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Rex Layne

W L D
50 17 3
34 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 70
rounds 457
KOs 49%
 
global ID 10351
born 1928-06-07
death date2000-06-07 / age 72
debut1949-05-23 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
residence
Lewiston, Utah, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1956-02-04
216Hans Friedrich19819 11 6
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1956-01-22
216Heinz Neuhaus213¾34 4 6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1955-12-19
208½Willie Pastrano18533 4 4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Francis Kercheval 2-7   judges: Pete Giarusso 3-5, Eddie Wolfe 1-7
1955-11-29
209½Ken Hammer190½25 4 4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 98-96   judges: Eddie Thal 97-97, Gus Jacobson 97-95
1955-10-07
202Tommy Jackson194½24 3 1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:25   referee: Lou Handler 48-45   judges: Barney Blatnik 43-48, Joe Lenahan 48-46
Cut eye
1955-08-24
202½Bob Baker210½41 5 1
West Jordan Park, West Jordan, Utah, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1955-07-18
210Bob Baker214½40 5 1
West Jordan Park, West Jordan, Utah, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Max Baer 4-5   judges: James J. Braddock 3-4, Teddy Brenner 3-4
1955-04-19
208Willie Jackson180debut
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
Jackson was floored twice in the 1st, and didn't come out for the 2nd round.
1955-02-28
206¾Bob Baker214½38 5 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ray Miller 2-7   judges: Leo Birnbaum 2-8, Bill Recht 5-10
Layne was knocked down in the 4th.
1955-01-18
209Kirby Seals1997 5 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:51
Seals was down once in the 5th, and three times in the 6th.
1954-12-12
207¾Heinz Neuhaus214¾32 2 4
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1954-11-16
209Bill Boatsman18223 6 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W DQ7/10
 W  
DQ
7/10
  
referee: Ken Shulsen
Boatsman was disqualified for excessive wrestling, and tackling Layne to the canvas. (Ogden Standard)
1954-10-18
206Willie Bean20840 20 5
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Rocky Marciano
Bean was knocked down in the 5th and 6th round.
1954-09-27
205Hans Friedrich19410 4 6
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Ken Shulsen
1954-08-30
208Chuck Woodworth18013 3 1
Outdoor Arena, West Jordan, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Inter-mountain Heavyweight Title
1954-07-29
208Derris Alle2131 1 0
Arena, West Jordan, Utah, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:48
1954-07-12
210Eddie Kobb235debut
West Jordan, Utah, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:16
1954-01-25
202Tommy Jackson194¼12 1 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:44   referee: Mark Conn
Layne was knocked down twice.
1953-09-08
190¼Earl Walls186½25 7 0
Fairgrounds Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Ray Flores
Layne was knocked down three times in the 6th
1953-07-03
206Earl Walls19224 7 0
Exhibition Grandstand, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:03   referee: Johnny Behr
Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title
1953-06-24
198Bill McClure20018 26 6
Ogden Stadium, Ogden, Utah, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1953-04-01
203Ezzard Charles187½80 8 1
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter 51-59   judges: Toby Irwin 51-59, Johnny Lotsey 50-61
Layne was knocked down once in the 6th, once in the 7th and once in the 10th.
1953-02-13
200Roland LaStarza19052 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 6-3   judges: Harold Barnes 4-5, Young Otto 4-6
1952-11-17
200Al Spaulding21221 21 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:03
1952-08-08
195Ezzard Charles19074 7 1
Ogden Stadium, Ogden, Utah, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
Dempsey scored the fight 2 rounds for Layne, 1 round for Charles and 7 even.
1952-05-19
198½Harry Matthews183½80 3 5
Pacific Livestock Pavilion, Portland, Oregon, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ralph Gruman   judges: Freddie SteeleEddie VolkRalph Gruman
1952-04-12
190Johnny Pretzie1989 11 0
Cedar City, Utah, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:30   referee: Ross Woosley
Pretzie was knocked down three times in the 3rd, and four times in the 4th.
1952-04-07
192½Bill Petersen21356 42 8
Aggie Fieldhouse, Logan, Utah, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:33   referee: Ken Shulsen
Peteren was knocked down three times.
1952-03-24
192Bill Petersen21356 41 8
Berthana Arena, Ogden, Utah, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jackie Burke 31-19
1952-02-07
199Willie James204¾11 2 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Danny Sears 92-99   judges: John Glynn 94-99, Joe Santoro 94-98
Layne was down in the 6th, 8th, and 9th rounds.
1952-01-28
196Bob Garner18642 40 4
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 0:52   referee: Ken Shulsen
1951-10-10
195Ezzard Charles18871 6 1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO11/12
 L 
TKO
11/12
  
referee: Buck McTiernan
Layne was saved by the bell at the count of nine in the 10th round and "was bleeding from the nose, mouth and a deep gash at the corner of his left eye when his handlers picked him up and carried him to his corner". The bout was stopped with him "helpless" after regaining his feet following another knockdown in the 11th round. (New York Times)
1951-07-12
193Rocky Marciano185½35 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
time: 0:35   referee: Mark Conn
Layne was a 9-5 favorite but a right to the temple put him down for the count.
1951-06-21
197Henry Hall17847 16 5
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1951-06-09
Dave Whitlock29 8 1
George Nelson Field House, Logan, Utah, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1951-05-28
194½O'Dell Riley197½19 19 5
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:46   referee: Julius Fidler
Riley was knocked down in the 2nd, 5th, before being floored for the count in the 6th.
1951-05-15
197Eddie Cameron18914 6 2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:08
1951-03-09
190½Bob Satterfield180½27 10 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:56   referee: Mark Conn
Layne was down for an eight count in the 1st from a right hand. Layne floored Sattefield hard with a left hook in the 8th. After Satterfield got up defenseless at the count of six, referee Mark Conn stopped the bout.
1951-02-26
193Bill Petersen21252 38 8
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:13   referee: Ken Shulsen
1951-02-09
196¼Cesar Silverio Brion19429 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Watson 4-5   judges: Harold Barnes 7-2, Frank Forbes 7-3
1951-01-15
195Bill Roberts21113 2 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W RTD8/10
 W  
RTD
8/10
  
Roberts was unable to answer the bell for the 9th round.
1950-11-24
192Jersey Joe Walcott20049 14 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-2   judges: Frank Forbes 6-3, Ben Grant 6-3
Walcott was a 4-1 favorite in this fight.
1950-10-23
193Andy Walker193½16 7 6
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1950-10-04
Dale Hall16 7 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1950-08-15
193½Turkey Thompson21155 12 2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1950-07-18
194Joe Kahut17950 12 6
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Ralph Gruman   judges: Eddie VolkPacky McFarland
Far West Heavyweight Title
1950-07-11
195Bob Blevins19316 7 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W RTD3/10
 W  
RTD
3/10
  
1950-06-26
194Jack Huber21721 13 5
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:06
1950-06-12
193½Bob Dunlap17618 4 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 1:11
1950-05-29
189Willis Parker1768 5 1
U.S.A.C. Stadium, Logan, Utah, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:28
1950-05-22
192Dave Whitlock17629 4 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Whitlock was knocked down in the 7th and 9th round.
1950-04-24
190Grant Butcher18412 3 2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Ablett 5-3   judges: Bob Hummel 8-1, Jack Williams 6-1
1950-03-16
183Dave Whitlock176½28 3 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1950-02-20
Dave Whitlock28 2 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ken Shulsen 5-4   judges: Bill Moran 5-4, Bob Hummel 4-3
1950-02-09
Bob Golden4 2 0
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-12-12
186Joe Sandell2055 5 2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:18   referee: Ken Shulsen
1949-11-21
188Sonny Orrock18916 24 6
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:40
Reported as Layne's 15th straight victory since turning pro.
1949-11-14
187Lloyd Gibson19236 5 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:46
Gibson was knocked down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 3rd round.
1949-10-04
186Ponce de Leon2057 3 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:15
1949-09-02
192½Willie McCoy175¾17 14 8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
time: 2:59   referee: Jimmy Wilson
1949-08-22
190Young Harry Wills19319 15 6
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:40
1949-08-18
190Gene Pearce18512 6 4
Midvale, Utah, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 0:57
1949-08-11
Lee Carter11 16 3
Salina, Utah, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1949-08-03
190Buddy Thomas18920 51 9
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:44
1949-07-21
185Lee Carter19011 14 3
Logan, Utah, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
1949-07-12
190Joe Williams1872 4 0
Derks Field, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:55
1949-06-21
190George Abinet1894 5 1
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:31
1949-06-10
Hank Thurman191½15 9 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-05-31
190Jim Watkins2161 1 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
time: 1:47
1949-05-23
190Jim Watkins2201 0 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
referee: Al Ablett
Watkins was knocked down three times.
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Win
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D
Draw
N
No Contest
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