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Henry Hank

W L D
62 30 4
40 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 96 rating
rounds 690 ranking
KOs 42%
 
global ID 10851
birth nameJoseph Harrison
aliasJusuf Salaam
born 1935-02-09
death date2004-07-02 / age 69
debut1953-02-26 / age 18
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach
75″   /   191cm
residence
Detroit, Michigan, USA
birth place
Greenville, Mississippi, USA

Career Record

96 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
178Andy Kendall
38
8
7
176
 L 
UD10/10
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
The card had three professional bouts and three amateur bouts.
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180Charley Green
11
6
0
180
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Hank was knocked down in the tenth round.
referee: Tommy Walsh 2-8   judge: Tony Castellano 2-8, Al Berl 2-8
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178Hal Carroll
21
2
0
180
 L 
UD10/10
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
referee: Jack Milicich 1-7   judge: Joe Palmer 1-8, Tony DeSalvo 2-7
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178Terry Lee
11
6
3
176
 W  
UD10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
referee: Jack Downey 6-2   judge: Leonard Morrow 8-1, Fred Apostoli 6-1
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179½Mark Tessman
27
1
0
181½
 L 
UD10/10
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
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173Mark Tessman
23
0
0
173
 W  
TKO6/10
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Fight stopped due to severly cut eyelid.
referee: Lew Eskin
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Willie McMillan
10
3
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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175Manny Quinney
14
2
1
175
 W  
TKO7/10
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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176Mark Tessman
18
0
0
176½
 L 
UD10/10
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
referee: Ernie Taylor
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163Eddie Jones
8
6
0
173
 L 
UD10/10
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
judge: Dick Fehler 43-49, Harold Buck 43-49, Mike Petrovich 41-50
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176Leslie Borden
15
12
2
190
 W  
KO4/10
Shrine Auditorium, Billings, Montana, USA
time: 2:17
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182Roger Rouse
32
5
3
173½
 L 
UD10/10
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USA
referee: George Chuvalo 93-99   judge: Billy McFarland 93-100, James R. Shea 94-99
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176Herschel Jacobs
20
13
2
173
 L 
UD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Lucien Joubert 2-8   judge: Herman Dutreix 1-8, Eddie Brown 3-7
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Marion Conner
20
6
1
 L 
SD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA
referee: Tony Zale 54-46   judge: Wallace Bailey 46-54, Jim Manos 47-53
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174Bob Foster
20
3
0
170
 L 
UD12/12
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Pete Giarusso 1-9   judge: Roland Brown 0-10, Herman Dutreix 1-10
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176Roger Rouse
25
4
2
172½
 W  
UD10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
Rouse was knocked down in the 6th round.
referee: Bob Mitchell 7-2   judge: Leonard Morrow 6-0, Rudy Ortega 6-3
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175½Bob Foster
16
3
0
176½
 L 
TKO9/10
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Referee decided Hank was not in condition to continue after being dropped in the 9th round and called the bout to an end.
referee: Paddy Mills
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174Johnny Persol
12
1
0
172½
 D 
MD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4   judge: Tony Rossi 5-5, Tony Castellano 5-5
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172Harold Johnson
69
9
0
176
 L 
UD10/10
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Pete Tomasco 42-49   judge: Dave Beloff 41-50, Jim Weston 44-48
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175Eddie Cotton
46
14
1
172½
 L 
UD15/15
Flint Arena, Flint, Michigan, USA
Michigan Version of World Light Heavyweight Title
referee: Jack Stein 140-146   judge: T. Ray Johnson 147-148, Francis Shepherd 140-146
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Ed Zaremba
15
0
1
 W  
UD12/12
Jackson County Farigrounds, Jackson, Michigan, USA
USA Michigan State light heavyweight title
Zaremba was knocked down in the 9th round. 2 minute rounds
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174Dick Young
14
1
0
168
 W  
TKO1/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
Young was knocked down twice, with Ortega stopping it after the 2nd knockdown.
time: 1:54   referee: Rudy Ortega
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174Sixto Rodriguez
27
10
2
174
 W  
SD10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
Rodriguez was knocked down in the 10th round.
referee: Jack Downey 8-4   judge: Elmer Costa 4-5, Rudy Ortega 4-3
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170¾Mauro Mina
41
2
2
170½
 L 
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 3-6   judge: Bill Recht 3-5, Artie Aidala 6-4
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165¾Jimmy Ellis
11
1
0
162
 W  
UD10/10
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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163¾John McCormack
32
4
0
164
 L 
PTS8/8
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
referee: Frank Wilson
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158¾Dick Tiger
44
14
2
160
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 0-10   judge: Leo Birnbaum 0-9, Bill Recht 1-8
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166¾Allan Harmon
25
7
4
168
 W  
TKO7/10
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank cut Harmon over the right eye in the first round and piled up a good lead before the fight was stopped in the 7th.
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163½Joey Giardello
87
23
8
164
 L 
MD10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1962 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
referee: Joe Sweeney 45-46   judge: Nate Lopinson 44-47, Jim Mina 46-46
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169Allan Harmon
25
7
3
172½
 D 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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168Chic Calderwood
30
1
1
174
 W  
UD10/10
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Calderwood was knocked down in the 3rd round.
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166Jerry Luedee
28
12
2
174
 W  
TKO7/10
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
time: 1:03
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164Franz Szuzina
48
21
15
165
 W  
UD10/10
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
referee: Tom Briscoe
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161¾Joey Giardello
85
22
7
159¾
 W  
UD10/10
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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164Clarence Alford
16
8
1
163
 W  
TKO7/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Alford got off to a good lead after 5 rounds against ring-rusty Hank. However, once Hank found the target it was curtains for Alford.
Hank dropped Alford with a right hand in the 7th. When Alford got to his feet he was in no shape to continue and Referee Adams halted the fight.
time: 2:45   referee: Freddie Adams
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160¼Gene Armstrong
18
2
1
158¾
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Al Berl 4-5   judge: Frank Forbes 3-6, Nick Gamboli 1-8
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162½Randy Sandy
23
18
2
156½
 W  
UD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
referee: Lou Handler 49-40
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159Hank Casey
25
3
5
159
 L 
UD10/10
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
Hank got off to a slow start and Casey took the play away with flicking lefts and sharp rights. Hank made his best showing in the 10th when he began to score heavily to the body and head. But it was too little, too late.
referee: Vern Bybee 3-4   judge: Matt Zidich 2-5, Jack Silver 4-5
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162Jesse Smith
29
6
3
158½
 D 
PTS10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Smith was knocked down in the 10th, with less than 30 seconds left in the bout.
referee: Frank Sikora 44-42   judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 45-47, Bill Doty 50-50
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161Rudy Ellis
17
4
1
157½
 W  
KO1/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
After a couple of minutes of sparring had taken place, Ellis left a big wide hole in his defense. Quick as a cat Hank landed a potent left hook to the stomack and followed with an even more powerful right to the chin and the fight was over.
time: 2:30
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159½Hank Casey
25
2
5
160¾
 W  
UD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Roland Brown 6-3   judge: Battling Ferdie 6-3, Eddie Brown 5-3
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158Victor Zalazar
19
5
1
160¼
 W  
KO4/10
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
time: 2:11
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160½Hank Casey
24
2
5
158
 L 
UD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Eddie Brown 4-5   judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6, Roland Brown 3-6
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163Rory Calhoun
43
9
2
163
 W  
TKO2/10
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
Calhoun was knocked down in the 1st, and again in the 2nd. Calhoun was on his feet before the count of 10, but in no shape to continue.
time: 2:50   referee: Vern Bybee
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162½Sixto Rodriguez
23
2
2
165½
 W  
TKO6/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hank suffered a broken hand.
time: 2:41   referee: Bernie Weismann
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165Jesse Bowdry
26
4
0
173
 W  
TKO6/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bowdry was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 6th.
time: 2:45   referee: Frank Sikora
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165¼Jesse Bowdry
26
3
0
174¼
 W  
TKO10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
time: 1:51
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162½George Benton
37
5
1
160½
 W  
UD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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160¼Holly Mims
49
19
6
158¼
 W  
MD12/12
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Battling Ferdie 8-4   judge: Al Grayber 10-2, Warren Aubrey 6-6
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159Neal Rivers
43
11
2
162
 W  
KO4/12
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Rivers was down in the 2nd and the 4th, for the count.
time: 2:10
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159¼Holly Mims
48
19
6
154½
 L 
SD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Freddie Adams 3-6   judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6, Warren Aubrey 6-4
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159¼Neal Rivers
43
10
2
160¾
 W  
TKO10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
time: 2:40   referee: Roland Brown
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160½Willie Vaughn
46
21
11
159
 W  
KO10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Coming into the tenth round, Vaughn had won every round except one. But a terrific hook from Hank caught Willie on the jaw just after the last round started and he could not beat the count.
referee: Roland Brown
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165Charley Joseph
52
10
1
160¼
 W  
TKO6/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Joseph took a "terrific pasting" from Hank. Referee Adams stopped the fight when Joseph, bewildered from the heavy pummelling, turned his back on Hank while walking toward his corner.
time: 2:44   referee: Freddie Adams
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156Charley Joseph
51
10
1
158
 L 
SD10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Freddie Adams 6-3   judge: Ernie Cojoe 4-5, Charles Dabney 4-5
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157Jimmy Beecham
25
8
2
155
 W  
SD10/10
Exhibition Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Hank scored a flash knockdown in the eighth.
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George Boddie
15
11
5
 W  
KO3/10
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Ernest Burford
17
4
0
 W  
UD10/10
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
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161Ernest Burford
16
4
0
153½
 L 
PTS10/10
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Sherman Williams
18
24
2
 W  
KO8/8
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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161Charlie Glover
13
7
1
161
 W  
KO1/8
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
time: 2:42
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Leffie Walker
10
9
1
 W  
KO6/10
Wismer Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Walker was on the receiving end of some entertaining exchanges. Midway through the sixth round Walker had enough and Hank scored a knockout.
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157¾Charley Cotton
41
21
3
155½
 W  
TKO9/10
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Cotton was down for a count in round two but Hank fought only about 30 seconds of each round and the fight went along. In the eighth round Cotton caught Hank with a right and had him wobbling at the bell. "However, Cotton was not allowed to come out for the ninth round because of a cut inside of his mouth which had been bleeding throughout the match." (The Ring, November 1958, page 65)
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158¾Joe Fusco
18
11
1
157¾
 W  
TKO3/10
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
referee: Johnny Weber
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157Rudy Ellis
10
1
1
160
 W  
KO4/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hank scores sensational knockout over previously undefeated Ellis.
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159Sherman Williams
18
19
2
165
 W  
TKO1/8
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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163¼George Boddie
15
10
5
163¼
 W  
KO3/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank scored a fast knockout when he connected with a beautiful left hook to the chin.
time: 0:59
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157Charley Cotton
41
19
3
160
 W  
PTS8/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
"Hank more than avenged a defeat suffered at the hands of Cotton seventeen months ago, when he gave the once prominent veteran a sound trouncing." (The Ring, May 1958, page 64)
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Leffie Walker
10
8
1
 W  
PTS8/8
St. Joseph Field House, Bay City, Michigan, USA
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152Charley Cotton
39
11
1
152
 L 
UD10/10
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
referee: Tony Ousky 45-49   judge: George Graff 44-49, Edward J. Hagerty 40-48
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Chuck Craig
5
0
1
 W  
KO2/10
CKLW-TV Studio, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
time: 2:00
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Leffie Walker
9
3
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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155½Rudy Gwin
5
1
1
149
 W  
TKO4/8
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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160Bob Stecher
47
15
2
164
 W  
TKO3/6
Warren, Ohio, USA
 W  
TKO
3/6

Warren, Ohio, USA
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Gordon Wallace
27
13
1
 L 
SD6/6
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Lloyd Triplett
22
5
4
 L 
PTS6/6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Triplett scored a clean cut decision.
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Leffie Walker
2
1
0
 L 
PTS6/6
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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159½Chuck Coleman
14
5
3
163
 W  
KO2/6
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
What shaped up as an even affair, ended with a loud thud. Hank dropped Coleman with a sweet left hook in the first and twice in the second to score an impressive clean-cut knockout.
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149¼Virgil Akins
24
13
0
153
 L 
UD8/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank was down in the 1st and 3rd rounds, both for nine counts.
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156Jesse Gray
11
17
3
162
 W  
TKO3/6
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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157Larry Boaz
3
0
0
152½
 W  
TKO6/6
Veterans Memorial Park, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Boaz was unable to answer the bell for the 6th.
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153¼Gene Poirier
5
0
2
153¾
 W  
KO1/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
time: 2:33
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156Larue Harvey
11
2
2
161½
 W  
PTS6/6
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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152½Henry Bronko
8
1
1
156½
 W  
KO5/8
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
time: 1:46
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Ernest Mosley
4
2
1
 W  
KO3/6
Marsh Field, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
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155½Larue Harvey
8
2
2
159¼
 L 
SD4/4
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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155Larue Harvey
7
1
2
160
 W  
PTS6/6
Pruden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Hank utilized a sticking left jab and rocking overhand rights to punch out a good victory over his fellow prospect.
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Bob Jacksondebut
 W  
TKO3/4
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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156Rudy Gwindebut
158
 D 
PTS4/4
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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156Tommy Darrough
16
11
1
155¾
 W  
PTS6/6
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank never gave his more experienced foe a chance to get started as he won going away, rocking Darrough numerous times.
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Howard Calloway
2
2
0
 W  
PTS4/4
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
The bell saved Calloway from being stopped for the second time as Hank socked his way to another exciting win.
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Howard Calloway
1
1
0
 W  
TKO3/6
Pruden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USA
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149Jed Black
20
1
0
147
 L 
PTS6/6
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
18 year-old Hank gave a good account of himself in only his 4th pro start to the highly publicized Jed Black. Hank took the fight on short notice.
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157¾Bob Wilson
0
1
1
165½
 W  
TKO3/4
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank battered the former Toledo Golden Glove champion into a helpless condition of the third round.
time: 2:32
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150Earl Batie
2
0
1
150
 W  
KO1/4
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
time: 1:21
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150Del Monroedebut
 W  
KO1/4
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hank made an impressive pro debut that sent the fans away talking with a 3 knockdown KO over his fellow townsman.
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