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Yvon Durelle

W L D
88 24 2
49 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 115
rounds 823
KOs 43%
 
global ID 12488
aliasThe Fighting Fisherman
born 1929-10-14
death date2007-01-06 / age 77
debut1948-07-28 / age 18
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
reach
70″   /   178cm
residence
Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
birth place
Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1964-12-06
199Jean-Claude Roy180debut
Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1963-03-24
Phonse LaSaga15 4 0
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1963-02-25
199Cecil Gray1869 4 1
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 2:53
1960-09-15
194Paul Wright18125 6 0
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1960-06-22
John Armstrongdebut
Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1960-06-15
Ray Batey6 4 4
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W DQ9/10
 W  
DQ
9/10
  
1960-05-26
198Emile Dupre205debut
Brewer, Maine, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1959-11-17
186¼George Chuvalo21016 3 1
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LKO12/12
 L 
KO
12/12
  
time: 1:01
Canada heavyweight title
Durelle was down once in the 1st and 9th, twice in the 10th, and again for the count in the 12th.
1959-10-23
190Young Beau Jack17818 6 0
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
The bout was stopped after Durelle, cut over the left eye and bleeding from the nose, put Jack down for the third time in the round. (San Francisco Chronicle).
1959-09-28
186Charlie Jones204½5 6 0
Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ross McNaughton   judges: Camile Angers 47-45, Claude Faugy 48-44, Joe Lippe 47-46
1959-09-15
190Al Anderson1856 16 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:45
1959-08-12
173Archie Moore174¼175 21 9
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LKO3/15
 L 
KO
3/15
  
time: 2:52   referee: Jack Sharkey   judges: Leon Germain 8-10, Johnny Gow 8-10, Rene Ouimet 9-9
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
World Light Heavyweight Title
Durelle was knocked down four times in the 3rd.
1959-05-12
175Teddy Burns176½debut
General Carter State Armory , Caribou, Maine, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:16
1958-12-10
172Archie Moore173¾173 21 9
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LKO11/15
 L 
KO
11/15
  
time: 0:49   referee: Jack Sharkey   judges: Rene Ouimet 45-46, Harry Shulman 42-44, Leon Germain 42-44
World Light Heavyweight Title
Moore down three times in first, once in fifth. Gets up puts Durelle down four times for win.
1958-10-02
183½Louis Jones189½0 4 0
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 2:45
Ring Jan 1959 p58
1958-08-28
184Freddie Mack170½11 9 0
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-07-16
173½Mike Holt16931 6 0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W RTD8/15
 W  
RTD
8/15
  
referee: Maxie Berger   judges: Bobby Leitham 36-37, Johnny Gow 34-36, Rene Ouimet 32-37
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
Holt did not come out for the 9th round. Durelle down for no count in round 8, Holt down for a count of 7 in round 3.
1958-05-21
178½Germinal Ballarin171½45 8 6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Leo Fisher   judges: Leon Germain 50-41, Rene Ouimet 48-43, Harry Shulman 48-43
1958-03-14
176Tony Anthony173¾31 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
time: 0:31   referee: Ruby Goldstein
1958-01-31
175¼Clarence Hinnant171½40 11 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:46   referee: Harry Kessler   judges: Joe Agnello 4-2, Harold Barnes 3-3, Harry Kessler 4-2
Durelle led on Barnes card, via supplemental scoring.
1957-12-11
174¾Jerry Luedee17223 6 1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mel Manning 96-95   judges: Bob Diaz 98-92, John Branch 97-95
1957-11-22
Mario Nini1 7 0
Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1957-11-07
179¾Floyd McCoy172½5 2 0
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:40
1957-09-25
177¼Willi Besmanoff18937 8 7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tom Briscoe 47-44   judges: Jack Aspery 56-45, Ed Wagonlander 38-37
1957-08-29
177Tim Jones173½15 8 4
Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:15
1957-08-15
175Guenter Balzer17315 17 10
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 0:53
1957-06-14
176½Tony Anthony174½31 4 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Handler 41-1   judges: Barney Plotnik 39-43, Malcolm Rouse 40-39
Durelle knocked down in 6th
1957-05-30
174Gordon Wallace16632 14 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
time: 2:17   referee: Eddie Lansdale
Canada light heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
1957-05-16
179Leo Johnson17613 10 2
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:05
1957-04-22
174½Angelo DeFendis17318 2 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ebbets 5-4   judges: Tony Castellano 8-6, Al Singer 5-5
Durelle was down in the 1st, DeFendis was down in the 4th. Castellano scored the bout 4-4-2 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1957-03-25
175Clarence Floyd1677 3 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:14   referee: Johnny LoBianco
Floyd substituted on 1 day's notice for Angelo DeFendis
1957-02-19
181¾Clarence Hinnant176½38 10 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Bill Regan   judges: Fred AaronsonGus Jacobson
Durelle was stopped on cuts.
1956-10-27
177Bobby King17521 6 0
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:50
1956-10-04
179Chubby Wright18733 41 5
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1956-09-20
179Gary Garafola18515 7 2
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:10
1956-09-06
180Wilfred Picot17414 2 1
Lord Beaverbrook Rink, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Picot unable to continue due to broken hand.
1956-08-16
180Alvin Williams17550 14 6
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1956-07-19
177Wilfred Picot17014 1 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:59
1956-06-19
Arthur Howard27 7 2
Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1956-05-19
165Jerome Richardson173½14 11 1
King's Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-11-28
173Artie Towne168½84 12 1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
LDQ7/10
 L 
DQ
7/10
  
referee: Eugene Henderson
Durelle was disqualified in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round fight by referee Eugene Henderson on charges of using a rabbit punch
1955-10-18
173¼Yolande Pompey169½29 2 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
Durelle down twice in 7th before the KO.
1955-09-03
169Jimmy Slade17729 15 5
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
1955-07-28
170Billy Fifield17034 12 2
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 1:10
Canada light heavyweight title
1955-06-23
170Floyd Patterson17021 1 0
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
LRTD5/10
 L 
RTD
5/10
  
Durelle did not answer the bell for round six.
1955-06-16
175Jimmy Garcia1658 13 2
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:31
1955-05-24
171½Ron Barton171½16 0 0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LDQ3/10
 L 
DQ
3/10
  
1954-12-10
Art Henri16 29 2
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1954-11-12
167Gerhard Hecht17446 5 6
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1954-09-27
167Gordon Wallace16426 11 1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
Canada light heavyweight title
1954-08-25
166Bob Isler17027 26 5
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-07-26
166½Paul Andrews17525 3 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:06
1954-07-07
166Doug Harper17028 6 3
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
Canada light heavyweight title
1954-06-23
Jerome Richardson11 8 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1954-06-09
170Sampson Powell17032 7 1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1954-06-04
168Charley Chase1624 2 1
Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1954-05-24
170Billy Fifield16834 11 2
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 1:28
1954-05-05
170Waddell Hanna16925 5 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1954-02-15
171Floyd Patterson1679 0 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
referee: Abe Simon 2-5   judges: Joe Eppy 3-5, Leo Birnbaum 3-5
Simon took the 8th round away from Patterson, due to a rabbit punch.
1954-01-27
171Doug Harper171¼26 6 2
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
judges: Tom Kenny 6-4, Bob Robinett 4-5, Bob Selkirk 4-4
Canada light heavyweight title
Durelle was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1953-11-17
169½Doug Harper172½25 6 2
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
 3-5 3-5 4-3
Canada light heavyweight title
1953-10-15
170Gordon Wallace16923 6 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
Canada light heavyweight title
1953-09-30
165Al Winn16529 18 1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1953-09-24
170Melvin Wade16930 10 6
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 1:08
1953-09-07
168Gordon Wallace16823 5 1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
vacant Canada light heavyweight title
1953-08-26
162Wilfredo Miro15950 12 4
Sinclair Arena, Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:15
1953-08-20
Curtis Wade15 8 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1953-08-02
169Archie Hannigan18011 3 1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:37
Claim Maritime light-heavyweight title
1953-07-20
168Joey Greco16014 17 3
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1953-06-25
161Curtis Wade15915 7 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1953-06-19
159Harry Poulton15821 10 2
Memorial Rink, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
Canada middleweight title
1953-05-20
160Tony Amato16219 14 2
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 0:44
1953-05-04
160George Ross15942 4 1
Glace Bay Forum, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
W TKO12/12
 W  
TKO
12/12
  
time: 1:10
vacant Canada middleweight title
1952-10-09
Jimmy Nolan33 5 1
Stampede Corral, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
judges: Charlie Phillips 7-2, Tom Kenny 8-2, Art Pollitt 9-0
1952-09-24
159Hurley Sanders15828 20 4
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1952-06-25
Hurley Sanders27 20 4
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1952-05-21
160Eddie Zastre16715 7 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1951-07-12
159½Cobey McCluskey16313 5 4
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
McCluskey suffered a broken hand
1951-06-20
159½Arnold Fleiger15819 10 3
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:35
1951-06-05
159Cobey McCluskey16413 5 4
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
NNC9/10
 N 
NC
9/10
  
referee: Gus Longaphie
1951-05-23
159½Bob Stecher15839 5 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1950-12-10
Tiger Warrington35 12 1
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Reported as a “startling win” over the Canadian Light Heavyweight Champion (Montreal Gazette)
1950-11-05
161Alvin Upshaw16011 12 1
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1950-10-22
Cobey McCluskey159¾10 5 4
Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1950-08-25
Al Couture60 40 13
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1950-08-19
161½Ossie Farrell16214 4 3
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1950-08-14
Cobey McCluskey9 5 4
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1950-07-01
Tiger Warrington34 11 1
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1950-06-18
160Coot O'Rea1691 1 0
Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:10
1950-05-23
160Alvin Upshaw17011 11 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:34
1950-01-26
Bernie Durelledebut
Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/0
 W  
TKO
8/0
  
TR May 1950. Confirmed by Michel Gladu of IBRO.Bernie was a brother of Yvon who probably only had this fight.
1950-01-20
160Roy Wouters159¼17 10 2
Armory, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1949-11-25
160Eddie Hamilton162debut
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:13
1949-11-11
160Bob Stecher157½21 0 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1949-10-26
158Ossie Farrell158½12 2 3
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:20
Billed as being for Eastern Canadian Middleweight Title
1949-10-12
158Bernard McCluskey16018 6 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:32
Billed as being for Eastern Canadian Middleweight Title
1949-09-18
162Pat Davis1660 3 1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:49
1949-08-26
Bill McLaughlin7 3 1
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-08-07
158Kid Wolfe1656 19 4
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-07-20
Billy Landry25 18 6
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Date unknown - July 7th is approximate
1949-07-15
Cobey McCluskey3 4 2
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-07-06
153Jimmy Mooney15110 8 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
Captured N.B. middleweight title with an eight-round unanimous decision
1949-06-12
Cobey McCluskey3 3 2
Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-05-30
148Joseph Tynes1442 1 1
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:30
1949-05-17
Manuel Leekdebut
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
time: 1:46
1949-04-20
Harry Poulton4 5 0
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-03-23
145Harry Poulton1393 4 0
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-02-25
146Crosley Irvine1425 15 0
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 1:32
1949-02-02
Al Batten0 1 0
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
time: 1:20
1948-12-07
144Billy Snowball1364 1 2
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada
LDQ4/6
 L 
DQ
4/6
  
1948-12-03
144Al Batten150debut
Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1948-11-11
145Percy Richards1420 1 0
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1948-09-13
142Al Fraser1420 2 0
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1948-08-25
146Al Fraser1420 1 0
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1948-07-28
148Sonny Ramsay145debut
Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:24
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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