his trademarks  
 were a ready smile and knee-length boxing trunks and he was the first boxer to 
 incorporate himself. Moore loved to show up for weigh-ins dressed in a tuxedo, black 
 homburg and silver-tipped walking stick, and he had a way with the language that defied 
 description. Instead of slipping punches, Archie said he practiced "escapeology." Archie 
 traveled the world to places like Argentina, Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, England, 
 Italy and even Tasmania in the Australian outback as an ambassador for boxing. He also 
 spent much of his retirement lecturing young boys about the evil of drugs and gangs, 
 Moore had a soft spot for children ever since he had to do a 22-month stretch in a boys 
 reformatory for theft. It was here that Moore learned to box and discipline himself. His 
 expertise out of the ring was even sought by President Eisenhower, who invited Moore to 
 the White House to join a group fighting against juvenile delinquency. Eisenhower aides 
 quoted the president as saying Moore should be a congressman. Eisenhower asked "Are you  
 a Republican or a Democrat?", Moore responded "Neither," with a laugh. "I'm a 
 diplomat."  Maybe Boxing Historian Bert Sugar said it best "As heavy as he was with his 
 punch in the ring, he was that light with his quick wit and thought processes," But it 
 is his boxing that earned him fame and fortune the world over. This stocky slugger with 
 the tricky defense never seemed to have trouble making the 175 pound limit (Moore 
 reportedly did 250 push-ups a day and handstands as part of his fitness regimen) but 
 also always had a bit of a belly. Moore's early life is a bit mysterious (many things 
 are unconfirmed including even his birth year 1913 or 1916?) but we do know that his 
 father deserted his mother when Archie was an infant and he was brought up in St. Louis 
 by an uncle and aunt from which he took the surname of Moore. As a young man Kid 
 Chocolate and Joe Gans were his fistic hero's. Moore's 27-year pro career began at age 
 23 well before World War II when he defeated Murray Allen in Quincy, Illinois via 6 
 round decision and lasted into the television age. Moore would fight an average of 
 almost once a month, most for small paydays. Early in his pro career Moore would often 
 hop on freight trains to get to club fights in saloons and alleys in America's southern 
 states. It was known as the "Chittlin Circuit," and there Moore went through eight 
 managers (which also held him back from getting title shots) because he refused to take 
 a dive or allow himself to be exploited. Early on he fought in St. Louis before moving 
 out to San Diego and even fighting in Australia looking for better competition, on his 
 return from Australia Moore had a 40-3-2 record. Along the way, he overcame any number 
 of ailments acute appendicitis, organic heart disorder, a severed tendon in the wrist, a 
 perforated ulcer that necessitated surgery. Sometimes, Moore was not supposed to win, 
 which could explain some of the losses on his record. It was this hard life that gave 
 him the fistic education no others of his or any other generation could match. But there 
 were other problems for Moore in his boxing career. Moore a black man in a segregated 
 America and should have been a champion way before he finally reached champion status. 
 Archie was much too good for his own good and thus avoided by the champions of his time. 
 In 1940, now five years a pro, Archie Moore was the world's fifth-ranked middleweight 
 but still washing dishes at $4 a day on a train between Oakland and Ogden, Utah, to earn 
 money for food. Moore was beating good fighters and finally receiving recognition when 
 he briefly announced his retirement following several operations for stomach ulcers. 
 Moore later claimed this caused his weight to drop from 160 pounds to 100. But after 
 visits to doctors and his improving fitness Moore decided to keep boxing. That was also 
 the year of his Australian travels and the secret diet that Moore contended allowed him 
 to balloon in weight and then, miraculously, shed the pounds. The key, he liked to say, 
 was chewing meat and extracting the juices but not the fiber. He spit that out. He 
 claimed that he saw the aborigine eating beef jerky that way. "Have you ever seen a fat 
 Australian?" Moore would ask rhetorically. There was another strange component to his 
 diet. In the morning he drank sauerkraut juice flavored with lemon juice. For another 3 
 years Moore fought on before winning his first title of any kind when he defeated Jack 
 Chase for the California light heavyweight title, only to loose it back to Chase 2 
 fights later. This was followed by another loss, this one to Aaron Wade. The losses 
 however were few and far between from here on. Other than a KO loss to Eddie Booker they 
 all came against top notch boxers. On his long road to his title shot Moore would fight 
 and defeat many other great boxers like Lloyd Marshall, Holman Williams, Bob 
 Satterfiled, and Jimmy Bivins all of which were good enough to be avoided by the champs 
 of the day. But his rise to the crown would start with a loss to the great Charley 
 Burley on April 21 in Hollywood California via 10 round decision. After that fight Moore 
 reeled of 13 wins with the most noteworthy ones being two wins over tough Lloyd 
 Marshall before Moore would again taste defeat at the hands of another oft avoided black 
 fighter of his time..... Jimmy Bivins. Bivins would fight Moore in 6 pretty even rounds 
 before the end came suddenly when Bivins caught Moore with a uppercut. Over the next 
 three years Moore would dominate his opposition with the exception of a 10 round loss in 
 1946 to Ezzard Charles in Pittsburgh. Ezzard Charles was the one man Moore could not 
 seem to defeat (Moore was definitely not alone in this matter) as he would loose to him 
 2 more times over the next 3 years while twice avenging his loss to Jimmy Bivins. Moore 
 also lost 4 times to Charley Burley (Moore said Burley was his toughest foe) but on the 
 great Burley Archie said "There were six knockdowns in those (Burley) fights and none 
 of 'em were mine." Moore had some of his greatest battles with Harold Johnson. They 
 fought five times (once with the title at stake with Moore wining KO 14) from 1949 to 
 1954 with Moore the victor all but once. In 1951 Johnson beat Moore (W 10) who was at 
 the time on a 25 fight winning streak. Six weeks later Moore avenged that defeat with a 
 10 round win. There were many other long forgotten names but worthy boxers who were 
 defeated between 1949 and 1951. Among those defeated were Bob Satterfiled, Jimmy Bivins, 
 Harold Johnson and John Thomas. All this added up to Moore being rated as a top light 
 heavyweight in the unbiased "The Ring" magazine rankings from 1945-1951. Still Moore was 
 being passed up as a challenger, so he traveled South America fighting the best of that 
 continent. By 1952, now fighting as a light-heavyweight, Archie was still searching for 
 a title bout but Joey Maxim, the light-heavyweight king, declined to face Moore. So 
 Moore began a letter-writing campaign. He started to correspond with well-known 
 journalists like Red Smith, demanding to meet Maxim, a cautious, cagey fighter. Finally, 
 Maxim agreed but only if Moore guaranteed Maxim a $100,000 cut of the purse. Moore's 
 manager, Doc Kearns, cut the deal. Moore was 39 years old when he finally met Maxim on 
 Dec. 17, 1952. Finally in his 174th bout Moore won the world title when he outpointed 
 Joey Maxim in his hometown of St. Louis to win the world light heavyweight title which 
 was worth much more than his meager purse of $800.00. 12,610 fans came out to watch 
 Moore dominate Maxim in every department. Maxim was tough and went the distance but that 
 is the best which could be said of him in this event. Maxim was rocked in the first 
 round and Moore was able to get inside any time he wanted and cut Maxim over both eyes 
 and his cheekbone. Now at a age when most boxers have retired Moore was a champion and 
 would never loose his title inside the ring and he married Joan Hardy, a sister-in-law 
 of the actor Sidney Poitier. She was his fifth wife. After the fight Moore said "I made 
 up in 15 rounds what I missed in 16 years". In the subsequent two rematches with Maxim, 
 Moore would dominate and show himself the better boxer. After winning the title Moore 
 would fight 43 times over the next six years, taking on all comers, regardless of weight 
 class or race. He won all but three of those 43 bouts, 25 by knockout, with his only 
 defeats coming in bids for the heavyweight title Rocky Marciano, 21 year old Floyd 
 Patterson and against a young up and coming Muhammad Ali (Moore was the only man to 
 fight Ali and Marciano). Archie was nearly 50 and just months from retirement when he 
 lost to Muhammad Ali. Angelo Dundee, the longtime trainer who worked with many 
 champions, including Ali said of Moore, "He was slick, he was smart, he was his own PR 
 man. The media loved him because he gave them something, plus he could fight like hell." 
 All told, Moore reigned over the light-heavyweight division for nine years, 52 days, the 
 longest string of dominance ever by a 175-pounder. How amazing is it that Archie held 
 part of the world light heavyweight title for 11 years of his pro career, exceedingly 
 amazing when you consider it took him 26 years just to get his first title shot! On 
 August 11, 1954 Moore made his long overdue debut at The Madison Square Garden when he 
 fought his old rival Harold Johnson for the fifth time (going 3-1 in the first 4 fights) 
 and was a 2-1 favorite. Johnson knew Moore would bob and weave so he concentrated on his 
 jab while Moore tried to work his way inside and bang the body. After 13 pretty dull 
 rounds Johnson was ahead on every scorecard. But in the 14th Moore caught Johnson with a 
 overhand right and the follow-up flurry put Johnson down, ever the finisher Moore jumped 
 on Johnson after the 8 count forcing the referee to stop the fight. Now Moore began his 
 forays into the heavyweight division, Archie was not very successful but did put scares 
 into the champions. When he felt that the heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, was 
 ducking him, Moore spent $50,000 on a letter-writing and advertising campaign, including 
 a "wanted" poster of the champion to embarrass Marciano into a title defense. Moore had 
 positioned himself as a prime challenger to Rocky Marciano's throne by outpointing 
 highly regarded Cuban heavyweight Nino Valdes on May 2, 1955 before coming back on June 
 22 to defend the light-heavyweight crown on a third-round stoppage of Bobo Olson. Moore 
 lost 21 pounds to make the light heavyweight limit in that bout. Bobo did well for two 
 rounds before a left hook at the end of a flurry put Olsen down for the count. Now Moore 
 was set up to fight heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. Fighting an undefeated Marciano 
 the heavyweight king 10 years his junior on Sept. 21, 1955 in front of 61,574 spectators 
 in Yankee Stadium, Moore dropped The Rock with a short right hand in the second round. 
 But referee Harry Kessler apparently forgot that the standing eight-count had been 
 waived, and his enforcement of a rule that was not in effect gave Marciano six precious 
 seconds to recover against one of boxing's most accomplished finishers. Moore, who was 
 stopped in the ninth round, complained that it was only Kessler's intervention that had 
 prevented him from taking out the dazed, wobbly Marciano. Rocky eventually wore Moore 
 down, to the point where the referee wanted to stop the fight after eight rounds. "Oh, 
 no," an exhausted Moore protested. "I want to be counted out. I'm a champion, too." 
 After Rocky, Moore fought 40 more times. Even more incredibly, he lost only three more 
 times, including stoppages by a couple of 20-year-olds, Floyd Patterson and Cassius 
 Clay. The Patterson fight was also for the heavyweight (vacated by Marciano) and as with 
 many older boxers he could not cope with the speed of his younger foe. Moore had 
 defeated Howard King to get his second heavyweight title shot. But Patterson knocked 
 Moore out in the 5th round after a short rally in the fourth. But Moore's bloodiest 
 fight was not his loss to Marciano, or his wars with Johnson and Maxim. It came in 1958 
 (3 days before Moore's 45 birthday), in the first of his title defenses against the 
 Canadian Yvon Durelle. Moore, who was to win on an 11th-round knockout, was floored four 
 times. "The first time he put me down ... I thought 'Wow, this guy can hit,' " Moore 
 recalled. "They said Marciano was a house wrecker, and he was, but it took him a volley 
 to get the job done. This guy ... one punch." Moore used to carry a 16mm film of the 
 Durelle fight with him, Caplan said, and used it as part of his inspirational 
 speeches. "He'd show it and say, no matter how out you are, you can always get up and 
 come back and emerge victorious." Moore came back from the 4 knockdowns to put out 
 Durelle with 3 knockdowns. After the 5th round Durelle visibly tired and Moore took over 
 the bout. A rematch in 1959 was a easy 3rd round knockout win for Moore. The NBA 
 withdrew recognition of Moore as champion in 1960 and his other title was taken away in 
 1962 by the New York and European sanctioning bodies. In 1961 Moore made his last title 
 defense when he defeated Italian Guilio Rinaldi after he was previously outpointed by 
 Rinaldi. In a boring bout Moore showed that experience can overcome youth as Rinaldi 
 failed to take advantage of Moore's slow start. The second half of the bout was all 
 Moore as he countered the younger man at will having timed him in the previous rounds. 
 After this title defense Moore was fully stripped of his title, but even after that 
 Moore defeated fighters like Pete Rademacher, Alejandro Lvaronte, Howard King and was 
 unlucky to only get a draw with future champion Willie Pastrano. After this he lost a 
 fight with Muhammad Ali (who he had previously trained) when he again could not cope 
 with the speed of his younger opponent. His last fight was a three-round knockout of 
 Mike DiBiase on March 15, 1963, nine months before what the record book says was his 
 50th birthday. Moore retired at age 49 in 1963 after a career considered one of the most 
 amazing examples of longevity in any sport. After retiring as a fighter in 1965, Archie 
 instituted his "Any Boy Can" program. "His program was one of the earliest and most 
 effective mentoring programs for at-risk kids," said California Governor Pete 
 Wilson. "It taught them a lot more about life than how to box. It taught them about 
 competition and sportsmanship. It taught them self-reliance and self-discipline, 
 confidence and courage. Moore also played the role of Jim in the 1960 film version 
 of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He studied books on slavery and attempted to 
 avoid stereotyping in playing the part. "I didn't have time to read when I was a kid," 
 he said, "so I didn't know anything about Huck Finn and those cats. I read the book 
 before playing the part. Now that I've found books, I'm really living." Four decades 
 later, Mr. Moore was still visiting local gyms. "I was training James 'Hooks' 
 Williamson," Jason Anderson said. "Archie was sitting in a chair with this old African 
 hat on. "Mr. Moore stood up twice to tell Williamson to use his jab more. Finally, the 
 ex-champ, then well into his 70's leaped into action. "He went over and pinched the meat 
 on Hooks' side and said, "When I tell you to use the jab, young man, you use the jab!" 
 And he just went back and sat down again. Hooks' eyes got so big. He said to me, 'Sarge, 
 who was that? He scared me!'" Boxing historian Hank Caplan said "In my view, he was the 
 greatest light heavyweight in the history of boxing and one of the greatest boxers in 
 any division," Former light-heavyweight champ Jose Torres, who never fought Moore 
 said "What he accomplished after he was 30 years of age was unbelievable. He became 
 greater and greater the older he got." Archie would have turned 85 in just four days 
 before he died and ironically he died on the eve of the 40th anniversary of his most 
 thrilling fight. His Dec. 10, 1958, knockout of Yvonne Durelle. Archie Moore passed away 
 on December 9, 1998. 


Archie Moore

Career Record: 183 W, 24 L, 10 D, 1 NC (141 K.O's)

  
                                   1936

 Jul 14	Murray Allen		Quincy, IL		 W 6
 ---	Speedy Schaeffer	Quincy, IL		 D 6
 Sep 30	Murray Allen		Keokuk, IA		 KO 2 
 Oct  9	Sammy Jackson		St. Louis		 W 5
 Dec  8	Sammy Jackson		St. Louis		 D 5
 
 
                                   1937
 
 Jan  5	Dynamite Payne		St. Louis		KO 1
 Jan 18	Johnny Davis		Quincy, IL		KO 3
 Feb  2	Joey Huff		St. Louis		KO 3
 Mar 23	Ham Pounder		Ponca City, AR		KO 2
 Apr  9	Charlie Dawson		Indianapolis		KO 5 
 Apr 23	Karl Martin		Indianapolis		KO 1 
 ---	Frank Hatfield		MO			KO 1 
 ---	Al Dublinsky		MO			KO 3 
 Aug 19	Nathan "Deacon" Logan	St. Louis		KO 3 
 Sep 1	Billy Adams		Cinncinnati		L 8
 Sep  9	Sammy Slaughter		Indianpolis		W 10
 Nov 16	Sammy Christian		St. Louis		W 5 
 ---	Sammy Jackson		Jackson, MO		KO 8 
 
 
                                   1938
 
 Jan  7	Carl Lautenschlger	St. Louis		KO 2
 Feb 22	Frank Rowsey		San Diego		KO 2
 May 20	Jimmy Brent		San Diego		KO 1
 May 27	Ray Vargas		San Diego		KO 3
 Jun 24	Johnny "Bandit" Romero	San Diego		L 10
 Jul 22	Johnny Sikes		San Diego		KO 4
 Aug 5	Lorenzo Pedro		San Diego		W 10
 Sep 2	Johnny "Bandit" Romero	San Diego		KO 8
 Sep 27	Tom Henry		San Diego		KO 4
 Oct 1	Bobby Yannes		San Diego		KO 2
 Nov 22	Ray Lyle		St. Louis		KO 2
 Dec 7	Irish Bob Turner	St. Louis		KO 2
 
 
                                   1939
 
 Jan 20	Jack Moran		St. Louis		KO 1
 Mar 2	Domenic Ceccarelli	St. Louis		KO 1
 Apr 1	Marty Simmons		Minneapolis		W 10
 Apr 20	Teddy Yarosz		St. Louis		L 10
 Jul 21	Jack Coggins		San Diego		NC 8
 Sep 22	Bobby Seaman		San Diego		KO 7
 Dec 7	Honeyboy Jones		St. Louis		W 10
 Dec 29	Shorty Hogue		San Diego		L 6
 
 
                                   1940
 
 Mar 30	Jack McNamee		Melbourne		KO 4
 Apr 18	Ron Richards		Sydney			KO 10
 May 9	Artilio Sabatino	Sydney			KO 5
 May 12	Joe Delaney		Adelaide, Australia	KO 7
 Jun 2	Frank Lindsay		Tasmania, Australia	KO 4
 Jun 27	Fred Henneberry		Sydney			KO 7
 Jul 11	Ron Richards		Sydney			W 12
 Oct 18	Pancho Ramirez		San Diego		KO 5
 Dec 5	Shorty Hogue		San Diego		L 6
 
 
                                   1941
 
 Jan 17	Clay Rowan		San Francisco		KO 1
 Jan 31	Shorty Hogue		San Diego		L 10
 Feb 1	Clay Rowan		San Diego		KO 1
 Feb 26	Eddie Booker		San Diego		D 10
 
 
                                   1942
 
 Jan 28	Bobby Britt		Phoenix			KO 3
 Feb 27	Guero Martinez		San Diego		KO 2
 Mar 17	Jimmy Casino		San Francisco		KO 5
 Oct 30	Shorty Hogue		San Diego		KO 2
 Nov 6	Tabby Romero		San Diego		KO 2
 Nov 27	Jack Chase		San Diego		W 10
 Dec 11	Eddie Booker		San Diego		D 10
 
 
                                   1943
 
 May 8	Jack Chase		San Diego		W 15
      (Won California Middleweight Title)
 Jul 1	Big Boy Hogue		San Diego		KO 5
 Jul 28	Eddie Cerda		San Diego		KO 3
 Aug 2	Jack Chase		San Francisco		L 15
      (Lost California Middleweight Title)
 Aug 16	Aaron Wade		San Francisco		L 10
 Nov 5	Kid Hermosillo		San Diego		KO 5
 Nov 26	Jack Chase		San Diego		W 10
 
 
                                   1944
 
 Jan 7	Amado Rodriguez		San Diego		KO 1
 Jan 21	Eddie Booker		Hollywood, CA		KO by 8
 Mar 24	Roman Starr		Hollywood, CA		KO 2
 Apr 21	Charley Burley		Hollywood, CA		L 10
 May 19	Kenny LaSalle		San Diego		W 10
 Aug 11	Louis Mays		San Diego		KO 3
 Aug 18	Jimmy Hayden		San Diego		KO 5
 Sep 1	Battling Monroe		San Diego		KO 6
 Dec 18	Nate Bolden		New York		W 10
 
 
                                   1945
 
 Jan 11	Joey Jones		Boston			KO 1
 Jan 29	Bob Jacobs		New York		KO 9
 Feb 12	Nap Mitchell		Boston			KO 6
 Apr 2	Nate Bolden		Baltimore		W 10
 Apr 23	Teddy Randolph		Baltimore		KO 9
 May 21	Lloyd Marshall		Cleveland		W 10
 Jun 18	George Kochan		Baltimore		KO 6
 Jun 26	Lloyd Marshall		Cleveland		KO 10
 Aug 22	Jimmy Bivins		Cleveland		KO by 6
 Sep 17	Cocoa Kid		Baltimore		KO 8
 Oct 22	Holman Williams		Baltimore		L 10
 Nov 12	Odell Riley		Detroit			KO 6
 Nov 26	Holman Williams		Baltimore		KO 11
 Dec 13	Colion Chaney		St. Louis		KO 5
 
 
                                   1946
 
 Jan 28	Curtis Sheppard		Baltimore		W 12
 Feb 5	Georgie Parks		Washington		KO 1
 May 2	Verne Escoe		Orange, NJ		KO 7
 May 20	Ezzard Charles		Pittsburgh		L 10
 Aug 19	Buddy Walker		Baltimore		KO 4
 Sep 9	Shamus O'Brien		Baltimore		KO 2
 Oct 23	Billy Smith		Oakland			D 12
 Nov 6	Jack Chase		Oakland			D 10
 
 
                                   1947
 
 Mar 18	Jack Chase		Los Angeles		KO 9
 Apr 11	Rusty Payne		San Diego		W 10
 May 5	Ezzard Charles		Cincinnati		L 10
 Jun 16	Curtis Sheppard		Washington DC		W 10
 Jul 14	Bert Lytell		Baltimore		W 10
 Jul 30	Bobby Zander		Oakland			W 12
 Sep 8	Jimmy Bivins		Baltimore		KO 9
 Nov 10	George Fitch		Baltimore		KO 6
 
 
                                   1948

 Jan 13	Ezzard Charles		Cleveland		KO by 8
 Apr 12	Dusty Wilkerson		Baltimore		KO 7
 Apr 19	Doc Williams		Newark, NJ		KO 7
 May 5	Billy Smith		Cincinnati		W 10
 Jun 2	Leonard Morrow		Oakland			KO by 1
 Jun 28	Jimmy Bivins		Baltimore		W 10
 Aug 2	"Tiger" Ted Lowry	Baltimore		W 10
 Sep 20	Billy Smith		Baltimore		W 10
 Oct 15	Henry Hall		New Orleans		L 10
 Nov 1	Lloyd Gibson		Washington DC		LDQ 4
 Nov 15	Henry Hall		Baltimore		W 10
 Dec 6	Bob Amos		Washington DC		W 10
 Dec 27	Doc Williams		Baltimore		KO 7
 
 
                                   1949
 
 Jan 10	Alabama Kid		Toledo, OH		KO 4
 Jan 31	Bob Satterfield		Toledo, OH		KO 3
 Mar 4	Alabama Kid		Columbus, OH		KO 3
 Mar 23	Dusty Wilkerson		Philadelphia		KO 6
 Apr 11	Jimmy Bivins		Toledo, OH		KO 8
 Apr 26	Harold Johnson		Philadelphia		W 10
 Jun 13	Clinton Bacon		Indianapolis		LDQ 6
 Jun 27	Bob Sikes		Indianapolis		KO 3
 Jul 29	Esco Greenwood		North Adams, MA		KO 2
 Oct 2	Phil Muscato		Toledo, OH		W 10
 Oct 4	Bob Amos		Toledo, OH		W 10
 Dec 6	Doc Williams		Hartford		KO 8
 Dec 13	Leonard Morrow		Toledo, OH		KO 10
 
 
                                   1950
 
 Jan 31	Bert Lytell		Toledo, OH		W 10
 Jul 31	Vernon Williams		Chicago			KO 2
 
 
                                   1951
 
 Jan 2	Billy Smith		Portland, OR		KO 8
 Jan 28	John Thomas		Panama City		KO 1
 Feb 21	Jimmy Bivins		New York		KO 9
 Mar 13	Abel Cestac		Toledo, OH		W 10
 Apr 26	Herman Harris		Flint, MI		KO 4
 May 14	Art Henri		Baltimore		KO 4
 Jun 9	Abel Cestac		Buenos Aires		KO 10
 Jun 23	Karel Sys		Buenos Aires		D 10
 Jul 8	Alberto Lovell		Buenos Aires		KO 1
 Jul 15	Vincente Quiroz		Montevideo, Uruguay	KO 6
 Jul 26	Victor Carabajal	Cordoba, Argentina	KO 3
 Jul 28	Americo Capitanelli	Tucuman, Argentina	KO 3
 Aug 5	Rafael Miranda		Argentine, Argentina	KO 4
 Aug 17	Alfredo Lagay		Bahia Blanca, Arg.	KO 3
 Sep 5	Embrell Davison		Detroit			KO 1
 Sep 24	Harold Johnson		Philadelphia		W 10
 Oct 29	Chubby Wright		St. Louis		KO 7
 Dec 10	Harold Johnson		Milwaukee		L 10
 
 
                                   1952
 
 Jan 29	Harold Johnson		Toledo, OH		W 10
 Feb 27	Jimmy Slade		St. Louis		W 10
 May 19	Bob Dunlap		San Francisco		KO 6
 Jun 26	Clarence Henry		Baltimore		W 10
 Jul 25	Clint Bacon		Denver			KO 4
 Dec 15	Joey Maxim		St. Louis		W 15
 	(Wins World Light Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1953
 
 Jan 27	Toxie Hall		Toledo, OH		KO 4
 Feb 16	Leonard Dugan		San Francisco		KO 8
 Mar 3	Sonny Andrews		Sacramento, CA		KO 5
 Mar 11	Nino Valdes		St. Louis		W 10
 Mar 17	Al Spaulding		Spokane, WA		KO 3
 Mar 30	Frank Buford		San Diego		KO 9
 Jun 24	Joey Maxim		Ogden, UT		W 15
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Aug 22	Reinaldo Ansaloni	Buenos Aires		KO 4
 Sep 12	Dogomar Martinez	Buenos Aires		W 10
 
 
                                   1954
 
 Jan 27  Joey Maxim		Miami			W 15
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Mar 9	Bob Baker		Miami Beach		KO 9
 Jun 7	Bert Whitehurst		New York		KO 6
 Aug 11	Harold Johnson		New York		KO 14
	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1955

 May 2	Nino Valdes		Las Vegas		W 15
 Jun 22	Carl "Bobo" Olson	New York		KO 3
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Sep 21	Rocky Marciano		New York		KO by 9
 	(For World Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1956
 
 Feb 20	Howard King		San Francisco		W 10
 Feb 27	Bob Dunlap		San Diego		KO 1
 Mar 17	Frankie Daniels		Hollywood, CA		W 10
 Mar 27	Howard King		Sacramento, CA		W 10
 Apr 10	Willie Bean		Richmond, VA		KO 5
 Apr 16	George Parmetntier	Seattle			KO 3
 Apr 26	Sonny Andrews		Edmonton, Alberta	KO 4
 Apr 30	Gene Thompson		Tucson, AZ		KO 3
 Jun 5	Yolande Pompey		London			KO 10
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Jul 25	James Parker		Toronto			KO 9
 Sep 8	Roy Shire		Ogden, UT		KO 3
 Nov 30	Floyd Patterson		Chicago			KO by 5
 	(For World Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1957
 
 May 1	Hans Kalbfell		Essen, Germany		W 10
 Jun 2	Alain Cherville		Stuttgart, Germany	KO 6
 Sep 20	Tony Anthony		Los Angeles		KO 7
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Oct 31	Bob Mitchell		Vancouver, BC		KO 5
 Nov 5	Eddie Cotton		Seattle			W 10
 Nov 29	Roger Rischer		Portland, OR		KO 4
 
 
                                   1958
 
 Jan 18	Luis Ignacio		Sao Paulo, Brazil	W 10
 Feb 1	Julio Neves		Rio de Janeiro		KO 3
 Mar 4	Bert Whitehurst		San Bernadino, CA	KO 10
 Mar 10	Bob Albright		Vancouver, BC		KO 7
 May 2	Willie Besmanoff	Louisville, KY		W 10
 May 17	Howard King		San Diego		W 10
 May 26	Charlie Norkus		San Francisco		W 10
 Jun 9	Howard King		Sacramento, CA		W 10
 Aug 4	Howard King		Reno			D 10
 Dec 10	Yvon Durelle		Montreal		KO 11
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1959
 
 Mar 9	Sterling Davis		Odessa, TX		KO 3
 Aug 12	Yvon Durelle		Montreal		KO 3
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 
 
                                   1960
 
 May 25	Willie Besmanoff	Indianapolis		KO 10
 Sep 13	George Abinet		Dallas			KO 4
 Oct 25	Stripped By NBA of Lightheavyweight Title
 Oct 29	Giulio Rinaldi		Rome			L 10
 Nov 28	Buddy Turman		Dallas			W 10
 
 
                                   1961
 
 Mar 25	Buddy Turman		Manila			W 10
 May 12	Cliff Gray		Nogales, Mexico		KO 4
 Jun 10	Giulio Rinaldi		New York		W 15
 	(Retains World Light Heavyweight Title)
 Oct 23	Pete Rademacher		Baltimore		KO 6
 
 
                                   1962
 
 Mar 20	Alejandro Lavorante	Los Angeles		KO 10
 May 7	Howard King		Tijuana, Mexico		KO 1
 May 28	Willie Pastrano		Los Angeles		D 10
 Nov 15	Cassius Clay		Los Angeles		KO by 4
 
 
                                   1963 
 
 Mar 15	Mike DiBiase		Phoenix			KO 3