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Obie Walker

W L D
80 16 5
56 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 103 rating
rounds 649 ranking
KOs 54%
 
global ID 21583
birth nameObie Dia Walker
aliasBearcat Obie
born 1911-09-19
death date1989-05-04 / age 77
debut1929-02-15 / age 17
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
birth place
Cochran, Georgia, USA

Career Record

103 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
247Elza Thompson
22
4
1
245
 L 
PTS10/10
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USA
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244Elmer Ray
14
11
4
216
 L 
UD10/10
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USA
referee: Charlie Roque   judge: Nick BethscheiderPhil Flake
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Frank Lumpkin
1
0
0
 W  
SD10/10
Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Georgia, USA
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Elmer Ray
9
10
4
 L 
PTS12/12
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USA
According to the 1940-7-18 Miami Daily News Ray had scored a win over Walker earlier in the season in Miami. Although the exact date and outcome need confirmation, the pair were scheduled to face each other on the date shown here.
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242Henry Taylor
20
4
2
185
 L 
UD10/10
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USA
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Jimmy Harveydebut
 W  
KO2/8
Textile Hall, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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235Leroy Haynes
46
19
2
205
 W  
UD10/10
Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
referee: Tom McCarthy
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Elmer Ray
5
9
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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232Leroy Haynes
46
15
2
195
 W  
PTS15/15
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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234Leroy Haynes
46
14
2
193
 W  
SD10/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
Incorrectly reported as a draw in wire-reports, this was in fact a disputed win for Walker per Miami Daily News.
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235Tiger Jack Wright
16
3
5
190
 W  
KO12/15
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USA
Billed for the Colored Texas State Heavyweight Title
time: 2:25   referee: Pepper Smith   judge: M.C. HoeckerJimmy Foxx
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236Charley Harveydebut
185
 W  
KO2/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Harvey had scored 11 consecutive kayos preceding this bout
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240Elmer Ray
5
8
4
200
 W  
TKO6/10
Warren Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Checked by Joan Claro, 5th Avenue Library, New York.
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Jack Warddebut
 W  
TKO3/10
Warren Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
referee: Jack Waggoner
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Oscar Jenkinsdebut
 W  
KO10/10
Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
Jenkins, an inexperienced fighter substituting for Oscar 'King Kong' Matthews, died 5 days later of injuries sustained in this fight. An incorrect A.P. wire was sent out saying that it was Matthews who had died.
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Jim Howell
11
8
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Center Brick Warehouse, Darlington, South Carolina, USA
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220Otto McCall
7
3
2
210
 W  
PTS10/10
Center Brick Warehouse, Darlington, South Carolina, USA
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Unknown Winston
55
41
6
 W  
KO5/10
Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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231Elmer Ray
4
7
3
 L 
PTS10/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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234Charley Douglas
4
5
1
198
 W  
TKO4/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
Walker was floored twice in round 1 and once in round 2.
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Unknown Winston
55
40
6
 W  
TKO5/10
Lincoln Park Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
The towel was thrown in after Winston had sustained a cut over his left eye.
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231Unknown Winston
55
40
5
198
 D 
PTS10/10
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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Jim Howell
10
8
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
From The Ring, May 1938, page 61.
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244½Jack Trammell
42
6
2
184¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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215Al Caldwelldebut
205
 W  
KO3/10
Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Walker scored his 3rd straight knockout victory In Columbia.
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Al Hart
2
2
0
 W  
KO2/10
Spring Street Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Otto McCall
6
1
2
 W  
RTD4/10
Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
McCall failed to come out for round 5.
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Jack Rose
9
14
1
 W  
KO1/10
West End Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Jesse Caldwell
2
4
1
 W  
KO4/10
West End Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Jesse Caldwell
2
3
1
 W  
KO3/10
Municipal Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USA
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208Elmer Ray
1
4
3
197
 W  
TKO6/10
Lincoln Park Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
In pre-fight pieces in the Palm Beach Post Ray was called "Bearcat Ray", in the bout report he was called "Bearcat Wright". He was from Hastings, FL in all reports.
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Elmer Ray
1
4
2
 D 
PTS10/10
Johnson Street Arena, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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Shorty Ahearn
8
3
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Lincoln Park Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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204½Jesse Caldwell
2
2
1
198
 W  
TKO4/10
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
Walker was knocked down in round 2.
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Black Eagle
1
2
0
 W  
KO1/10
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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208Speedy Jacksondebut
 W  
KO3/10
Johnson Street Arena, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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205Elmer Ray
1
3
2
191
 W  
PTS10/10
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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205Elmer Ray
1
3
1
191
 D 
PTS10/10
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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218½Willie Reddish
16
5
2
190
 L 
PTS4/4
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Jack London
52
28
5
 L 
PTS10/10
Tigers Rugby Football Ground, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Western Morning News - Tuesday 16 June 1936
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Maurice Strickland
16
4
0
 W  
PTS10/10
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Dundee Courier - Monday 10 February 1936 P 4
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Norman Baines
16
6
1
 W  
PTS12/12
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
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Erwin Klein
15
2
5
 W  
KO6/10
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
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Don McCorkindale
28
11
3
 W  
PTS10/10
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 12 November 1935 P 9
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209Gustave Limousin
52
15
7
215½
 W  
KO5/10
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
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Larry Gains
92
15
4
 L 
PTS15/15
Welford Road Stadium, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Walker lost his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Dundee Courier - Monday 22 July 1935 P 8
referee: Jack Smith
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208George Cook
42
46
10
196
 W  
PTS10/10
White City, London, United Kingdom
Dundee Courier - Thursday 09 May 1935 P 4
referee: George Myers
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Rodolfo Valenti
2
5
1
 W  
KO5/10
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, France
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Albert Di Meglio
6
5
3
 W  
KO8/10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
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208Arthur Meurant
5
19
1
198
 W  
TKO1/10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
A right to the heart followed by a right to the chin finished Meurant.
time: 0:45
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213½Otto von Porat
37
10
0
 W  
UD10/10
Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland
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Gustave Limousin
49
15
7
 L 
PTS8/8
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
This was a bad decision according to Paris-Match, which reported that Limousin showed a lot of heart in lasting the distance but little else.
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211Hans Schoenrath
19
23
9
206
 W  
RTD5/10
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
Schonrath retired after round 5.
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213Emil Scholz
30
14
15
191
 W  
TKO1/8
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Paris, France
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Giuseppe Sanga
5
5
0
 W  
KO1/10
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Paris, France
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209Italo Colonello
11
4
2
195
 W  
KO2/10
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Paris, France
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220½Luigi Rovati
1
1
1
191¾
 W  
TKO2/10
Pavillon des Sports, Montreux, Switzerland
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Saverio Grizzo
12
9
3
 W  
KO2/10
Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland
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Maurice Griselle
47
34
6
 W  
TKO8/10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
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Casimir Beszterda
2
5
0
 W  
KO2/10
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
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229¼Louis Verbeeren
2
0
1
191¾
 W  
KO1/10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
Walker, fighting as Bébé Goudron (Tar Baby), made his French debut.
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234Don 'Red' Barry
39
16
7
203
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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219George Godfrey
87
18
2
251
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Godfrey loses his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
By his own account, Walker had fought in approximately 90 bouts at the time of his win over Godfrey. Most of these fights occured on all-colored programs in the Southern U.S. and have yet to be located.
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218Salvatore Ruggirello
23
33
0
200
 W  
TKO3/6
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Humberto Arce
10
7
0
190
 W  
PTS6/6
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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226Sailor Vernondebut
219
 W  
KO1/8
Shellpot Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
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220Humberto Arce
10
7
0
196
 N 
NC9/10
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Declared NC because of stalling
referee: Harry McCoy
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215Mickey Taylor
65
44
9
190
 W  
TKO2/10
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
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219½Leonard Dixon
11
11
1
208
 W  
TKO2/6
Leiperville Arena, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
Dixon suffered a cut over his right eye.
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214Tony Galento
43
13
1
224
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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217KO Christner
41
26
3
211
 W  
TKO4/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Christner suffered multiple cuts.
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212Joe Doctor
29
13
0
192
 W  
KO2/8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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211Larry Crabtree
9
2
1
198
 W  
TKO3/6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Humberto Arce
8
3
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Arce was knocked down three times.
referee: Jerry Moore   judge: L.K. BillingsToby Lyons
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216Frankie Simms
29
24
3
 W  
TKO6/6
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Martin
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210Willie Bush
26
11
2
190
 W  
PTS12/12
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
referee: Jack Denham
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Tiger Henderson
2
0
1
 W  
KO5/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
From Miami Herald (Jack Kincaid).
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Bearcat Wright
53
15
18
 D 
PTS10/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
From the Miami Herald (Jack Kincaid).
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Bearcat Wright
53
14
18
 W  
PTS10/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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Willie Bush
25
9
2
 W  
KO7/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
From Miami Herald (Jack Kincaid).
The pair had been scheduled to meet in a 10-rounder at West Palm Beach's Lincoln Park Arena the previous March 2.
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Battling Henry
2
3
3
 W  
KO8/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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Big Boy Burlap
10
22
0
 W  
TKO6/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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219Big Boy Burlap
10
21
0
200
 W  
PTS8/8
Thames Arena, New London, Connecticut, USA
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221Eddie Cox
0
1
0
204½
 W  
KO1/4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
time: 2:17
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210½Ted Coolidge
28
15
1
191
 W  
TKO4/8
Thames Arena, New London, Connecticut, USA
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K.O. Brown
1
6
0
 W  
KO0/10
Municipal Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USA
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Seldom Heard
5
2
0
 W  
KO3/10
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Willie McGee
1
6
0
 N 
NC7/10
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
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Roy Clark
5
15
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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George Cheatham
3
1
1
 W  
KO1/0
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Willie Bush
18
6
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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204Willie Bush
16
6
1
176
 L 
PTS10/10
Dixie Theatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Seldom Heard
4
0
0
 W  
KO0/0
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
This bout was held in March 1931, but the exact date is unknown.
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206Bob Lawson
52
26
5
178
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USA
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Bob Lawson
52
25
5
 W  
PTS10/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
Walker was scheduled to meet Speedy Freeman and Al Walker in 10-rounders at the same venue next February 26 resp. March 11. Lawson was scheduled to fight 10 rounds with Seldom Heard on the same February card.
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Willie McGee
1
4
0
 W  
KO0/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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Unknown Winston
19
9
2
 W  
KO4/10
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
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Speedy Freeman
1
4
0
 W  
RTD3/6
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The fighters were scheduled to face each other again in an 8-rounder at Macon, Ga, on the following November 27.
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Happy Hunter
12
3
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Atlanta Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Walker had reportedly won 18 straight bouts
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Speedy Freeman
1
3
0
 W  
TKO2/6
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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220Sam Jonesdebut
205
 W  
TKO1/4
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Jones injured his hand (Atlanta Constitution).
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Battling Cornell
0
1
0
 W  
PTS0/0
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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235Battling Cornelldebut
230
 W  
PTS6/6
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending