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Booker Beckwith

W L D
25 8 0
14 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 33
rounds 176
KOs 42%
 
global ID 10326
born 1919-12-13
death date1989-08-03 / age 69
debut1939-10-23 / age 19
divisionlight heavyweight
height6′ 1½″   /   187cm
residence
Gary, Indiana, USA
birth place
Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1947-06-12
171Bob Garner18135 23 4
Sports Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
1947-02-03
173Jimmy Bivins187½54 8 1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
Beckwith was knocked down 5 times. (Associated Press)
1946-11-29
Henry Jones9 7 2
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1946-09-24
175John Henry Eskew17434 6 2
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1946-08-26
176Bill Petersen20537 19 5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1946-07-18
Nate Bolden60 31 4
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Tommy Gilmore
1946-06-28
Willie Moore10 0 1
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1946-05-31
174½Willie Barrow18610 5 0
Coliseum Annex, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W DQ5/10
 W  
DQ
5/10
  
time: 2:43   referee: Tommy Gilmore
1946-03-28
180Willie Barrow1829 4 0
Coliseum North Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1944-08-01
175Billy Duncan18034 7 2
El Dor Rey Auditorium, Tucson, Arizona, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
1944-07-07
Billy Duncan33 6 2
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA
LPTS3/3
 L 
PTS
3/3
  
1943-12-14
Warren Holland0 1 0
Civic Recreation Center, Bremerton, Washington, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Beckwith (no first name provided) reportedly is a Camp Jordon, WA, African-American heavyweight (he's in the military). It is uncertain whether this is Booker. Daily News Searchlight
1942-07-27
171Ezzard Charles16325 2 1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO9/10
 L 
KO
9/10
  
time: 2:19
Charles scored the knockout with a left and a right. Beckwith's head hit the floor with a thud and Booker was out cold for three minutes. Charles was too busy for Beckwith throughout the fight and landed 75% of the punches. It was not as good a fight as had been anticipated as Beckwith became cautious when he found himself being badly outpointed.
1942-05-20
174½Andy Miller185½25 15 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1942-04-10
175½Melio Bettina184¾62 11 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Bettina "decisively oupointed" Beckwith. (Associated Press)
1942-01-16
171Joey Maxim18110 1 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Behr   judges: Harold MarovitzLivingston Osborne
Maxim was knocked down for a no-count in the 3rd round.
1941-11-07
168½Bob Pastor18246 6 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Beckwith was knocked down in the 6th round for a 9-count.
1941-08-27
173Red Burman18575 18 1
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Burman was knocked down twice, once in the first round and once in the third. Beckwith had a big lead after four rounds, but Burman slowed him up after this with body blows and made it a very interesting fight.
1941-07-09
172Nash Garrison19856 25 5
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:52
1941-05-28
170Solly Krieger174½82 23 6
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Beckwith hit too hard and was too elusive for Krieger. Solly made a "valiant and late bid" for victory, but Beckwith was quick to counter.
1941-04-25
173Lee Oma1959 6 1
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
From The Ring, July 1941, page 53. Oma was down three times and "scarcely laid a glove on Beckwith."
1941-04-04
171Altus Allen18811 3 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
From The Ring, June 1941, page 54.
1941-01-10
Erv Sarlin28 5 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-12-23
Orlando Trotter15 3 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-09-16
Paul Frazier6 3 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-08-05
Lou Wallace2 0 0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1940-07-19
Bobby Millsap30 14 2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1940-05-17
175Harry English17436 14 4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1940-05-03
Billy Duncan2 0 0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO4/5
 W  
TKO
4/5
  
1940-02-12
169Selman Martin2083 7 1
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Beckwith did not fight Harry English on this date in Chicago, as shown here previously. He did fight Selman Martin. (Source: Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1940-01-29
169Luther Brent1611 1 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1939-11-27
Charley Banks0 3 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/5
 W  
KO
1/5
  
Beckwith's second professional fight.
1939-10-23
Johnny Trotter0 2 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
This was Beckwith's professional debut.
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