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Vince Martinez

W L D
69 8 0
36 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 77
rounds 498
KOs 47%
 
global ID 11110
born 1929-05-05
death date2003-01-29 / age 73
debut1949-03-09 / age 19
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach
69½″   /   177cm
residence
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
birth place
Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1961-05-08
152½Miguel Angel Aguero155½54 2 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Morris Goodman 6-4   judges: Tommy Dolan 6-4, Joe Agnello 5-7
Agnello scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Aguero in supplemental scoring.
1960-12-13
149Cecil Shorts14817 4 1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:46   referee: Jackie Davis
1960-10-15
148Enrique Esqueda14769 27 2
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1960-10-05
151Basil Campbell147½9 5 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-93   judges: Barry Pearlman 97-93, Stuart Winston 98-94
1960-08-26
149Bobby Shaw1500 6 1
Oakes Field Sports Center, Nassau, Bahamas
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:45
1960-08-02
149Frankie Belma154½8 3 4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:05   referee: Cy Gottfried
1960-06-11
150½Stefan Redl14825 6 1
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Rocky Marciano
Referee Rocky Marciano stopped the fight due to a badly cut and bruised left eye suffered by Redl. Martinez was in command from the start.
1960-04-07
152½Clem Florio159½7 5 1
Tampa, Florida, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:23   referee: Lee Sala
1959-12-03
153½Chico Vejar150½88 18 2
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Regan 97-94   judges: Joe Cassivant 97-95, Jerry Sherrard 95-96
1959-02-17
149Denny Moyer149½19 0 0
Centennial Exposition Pavilion, Portland, Oregon, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Volk 96-97   judges: Ralph Gruman 94-99, Andy Crabtree 93-98
1958-12-06
149Stefan Redl14820 2 0
Sussex Avenue Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-4
1958-06-06
146¾Virgil Akins146¾48 17 1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LTKO4/15
 L 
TKO
4/15
  
time: 0:52   referee: Harry Kessler
Vacant World Welterweight Title
Martinez down 5 times in 1st and twice in the 3rd and 4th rounds.
1958-05-06
148¾Armand Savoie144½55 30 5
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 0:48   referee: Joe Zapustas
1958-01-15
147Gil Turner145½55 15 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Pete Pantaleo 54-53   judges: Jim Mina 56-54, Nate Lopinson 55-55
Eliminator for Vacant World Welterweight Title
1957-11-16
148½Ramon Tiscareno147½57 12 4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:29   referee: Frankie Van
1957-09-11
149½Larry Baker14721 10 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Bernie Weismann
Bad cuts
1957-06-17
150¾Kid Gavilan147½105 26 5
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Paul Cavalier 7-3
1957-04-08
146¼Ralph Dupas141½64 8 5
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Giarusso 4-5   judges: Lucien Joubert 4-4, Phil Gaffney 3-6
Joubert gave the bout to Dupas on aggresiveness.
1957-02-26
149½Kid Gavilan148¾105 24 5
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joey Harrison 6-3
1957-01-14
156¼Pedro Antonio Jimenez159¼45 8 4
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
A bad cut on the forehead and between the eyes of Jimenez, forced the referee to stop the bout after the 6th round.
1956-11-10
149Don Williams15460 15 2
Auditorium, Bangor, Maine, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:30
Williams dropped 3 times in the second.
1956-10-30
149Jimmy Ford14823 18 6
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Regan 99-91   judges: Eddie Thal 99-90, Stuart Winston 100-88
1956-10-15
153½Rinzy Nocero158½28 7 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:04   referee: Ben Maculan
1956-06-16
146¾Tony DeMarco146¾49 7 1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy McCarron 93-96   judges: Joe Santoro 87-91, Jimmy McCarron 95-98
1956-05-08
148Dick Goldstein14830 11 4
Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1956-04-04
147½Miguel Diaz15046 10 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Diaz was knocked down twice. Scoring: 99-86, 99-89, 100-85
1956-02-27
150¾Giampaolo Melis15034 10 2
Auditorium, Bangor, Maine, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Melis was knocked down in the 4th
1955-12-29
151¼Peter Mueller15569 11 12
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:51   referee: Milt Goldstein
1955-12-01
149½Ernie Greer14624 24 11
Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:14   referee: Joey August
1955-11-23
148Chris Christensen149½27 7 2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-10-29
150Mario Terry144¾10 14 2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:20
1955-10-17
150½Lester Felton14959 13 3
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-09-10
150½Bob Provizzi15818 5 3
Hinchliffe Stadium, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Paul Cavalier
1955-06-24
151½Chico Varona15567 22 3
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 7-3   judges: Ted Sheils 8-1, Richie Fazio 7-2
Varona was knocked down in the 5th round.
1954-12-10
150Al Andrews15431 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 8-1   judges: Frank Forbes 8-1, Artie Aidala 7-2
1954-10-29
148½Carmine Fiore14747 17 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:32   referee: Harry Kessler
1954-07-01
146Art Aragon145½61 14 5
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 59-51   judges: Frankie Van 59-51, Reggie Gilmore 60-50
1954-05-26
148½Chuck Davey149½40 4 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
Davey was knocked down in the 1st, twice in the 3rd, and in the 6th. Davey did not answer the bell for the seventh round.
1954-05-06
151Harold Jones14460 24 6
Arena, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Jones was knocked down in the 1st and 9th rounds.
1954-03-15
149¼Ronnie Harper148¾27 32 5
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:07   referee: Johnny Martin
Bout stopped because a cut left eye that was effecting Harper's vision
1954-02-18
151Joey Bishop146½6 15 3
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1954-01-22
149¾Rocky Casillo15020 5 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein
Casillo was knocked down four times
1953-12-21
152Jimmy Bethea1474 5 1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
referee: Meyer Cohen
1953-11-20
149½Chico Vejar150½52 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Scalzo 6-4   judges: Frank Forbes 6-4, Artie Aidala 6-3
1953-10-02
153½Vinnie D'Andrea149¾20 7 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:58   referee: Petey Scalzo
1953-09-04
150Joey Bishop1446 12 3
High School Field, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Paul Cavalier
1953-08-20
152Billy Andy15224 29 3
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
time: 1:21
1953-05-22
146Danny Giovanelli144¾19 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-4   judges: Young Otto 4-6, Harold Barnes 4-5
Giovanelli was knocked down in the 8th.
1953-03-13
149½Chico Vejar152¼48 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 4-5   judges: Harold Barnes 4-5, Charley Shortell 4-5
1953-01-30
149½Carmine Fiore14537 13 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-2   judges: Harold Barnes 8-2, Frank Forbes 9-1
1952-12-26
148½Don Williams146½57 11 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:35   referee: Ruby Goldstein
1952-06-20
151Sammy Giuliani154¾25 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Giuliani was down in the 7th
1952-05-02
149½Tony Pellone14849 18 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:54   referee: Harry Kessler
1952-03-10
151½Sal DiMartino151¼37 5 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
time: 2:27   referee: George Walsh
DiMartino was down twice in the 6th
1952-01-28
149Mario Moreno147½41 32 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
time: 0:56
1951-11-27
146¾Carey Mace151¾71 16 12
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
Mace was knocked down prior to the end of the first round, with the count at nine when the bell rang. The Deputy Commission at ringside, stopped the bout and called the bout a 2nd round KO, even though no bell was rung for the 2nd round. (New York Times)
1951-10-16
149½Dick Cannady1467 13 2
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 2:12
1951-05-02
150Larry Gassa1539 15 0
Hungarian Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Gassa was knocked down once in the 2nd and 4th round.
1951-04-04
148Johnny (Red) DeFazio15046 15 6
Hungarian Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
1951-03-24
150Eddie Holtz145½19 18 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 1:26
1951-03-09
150Larry Gassa1519 14 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 2:04
1950-10-10
146Jack Randolph146½5 12 1
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Martinez registered four knockdowns, TR1250
1950-02-28
146¾Joe Mullins14810 2 0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1950-02-24
145Lou Felice146½8 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:29
1949-11-11
143Sammy LaRotta1489 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-10-25
144½Frank Fisher14814 11 2
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-10-05
145Sammy LaRotta1468 1 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 2:13
1949-09-24
147James Suber1516 9 2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-09-15
147Artie Diamond1472 0 0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-09-01
144Frank Randolph147debut
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1949-07-07
144½Frankie Navedo1483 0 0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-06-13
143Ralph Giordano1409 1 0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-06-09
144¾James Burgos149¾2 4 2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-05-09
143Herbie Brown1400 2 0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1949-05-02
143Otis Edwards1454 14 1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-03-30
146Sonny Johnson143debut
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1949-03-09
145Joe Lucarelli1500 1 0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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Draw
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No Contest
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