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Joe Bygraves

W L D
42 28 2
22 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 72
rounds 484
KOs 31%
 
global ID 16330
born 1931-05-26
death date2012-01-06 / age 80
debut1953-02-12 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
residence
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
birth place
Kingston, Jamaica

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1967-03-20
203Eduardo Corletti205½17 2 5
Hilton Hotel (Anglo American SC), Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs 49-50
1965-12-07
209½George Chuvalo20733 10 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs
1965-03-06
221Gerhard Zech22129 3 1
Neue Sporthalle, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1965-02-13
223Albert Westphal19936 11 5
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:00
1964-01-28
216¼Billy Walker196½10 2 1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LDQ6/10
 L 
DQ
6/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs
Referee Gibbs disqualified Bygraves for a low blow
1963-11-08
213Gerhard Zech21125 1 1
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
1963-09-13
210¼Santo Amonti195¼45 4 3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1963-08-22
207Ray Shiel20115 10 2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LDQ5/10
 L 
DQ
5/10
  
referee: Harry Humphreys
Joe Bygraves disqualified for butting
1963-06-07
208Franco De Piccoli21925 1 0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1963-04-21
204½Bill Nielsen190¼18 2 1
Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
LTKO6/8
 L 
TKO
6/8
  
referee: Bertil Knutsson
1963-04-08
Wim Snoek43 20 5
Rivièrahal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1962-11-30
210Karl Mildenberger19433 2 0
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
LPTS3/10
 L 
PTS
3/10
  
1962-09-22
221Wayne Bethea20924 17 2
National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Kid Silver 91-92   judges: Douglas Manley 95-98, Gilbert Aarons 95-97
1962-02-09
208¾Ingemar Johansson20022 2 0
Maesshallen Sports Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden
LTKO7/12
 L 
TKO
7/12
  
time: 2:08   referee: Andrew Smyth
1961-12-04
Alex Barrow9 8 0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1961-11-03
211Gerhard Zech21116 0 0
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
In the fourth round Bygraves caught the taller Zech unawares with a terrific left hook to the chin which floored Zech. Up at "9", but still dizzy, Zech was an easy target for the Jamaican, who slung another left hook to fell the German again, whereupon his corner skied the towel.
1960-06-27
Franco Cavicchi62 9 3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1960-05-18
Joe Hemphill16 1 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1959-08-25
204½Roy Harris19826 1 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ernie Taylor
1959-04-19
Giacomo Bozzano23 0 0
Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1959-03-02
204¾Feleti Fred Kaho1995 2 0
Farrer Street Stadium, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Tommy Watson
1958-11-24
203¾Zora Folley191½41 3 2
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Frank Wilson
1958-04-21
205½Willie Pastrano188½44 5 5
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1958-02-10
201Joey Armstrong187½8 1 0
Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1957-11-25
Joe Erskine31 1 1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1957-09-18
199Kitione Lave20631 8 2
Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-06-15
Heinz Neuhaus39 6 6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
LDQ6/10
 L 
DQ
6/10
  
referee: Barend Bergstroem
1957-05-27
Dick Richardson21 4 1
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1957-02-19
202Henry Cooper195½14 3 0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W KO9/15
 W  
KO
9/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1956-11-16
200Johnny Williams198½60 10 4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1956-09-24
198¾Wayne Bethea202½11 4 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Mark Conn
Bygraves was knocked down in the 5th round. In his corner during the rest period between the 5th and 6th rounds, he informed the ring doctor he did not wish to continue.
1956-06-26
194½Kitione Lave201½29 6 2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1956-05-07
194½Marcel Limage189½34 9 1
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W RTD8/10
 W  
RTD
8/10
  
1956-04-24
195Jack Gardner21028 5 0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1956-02-24
188½Ingemar Johansson199½12 0 0
Masshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Ake Jacobsson
1956-01-23
Uber Bacilieri18 10 6
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1955-12-17
Aldo Pellegrini19 5 0
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1955-10-31
Franco Cavicchi38 2 2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
LDQ8/10
 L 
DQ
8/10
  
1955-09-19
207Kitione Lave20325 4 2
Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1955-09-04
Hugo Salfeld15 6 10
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1955-06-06
193¾Peter Bates19417 3 1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1955-05-05
192½Eddie Hearn19612 3 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1955-04-18
202½Henry Cooper1928 0 0
Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United Kingdom
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1954-11-04
190Polly Smith18214 12 3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1954-10-25
192Fred Powell20330 10 0
Market Hall, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-10-12
194½Polly Smith18314 11 3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-10-02
190¾Paddy Slavin197¾20 21 1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-08-19
192½Clair Redmond1813 5 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1954-07-02
194Peter Bates196½6 1 0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-04-30
194Frank Bell211¼17 10 1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-04-15
194½Paddy Slavin19720 19 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-03-30
193¾Terry O'Connor2017 22 2
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1954-03-18
192½Joe Crickmar185½7 4 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1954-03-12
193¼Terry McDonald20023 4 0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1954-02-23
189Albert Finch178½63 15 5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1954-02-11
194½Paddy Slavin19720 18 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1953-12-18
196Simon Templar21815 16 3
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Boxing News 30 December 1953 p11
1953-11-10
195Fred Powell201¾28 8 0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
1953-10-29
193Cliff Purnell18910 3 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1953-10-20
190Peter Toch1845 0 0
Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United Kingdom
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1953-10-08
194George Stern209½18 7 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W DQ3/8
 W  
DQ
3/8
  
1953-09-17
191½Cliff Purnell1879 3 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1953-09-03
193Hugh Ferns21210 3 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-08-13
193Alex Roman1922 6 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1953-07-16
Joe Crickmar5 3 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
1953-06-09
186Joe Crickmar1844 2 0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom
LKO2/6
 L 
KO
2/6
  
Novice Heavyweight Competition
1953-05-14
194½Peter McMann2007 16 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1953-04-23
188Wally Curtis179½12 13 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1953-04-09
188Ken Wyatt18516 6 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-03-26
188Les Johnson1866 16 4
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-03-12
188Hugh Ferns2108 1 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-02-12
188Don Maxwell1861 1 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Joe Bygraves pro debut
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