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Wayne Thornton

W L D
38 9 1
24 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 48 rating
rounds 306 ranking
KOs 50%
 
global ID 16345
aliasIrish
born 1939-10-25
debut1958-09-23 / age 18
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach
74½″   /   189cm
residence
Fresno, California, USA
birth place
Oak Grove, Louisiana, USA

Career Record

48 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
190Bill Schellhas
6
1
0
191
 L 
TKO4/10
Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
Thornton was down once in the 4th round.
time: 2:04   referee: Jimmy Rondeau
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183Earl Averette
10
7
1
187
 W  
MD10/10
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
referee: Bob Mitchell 6-2   judge: Pete Morelli 6-2, Al Martinez 3-3
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174Jose Torres
36
1
1
175
 L 
UD15/15
Shea Stadium, Queens, New York, USA
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Thornton was knocked down twice in the 1st round.
referee: Johnny LoBianco 2-12   judge: Artie Aidala 4-10, Al Berl 4-10
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182Eddie Land
0
6
0
177
 W  
TKO3/10
Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Land was knocked down three times in the third round.
time: 2:52
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185Dave Furch
10
18
4
191
 W  
KO5/10
Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
time: 2:02
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180Bob McKinney
27
6
1
187
 W  
TKO7/10
Uptown Arena, Modesto, California, USA
time: 1:30   referee: Fred Apostoli
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190Alonzo Johnson
21
17
0
196
 W  
TKO8/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
time: 1:32   referee: Pete Morelli
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174¾Eddie Cotton
49
17
1
173¼
 W  
MD12/12
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Thornton was knocked down in the 2nd round.
referee: Joey August 114-112   judge: Anthony Petronella 115-113, John Nenizich 115-115
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173Eddie Cotton
49
16
1
174
 W  
TKO9/12
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Bout was stopped because of a bad cut over Cotton's left eye.
time: 3:00   referee: Whitey Domstad 87-84   judge: Ray Smith 87-88, Joey Sangor 86-87
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178Bobo Olson
93
14
2
177½
 L 
UD10/10
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Thornton was a substitute for Willie Pastrano, who had intended to fight Olson in a non-title bout.
referee: Frankie Carter 3-6   judge: Elmer Costa 4-5, Jack Downey 3-6
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175Eddie Cotton
49
15
1
172
 W  
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Cotton was knocked down in the 3rd round.
referee: Zach Clayton 5-3   judge: Frank Forbes 5-4, Bill Recht 3-5
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177Bobby Rascon
29
5
1
166½
 W  
TKO2/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
time: 0:35   referee: Pete Morelli
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176Bobo Olson
92
13
2
176
 L 
MD10/10
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Vern Bybee 2-7   judge: Jack Downey 3-6, Bob Mitchell 5-5
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173½Gregorio Peralta
38
3
4
180¼
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Johnny Colan 3-6   judge: Leo Birnbaum 3-6, Joe Armstrong 3-6
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179½Gregorio Peralta
36
3
4
178½
 L 
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4   judge: Artie Aidala 4-6, Tony Rossi 3-6
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174½Jose Humberto Menno
14
1
1
175
 W  
UD10/10
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Fred Opostoli 7-5   judge: Jack Silver 7-4, Tony Bosnich 6-3
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174½Jose Humberto Menno
14
0
1
175
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Teddy Martin 6-4   judge: Frank Forbes 6-3, Tony Castellano 6-3
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175¼Willie Pastrano
56
11
8
177½
 L 
MD10/10
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
referee: Harold Krause 45-47   judge: Ralph Mosa 44-47, Pat Deskin 46-46
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175¾Willie Pastrano
56
11
7
175¾
 D 
MD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4   judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-5, Bill Recht 5-5
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175Willie Pastrano
56
10
7
176
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Joe LoScalzo 5-4   judge: Al Berl 6-3, Joe Armstrong 7-3
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172¼Lee Turner
7
3
3
172
 W  
KO1/10
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USA
time: 2:55   referee: Jimmy Wilson
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170¾Tiger Al Williams
37
29
2
168½
 W  
KO9/10
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USA
time: 2:28   referee: Tommy Hart
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172Pete Gonzales
0
1
0
172
 W  
TKO4/10
Raisin Bowl, Dinuba, California, USA
time: 0:36   referee: Pete Morelli
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171½Clyde Watson
12
13
2
172¾
 W  
KO1/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
Watson was knocked down twice.
time: 0:51   referee: Fred Apostoli
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174½Roy Smith
20
23
6
175
 W  
KO1/10
Corcoran High School Stadium, Corcoran, California, USA
time: 2:30
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173Teddy Martin
9
13
4
174
 W  
KO8/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
time: 1:37
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167¾Tiger Al Williams
37
28
2
165¾
 W  
TKO10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
Williams was knocked down for a nine-count, shortly before being stopped.
time: 0:26   referee: Fred Apostoli 7-0
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162Charley Tombstone Smith
39
21
0
157¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
referee: Pete Morelli 7-1
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161Charley Tombstone Smith
38
21
0
157
 L 
PTS10/10
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USA
Smith was knocked down in the 10th round.
referee: Johnny Reno 5-7
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162Buck Bellamy
7
14
1
160½
 W  
KO2/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
time: 2:48
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163½Toro Saenz
10
4
0
163
 W  
RTD2/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Saenz was down twice in the 2nd, and his corner stopped the bout between the 2nd and 3rd round.
referee: Jimmy Wilson
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164Karl Heinz Guder
24
20
4
163
 W  
KO2/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Guder was down once in the 1st, and twice in the 2nd.
referee: Charley Randolph
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164Willie Cook
1
0
0
 W  
KO4/6
Bakersfield Dome, Bakersfield, California, USA
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160Dave Brown
11
9
5
158
 W  
PTS6/6
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
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165Oga Too
2
0
0
176
 W  
TKO4/6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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Ed Hickman
10
15
0
 W  
KO4/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
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164Bob Harris
2
5
1
163½
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
referee: Johnny Reno 99-93   judge: Pete Morelli 98-95, Frank Manfredo 99-93
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163½Willie Moon
3
14
1
168
 W  
TKO4/8
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
time: 0:35
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162¼Harvey Burke
5
4
2
158¼
 W  
TKO5/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
time: 1:56
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159¼Crawford Neal
0
5
0
159
 W  
KO1/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
time: 0:54
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160½Jeff Jones
8
5
1
159¾
 W  
PTS6/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
Jones was knocked down in the 4th round.
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159Ed Hickman
5
3
0
156
 W  
PTS6/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
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158Leo Howard
0
3
0
155
 W  
KO4/6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
Howard was knocked down twice in the 2nd and once in the 4th round.
time: 1:45
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160Toro Saenz
5
0
0
159
 W  
PTS6/6
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
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161Fred Rootsdebut
155
 L 
KO1/4
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
time: 2:04   referee: Pete Morelli
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159½Floyd Mayfield
2
0
0
153½
 W  
PTS4/4
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
Thornton was knocked down in the 1st round.
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156Richard Jones
37
23
3
164¾
 W  
PTS4/4
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
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158John Heatondebut
154¾
 W  
TKO2/4
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
time: 1:12   referee: Mario Duccini
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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