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Yama Bahama

W L D
77 14 3
26 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 94
rounds 657
KOs 28%
 
global ID 11112
birth nameWilliam Horatio Butler Jr.
born 1933-02-16
death date2009-06-29 / age 76
debut1953-11-17 / age 20
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Bimini, Bahamas
birth place
Bimini, Bahamas

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1967-08-01
170Linnes Johnson163½12 11 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1967-05-27
165Bob Hall162debut
Cocoa Expo Stadium, Cocoa, Florida, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1967-05-05
Herman Scatterhawk Dixon22 23 5
Nassau, Bahamas
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1965-11-19
Josh Thomas5 12 5
Nassau, Bahamas
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-03-06
161Harry Monroe160debut
Bimini, Bahamas
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1962-08-18
158J C Ponder1602 0 0
Nassau, Bahamas
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1962-07-05
159Jimmy Mackey15219 14 3
Bimini, Bahamas
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-05-05
158Luis Manuel Rodriguez15144 2 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante
Bout stopped because of a cut over Bahama's left eye.
1962-01-09
158Donnie Carrano155½0 1 0
Bimini, Bahamas
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:04
1961-11-25
161Farid Salim16034 1 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 6-4   judges: Johnny Dran 8-2, Leo Birnbaum 5-5
1961-10-20
157Gaylord Barnes1514 17 0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1961-09-02
Ken Parker0 2 0
Bimini, Bahamas
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
1961-07-29
156Emile Griffith150¾24 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 5-6   judges: Artie Aidala 2-8, Tony Castellano 2-7
Kessler's scorecard was 4-4-2, but went to supplemental scoring.
1961-06-24
159Jose Gonzalez157½18 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-3   judges: Joe Armstrong 8-1, Frank Forbes 8-2
1961-06-02
Jimmy Robinson3 5 0
Nassau, Bahamas
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1961-05-06
158Joey Giambra15662 5 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 6-3   judges: Jack Gordon 6-3, Joe Eppy 5-4
1961-03-04
Giancarlo Garbelli67 7 9
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
According to The Ring, "Garbelli was deprived of a well-earned decision." (June 1961, page 58)
1961-02-17
154Bobby Shaw1530 7 1
Bahamas Boxing Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1961-01-16
156Ted Wright153½33 6 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny LoBianco 5-4   judges: Tony Rossi 5-5, Herman Singer 4-4
1960-12-20
Johnny Simmsdebut
Bimini, Bahamas
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
1960-11-16
150¾Luis Manuel Rodriguez147¾33 0 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Regan 94-94   judges: Carl Gardner 90-99, Gus Jacobson 94-97
(Poster) Bahama was knocked down in the third round.
1960-08-02
151Stan Harrington15335 7 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1960-05-24
156Victor Zalazar160¾19 4 1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1960-04-23
153Aman Peck15220 36 3
Bahamas Boxing Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1960-04-08
152Tony Necro15128 21 11
Auditorium, Bimini, Bahamas
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1960-03-04
157Victor Zalazar159¼18 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4   judges: Joe Eppy 4-6, Tony Rossi 5-6
1959-11-27
Georgia Kid14 15 4
Nassau, Bahamas
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1959-05-23
Andy Mayfield25 25 2
Bimini, Bahamas
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1959-05-16
Ray Sheppard4 9 7
Bimini, Bahamas
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1959-04-29
152½Phil Moyer151½13 1 1
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Volk 99-95   judges: Ralph Gruman 100-94, Andy Crabtree 100-94
1959-03-13
153½Wilf Greaves160¼27 10 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4   judges: Leo Birnbaum 8-2, Artie Aidala 7-3
1958-11-26
150Rudell Stitch145¾15 4 0
Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1958-10-07
156Jesse Bogart15322 15 2
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 0:32
1958-08-01
153Joe Miceli15357 31 7
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Palmer
Bahama was down twice in the 1st, Miceli was down in the 8th
1958-06-18
151¼Kid Gavilan150¾108 29 5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 98-94   judges: Stuart Winston 99-93, Eddie Thal 100-92
1958-05-02
151½Clarence Robinson1500 3 0
Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1958-04-18
151¾Ray Sheppard1534 1 4
Butler's Auditorium, Bimini, Bahamas
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-04-04
Aman Peck16 24 3
Bimini, Bahamas
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1957-12-09
152¾Arthur King150¾62 13 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1957-10-02
154Del Flanagan15385 14 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Sikora 49-43   judges: Frank Clark 50-42, Franklin Spike McAdams 47-46
1957-07-09
153½Deacon Washington1572 3 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Jimmy Peerless
1957-06-05
152Gil Turner15252 15 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Cy Gottfried 96-97   judges: Gus Jacobson 95-96, Stuart Winston 97-94
Turner was hospitalized following the bout for what the ring declared was a "blood swelling" on the forehead. Turner's manager George Katz alleged that the swelling came from a head-butt.
1957-03-29
149½Willie Kid Johnson15116 20 0
Garfunkel Field, Nassau, Bahamas
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Johnson was knocked down three times in the 1st round.
1957-02-01
153½Isaac Logart147½47 6 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 3-6   judges: Artie Aidala 2-7, Harold Barnes 4-5
1956-12-14
153Jimmy Martinez155¼77 26 9
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Parker
Scoring: 48-42, 48-42, 46-45
1956-10-26
153¼Tex Gonzalez15923 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:59   referee: Ruby Goldstein
1956-08-09
155Pat Lowry150½40 10 0
Memorial Stadium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
Scoring: 96-94, 94-90, 92-93. Bahama was originally annouced as the winner by split decision. After an angry fan demanded to see the scorecards and was thrown out of the arena, it was discovered that the 96-94 scorecard was incorrectly announced as 94-90 for Bahama.
1956-06-29
154½Gil Turner15550 12 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 5-4   judges: Joe Eppy 7-2, Nick Gamboli 7-2
1956-05-11
152½Hardy Smallwood15618 4 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 7-2   judges: Richie Fazio 6-4, Paul Cummins 5-4
1956-03-16
148½Jimmy Ford14621 14 5
Garfunkel Field, Nassau, Bahamas
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1956-02-25
149Carlo Sarlo14719 4 1
Civic Center, Lansing, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1956-01-12
153Leffie Walker1579 2 0
Flint, Michigan, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:29   referee: Billy Moore
Walker was knocked down twice in the sixth round and twice in the seventh round.
1955-12-26
150¾Giampaolo Melis14734 9 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 10-0   judges: Joe Agnello 10-0, Harold Barnes 10-0
1955-12-15
150Howard Calloway1582 5 1
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
time: 2:56   referee: Elmer Brissette
Calloway was a last minute substitute for Leffie Walker.
1955-11-29
154Major Woodson1524 4 0
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-10-04
151¼Gene Parker15147 8 4
State Fair Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
time: 1:31   referee: Johnny Weber
1955-09-13
153Hector Paralta1490 1 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
referee: Lou Jallos
1955-08-09
151½Jimmy Ford148¼19 9 5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-07-26
151Mickey Savage149½31 8 3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1955-06-30
144Battling Douglas139¾0 2 0
Bimini, Bahamas
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1955-06-14
153Abe Cruz1493 10 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
time: 1:54
1955-06-03
150½Frank Bombiani1508 6 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-05-13
150Mario Terry14910 13 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-04-15
150½Iggy Zotto15211 17 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-03-28
152½Mario Moreno14942 39 3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-03-04
152Iggy Zotto14811 16 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1955-01-11
149Alan Kennedy147¾15 3 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1954-12-28
151Jasper Hall148½0 1 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
Also reported as a 5-rounder
1954-12-17
150Leo Segar145½0 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-11-26
152Joe Lissy147½10 8 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-10-19
Jimmy Ford9 5 4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1954-09-21
149John L Perry1434 0 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-08-31
148¼Carlo Sarlo145½10 0 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1954-08-17
148½Don Oates151½3 10 1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/5
 W  
TKO
3/5
  
1954-07-20
147¼Bob Hoffman1423 1 0
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LKO1/6
 L 
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:57
1954-07-13
148Virgil Williams144¾debut
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1954-06-29
148Chuck Dillsworth1510 1 0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:58
1954-06-15
150Guido Picone1495 2 2
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-06-01
148¾Jimmy Ford1456 4 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1954-05-22
152Grady Pierce1583 3 1
Miami, Florida, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1954-05-11
156Larry Wells1530 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1954-04-20
Willie Jones3 0 0
Nassau, Bahamas
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1954-03-26
153Willie Brown150debut
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:20
1954-03-24
155Humphrey Humphries1471 3 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-03-19
157Eddie Donawa1650 1 0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Petey Sarron 38-38
1954-03-11
150Larry Wells150debut
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
 33-23
1954-03-02
155Jimmy Wilson155½4 14 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 0:52
1954-02-15
155Johnny Williams148debut
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1954-02-02
159Baldwin Deveaux1580 4 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1954-01-20
157½Baldwin Deveaux160½0 3 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-12-29
155Phil Brick151debut
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1953-12-15
152¼Humphrey Humphries1481 2 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1953-12-01
153Eddie Armstrong147debut
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1953-11-17
151Harry Lee Irwin145debut
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 1:45
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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