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Jimmy Ellis

W L D
40 12 1
24 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 53 rating
rounds 342 ranking
KOs 45%
 
global ID 016178
birth nameJames Albert Ellis
born 1940-02-24
death date2014-05-06 / age 74
debut1961-04-19 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach
76″   /   193cm
residence
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
birth place
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Career Record

53 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
195Carl Baker
21
22
1
193
 W  
KO1/10
Orlando, Florida, USA
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200¾Joe Frazier
31
2
0
211
 L 
TKO9/12
St.Kilda Junction Oval, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Fight stopped on advise of Ellis' corner
time: 0:59   referee: Bob Foster
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199Joe Bugner
48
6
1
222
 L 
PTS10/10
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
referee: Harry Gibbs 0-8
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193¼Ron Lyle
27
1
1
215
 L 
UD12/12
Denver, Colorado, USA
judge: Danny Loos 55-59, Jack Cappelli 52-58, Jerry Bohn 52-59
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199¼Larry Middleton
21
4
1
208¼
 D 
PTS10/10
Capital Centre Arena, Landover, Maryland, USA
referee: Lew Eskin
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203Boone Kirkman
30
2
0
210
 L 
SD10/10
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
referee: Pat McMurtry   judge: John Nenizich 93-97, Paul Hindman 95-98, Clay Nixon 98-97
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Al Jones
5
20
2
 W  
KO7/10
Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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199¾Earnie Shavers
44
2
0
206¼
 L 
KO1/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:39   referee: Harold Valan
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199½Rico Brooks
10
13
2
201
 W  
KO5/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
time: 0:48
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201Joe Tiger Harris
4
5
1
192
 W  
KO2/10
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
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202Charlie Harris
8
16
1
222½
 W  
TKO1/10
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
time: 1:48   referee: Cy Gottfried
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200Bob Felstein
16
11
1
204
 W  
KO2/10
Sport Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USA
time: 0:48
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196Harold Carter
13
21
2
181
 W  
TKO7/10
Raleigh County Armory, Beckley, West Virginia, USA
time: 0:37
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189Ollie Wilson
21
41
0
218
 W  
TKO6/10
St. Josaphat Auditorium, Parma, Ohio, USA
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198Rico Brooks
10
11
1
213
 W  
KO2/10
Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
time: 2:50   referee: Eddie Eckert
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207½Dick Gosha
10
13
0
190
 W  
TKO6/10
Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
The bout was stopped shortly after Gosha was given a standing eight count.
time: 2:55   referee: Whitey Domstad
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189Muhammad Ali
31
1
0
220½
 L 
TKO12/12
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
vacant NABF heavyweight title
time: 2:10   referee: Jay Edson 93-110   judge: Earl Keel 102-108, Ernie Taylor 104-107
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191George Chuvalo
63
16
2
218½
 W  
UD10/10
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
referee: Sammy Luftspring 48-46   judge: Jackie Silvers 48-44, Tony Canzano 49-43
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198Tony Doyle
36
8
1
207
 W  
KO10/10
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
time: 2:42   referee: Cy Gottfried
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197½Roberto Davila
21
20
0
201
 W  
TKO7/10
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
time: 2:26   referee: Dick Tobin
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201Joe Frazier
24
0
0
205
 L 
RTD4/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
vacant WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
NYSAC World heavyweight title
referee: Tony Perez   judge: Jack BloomTony Castellano
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198Floyd Patterson
46
6
1
188½
 W  
PTS15/15
Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
WBA World heavyweight title
referee: Harold Valan 9-6
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197Jerry Quarry
26
1
4
195
 W  
MD15/15
Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, USA
vacant WBA World heavyweight title
referee: Elmer Costa 10-5   judge: Fred Apostoli 7-5, Rudy Ortega 6-6
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194¾Oscar Bonavena
31
3
0
208½
 W  
UD12/12
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
WBA Heavyweight Elimination Tournament (Ellis-Bonavena vs. Quarry-Spencer)
Bonavena was floored in rounds 3 and 10
referee: Herman Dutreix 56-53   judge: Hector Chaumont 59-53, Sidney Baer 55-54
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194½Leotis Martin
24
1
0
192
 W  
TKO9/12
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
Elimination Tournament for WBA Heavyweight Title
(Ellis-Martin/Bonavena-Mildenberger vs. Quarry-Patterson/Spencer-Terrell)
time: 1:43   referee: Ernie Taylor
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190½Johnny Persol
17
3
1
179
 W  
KO1/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:44   referee: Barney Smith
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185½Tommy Sims
35
27
4
174
 W  
KO1/6
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
time: 2:38
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183Eddie Dembry
10
2
0
190
 W  
KO1/8
Fairgrounds, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
time: 2:18
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187Billy Daniels
20
14
1
189
 W  
PTS6/6
Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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183¼Leweni Waqa
19
4
1
181
 W  
KO1/10
Arsenal Football Stadium, Highbury, London, United Kingdom
referee: Harry Gibbs
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Hubert Hilton
13
3
2
 W  
PTS8/8
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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176½Chuck Leslie
12
7
1
183
 W  
UD10/10
Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
referee: Harold Buck 49-43judge: John Romero 48-43, Fred Glass 48-43
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176Joe Blackwood
66
23
9
175
 W  
KO1/0
St. Dominic's Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USA
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160½George Benton
52
9
1
162¼
 L 
MD10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Zach Clayton 45-46   judge: Dave Beloff 45-46, Pete Pantaleo 46-46
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164Don Fullmer
32
11
2
162
 L 
SD10/10
Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
referee: Don Asbury   judge: Harlow EdwardsSidney Baer
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159Joe Spencer
5
2
0
161
 W  
KO1/8
Phoenix Hotel Ballroom, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
time: 1:49
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155¾Rubin Carter
18
4
0
157¼
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Joe LoScalzo 2-7   judge: Jimmy Riccio 3-6, Frank Forbes 3-7
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159½Luis Gutierrez
54
5
5
160¼
 W  
PTS10/10
Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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163Johnny Halafihi
31
11
5
168½
 W  
KO1/10
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
referee: Harry Gibbs
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162LeRoy Green
20
15
2
177
 W  
UD10/10
Columbia Gymnasium Arena, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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162Henry Hank
52
16
3
165¾
 L 
UD10/10
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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157Charlie Glover
14
10
1
160
 W  
PTS4/4
Phoenix Hotel Ballroom, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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157Sammy Poe
2
2
0
158
 W  
PTS4/4
Phoenix Hotel Ballroom, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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158¾Rudolph Bent
34
27
4
155½
 W  
TKO2/10
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
time: 1:17   referee: Art Gering
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
159Holly Mims
57
22
6
157
 W  
UD10/10
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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158¾Johnny Alford
14
3
3
159½
 W  
MD6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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160Rory Calhoun
45
14
2
165
 W  
KO1/10
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Calhoun retired from boxing immediately following the bout.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
161Holly Mims
56
22
6
161
 L 
UD10/10
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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160Clarence Riley
18
24
5
163
 W  
TKO2/8
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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159Wilf Greaves
34
19
1
161
 W  
MD10/10
Fairgrounds Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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162Johnny Morris
21
4
0
164
 W  
SD6/6
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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159Gene Leslie
12
3
1
156
 W  
PTS8/8
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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157Arley Seifer
15
12
1
160
 W  
TKO3/0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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