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Oscar Bonavena

W L D
58 9 1
44 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 68 rating
rounds 422 ranking
KOs 65%
 
global ID 9386
aliasRingo
born 1942-09-25
death date1976-05-22 / age 33
debut1964-01-03 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach
73″   /   185cm
residence
Reno, Nevada, USA
birth place
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Career Record

68 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
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S/P
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Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
218Billy Joiner
10
11
3
201
 W  
UD10/10
Reno, Nevada, USA
 W  
UD
10/10

Reno, Nevada, USA
Joiner down in the 2nd and 7th rounds
Bonavena lost a point for punching after the bell in round 8.
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Reinaldo Raul Gorosito
13
9
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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209½Mani Vaka
23
7
0
207¼
 W  
TKO5/10
International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
time: 2:44   referee: Walter Cho
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Oliver Wright
12
7
0
 W  
KO9/10
Roma, Lazio, Italy
 W  
KO
9/10

Roma, Lazio, Italy
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Bob Mashburn
7
8
2
 W  
KO2/8
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
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Larry Renaud
19
13
0
 W  
KO3/10
Roma, Lazio, Italy
 W  
KO
3/10

Roma, Lazio, Italy
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205Larry Middleton
21
4
2
203
 W  
UD12/12
Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland, USA
referee: Joe Bunsa 60-53   judge: Larry Barrett 59-51, Harry Cecchini 60-50
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207Ron Lyle
26
1
1
216
 L 
UD12/12
Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA
Lyle was penalised one point in round 10 for a low blow
referee: Joe Ullmer 46-52   judge: Ray Keech 55-56, Danny Loos 51-55
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Terry Sorrell
6
19
1
 W  
TKO2/8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
time: 1:33
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Lou Bailey
18
38
5
 W  
UD10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
Bonavena fractured his left hand.
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209Roy Wallace
15
15
2
 W  
TKO6/10
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
referee: Buddy Basilico
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211Leroy Caldwell
14
16
2
198
 W  
TKO2/10
Circus Circus Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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206Floyd Patterson
53
7
1
191¾
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Scoring: 5-4-1, 6-4, 7-2-1
Patterson down in the 4th.
referee: Johnny LoBianco
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Alvin Blue Lewis
26
3
0
 W  
DQ7/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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204Muhammad Ali
30
0
0
212
 L 
TKO15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
NABF heavyweight title
Bonavena knocked down three times in the 15th, forcing an automatic stoppage. Scoring at the time of the stoppage: 12-2, 10-3-1, 8-5-1 all for Ali.
time: 2:03   referee: Mark Conn   judge: Joe EppyJack Bloom
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Luis Faustino Pires
15
5
1
 W  
TKO8/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
time: 2:40
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208James J Woody
14
6
1
207
 W  
KO5/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Manuel Ramos
23
11
2
 W  
KO1/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Jose Humberto Menno
26
19
7
 W  
KO2/8
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Santiago Alberto Lovell
24
3
1
 W  
KO7/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Miguel Angel Paez
44
13
13
 L 
DQ7/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Bonavena was disqualified for a low blow.
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205Santiago Alberto Lovell
24
2
1
207
 W  
TKO9/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Gregorio Peralta
77
5
7
 D 
PTS10/10
Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay
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207Wilhelm Von Homburg
30
7
6
187
 W  
TKO3/10
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany
Von Homburg down five times.
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208½Luis Faustino Pires
11
2
0
202¾
 W  
RTD8/10
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
referee: Demetrio Alvarez   judge: Juan PetcoffHortensio AmorR Garcia
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207Joe Frazier
21
0
0
203
 L 
UD15/15
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NYSAC World heavyweight title
referee: Joe Sweeney 67-70   judge: Nate Lopinson 64-74, Dave Beloff 64-72
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206Jim Fletcher
10
6
3
211
 W  
KO1/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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205Leotis Martin
26
4
0
199
 W  
UD10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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206Zora Folley
76
9
6
215
 W  
MD10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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204Roberto Davila
18
11
0
194
 W  
UD10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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203½Lee Carr
8
5
0
205½
 W  
KO3/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Alberto Benassi
4
12
0
 W  
KO3/10
La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina
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Felipe Pedro Marich
2
2
0
 W  
TKO6/10
Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
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208½Jimmy Ellis
24
5
0
194¾
 L 
UD12/12
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
WBA Heavyweight Elimination Tournament (Ellis-Bonavena vs. Quarry-Spencer)
Bonavena was floored in rounds 3 and 10
referee: Herman Dutreix 53-56   judge: Hector Chaumont 53-59, Sidney Baer 54-55
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204Karl Mildenberger
52
3
3
202½
 W  
UD12/12
Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Elimination Tournament for WBA Heavyweight Title
(Ellis-Martin/Bonavena-Mildenberger vs. Quarry-Patterson/Spencer-Terrell)
Mildenberger was floored in rounds 1, 4, 7 and 10
referee: Harold Krause 56-47   judge: Hans Drust 57-53, Jose Stern 58-53
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Carlos Vazquez
6
10
0
 W  
TKO3/10
General Roca, Rio Negro, Argentina
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213¼Luis Faustino Pires
6
0
0
198¾
 W  
RTD5/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Pires not out for 6th.
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Pablo Sagrispanti
3
16
0
 W  
KO2/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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208Hubert Hilton
17
4
2
193
 W  
TKO10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
time: 0:50
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210Jose Giorgetti
36
7
2
236¾
 W  
KO9/10
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
referee: Carlos Cabotti
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206Roberto Veliz
4
12
0
189½
 W  
KO4/10
Asociacion Mendocina de Boxeo, Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
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204¾Alberto Benassi
3
9
0
205
 W  
TKO5/10
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
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204¾Amos Johnson
22
5
2
200¾
 W  
UD10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Alberto Benassi
3
8
0
 W  
KO5/10
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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205Joe Frazier
11
0
0
203½
 L 
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Frazier was knocked down twice in the 2nd round / October 6, 1966 -- Bonavena is stripped of the Argentinian Heavyweight Title
referee: Mark Conn 4-6   judge: Nick Gamboli 8-5, Joe Eppy 4-5
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203George Chuvalo
35
12
2
215
 W  
MD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 4-4   judge: Tony Rossi 7-3, Tony Castellano 5-4
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238¾Jose Giorgetti
32
4
2
205¼
 W  
UD10/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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210Jose Giorgetti
30
4
2
240¼
 L 
DQ8/10
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Bruno Segura
0
3
0
 W  
KO2/10
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Billy Daniels
19
8
1
 W  
KO1/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Hector Wilson
0
6
0
 W  
KO2/10
Concepcion, Tucuman, Argentina
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Pablo Sagrispanti
3
14
0
 W  
TKO1/10
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
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204Gregorio Peralta
48
4
5
186
 W  
UD12/12
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Argentina (FAB) heavyweight title
Peralta down in the 5th round
Attendance: 25,236
referee: Victor Avendano   judge: Mr. Giusti 237-232, Mr. Stern 238-230
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Alberto Gonzalesdebut
 W  
KO2/10
Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina
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Eduardo Cartelli
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/12
Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
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Rodolfo Luciano Diaz
21
7
1
 W  
TKO4/10
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Rogelio Fernando Gregorutti
1
4
0
 W  
KO2/10
San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina
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202¾Carlos Vazquez
6
5
0
187¾
 W  
KO3/10
Salon de los Deportes, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
time: 1:20
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Rene Sosa
2
9
1
 W  
KO2/10
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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203Zora Folley
68
7
4
215¼
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Bonavena down in the 8th, rises at the count of 8.
referee: Mark Conn 1-9   judge: Frank Forbes 1-9, Nick Gamboli 0-10
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203Billy Stephan
19
9
1
180
 W  
TKO6/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:14   referee: Arthur Mercante
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205¾Dick Wipperman
26
3
1
204¾
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Petey Della 8-2   judge: Bill Recht 10-0, Joe Armstrong 10-0
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201Tom McNeeley
32
7
0
203
 W  
TKO5/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
According to the New York Times, Bonavena had appeared to shove McNeeley to the canvas towards the end of the 5th round.
Referee then stopped the bout. His decision was booed handily by the crowd.
referee: Teddy Martin
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201Byron Stoimenides
6
2
1
193
 W  
KO1/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 1:47
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200Leslie Borden
13
4
1
186½
 W  
TKO3/10
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA
time: 2:43   referee: Joe LoScalzo
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203Wendell Newton
10
7
3
211
 W  
TKO5/6
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA
Bout was stopped after the fifth round ended, when Newton complained of trouble seeing.
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202Everett Copeland
1
1
0
200½
 W  
KO1/6
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA
time: 0:27
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203Lou Hicks
1
4
0
181½
 W  
TKO1/4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Pro debut for Bonavena
time: 1:23   referee: Chico Vejar
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