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Richie Kates

W L D
44 6 0
23 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 50
rounds 323
KOs 46%
 
global ID 18224
born 1951-05-21
debut1969-12-11 / age 18
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
residence
Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA
birth place
USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1983-10-26
180½Jerry Martin180½25 5 0
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1983-04-13
179½Jeff Lampkin177¾20 2 0
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1982-10-27
177¼Richie Bennett17324 4 2
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:52   referee: Paul Venti
1982-08-03
Willie Stallings7 1 0
Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1982-04-27
190½Pat Cuillo19219 4 0
Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
In a bizarre situation Cuillo's hand was cut either days earlier in a knife fight and it had not healed or as another story goes his hand was accidentally cut with scissors by his trainer while getting his hand wrapped right before Kates fight. Regardless, during the fight it began to bleed and blood leaked from his glove, down his arm and ended up all over both fighters, confusion set in for the referee until he was able to determine the cause thus a TKO win for Kates.
1980-09-23
179Jerry Celestine18018 6 1
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO8/12
 L 
KO
8/12
  
1980-07-15
Jerry Celestine18 5 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO4/12
 W  
TKO
4/12
  
1979-10-12
178John Capobianco17516 3 0
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Graham 9-0   judges: Al Reid 9-1, John Maschio 9-1
1979-08-21
178Mario Rosa179½24 9 1
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1979-07-21
Murray Sutherland9 3 0
Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1979-03-10
176James Scott176½13 0 1
Rahway State Prison, Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA
LTKO10/10
 L 
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:32   referee: Paul Venti
1978-11-04
Carlos Marks33 30 1
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1978-02-10
175Matthew Saad Muhammad17518 3 2
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO6/12
 L 
TKO
6/12
  
time: 1:35   referee: Charlie Sgrillo
NABF light heavyweight title
1977-08-25
Harold Carter22 41 4
Vineland, New Jersey, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1977-06-18
174¼Victor Emilio Galindez174½45 6 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Waldemar Schmidt 139-146 140-144 140-144
WBA World light heavyweight title
1976-08-27
177Don Rucker1778 4 0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:19
1976-05-22
173¾Victor Emilio Galindez174½41 6 4
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LKO15/15
 L 
KO
15/15
  
time: 2:59   referee: Stanley Christodoulou   judges: Peter Lock 91-93, Jack Bryant 92-94, Chris Myburgh 93-93
WBA World light heavyweight title
Galindez, ahead on points, stops Kates with one second to go in the final round
1975-11-29
175Pierre Fourie174½49 5 1
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Stanley Christodoulou
1975-09-23
177½Ron Wilson172½63 24 7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1975-05-03
176¼Mohamed Afonso17533 5 3
Curries Fountain, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Fred Smith
Duplicate 5-10 bout deleted.
1975-02-20
177Paul Cardoza17522 7 0
Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1975-01-09
174Bobby Lloyd1764 8 1
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1974-07-19
James Mathatho9 3 1
Curries Fountain, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Bobby Mazzoni
1974-05-29
174Jimmy Dupree17540 9 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 2:01
NABF light heavyweight title
1974-01-07
176Jose Gonzalez17442 19 2
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: George Coyle 7-3   judges: Harold Lederman 8-2, Leo Dazzo 9-0
Gonzalez announced his retirement immeadiately following the loss.
1973-09-24
174Don Fullmer17454 19 5
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1973-07-23
179Eddie Owens177½34 19 3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1973-06-02
176Roger Russell17813 11 2
Convention Hall Ballroom, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1973-04-09
176Paul Cardoza17920 5 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Kates was knocked down three times
1973-03-24
175Ron Oliver1794 4 0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:55
1973-02-19
175½Billy Freeman1776 5 0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1972-10-11
180Eddie Owens18031 16 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 2:59
1972-02-28
177Roger Rouse18038 20 5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:28
Rouse knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1972-01-18
175Elliot Miller17611 5 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1971-11-15
Len Hutchins9 0 1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
1971-10-05
Jimmy Cherrico11 20 8
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 2:19
1971-09-21
179Bob Avena17113 13 2
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1971-05-17
176Billy Rouse1710 7 1
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1971-04-05
173Bob Simmons17413 20 4
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1971-01-18
177Bob Simmons17412 19 4
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1971-01-12
Mel Ward1 8 0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 2:25
1970-11-24
Paul Dickinsondebut
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1970-09-22
Joe Jones1 4 0
Atlantic Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1970-09-11
172Rocky Salerno180debut
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1970-09-01
Tony Beckhamdebut
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1970-07-20
Bob Avena13 12 2
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1970-06-16
Roy Dale9 1 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD1/6
 W  
RTD
1/6
  
Dale quit after the 1st round.
1970-04-16
174Bobby Haynes1770 1 0
Steelworkers Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1970-03-16
Willie Hoover0 1 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:32
1969-12-11
Bobby Haynesdebut
Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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