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Laverne Roach

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


bouts 32 rating
rounds 214 ranking
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

32 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
159Georgie Small
38
6
0
159½
 L 
KO10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
"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.
time: 1:57   referee: Frank Fullam
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159Jimmy Taylor
17
45
5
158½
 W  
PTS10/10
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
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160George LaRover
65
25
6
151
 W  
PTS8/8
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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159Johnny Crosby
2
15
1
156
 W  
TKO1/10
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
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Johnny Hansbury
7
4
1
 L 
UD8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
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157Charley Zivic
32
7
3
157
 L 
PTS10/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Aaron Perry
33
11
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
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156Marcel Cerdan
105
2
0
156½
 L 
TKO8/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:31   referee: Arthur Donovan
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153Al Thornton
10
3
0
159
 W  
TKO7/10
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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155½Tony Janiro
63
4
0
153
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Donovan 9-1   judge: Young Otto 7-3, Harold Barnes 7-3
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158¾Herbie Kronowitz
47
10
4
157
 W  
UD10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
Donovan scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Roach in supplemental scoring.
referee: Arthur Donovan 14-13   judge: Harold Barnes 5-4, Arthur Schwartz 6-4
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158½Jackie Kenny
25
10
4
162
 W  
UD8/8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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158½Billy Arnold
38
5
1
159
 W  
UD10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
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154½Norman Rubio
46
18
7
151
 W  
PTS8/8
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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155Sal Richie
18
9
0
151
 W  
KO4/8
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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157Victor Amato
26
15
3
162
 W  
PTS10/10
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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156Andres Gomez
25
35
9
159
 W  
TKO6/8
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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159¾Billy Cooper
37
26
6
163
 W  
PTS10/10
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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158½Danny Rosati
29
10
3
159
 W  
TKO5/8
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
The ring doctor stopped the bout after the 5th round, when Rosati suffered a broken rib.
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159Leroy McQueen
6
18
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
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160¼Joe Agosta
29
19
5
162
 W  
PTS8/8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
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156Joe Tate
4
3
1
154½
 W  
PTS8/8
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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154Art Bethea
11
4
1
151
 W  
TKO3/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Bill Werner, City Island NY).
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Manuel Rosa
29
37
7
 W  
KO3/6
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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158Charley McPherson
36
59
4
165
 W  
PTS6/6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
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155½Billy Hearold
5
2
0
160
 W  
PTS6/6
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
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155Artie Towne
23
4
1
157
 L 
PTS6/6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
Towne fought as Henry Johnson
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Jimmy Grimes
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/6
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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147½Baudelio Valencia
3
26
0
155
 W  
KO4/6
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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149½Hugh Stell
20
6
2
148
 W  
KO2/6
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Jackie Alexander
0
2
0
 W  
KO3/6
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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149½Don Ellis
7
4
2
156½
 W  
PTS5/5
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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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