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Big Boy Peterson

W L D
39 36 7
16 KOs 15 KOs
last 6


bouts 82 rating
rounds 551 ranking
KOs 17%
 
global ID 17620
birth nameClayton Peterson
born 1905-03-25
death date1971-08-12 / age 66
debut1924-10-24 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach
79″   /   201cm
residence
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
birth place
Kiln, Mississippi, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
93 110 7 4 0

Career Record

93 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
206Johnny Risko
56
35
6
210
 L 
KO6/10
Houston, Texas, USA
Risko dropped Peterson six times before finishing him off with a left to the body. (Associated Press)
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205Primo Carnera
68
6
0
262
 L 
TKO2/10
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Peterson "was the aggressor in the 1st round but Carnera took charge in the second." Peterson's "handlers threw a towel in the ring as he sank to the canvas for the fourth time." (The New York Times)
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Tony Cancela
37
11
6
 L 
KO0/0
Miami, Florida, USA
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205Dewey Kimrey
21
9
1
202
 L 
MD10/10
Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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Dewey Kimrey
20
9
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Young Mosesdebut
208
 W  
KO1/10
Fairgrounds Arena, Mobile, Alabama, USA
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203Cracker Jack Webb
17
13
2
195
 W  
KO5/10
Jai-Alai Fronton, Arabi, Louisiana, USA
Scheduled but not reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
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Dave Knost
12
2
0
 L 
KO3/10
Battery D Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
From The Ring, October 1931, page 62.
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215Jack Redman
17
0
0
185
 L 
TKO6/10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
referee: Jack Kennedy
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Jack Beasley
35
21
7
 L 
PTS6/6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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196George Manley
63
9
9
176
 L 
KO8/10
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
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209Hans Birkie
16
6
2
191
 L 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
referee: Toby Irwin
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205Jeff Carroll
27
17
2
197
 L 
DQ6/10
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Peterson was disaqualified for failing to break clean from clinches.
referee: Pike McDonald
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Jeff Carroll
25
17
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Charles Baudry Post Legion, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 1930 Paper: Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) Page: 13
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207½Arthur De Kuh
32
9
1
222¼
 L 
KO7/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Paul (Doc) Schaefer
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Goyito Rico
16
4
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena Polar, Havana, Cuba
Date unknown
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212Al Fay
8
0
0
193¼
 D 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Moran
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209Primo Carnera
16
2
0
269
 L 
KO1/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
"Peterson showed no inclination to fight. He dropped under a grazing left hook for a count of three to give the crowd its first thrill soon after the opening gong". He was down four times. New York Times
Attendance: 17,692
time: 1:10   referee: Arthur Donovan
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Mike Mandell
18
9
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Albert Lea Evening Tribune
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Ted Sandwina
38
9
2
 L 
KO4/10
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Mike Mandell
18
8
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. (Newspaper decisions prevailed in Minnesota until 1932.)
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201¼Tuffy Griffiths
50
3
1
182¼
 L 
TKO5/10
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Griffiths and Peterson did not fight on 4 October 1929, as sometimes shown, and that suppposed fight has been eliminated.
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Tony Fuente
66
20
9
 L 
DQ6/10
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Indiana, USA
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201Roy Clark
2
10
2
238
 L 
TKO6/10
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Chuck Wiggins
63
31
12
 L 
NWS10/10
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News and AP
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Angus Snyder
22
2
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Newspaper decision from the Hutchinson News (wire report)
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Chuck Wiggins
62
31
12
 L 
NWS10/10
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
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Harry Dillon
28
12
4
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Peterson won the "newspaper decision" according to AP.
Peterson down in first; Dillon down in the 3rd.
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198½Arthur De Kuh
23
5
1
217¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Angus Snyder
22
2
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Forum, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Newspaper decision from the Hutchinson News
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Jack Gross
31
2
1
 L 
PTS6/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Babe Hunt
22
0
2
 L 
DQ8/0
Coliseum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Following this fight, misdemeanor charges were filed against the boxers, promoter, and referee, as boxing was considered illegal.
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Babe Hunt
19
0
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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202Tommy Loughran
53
7
5
184¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Loughran won eight rounds and Peterson the other two. "Tommy looked great, but Big Boy fought hard."
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202Martin Burke
52
26
5
172
 D 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Moran
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199Bill Bailey
11
17
2
185
 W  
KO1/10
American Legion Arena, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
time: 1:50
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Jimmy Byrne
33
9
8
 L 
DQ10/10
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
"Referee Chris Dixon stopped the fight in the tenth round, disqualifying Peterson for repeatedly ignoring warnings against holding. According to newspaper critics, the fight, up until the tenth round, was a fairly even match." Ironwood Daily Globe
referee: Chris Dixon
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201Paulino Uzcudun
33
5
2
199½
 W  
DQ2/10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"Uzcudun was disqualified for hitting the mid-westerner while Peterson lay unconscious, his head hung over the middle rope. Peterson, after holding the Basque even in the first round, collided with Paulino's burly left hook to the head in the second and went down for a nine-count. As he staggered to his feet, almost helpless, the Spaniard swarmed all over him with crushing short-arm jolts to the head and body. Peterson reeled into his own corner under the barrage and collapsed as Paulino nailed him cleanly with both hands to the head. The mid-westerner went down and out, but Paulino, in his anxiety, applied one punch more than was necessary. He hit Peterson, slipping past Referee Magnolia's guard to do so, and was promptly disqualified and the victory awarded to the unconscious battler." (Ironwood Daily Globe)
Peterson was a late substitute for Roberto Roberti, who had been forced to withdraw from the bout because of two fractured ribs
referee: Lou Magnolia
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Roleaux Saguero
22
16
1
 W  
KO3/0
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Babe Hunt
15
0
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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196½Ernie Schaaf
14
2
1
193
 L 
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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198Jimmy Byrne
30
9
7
183
 D 
PTS6/6
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
judge: Charles F. MathisonTom Flynn
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Bad News Johnson
11
3
8
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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Tony Fuente
51
15
6
 L 
PTS10/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
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193Ernie Schaaf
12
1
1
190¼
 W  
UD10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Martin
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199½Rudi Wagener
50
14
6
200
 W  
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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194½Larry Gains
39
9
3
190½
 L 
PTS10/10
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Dick Nugent
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Cowboy Billy Owens
18
8
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Denver, Colorado, USA
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195Roberto Roberti
18
1
5
219½
 L 
DQ1/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Peterson appeared to foul Roberti deliberately twice,and the second time was disqualified. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Tiny Roebuck
5
0
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from St. Paul Pioneer Press
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196Tiny Roebuck
4
0
0
243
 L 
TKO1/0
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
time: 0:50
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Seal Harris
3
3
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Reported as occurring on this date in the Pittsburgh Post. This fight did not occur on January 27, as sometimes given.
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193Jack Clifford
5
12
0
193
 W  
TKO3/10
American Legion Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
(Biloxi Daily Herald)
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193Bearcat Wright
30
6
6
205¼
 W  
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Wright did all the leading but Peterson landed most of the effective punches, although generally clinching after landing a good punch or two. (Minneapolis Tribune, Bob Soderman)
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193½Otto von Porat
5
1
0
192½
 W  
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Peterson won the newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman). Once again Peterson seemed to intimidate Von Porat, who won only the sixth and seventh rounds. Von Porat was down in round one.
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190¾Duke Horn
2
1
0
186½
 W  
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Peterson had trouble with Horn who "clung like a leach." Horn was down in rounds four and nine, but was not in much danger of being stopped. (Newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Tribune, from Bob Soderman).
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190¾Johnny Grosso
24
5
0
193¾
 W  
PTS6/6
Soldiers Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
In the 1943 Ring Record Book and the 1928 Andrews Record Book, Peterson is should incorrectly as fighting Jack Gross instead of Johnny Grosso. From the Chicago Herald (Laurence Fielding).
referee: Bill Collins
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194¼Otto von Porat
5
1
0
183¾
 W  
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman). Von Porat let Peterson take the play away from him. He floored Peterson for an 8-count in the 3rd round, but failed to follow up on his advantage. Peterson scored a knockdown in round one and won most of the rounds. Von Porat won only round three and ten.
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192Charlie Van
1
2
0
190
 W  
KO3/6
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Milwaukee Journal. The venue needs to be verified.
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Al Shearing
1
0
0
 W  
KO2/6
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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193Tommy Winn
3
0
0
180¾
 W  
KO2/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Red Dolan
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Fred Cookdebut
 W  
KO2/10
Gardner Park Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Jack Matlock
7
6
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Ice Palace, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Sgt Jack Adams
4
9
0
 W  
TKO6/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Tuesday, February 8, 1927 Paper: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Page: 8
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Mike Arnold
0
4
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Mike Arnold
0
4
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 1927 Paper: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Page: 6
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Tom Maxted
7
9
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
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Joe Lohman
15
27
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
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192Young Stribling
127
6
14
177
 L 
TKO5/10
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
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Harry Fay
7
7
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Jack Melrose
2
0
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Benny Touchstone
12
4
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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188Harry Fay
6
6
1
166
 W  
PTS10/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Mobile, Alabama, USA
(New Orleans Times-Picayune)
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195Tony Marullo
27
16
2
173½
 L 
DQ3/15
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Joe McClymon
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Jack Melrose
1
0
1
 L 
KO2/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Melrose kayoed Peterson with a right cross to the jaw. Peterson had been the favorite.
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189Homer Smith
38
23
1
200
 W  
PTS15/15
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Harry Fay
6
5
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Harry Fay
6
4
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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187Tim O'Neilldebut
227
 W  
KO1/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Jack Keatingdebut
220
 W  
KO1/10
Fair Grounds, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
No knockout round was given in the Biloxi Herald, but the fight report was highly critcial of Keating's lack of skills, so he was probably kayoed very early.
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Louis Hill
12
7
1
 W  
TKO2/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
referee: Al Wambsgans
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186Jack O'Neildebut
182
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Joe McClymon
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181Buck Brady
0
1
0
188
 W  
KO7/10
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
referee: Al Wambsgans
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179Louis Hill
10
6
1
181
 L 
TKO7/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Bill Gorman
0
1
0
 W  
TKO5/10
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Peterson's record after this bout was reported as 17-0-3 (9 KO), which seems to have ignored his disqualification loss to Russell Maneri, or recorded it as a win by kayo.
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183Marshall Mosesdebut
187
 W  
PTS8/8
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
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187Russell Maneri
9
8
0
168
 L 
DQ5/10
American Legion Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Peterson was disqualified for a low blow.
referee: John Tujague
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183Roughhouse Ross
0
2
0
177
 W  
KO4/10
American Legion Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
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Louis Hill
8
5
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Red Dolan
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Roughhouse Ross
0
1
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Joe Sonnenberg
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184½Louis Hill
8
5
0
176
 D 
PTS6/6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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181Dick Adams
5
5
1
158
 W  
PTS6/6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Peterson has a 23-pound weight advantage.
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179½Louis Hill
8
4
0
173½
 W  
PTS6/6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Moran
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending