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Willie Toweel

W L D
46 6 2
23 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 54
rounds 437
KOs 43%
 
global ID 11384
birth nameWilliam Toweel
born 1934-04-06
debut1953-05-09 / age 19
divisionbantamweight
residence
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
birth place
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1960-10-22
144Emile Griffith147½20 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Al Berl 1-6   judges: Charlie Rosen 1-6, Artie Aidala 2-6
1960-09-17
Jannie Botes12 1 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LDQ9/12
 L 
DQ
9/12
  
South African welterweight title
1960-08-27
143½Benny Nieuwenhuizen144½34 9 2
Market Hall, Welkom, Free State, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Wilf Lubbe
vacant South African welterweight title
1960-07-16
145¼Fred Tiedt1448 2 2
Icedrome, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1960-04-16
Julio Silvo1 3 1
Icedrome, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1959-12-07
146Wally Swift14717 3 1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1959-11-20
139¼Len Matthews136½21 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ebbets 5-4   judges: Artie Aidala 6-3, Ray Kozak 5-9
1959-10-03
142¾Paddy Graham146¾30 12 1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1959-05-12
135Dave Charnley133¼30 5 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LKO10/15
 L 
KO
10/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1959-03-21
136¼Johnny van Rensburg135¾27 6 3
Raylton Sports Ground, Harare (Salisbury), Zimbabwe
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1959-02-24
Guy Gracia41 15 5
Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-11-19
Tony Garcia5 1 0
Goodwood Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Edgar Lipsett
1958-04-23
136Guy Gracia13538 15 4
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Eugene Henderson
1958-03-25
136Fernand Nollet134¼27 3 10
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-01-14
135Orlando Zulueta135¼66 31 11
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ike Powell
1957-11-30
135Al Nevarez13632 5 3
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Toweel was knocked down in the 10th round.
1957-11-05
136Jose Hernandez13434 7 4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1957-10-08
137Jimmy Carter13777 23 9
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-09-18
137¼Mario Calcaterra1389 10 8
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-09-06
136½Bobby Ros134¼27 11 6
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-08-15
Billy Spider Kelly51 11 1
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-07-09
133¼Dave Charnley133½23 2 1
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Ike Powell
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1957-05-11
Franco Rosini15 7 2
Roan Mine Club, Luanshya, Zambia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-02-14
134Johnny van Rensburg13514 3 3
Green Point Track, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W RTD4/15
 W  
RTD
4/15
  
referee: Edgar Lipsett
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-12-01
Richie Howard67 22 4
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1956-11-10
134¼Richie Howard134½67 21 4
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1956-10-06
134½Georges DeVos13511 11 3
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
1956-08-11
Johnny van Rensburg14 2 2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-06-16
134¾Johnny van Rensburg134½14 1 2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: A.L.(Les) Griffiths
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-05-12
Tienie Pretorius2 4 0
Roan Mine Club, Luanshya, Zambia
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1956-03-19
129½Hubert Essakow126¾9 0 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO11/12
 W  
KO
11/12
  
referee: Al Griffiths
Toweel overweight for SA Featherweight Title defence and forfeits title. Essakow dies of injuries sustained in this fight
1955-12-10
132½Johnny van Rensburg133¼13 0 2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LRTD9/15
 L 
RTD
9/15
  
referee: Wilf Lubbe
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1955-11-19
Albert Mueller22 23 19
Davies Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1955-09-03
117¾Robert Cohen117¾36 1 2
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Wilf Lubbe
World Bantamweight Title
Toweel floored four times in this bout--he was knocked down three times in the second round, twice for counts of three, and once for a no count. Toweel was floored once more for a short count in the tenth round.
1955-05-23
124Tino Cardinale12417 54 22
City Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1955-04-23
Henry Bruyns6 2 2
Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
South African featherweight title
1955-04-09
126Willie van der Merwe120½3 3 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1955-03-14
124Jean Bichot12719 10 0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-02-07
122Louis Klopper1263 1 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W RTD7/12
 W  
RTD
7/12
  
South African featherweight title
1954-12-13
119½Jerry Jooste1124 2 0
Raylton Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury), Zimbabwe
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1954-11-06
120½Andre Valignat12052 7 7
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-10-02
118½Pappy Gault121¼59 10 2
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-09-02
122½Gerry Britz1245 0 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
1954-06-30
122½Denny Dawson124½53 31 7
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1954-05-22
123Tony Lombard125¾35 22 1
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
vacant South African featherweight title
1954-05-08
122¾Gary Gordon123¾9 1 0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1954-03-09
119Jackie O'Connor115½3 2 0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO7/12
 W  
KO
7/12
  
referee: John Ingram
South African bantamweight title
1953-10-26
117¼Matthew Raaff114¾5 0 0
Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
referee: G. Kirsch
vacant South African bantamweight title
1953-10-03
121½Jerry Jooste118½1 0 0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W RTD3/8
 W  
RTD
3/8
  
1953-08-29
118Kalla Persson11814 9 0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
vacant South African - Transvaal (White) bantamweight title
1953-08-05
Bokkie Grobbler4 2 0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1953-07-24
122¾Billy Lamberton124¾7 12 3
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-06-13
119½Tiny Corbett116¼10 9 2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1953-05-09
119½Jackie O'Connor118¼1 0 0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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