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Henry Hank

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


bouts 96
rounds 690
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

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1972-08-07
178Andy Kendall17638 8 7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
The card had three professional bouts and three amateur bouts.
1970-03-11
180Charley Green18011 6 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Walsh 2-8   judges: Tony Castellano 2-8, Al Berl 2-8
Hank was knocked down in the tenth round.
1969-12-16
178Hal Carroll18021 2 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Milicich 1-7   judges: Joe Palmer 1-8, Tony DeSalvo 2-7
1969-08-08
178Terry Lee17611 6 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Downey 6-2   judges: Leonard Morrow 8-1, Fred Apostoli 6-1
1969-06-17
179½Mark Tessman181½27 1 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1968-12-04
173Mark Tessman17323 0 0
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Lew Eskin
Fight stopped due to severly cut eyelid.
1968-10-24
Willie McMillan10 3 1
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1968-09-11
175Manny Quinney17514 2 1
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1968-04-16
176Mark Tessman176½18 0 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ernie Taylor
1967-10-16
163Eddie Jones1738 6 0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
judges: Dick Fehler 43-49, Harold Buck 43-49, Mike Petrovich 41-50
1967-09-27
176Leslie Borden19015 12 2
Shrine Auditorium, Billings, Montana, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:17
1967-04-15
182Roger Rouse173½32 5 3
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: George Chuvalo 93-99   judges: Billy McFarland 93-100, James R. Shea 94-99
1966-12-12
176Herschel Jacobs17320 13 2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Lucien Joubert 2-8   judges: Herman Dutreix 1-8, Eddie Brown 3-7
1966-09-13
Marion Conner20 6 1
Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Zale 54-46   judges: Wallace Bailey 46-54, Jim Manos 47-53
1965-07-26
174Bob Foster17020 3 0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Pete Giarusso 1-9   judges: Roland Brown 0-10, Herman Dutreix 1-10
1965-04-05
176Roger Rouse172½25 4 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bob Mitchell 7-2   judges: Leonard Morrow 6-0, Rudy Ortega 6-3
Rouse was knocked down in the 6th round.
1964-12-11
175½Bob Foster176½16 3 0
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Paddy Mills
Referee decided Hank was not in condition to continue after being dropped in the 9th round and called the bout to an end.
1964-08-21
174Johnny Persol172½12 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4   judges: Tony Rossi 5-5, Tony Castellano 5-5
1963-12-06
172Harold Johnson17669 9 0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Tomasco 42-49   judges: Dave Beloff 41-50, Jim Weston 44-48
1963-10-29
175Eddie Cotton172½46 14 1
Flint Arena, Flint, Michigan, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Jack Stein 140-146   judges: T. Ray Johnson 147-148, Francis Shepherd 140-146
Michigan Version of World Light Heavyweight Title
1963-07-20
Ed Zaremba15 0 1
Jackson County Farigrounds, Jackson, Michigan, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
USA Michigan State light heavyweight title
Zaremba was knocked down in the 9th round. 2 minute rounds
1963-03-25
174Dick Young16814 1 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:54   referee: Rudy Ortega
Young was knocked down twice, with Ortega stopping it after the 2nd knockdown.
1963-02-11
174Sixto Rodriguez17427 10 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Downey 8-4   judges: Elmer Costa 4-5, Rudy Ortega 4-3
Rodriguez was knocked down in the 10th round.
1962-11-24
170¾Mauro Mina170½41 2 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 3-6   judges: Bill Recht 3-5, Artie Aidala 6-4
1962-09-01
165¾Jimmy Ellis16211 1 0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 47-45 47-46 47-44
1962-06-14
163¾John McCormack16432 4 0
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Frank Wilson
1962-03-31
158¾Dick Tiger16044 14 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 0-10   judges: Leo Birnbaum 0-9, Bill Recht 1-8
1962-03-07
166¾Allan Harmon16825 7 4
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
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.
1962-01-30
163½Joey Giardello16486 23 8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Sweeney 45-46   judges: Nate Lopinson 44-47, Jim Mina 46-46
1962 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1962-01-10
169Allan Harmon172½25 7 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1961-12-15
168Chic Calderwood17430 1 1
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 49-44 50-41 47-43
Calderwood was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1961-10-23
166Jerry Luedee17428 12 2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:03
1961-08-21
164Franz Szuzina16548 21 15
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tom Briscoe
1961-07-10
161¾Joey Giardello159¾84 22 7
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1961-03-29
164Clarence Alford16316 8 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Freddie Adams
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.
1960-11-19
160¼Gene Armstrong158¾18 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 4-5   judges: Frank Forbes 3-6, Nick Gamboli 1-8
1960-10-21
162½Randy Sandy156½23 18 2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Handler 49-40 49-42 44-43
1960-09-29
159Hank Casey15925 3 5
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Vern Bybee 3-4   judges: Matt Zidich 2-5, Jack Silver 4-5
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.
1960-09-14
162Jesse Smith158½29 6 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frank Sikora 44-42   judges: Franklin Spike McAdams 45-47, Bill Doty 50-50
Smith was knocked down in the 10th, with less than 30 seconds left in the bout.
1960-08-03
161Rudy Ellis157½17 4 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:30
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.
1960-07-11
159½Hank Casey160¾25 2 5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Roland Brown 6-3   judges: Battling Ferdie 6-3, Eddie Brown 5-3
1960-06-30
158Victor Zalazar160¼19 5 1
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:11
1960-05-16
160½Hank Casey15824 2 5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Brown 4-5   judges: Battling Ferdie 4-6, Roland Brown 3-6
1960-04-25
163Rory Calhoun16343 9 2
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Vern Bybee
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.
1960-02-17
162½Sixto Rodriguez165½23 2 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:41   referee: Bernie Weismann
Hank suffered a broken hand.
1960-01-27
165Jesse Bowdry17326 4 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Frank Sikora
Bowdry was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 6th.
1959-12-07
165¼Jesse Bowdry174¼26 3 0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:51
1959-10-26
162½George Benton160½37 5 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1959-10-12
160¼Holly Mims158¼49 19 6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Battling Ferdie 8-4   judges: Al Grayber 10-2, Warren Aubrey 6-6
1959-09-07
159Neal Rivers16243 11 2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO4/12
 W  
KO
4/12
  
time: 2:10
Rivers was down in the 2nd and the 4th, for the count.
1959-08-10
159¼Holly Mims154½48 19 6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Adams 3-6   judges: Battling Ferdie 4-6, Warren Aubrey 6-4
1959-07-13
159¼Neal Rivers160¾43 10 2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Roland Brown
1959-06-15
160½Willie Vaughn15946 21 11
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
referee: Roland Brown
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.
1959-04-13
165Charley Joseph160¼52 10 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:44   referee: Freddie Adams
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.
1959-03-23
156Charley Joseph15851 10 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Adams 6-3   judges: Ernie Cojoe 4-5, Charles Dabney 4-5
1959-03-03
157Jimmy Beecham15525 8 2
Exhibition Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
Hank scored a flash knockdown in the eighth.
1959-02-03
George Boddie15 11 5
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1958-12-15
Ernest Burford17 4 0
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1958-11-25
161Ernest Burford153½16 4 0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1958-11-05
Sherman Williams18 24 2
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO8/8
 W  
KO
8/8
  
1958-09-17
161Charlie Glover16113 7 1
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 2:42
1958-09-08
Leffie Walker10 9 1
Wismer Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
Walker was on the receiving end of some entertaining exchanges. Midway through the sixth round Walker had enough and Hank scored a knockout.
1958-08-23
157¾Charley Cotton155½41 21 3
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
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)
1958-07-12
158¾Joe Fusco157¾18 11 1
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Johnny Weber
1958-05-28
157Rudy Ellis16010 1 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
Hank scores sensational knockout over previously undefeated Ellis.
1958-04-26
159Sherman Williams16518 19 2
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
1958-03-22
163¼George Boddie163¼15 10 5
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
time: 0:59
Hank scored a fast knockout when he connected with a beautiful left hook to the chin.
1958-02-22
157Charley Cotton16041 19 3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
"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)
1957-06-15
Leffie Walker10 8 1
St. Joseph Field House, Bay City, Michigan, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1956-09-18
152Charley Cotton15239 11 1
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Ousky 45-49   judges: George Graff 44-49, Edward J. Hagerty 40-48
1956-07-31
Chuck Craig5 0 1
CKLW-TV Studio, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:00
1956-04-28
Leffie Walker9 3 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1956-03-28
155½Rudy Gwin1495 1 1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
1955-07-28
160Bob Stecher16447 15 2
Warren, Ohio, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1955-05-31
158¼Gordon Wallace160½27 13 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LSD6/6
 L 
SD
6/6
  
1955-03-08
Lloyd Triplett22 5 4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Triplett scored a clean cut decision.
1955-03-05
Leffie Walker2 1 0
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1955-02-15
159½Chuck Coleman16314 5 3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
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.
1954-10-26
149¼Virgil Akins15324 13 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
Hank was down in the 1st and 3rd rounds, both for nine counts.
1954-10-07
156Jesse Gray16211 17 3
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1954-08-19
157Larry Boaz152½3 0 0
Veterans Memorial Park, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Boaz was unable to answer the bell for the 6th.
1954-08-03
153¼Gene Poirier153¾5 0 2
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 2:33
1954-07-20
156Larue Harvey161½11 2 2
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1954-07-13
152½Henry Bronko156½8 1 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
time: 1:46
1954-05-27
Ernest Mosley4 2 1
Marsh Field, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1954-04-26
155½Larue Harvey159¼8 2 2
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LSD4/4
 L 
SD
4/4
  
1954-03-18
155Larue Harvey1607 1 2
Pruden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Hank utilized a sticking left jab and rocking overhand rights to punch out a good victory over his fellow prospect.
1954-01-25
Bob Jacksondebut
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1954-01-11
156Rudy Gwin158debut
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1953-12-31
156Tommy Darrough155¾16 11 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Hank never gave his more experienced foe a chance to get started as he won going away, rocking Darrough numerous times.
1953-12-08
Howard Calloway2 2 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
The bell saved Calloway from being stopped for the second time as Hank socked his way to another exciting win.
1953-10-20
Howard Calloway1 1 0
Pruden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1953-09-29
149Jed Black14720 1 0
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
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.
1953-04-02
157¾Bob Wilson165½0 1 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 2:32
Hank battered the former Toledo Golden Glove champion into a helpless condition of the third round.
1953-03-12
150Earl Batie1502 0 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:21
1953-02-26
150Del Monroedebut
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
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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Win
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Draw
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No Contest
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