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Ed Sanders

W L D
6 2 1
3 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 9
rounds 52
KOs 33%
 
global ID 34909
birth nameHayes Edward Sanders
aliasBig Ed
born 1930-03-30
death date1954-12-14 / age 24
debut1954-03-08 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Los Angeles, California, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1954-12-11
Willie James18 5 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LKO11/12
 L 
KO
11/12
  
time: 0:25
USA New England heavyweight title
Sanders took a heavy battering in the earlier rounds, but hadn't been down until he wilted under a two-fisted attack at 25 seconds of the 11th. Sanders was rushed to Mass General Hospital, but never regained consciousness. He died December 14, 1954, from a blood clot on the brain. James never recovered; after being knocked out in his next bout, he retired.
1954-10-26
213½Bert Whitehurst18618 4 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mel Manning
1954-10-05
216Bert Whitehurst186½18 4 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Zapustas 97-97   judges: Tom McNeeley Sr. 97-97, Harry Sundberg 95-98
Sanders survived an early pounding and rallied in the late rounds to gain a draw.
1954-08-12
214½Willie Wilson20919 2 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
1954-05-22
220Jack Flood190½20 14 2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ4/8
 W  
DQ
4/8
  
Flood was disqualified for not trying.
1954-04-24
216Willie Wilson20018 2 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD5/5
 L 
UD
5/5
  
1954-04-10
217Henry Anderson1790 4 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:45
1954-04-01
217Billy Booker231¾debut
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:33
1954-03-08
216¾Sonny Nichols1906 2 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:59
Sanders, making his pro debut, was a member of the US Navy stationed in Boston.
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