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Jose Basora

W L D
78 20 7
44 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 106
rounds 689
KOs 42%
 
global ID 10327
aliasJoe M. Basora
born 1918-02-08
death date1993-01-04 / age 74
debut1939-01-07 / age 20
divisionmiddleweight
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
residence
New York, New York, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1952-06-16
171Robert Villemain16851 6 4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Joseph 2-7   judges: Dave Stewart 2-7, Jack O'Sullivan 3-6
1952-03-03
172½Al Winn165½26 12 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
referee: Eddie Joseph 5-3   judges: Sam Robinson 6-2, Tony Rossi 2-5
1951-08-21
172¼Harry Matthews17270 3 5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:33   referee: Eddie Volk
1951-07-09
166Billy Kilgore162¾16 7 3
Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1951-06-08
163Terry Moore160¾32 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD8/8
 L 
SD
8/8
  
referee: John Palermo
1951-01-22
167Holly Mims15719 7 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LRTD8/10
 L 
RTD
8/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Dave Beloff
1950-08-25
159¾Sugar Ray Robinson154¾110 1 2
Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 0:55   referee: Johnny Kelly
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
Basora was down four times before being counted out.
1950-05-10
164Billy Corbett160½42 12 2
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 0:28
1950-02-15
164½Jimmy Beau165½22 2 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
Beau was down twice in the 1st round.
1949-05-04
163½Henry Brimm16323 9 4
Manhattan Center, New York, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 4-4   judges: Jed Gahan 5-4, Eddie Benson 6-4
1949-04-13
164¼Vern Lester151½25 25 14
Manhattan Center, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:47   referee: Frank Fullam
1949-03-02
164¾Henry Brimm158¾23 9 3
Manhattan Center, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Broughton 4-4   judges: Leo Birnbaum 5-4, Jack O'Sullivan 4-4
1949-01-19
164Jimmy Curl16638 11 0
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Coachman
1948-12-15
165½Jimmy Curl16638 10 0
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Cy Gottfried 96-90 96-90 99-92
1948-11-23
166Tony DeMicco171¼45 22 5
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1948-10-20
161Bert Lytell15956 14 5
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1948-08-26
159Bee Bee Wright15138 4 2
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
This was a very close fight, but Basora was penalized a round by the referee and that tipped it to Wright.
1948-07-22
163Wylie Burns16518 3 3
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/8
 W  
TKO
8/8
  
1948-06-28
159¾Jimmy Sherrer15338 9 2
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1948-06-09
161Burl Charity16125 8 2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1948-04-30
160Henry Chmielewski16050 18 1
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid). Basora was winning decisively when he landed a body blow in round four, which floored Chmieleweski (also known as Henry CHemel). Chmielewski got up but was unable to answer the bell for round five.
1948-03-29
160Buddy Farrell160½50 31 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 3:00
Bout stopped after Farrell broke his left hand
1948-03-03
161Holman Williams158145 28 11
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
One of Basora's blows badly cut Williams's lip and the bout was stopped.
1948-02-23
161Billy Cooper16538 34 7
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 1:28   referee: Abe Simon
1948-02-09
161Joe Reddick16642 31 3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:06   referee: Ruby Goldstein
Bout stopped after Reddick suffered a cut over his left and a gash across the bridge of his nose.
1947-11-03
159¾Holman Williams159¼144 27 11
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1947-10-12
Juan Jose Fernandez15 7 0
Estadio Cerveceria, Caracas, Venezuela
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1947-06-27
Tommy Yarosz61 2 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
The decision was unpopular, but Basora collapsed afterward from the head punches that he had received. Jose was advised by physicians to retire from the ring.
1947-06-10
160Bobby Richardson163¼22 14 0
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-06-02
160Stanley Sims16021 19 3
Hawkins Stadium, Albany, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Sims was knocked down twice for nine-count in the 2nd round.
1947-06-01
Carlos Perez42 20 7
San Jose, Costa Rica
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Exact day in June unknown
1947-04-15
160Stanley Sims156¾21 18 3
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1946-09-17
Roy Miller21 8 3
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid). Other dates have been given erroneously for this fight.
1946-07-04
160Mario Raul Ochoa157¾33 9 2
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid). There were two fights on this program, results not available: Battling Socarras v. Kid Loyola and Jose Colon Garcia v. Santos Picon.
1946-03-17
159½Mario Raul Ochoa16033 8 2
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Middleweight Championship of the Antilles
1946-01-29
160Carlos Perez159¼38 18 5
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1945-08-10
154¼Jake LaMotta159½50 9 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Johnny Burns
Attendance: 14,907; Gate: $40,238
1945-05-14
154Sugar Ray Robinson149½54 1 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert   judges: Harry LaskyFrank Knaresborough
The official round-by-round scorecards were: Daggert, 4-4-2; Lasky 5-4-1 in favor of Basora; Knaresborough 6-4 in favor of Robinson. It was a hard-fought but not exciting battle, except for several sizzling exchanges. Basora counterpunched effecively. Robinson landed more punches but missed a lot. Neither fighter seemed able to hurt the other. Basora's manager, Chris Dundee, said "We ain't satisfied with a draw." Robinson said "I did my beat but wasn't at my best. Basora is a tough boy, maybe not so tough as Jake LaMotta, but tough enough."
1945-04-09
156Van McNutt160½17 27 6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1944-10-30
154Al Jolson15327 8 1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1944-10-02
154Holman Williams159½120 18 7
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1944-09-11
156Ossie Harris16025 24 4
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan   judges: Buck StyperkAlvin (Jap) Williams
1944-08-29
158Ossie Harris16025 23 4
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:03   referee: Ernie Sesto
1944-08-14
155Jimmy Mandell156½6 10 0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
Basora "swarmed all over" Mandell, leaving him "a mass of cuts and bruises", the former causing the fight to be stopped. (New York Times)
1944-04-10
156Holman Williams155113 17 6
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1944-03-13
155½Harold 'Jamaica' Smith148½19 3 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:20
1944-02-18
158Len Wadsworth15722 6 3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-11-20
159Ossie Harris15820 16 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1943-10-15
151¼Fritzie Zivic150131 37 6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
Scoring: 8-1-1, 8-0-2, 8-0-2
1943-09-17
156¼Jake LaMotta16235 7 2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1943-08-09
152¾Holman Williams155½103 15 6
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Spud Murphy
1943-07-19
155Al Franklin15015 12 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1943-07-09
157Jimmy Moore15210 8 3
Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1943-06-17
156Andy Holland16128 8 2
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
NNC2/10
 N 
NC
2/10
  
referee: Dave Goggin
Outdoor fight halted because of rain.
1943-03-26
155Jackie Cooper149½21 4 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-01-25
156Johnny Walker156¾12 3 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-01-11
155Young Gene Buffalo15184 21 7
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1942-12-14
152Ernest 'Cat' Robinson14629 29 4
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:21   referee: Jack Dekkers
1942-11-30
Joe Carter7 1 1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1942-11-19
156Sam Turner15812 4 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1942-11-02
155Warren Peterson15618 10 6
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 1:26   referee: Dave Goggin
1942-10-22
156Henry Robinson1543 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1942-09-15
153¼Ossie Harris155½14 11 2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The scoring was one-sided with Basora earning eight rounds to two for Ossie. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
1942-08-17
153½Ezzard Charles160¼26 2 1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:57   referee: Red Robinson
Basora was down once in the 2nd round, once in the 3rd, three times in the 4th, but rallied and almost stopped Charles in round five, only to then be knocked out.
1942-07-28
156¾Buddy O'Dell16113 6 2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-06-16
155Jake LaMotta15822 3 2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1942-05-12
156¾Jake LaMotta15921 3 1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-03-30
154½Otto Blackwell155½26 18 9
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-03-13
154Frankie Saia147¼58 21 5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1942-01-09
152½Holman Williams153¾88 8 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1941-10-28
155½Coley Welch16047 5 1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1941-09-29
153½Holman Williams15683 8 5
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1941-09-11
155Coley Welch161¾46 4 1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1941-06-18
154Jerry Fiorello15221 12 7
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1941-04-14
158¼Pat Mangini162¾16 21 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
time: 2:20
1941-03-07
154½Antonio Fernandez150¼49 5 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Fernandez was knocked down in the 2nd.
1941-03-01
Kid Tunero69 19 12
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-01-27
153½Vince Fratello160¾16 3 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1941-01-13
152½Jay Macedon157¼35 49 14
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1940-12-02
153Lambertine Williams16213 9 7
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1940-08-21
148Joe Sutka16028 13 5
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-08-13
152Enzo Iannozzi150½0 19 1
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:58
1940-07-05
154George Costulis1604 4 1
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
1940-05-23
153¾Milo Theodorescu149½23 18 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-05-01
Willis Parker6 1 1
Golden Gate Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1940-04-10
Butch Lynch15 20 6
Golden Gate Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1940-02-29
154Vic Finazzo15215 20 6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1940-02-15
151Lambertine Williams15010 6 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Result from Baltimore Sun. (Laurence Fielding). It was an 8-round semi-final.
1940-01-10
153Larry Kellum15823 9 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1939-12-09
153¾Seaborn Ashley147¾13 16 4
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
1939-11-18
165Butch Lynch159½12 15 5
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1939-10-10
149Tony Greb1463 23 5
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1939-09-15
Bobby Masters14 17 0
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1939-08-07
148Baby Kid Chocolate14521 29 7
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1939-07-25
Joe Reddick2 1 0
Garfield, New Jersey, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
1939-07-13
152½Jackie Stewart148½18 13 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 1:39   referee: Jed Gahan
1939-07-07
Billy Ryan5 1 0
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1939-06-16
148Tony Greb1522 17 5
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1939-05-30
149½Jackie Murray1492 3 3
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1939-04-28
149Nat Kadin1505 26 5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 2:12
1939-03-17
145¼Doug Marsh14517 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:39
1939-02-28
157½Johnny Troncone142½26 41 9
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:08
1939-02-17
146¼Joe Bologna147¾8 0 1
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1939-01-31
148Ernest 'Cat' Robinson143½4 0 0
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1939-01-20
145½Carl Fiore1451 2 0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1939-01-07
145¼Artie Baker1410 1 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:26
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Win
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Loss
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Draw
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No Contest
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