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Bob Baker

W L D
51 16 1
20 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 68
rounds 541
KOs 29%
 
global ID 12475
born 1926-10-26
death date2002-04-23 / age 75
debut1949-04-21 / age 22
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1959-10-20
218Frankie Daniels19034 17 3
Palisades, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1959-02-16
218Billy Hunter188¼14 5 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 3-6   judges: Leo Birnbaum 3-7, Ray Kozak 5-6
Kozak scored the bout 5-5 on a rounds basis, but favored Hunter 6-5 in the supplemental scoring.
1958-11-30
217Alfredo Zuany19821 1 0
Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1958-09-30
220Waban Thomas1958 2 0
Memorial Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1958-07-09
224Dick Richardson20224 7 2
Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Hart
1958-06-20
218Mike DeJohn201½34 4 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Palmer 3-6   judges: Dick Albino 3-6, Harold McGrath 3-7
1957-12-10
220Dick Richardson20222 5 2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-10-29
223Neal Welch21513 20 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-09-09
219½George Chuvalo21312 1 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-07-24
214Eddie Machen19621 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Walter Brightmore 40-50   judges: John Bray 36-49, Jim McManus 40-50
1957-04-30
220Roy Harris19420 0 0
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Webb 93-96   judges: Joe Lott 92-97, Bill Cornelius 96-96
Harris down in 4th
1957-04-01
214¼Willi Besmanoff194½36 6 7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 4-5   judges: Bert Grant 4-5, Nat Cooper 4-5
1957-03-18
217Jeff Dyer201½18 6 1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-02-11
211Toxie Hall199½13 13 4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-01-11
214Harold Carter19121 2 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 1-8   judges: Jack Gordon 1-8, Bill Recht 2-8
1956-09-26
213½Tommy Jackson19527 5 1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Ernie Sesto 7-4   judges: Al Grayber 4-6, George Lupinacci 4-8
1956-05-09
211John Holman20626 11 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 119-114   judges: Eddie Thal 117-114, Stuart Winston 117-112
Billed as an Eliminator for the Vacant World Heavyweight Title
1956-02-03
214½Tommy Jackson194½25 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 4-5   judges: Jack Gordon 4-5, Joe Agnello 5-5
1955-12-07
213½Nino Valdes20733 10 3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony LaBranch 97-95   judges: Herb Williams 99-91, Charley Bill 98-92
1955-11-15
218J.D. Reed1984 6 1
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-08-24
210½Rex Layne202½49 12 3
West Jordan Park, West Jordan, Utah, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-07-18
214½Rex Layne21049 11 3
West Jordan Park, West Jordan, Utah, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Max Baer 5-4   judges: James J. Braddock 4-3, Teddy Brenner 4-3
1955-03-25
209¼Julio Mederos190¼17 7 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 9-0   judges: Artie Aidala 8-1, Jack Gordon 8-1
1955-02-28
214½Rex Layne206¾48 10 3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ray Miller 7-2   judges: Leo Birnbaum 8-2, Bill Recht 10-5
Layne was knocked down in the 4th.
1955-02-09
219¼Willie James207¾19 5 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1954-12-17
211Coley Wallace201½21 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 8-2   judges: Harold Barnes 8-2, Bert Grant 7-2
1954-11-05
211Jimmy Slade179½28 10 5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Zach Clayton 6-3   judges: Paul Spilley 6-2, Billy Yancey 7-2
1954-10-01
213Coley Wallace20321 3 0
Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony LaBranch 96-90   judges: Charley Bill 95-87, Herb Williams 94-91
1954-09-02
218Toxie Hall193½10 10 3
Memorial Stadium, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan   judges: Al GrayberArt Tarzan McGivern
1954-07-30
217Embrel Davidson20531 4 0
Heidelberg Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:11
Davidson was floored three times and the fight was stopped.
1954-05-24
206Joe Baksi23661 8 3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Simon 7-2   judges: Bill Recht 7-2, Leo Birnbaum 7-3
1954-03-09
209Archie Moore190¼143 19 8
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:08   referee: Petey Sarron
1953-12-21
211½Clarence Henry184½33 4 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 2-7   judges: Charley ShortellAmerico Schiavone 2-8
1953-11-24
223Charley Doc Williams19347 16 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ernie Sesto 7-3   judges: George Lupinacci 6-4, Bob Brownlee 5-4
1953-07-01
214Bob Satterfield180½30 14 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:32   referee: Frank Gilmer
1953-05-21
227Nino Valdes21121 7 3
Radio Center Arena, Huntington, West Virginia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1953-02-16
210¾Cesar Silverio Brion200½39 8 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Joseph 8-2   judges: Charlie RosenJimmy Riley
Brion was knocked down three times.
1953-01-12
216¾Billy Gilliam207¼28 13 2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Teddy Martin 4-6   judges: Jack O'Sullivan 5-3, Americo Schiavone 6-5
Schiavone scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1952-12-15
216Billy Gilliam209¾27 13 2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 3-6   judges: Charley Shortell 3-6, Artie Aidala 5-4
1952-12-02
221Billy Gilliam20927 12 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Mike Hogan   judges: Frankie PortoBuck Styperk
1952-10-28
229Billy Gilliam21027 11 2
Flamingo Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan
1951-11-23
212Clarence Henry18428 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
time: 2:14
1951-11-13
215Kid Riviera22627 9 1
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1951-11-05
217Jimmy Bivins18678 21 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan   judges: Bob BrownleeI.D. Goodridge
Bivins was knocked down for a one-count in the 2nd round.
1951-10-15
223¼Billy Gilliam21121 8 2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:55
1951-09-10
216Dale Hall20118 7 5
Heidelberg Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Ernie Sesto
1951-08-13
225Omelio Agramonte19246 14 0
Heidelberg Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Agramonte was down eight times
1951-07-03
224Omelio Agramonte19046 13 0
Heidelberg Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Ernie Sesto   judges: Bill RobinsonBob Brown
1951-04-13
216½Elkins Brothers190½27 5 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 7-3   judges: Jack Gordon 7-3, Bill Healy 8-2
1951-04-02
224Levi Bryant2148 0 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:56   referee: Buck McTiernan
1950-12-04
210Abel Cestac22239 9 2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1950-07-25
204Sid Peaks22433 13 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan 7-3   judges: George Brownlee 7-3, Red Robinson 9-1
1950-07-11
202Bill Weinberg21042 20 5
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:29   referee: Buck McTiernan
1950-05-29
202Sid Peaks22133 12 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:55   referee: Ernie Sesto
Baker was floored for the first time in his career, for a seven-count in round one and for a three-count in the second. Peaks was down twice in the fifth before the referee stopped the fight.
1950-04-24
202Rusty Payne18245 16 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1950-03-14
197Johnny Flynn20646 30 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 0:43
1950-01-19
196Henry Jones18414 19 3
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:41
1949-12-28
202Marty Marshall1825 2 1
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO8/8
 W  
KO
8/8
  
1949-12-12
195Walter Hafer19619 17 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:41   referee: Freddie Mastrean
1949-10-27
195Grady Welch1919 8 1
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 2:28
1949-10-18
197Pedro Bradley19714 6 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1949-09-26
200Pedro Bradley19114 5 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1949-09-12
206Joe Modzele18316 3 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
referee: Buck McTiernan
1949-08-29
205Willie Champion2050 4 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 1:32
1949-08-22
210Ben Skelton8 7 0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-05-18
199Bob Golden1854 0 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 2:42   referee: Ernie Sesto
1949-05-11
201Jim Fulton201debut
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1949-04-21
198Ray Bassett217debut
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
referee: Freddie Mastrean
This was the professional debut of Baker.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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