close 
Please wait...

Joe Brown

W L D
116 47 14
52 KOs 11 KOs
last 6


bouts 180
rounds 1430
KOs 29%
 
global ID 12672
birth nameJoseph Brown
aliasOld Bones
born 1926-05-18
death date1997-12-04 / age 71
debut1941-12-05 / age 15
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach
68″   /   173cm
residence
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
birth place
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1970-08-24
138Dave Oropeza14320 1 0
Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Sparks
1970-04-24
136Ramon Flores1424 4 0
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1969-08-12
135½Steve Freeman13826 4 2
Houston, Texas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1968-11-06
137½Chucho Garcia14167 11 2
Sports Palace, Beaumont, Texas, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Paul Prejean
1968-09-10
137½Ricardo Medrano14223 4 4
Sports Palace, Beaumont, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1968-06-08
134Chango Carmona13226 5 1
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Cesar Arroyo
1968-04-23
140½Vic Graffio14134 8 1
Beaumont, Texas, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
Southern Junior Welterweight Title
1967-12-23
137½Nat Jackson13532 19 0
Pensacola, Florida, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Fritz Ard
1967-09-11
139Benito Juarez14330 26 4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1967-08-01
138Percy Pugh14426 12 0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Herman Dutreix 3-7   judges: Maxie Docusen 4-6, Lucien Joubert 4-5
1967-06-26
139Joe Barrientes13814 7 4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Lucien Joubert 5-5   judges: Freddie Adams 5-3, Herman Dutreix 6-3
1967-06-16
139¾Blackie Zamora137¾25 10 2
Teamsters Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Al Hull
1966-08-27
141Rodwell LeKay1435 0 1
Praça de Touros Monumental, Maputo, Mozambique
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1966-07-30
142Joe N'Gidi14651 7 1
Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1966-06-25
140¼Joe N'Gidi144½50 7 1
Curries Fountain, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1966-06-04
138Enoch Nhlapo137½58 6 2
Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1966-05-14
141½Josiah Nakedi14211 8 0
Bochabela Arena, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1966-04-15
133Jarmo Bergloef1359 2 4
Helsinki, Finland
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1966-03-11
137¾Bruno Arcari137¾8 1 0
Roma, Lazio, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1965-11-13
134Frankie Narvaez13325 3 1
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1965-10-02
136Mario Rossito13844 8 4
Barranquilla, Colombia
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1965-08-26
135Antonio Herrera13231 3 5
Cali, Colombia
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1965-06-30
136½Blackie Zamora13522 4 2
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1965-05-18
138Joey Olguin135½20 4 0
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
 2-7 2-5
1965-03-09
138Vic Andreetti13837 5 3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Benny Caplan
1965-02-27
139¾Joe N'Gidi146¾43 6 1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1965-02-09
136½Levi Madi130¾35 6 5
Green Point Track, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1964-12-19
137Joas Kangaroo Maoto138½27 11 0
Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1964-11-21
134¼Levi Madi134¼35 5 5
Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Wilf Garforth
1964-10-03
136½Percy Hayles13621 10 6
National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1964-09-14
135Hector Diaz13617 7 5
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Bill Engel
1964-08-25
134½Ricardo Medrano13513 0 4
Austin, Texas, USA
LDQ10/10
 L 
DQ
10/10
  
referee: Mel Barker
1964-06-21
Esteban Santamaria14 7 3
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Servio Tulio Lay 98-95   judges: Carlos Quintero 98-96, Joscelyn Evering 95-96
1964-05-25
137Paul Armstead13941 11 1
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter 0-8   judges: Jack Silver 1-8, Jack Downey 0-10
1964-05-05
138½Tony Perez141½18 11 0
San Jose, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
 7-3
Perez was knocked down in the fourth round.
1964-04-28
138Paul Armstead13740 11 1
Sacramento, California, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Mario Duccini 3-4   judges: Fred BottaroLuis Gonzales 3-2
1964-04-02
138Manuel Gonzalez14428 12 6
Odessa, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1963-11-11
136¼Carlos Hernandez13632 3 3
Maracaibo, Venezuela
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
Brown was knocked down once in the first round.
1963-09-14
138Pedro Galasso13934 15 12
Auditório da TV-Excelsior, Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
The bout was halted because of cuts to Galasso's mouth and eye. This was the first card held at Auditório da TV-Excelsior, which was the former Cinema Astória.
1963-08-10
134¾Nicolino Locche134¾40 1 7
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
 193-200 195-200 189-200
1963-06-22
134¼Alfredo Urbina13235 11 3
Arena Coliseo, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1963-05-21
136Joey Lopes13756 24 6
Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1963-04-20
136Manuel Alvarez13976 10 17
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1963-02-25
134¼Dave Charnley136¼45 9 1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Frank Wilson
1963-01-22
137Tony Noriega14011 10 3
City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:48
1962-08-24
138Luis Molina138¾20 1 0
Municipal Stadium, San Jose, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1962-04-21
134¾Carlos Ortiz134¾35 4 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Frankie Van 60-74   judges: Bud Traynor 58-74, Dave Zeno 66-74
WBA World lightweight title
1961-10-28
135Bert Somodio13517 5 1
Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arch Hindman 74-62 71-65 71-65
World Lightweight Title
Somodio down once in Round 5 and Round 11.
1961-04-18
134Dave Charnley134½38 6 1
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Tommy Little
World Lightweight Title
1961 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1961-03-07
138Joey Parks13812 10 3
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ernie Taylor 98-96   judges: Jimmy Webb 99-91, Maxie Ross 99-82
1960-12-07
136¾Giordano Campari135¼48 4 4
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Brown was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1960-10-28
134½Cisco Andrade133½44 6 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Lee Grossman 12-3   judges: Tommy Hart 14-1, George Latka 13-3
World Lightweight Title
1960-10-04
136Battling Torres13934 2 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:24
1960-08-25
136¼Harlow Irwin1384 2 1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Johnny Stanton
Fight stopped on cuts. Attendance: 1,706. Gate:$5,255.50
1960-03-21
136½Ray Portilla14122 29 5
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
Bout was stopped after Brown said he could not continue due to severe pain on his left side. It was revealed later that Brown suffered two seperated ribs.
1959-12-14
139Joey Parks136½10 6 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Brown 7-0
Scores: 7-2-1, 7-2-1, 9-1 all for Brown.
1959-12-02
134Dave Charnley133¾33 5 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO6/15
 W  
TKO
6/15
  
referee: Jimmy Webb
World Lightweight Title
A cut over Charnley's right eye forced the stoppage, between the 5th and 6th rounds.
1959-09-25
139Joey Parks134½10 6 1
State Fair Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Brown was floored in the 10th.
1959-09-09
140½Gale Kerwin14128 8 1
Columbus, Ohio, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:50   referee: Jack Dempsey
The referee stopped the bout due to a bad cut over Kerwin's left eye. Kerwin was knocked down in the 2nd.
1959-08-27
138½Santiago Ramirez136¾11 5 3
Memorial Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Freddie Adams
1959-06-03
132Paolo Rosi13431 4 1
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
referee: Charley Reynolds 71-74   judges: Harry Volkman 77-75, Norvel Lee 75-75
World Lightweight Title
Bout was stopped due to several cuts suffered by Rosi. According to Nat Fleischer (The Ring, August 1959, pp. 12-13, the fight was scored as even on the official cards when the referee stopped the fight because of Rosi's cuts.
1959-02-11
134Johnny Busso13535 7 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Jimmy Webb 148-141   judges: Bill Cornelius 149-140, Ernie Taylor 147-138
World Lightweight Title
Busso was knocked down in the 9th.
1958-11-05
140½Johnny Busso139¾34 7 1
Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Cy Gottfried 95-97   judges: Fred Aaronson 93-97, Carl Gardner 94-98
1958-07-23
134¼Kenny Lane134¼53 5 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Ernie Taylor 143-142   judges: Jimmy Webb 145-141, Bill Cornelius 144-143
World Lightweight Title
1958-05-07
134Ralph Dupas13470 8 6
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 2:12   referee: Jimmy Webb
World Lightweight Title
Dupas went down 3 times in the 8th.
1958-02-26
136¾Orlando Echevarria136¼47 18 6
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:50
1958-01-24
137½Ernie Williams136½21 3 1
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:17   referee: Ray Bowen 34-38   judges: Joe Bunsa 37-40, Charley Buck 38-39
Bout stopped on a cut over Williams left brow. Williams led on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
1957-12-04
133½Joey Lopes133½43 13 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 1:50   referee: Joey White 45-45   judges: Jim McManus 46-44, John Bray 47-44
World Lightweight Title
Lopes was knocked down in the 7th and twice in the 11th.
1957-11-12
140Kid Centella138¾22 17 1
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jim West 100-92   judges: Ernie Taylor 96-92, Joe Lott 97-91
1957-08-21
139Joey Lopes136½42 13 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Joey White 46-46   judges: Harold Marovitz 45-49, Franklin Spike McAdams 47-47
1957-07-30
139½Gilberto Holguin14216 7 4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Holguin was a late replacement for Ray Portilla
1957-06-19
134½Orlando Zulueta13465 27 11
Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO15/15
 W  
TKO
15/15
  
referee: Ray Keech
World Lightweight Title
Zulueta was knocked down in the 13th and 15th rounds.
1957-03-12
135½Armand Savoie136¾52 25 5
Houston, Texas, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Webb 99-88   judges: Bill Cornelius 100-91, Joe Lott 95-96
1957-02-13
134Wallace Bud Smith13431 17 6
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 100-91   judges: Stuart Winston 99-92, Eddie Thal 100-91
World Lightweight Title
1956-08-24
133Wallace Bud Smith134½31 16 6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Roland Brown 12-3   judges: Charles Dabney 9-3, Freddie Adams 6-7
World Lightweight Title
Smith was knocked down twice in the 14th.
1956-06-05
136Eddie Brant14029 23 8
Sportatorium, Beaumont, Texas, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1956-05-02
139Wallace Bud Smith143½31 15 6
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Webb 100-88   judges: Joe Lott 98-92, Bill Cornelius 99-92
1956-02-06
136Arthur Persley13850 6 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 0:50   referee: Roland Brown
1955-12-13
Ray Portilla17 7 2
Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1955-11-08
135Ray Riojas13415 1 1
City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USA
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
Riojas failed to answer the bell for the eight round
1955-10-31
137¼Jimmy Hackney137½16 3 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Roland Brown 5-4   judges: Freddie Adams 4-5, Eddie Brown 6-2
1955-08-01
135Arthur Persley13549 5 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Roland Brown
1955-06-16
137Nat Jackson13227 7 0
Colon City, Panama
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1955-03-20
138Tony Armenteros19 10 3
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-03-06
137Bobby Rosado146½48 20 2
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-01-30
138Tito Despaigne145¾32 16 6
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1955-01-18
137Tony Armenteros140½19 9 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1954-12-29
136Tony Armenteros14118 9 3
Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1954-09-28
138¼Carl Coates134¾21 8 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Roland Brown 5-3   judges: Freddie Adams 3-5, Eddie Brown 4-5
1954-08-31
135¼Nat Jackson13319 5 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1954-07-25
136Wilfredo Brown13813 3 1
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:35   referee: Colon Al Brown
1954-06-20
133Federico Plummer13334 4 2
Arena de Colon, Colon City, Panama
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Servio Tulio Lay
1954-03-24
135¼Isaac Logart14429 3 5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-02-08
134¾Charlie 'Petey' Smith139¾45 32 6
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LDQ6/0
 L 
DQ
6/0
  
referee: Bill Lynch
1953-12-29
136Cliff Dyes14834 7 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1953-06-09
137¼Luther Rawlings146¼32 12 4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1953-04-22
135Orlando Zulueta133¾46 17 8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-4   judges: Eddie Leonard 4-4, Bill Ellis 5-4
1953-01-07
138Joey Greenwood14410 3 2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1952-12-10
137Don Bowman13454 13 3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:30   referee: Rocky Marciano
Cleveland Plain Dealer 11 December 1952
1952-10-10
134½George Araujo132½45 2 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:24   referee: Ray Miller
1952-08-22
136¾Jimmy Taylor1457 2 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
The official cards were 6-2-2 for Brown, 4-3-3 for Brown, and 4-3-3 for Taylor. Every round was closely fought.
1952-07-18
136Marshall Clayton138¼13 4 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W RTD8/10
 W  
RTD
8/10
  
1952-07-11
138Melvin Bartholomew147½29 31 10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1952-06-10
135½Jerry Turner1321 0 0
Tampa, Florida, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1952-03-28
137½Calvin Smith14124 8 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Eddie Brown
1952-03-14
137½Walter Haines14531 13 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1952-02-15
138½Walter Haines144½30 13 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1952-02-04
141Walter Haines14530 13 0
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1951-12-06
137¼Virgil Akins13818 7 0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1951-09-28
137Stonewall Jackson13531 11 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Jackson suffered a fractured jaw in round four and the fight was stopped between rounds. Brown outclassed the clownish Jackson.
1951-08-31
134Tommy Campbell137½45 12 6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:35
1951-07-06
135Virgil Akins138¾16 6 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1951-05-25
136½Virgil Akins13615 5 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1951-05-11
139½Honeychile Johnson143¾37 15 6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1951-04-27
136Lester Felton14145 6 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1951-04-13
133Teddy Davis12841 39 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
"Despite the fact that Brown was awarded the unanimous decision, Davis made a fine showing, conceding weight, height and reach to Brown." (The Ring, July 1951, page 53)
1951-03-19
137½Baby Neff Ortiz136½17 4 3
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:59
Ortiz was also knocked down before the bell to end the 1st round.
1951-02-20
136½Tommy Campbell13739 11 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 55-55   judges: Dynamite Jackson 53-58, Jack McDonald 55-56
1950-12-15
138Bernie Hall14127 9 4
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
1950-11-27
138¾Irvin Steen146½36 12 5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NNC10/12
 N 
NC
10/12
  
referee: Bill Henneberry
1950-10-30
139Charley Williams14558 23 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 2:10
Attendance about 8000.
1950-09-22
136½Jack Hassen136¾30 4 0
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO8/12
 W  
KO
8/12
  
referee: Terry Reilly
Attendance about 10000. Both earned 1000 pounds each.
1950-06-16
134¾John L. Davis134¾27 14 1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore 53-58   judges: Frank Rustich 53-57, Jack McDonald 53-57
1950-02-22
Dave Marsh39 14 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1950-02-06
137Danny Womber142½13 3 4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1950-01-20
Milton Scott7 3 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1949-12-05
136½Isaac Jenkins145½13 16 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-07-01
133¼Charley Milan136½27 17 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). This fight has not appeared previously in Brown's record.
1949-06-06
137¼Willie Russell137¼66 29 2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-05-27
135Leroy Willis13730 14 4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-05-23
137½John LaBroi14317 2 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1949-05-10
135Hugh Sublett12 13 1
Palais Royale, South Bend, Indiana, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Tony Zale
1949-04-25
141Joe Sgro14813 3 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-03-28
139Luther Rawlings14014 4 3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-03-22
140Booker T Ellis14426 19 4
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-01-21
Loisel Isadore3 2 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1948-12-03
136¼Johnny Bratton139½30 12 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:58
1948-10-31
136½Arthur Persley132½5 0 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1948-10-26
140Frankie Cockrell1428 4 1
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Ted Hinton
1948-10-01
135½Freddie Dawson137½59 7 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Dawson floored Brown three times.
1948-07-25
130Luther Burgess126½22 4 2
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1948-05-07
135¾Bobby McQuillar13732 6 1
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1948-02-29
134¾Bobby McQuillar134¾30 6 0
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1947-12-15
134Joey Bagnato13643 21 2
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:55   referee: Billy Burke
1947-11-10
134½Arthur King132½12 3 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LSD8/8
 L 
SD
8/8
  
King down in the 2nd round.
1947-10-21
136½Arthur King13312 2 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1947-10-06
138¾Ernie Butler14723 8 1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1947-09-24
138¼Danny Robinson142¼22 13 2
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1947-08-06
130Danny Webb134½30 9 0
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-07-23
126Freddie Latson12616 3 0
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-07-04
137¼Melvin Bartholomew141½22 21 7
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1947-05-18
137¾Leonard Caesar137¾35 16 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W DQ10/10
 W  
DQ
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Brown
1947-05-02
136Sandy Saddler13162 4 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LRTD2/10
 L 
RTD
2/10
  
1947-04-18
137½Jimmy Carter136½21 3 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-03-28
140¼Melvin Bartholomew143½20 20 7
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1947-03-07
142½Buster Tyler14329 10 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Brown dropped in the 8th round.
1946-12-20
139½Junius West1384 1 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1946-10-18
139Bob Weatherly1428 3 1
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-07-26
139Buster Tyler13923 6 0
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Both fighters were floored in this bout.
1946-06-28
138Midget Jones13717 5 0
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Brown did not fight Herbie (Biff) Jones, as shown here previously. His actual opponent was Herbert (Midget) Jones.
1946-05-03
Arthur Ross6 5 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1946-04-05
140½Francis Adams143¼0 8 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1946-03-29
136Leonard Caesar13521 9 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-03-22
141½Leonard Caesar13721 9 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1946-01-20
142½Johnny Monroe1503 29 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1946-01-13
143Leonard Caesar13818 9 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
1945-07-09
139Melvin Bartholomew14212 10 7
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
1943-09-03
133Leonard Caesar1321 2 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1943-08-01
134½Leonard Caesar131¾1 1 0
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1943-04-19
Charles Wright2 1 1
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). This is another previously unknown fight for the future lightweight champion, Joe Brown.
1943-04-02
Richard Germaine3 2 0
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
NND0/0
 N 
ND
0/0
  
Scheduled; result not known.
1943-03-26
Midget Jones12 3 0
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
A new Joe Brown bout found through researching the New Orleans Times-Picayune by Deepak Nahar.
1943-02-19
135Kenneth Hurst137¾1 0 0
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1943-01-24
Richard Germaine3 1 0
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
A new Joe Brown bout found through researching the New Orleans Times-Picayune by Deepak Nahar.
1943-01-15
Ringer Thompson32 21 8
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1942-12-13
Ringer Thompson32 20 8
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1942-07-27
Kid Alphonse0 5 0
Legion Field, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1941-12-05
John L. Robertson2 0 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO1/4
 L 
KO
1/4
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). Brown was said to be from Baton Rouge and to have had 15 consecutive wins (whether amateur or professional, or a mixture of both, not indicated), and was a lightweight. This seems definitely to be the future lightweight champion, despite the disastrous outcome of his first fight in New Orleans.
1941-10-06
George Bradford6 11 2
Athletic Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1941-09-12
Ringer Thompson31 17 8
Catholic High School Gym, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
NND0/6
 N 
ND
0/6
  
Scheduled for this date; result unknown, reported in Baton Rouge State-Times. Brown was also scheduled to face Pal Smith in a four-rounder on August 7th at St. Francis Xavier High school in Baton Rouge.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
 Encyclopaedia
verified
unverified
unsanctioned