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Sonny Banks

W L D
18 7 0
14 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 25
rounds 106
KOs 56%
 
global ID 9372
birth nameLucien Banks
born 1940-06-29
death date1965-05-13 / age 24
debut1960-05-19 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence
Detroit, Michigan, USA
birth place
Birmingham Ridge, Mississippi, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1965-05-10
205Leotis Martin18314 1 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO9/10
 L 
KO
9/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Joe Sweeney
Banks died as a result of injuries sustained in this bout.
1964-07-21
199½Cleveland Williams21759 5 1
Houston, Texas, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:59
1964-05-18
200Don Warner19813 11 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1964-03-16
198½Lee Batts2389 0 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 1:08
1963-11-29
Lee Batts8 0 0
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tom Briscoe
1963-10-18
196½Dave Bailey19813 8 3
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tom Briscoe
1963-07-06
197Jim Jones20510 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1963-06-05
203Freddie Mack17619 14 2
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1963-03-15
199Leroy Roker2154 2 0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
time: 0:40   referee: Lou Handler
1963-02-09
Lou Bailey10 18 5
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1962-07-28
Gene Jackson9 11 0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:02
1962-05-26
190½Young Jack Johnson223¾23 17 1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
1962-02-10
191¼Muhammad Ali194½10 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
time: 0:26   referee: Ruby Goldstein   judges: Frank ForbesJoe Agnello
~ Clay was knocked down in the 1st round, Banks was knocked down in the 2nd. ~
1962-01-27
Clay Thomas18414 3 2
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1961-10-16
195Tunney Hunsaker19717 13 1
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Hunsaker down three times in 2nd round.
1961-08-07
195Willie Coleman2178 5 0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
USA Michigan State heavyweight title
1961-06-06
194½Joe Shelton1863 3 1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1961-04-25
Herman Wilsondebut
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1961-02-06
189Chuck Garrett1872 6 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
1960-10-11
195Joe Shelton1852 1 1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LKO3/0
 L 
KO
3/0
  
time: 0:43
1960-09-23
193Rufus Handsome2052 1 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1960-08-31
Chico Gardnerdebut
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1960-08-18
Ted Davis1 3 0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1960-07-12
Lloyd Washingtondebut
Fort Erie Arena, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:40
1960-05-19
Ernie Berthet Jr1 1 1
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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