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Laverne Roach

W L D
27 5 0
11 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 32
rounds 214
KOs 34%
 
global ID 10253
born 1925-02-22
death date1950-02-23 / age 25
debut1945-09-26 / age 20
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
residence
Plainview, Texas, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1950-02-22
159Georgie Small159½38 6 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LKO10/10
 L 
KO
10/10
  
time: 1:57   referee: Frank Fullam
"Knocked out in the tenth round, Roach was removed to a hospital and died the following day from a sub-dural hemorrhage." The Ring, May 1950, page 3.
1950-02-14
159Jimmy Taylor158½17 45 5
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1950-01-12
160George LaRover15165 25 6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1950-01-03
159Johnny Crosby1562 15 1
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1948-10-04
Johnny Hansbury7 4 1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1948-08-03
157Charley Zivic15732 7 3
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1948-07-12
Aaron Perry33 11 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1948-03-12
156Marcel Cerdan156½105 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:31   referee: Arthur Donovan
1948-02-20
153Al Thornton15910 3 0
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1948-01-16
155½Tony Janiro15363 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 9-1   judges: Young Otto 7-3, Harold Barnes 7-3
1947-11-28
158¾Herbie Kronowitz15747 10 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 14-13   judges: Harold Barnes 5-4, Arthur Schwartz 6-4
Donovan scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Roach in supplemental scoring.
1947-10-14
158½Jackie Kenny16225 10 4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 5-2   judges: Harold Barnes 7-1, Joe Ryder 5-1
1947-09-26
158½Billy Arnold15940 5 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1947-07-30
154½Norman Rubio15146 18 7
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1947-06-12
155Sal Richie15118 9 0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:05   referee: Frank Fullam
1947-05-22
157Victor Amato16226 15 3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 9-1   judges: Sammy Rosenblatt 10-0, Bert Grant 9-1
1947-05-01
156Andres Gomez15925 35 9
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
time: 1:46   referee: Eddie Joseph
1947-04-10
159¾Billy Cooper16337 26 6
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-03-25
158½Danny Rosati15929 10 3
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
The ring doctor stopped the bout after the 5th round, when Rosati suffered a broken rib.
1947-03-11
159Leroy McQueen6 18 0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-03-03
160¼Joe Agosta16229 19 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-11-14
156Joe Tate154½4 3 1
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-11-04
154Art Bethea15111 4 1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Bill Werner, City Island NY).
1946-10-24
Manuel Rosa28 38 7
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1946-10-14
158Charley McPherson16536 59 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1946-10-01
155½Billy Hearold1605 2 0
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1946-01-28
155Artie Towne15723 4 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Towne fought as Henry Johnson
1945-12-06
Jimmy Grimes0 1 0
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1945-11-02
147½Baudelio Valencia1553 26 0
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1945-10-24
149½Hugh Stell14820 6 2
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1945-09-28
Jackie Alexander0 2 0
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1945-09-26
149½Don Ellis156½7 4 2
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
This was Roach's professional debut. He was a former National Golden Gloves champion and was still serving in the Marine Corps, stationed at Cherry Point, NC.
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