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Turkey Thompson

W L D
55 15 2
39 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 73
rounds 422
KOs 53%
 
global ID 21586
birth nameElbert S. Thompson
born 1919-12-25
death date1984-06-27 / age 64
debut1938-10-04 / age 18
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach
73″   /   185cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1952-05-17
217Willie Bean20732 16 5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LRTD7/12
 L 
RTD
7/12
  
referee: Joe Stone
Thompson retired in his corner after the 7th round. Thompson was down twice in the 1st, and at the bell to end the 7th.
1950-09-15
210½Clarence Henry18618 2 1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Van 51-59   judges: Billy Herman 51-59, Lee Grossman 53-58
1950-08-15
211Rex Layne193½24 1 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1950-07-07
206½Frank Buford194½15 9 6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 55-56   judges: Billy Kershner 57-53, Tommy Hart 53-58
1950-01-27
205John Holman20012 2 0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 53-58   judges: Reggie Gilmore 52-59, Jimmy Wallace 55-55
1949-12-16
208Al Spaulding19819 16 1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:08   referee: Mushy Callahan
1949-11-18
207Al Hart221¾34 18 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:22   referee: Abe Roth
1949-10-12
207Lee Q. Murray20758 15 3
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
A cut over Murray's left eye, led to the stoppage in the 6th round.
1949-07-22
211½Bill Petersen21349 28 8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:28   referee: Mushy Callahan
Petersen was down for a nine count, shortly before being knocked out by a body shot.
1949-02-21
211Roy Taylor18227 8 0
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Gorman
1948-12-20
200Pat Valentino18557 11 6
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
USA California State heavyweight title
1948-09-14
206Willie Bean206½12 6 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W DQ8/10
 W  
DQ
8/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1948-08-13
208Whitey Berlier183½7 8 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:52   referee: Reggie Gilmore
1948-06-29
214Tony Bosnich192½33 5 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner 57-53   judges: Frank Holborow 57-53, Johnny Indrisano 59-51
1948-03-09
222Jimmy Bivins18563 11 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner 49-61   judges: Lee Grossman 51-60, Reggie Gilmore 52-58
1947-10-07
216Arturo Godoy198½78 17 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph 57-53   judges: Mushy Callahan 59-52, Jimmy Wallace 57-53
1947-08-05
218Kid Riviera22717 6 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Benny Whitman
Kid Riviera's right eye was severely cut in the third round, leading to the fight being stopped.
1947-05-20
212Johnny Haynes22017 6 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:57   referee: Abe Roth
1947-04-29
216Ralph KO Hooker19410 8 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:15   referee: Reggie Gilmore
Hooker was knocked down three times in the 3rd round.
1944-09-19
212Al Hart22831 13 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:05   referee: Johnny Indrisano
Thompson was floored but appeared to be taking the count, arising just an instant too late.
1944-07-28
207¼Lee Q. Murray206¾31 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1944-05-23
210Perk Daniels19415 3 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 57-53   judges: Frankie Van 58-52, Charley Randolph 54-56
1944-04-11
218Perk Daniels19514 3 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman 51-59   judges: Johnny Indrisano 52-58, Frank Holborow 51-60
1943-10-12
206Clayton Worlds195½6 2 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 56-54   judges: Jack McDonald 57-53, Johnny Indrisano 59-51
1943-09-06
206Chuck Crowell22838 22 4
Last Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:10
Attendance: 6,500
1943-08-24
203½Elmer Ray18826 12 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:55   referee: Abe Roth
1943-08-09
205Elmer Ray18826 12 5
Lane Field, San Diego, California, USA
NNC6/10
 N 
NC
6/10
  
referee: Lee Ramage
1943-08-03
203Ben Moroz29616 8 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Mushy Callahan
Moroz was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1943-07-16
200Bobby Jones17628 15 7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:05   referee: Reggie Gilmore
Jones, a black army sergeant from Pennsylvania, was down three times.
1943-05-18
202Clayton Worlds1954 1 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 56-54   judges: Frank Holborow 59-51, Reggie Gilmore 60-50
Worlds was down once.
1943-02-17
205Eddie Blunt21134 14 5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1943-01-19
205Jack Marshall19325 14 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1942-12-18
202Ernie Nordman1945 10 0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:37
1942-11-17
198¾Gus Dorazio19360 15 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Irving Kutcher
Dorazio was knocked down in the 4th. Paid attendance 6,835. Referee Kutcher scored for Dorazio
1942-10-07
205Gus Dorazio19760 14 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Fred Bottaro
1942-09-07
Ernie Nordman4 7 0
Legion Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/15
 W  
KO
3/15
  
Thompson was the 5th ranking heavyweight of the world at this time. Las Vegas Evening News Journal
1942-05-11
196Pat Valentino18131 6 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Brown
"(Valentino)..smashed Thompson to a fare-thee-well in the final two rounds and pulled out one of the biggest fistic upsets in California heavyweight history." (The Ring, July 1942, page 59)
1942-03-02
192Pat Valentino18431 5 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:08   referee: Fred Bottaro   judges: Johnny LotseyFrankie Burns
1942-02-13
195Henry Cooper193½30 36 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:23   referee: Benny Whitman
1941-10-06
186½Abe Simon25636 8 0
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1941-09-05
189Neville Beech18716 6 1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:55   referee: Jack McDonald
1941-08-26
188Buddy Knox18993 17 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:58
1941-07-23
188Bob Pastor18643 6 4
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 2-7
1941-05-19
187½Tony Musto200½29 11 1
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1941-03-17
180Bob Pastor18441 6 4
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
Pastor was knocked down six times in the 1st round. Thompson was down once in the 3rd and twice in the 8th. Pastor won on rounds 7-2-1.
1941-01-31
183Tommy Martin18354 11 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
USA California State heavyweight title
1940-12-20
183½Junior Munsell18750 8 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:55   referee: Benny Whitman
Munsell was floored once in the first round and four times in the second.
1940-10-02
Chief White7 10 3
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1940-09-18
178½Pancho Ramirez16911 5 4
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1940-07-01
166Glen Lee16450 16 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
Lee's corner threw in the towel.
1940-05-24
172Johnny 'Bandit' Romero171128 36 7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:54   referee: Benny Whitman
1940-05-03
170Johnny 'Bandit' Romero169½128 35 7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:08
1940-03-26
166Teddy Yarosz170101 13 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman
Thompson floored Yarosz in the first round and landed heavily in the next two rounds. After that, nearly all of his punches missed but Yarosz fought strictly on the defense.
1940-02-20
165Angelo Puglisi167½44 19 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:12   referee: Abe Roth
1940-01-16
164Lorenzo Pedro174½9 8 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
Pedro was knocked down once in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round.
1940-01-09
165Johnny 'Bandit' Romero167½126 32 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:45   referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-12-26
158½Big Boy Hogue157½29 0 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1939-11-07
157½Bobby Seaman156¾16 9 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-10-31
164Bobby Yannes16622 22 13
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1939-09-12
159Bobby Pacho15882 54 16
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
"They slugged furiously for the full distance, dishing out much punichement, with the Mexican veteran (Pacho) taking two trips to the canvas." (The Ring, December 1939, page 60)
1939-06-20
164Bobby Yannes16721 19 12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 1:20   referee: Mushy Callahan
Yannes was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1939-05-09
159Bobby Seaman15715 6 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Frankie Van
1939-03-14
157Bobby Seaman15514 4 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1939-03-07
Milton Kell9 11 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-02-21
159Bobby Seaman15613 4 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1939-01-24
161½Frankie Cook167debut
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1939-01-10
Clay Rowan12 7 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1938-12-20
Johnny Foster23 26 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1938-12-13
Johnny Shaw3 2 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1938-11-15
Jack Marsetti3 0 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
1938-10-18
Charley Simpson1 2 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1938-10-04
Mussey DeLovanezadebut
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1937-11-03
165Eddie Mooredebut
Ontario Arena, Ontario, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Source Corona Daily Independent
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Win
L
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Draw
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No Contest
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