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Norment Quarles

W L D
70 44 5
27 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 119
rounds 950
KOs 23%
 
global ID 9465
birth nameJames Norment Quarles
born 1914-01-26
death date1983-03-00 / age 69
debut1934-06-01 / age 20
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
birth place
Florence, South Carolina, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1941-06-10
138California Jackie Wilson13832 3 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-05-29
Chalky Wright129113 28 17
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-05-05
137Pete Lello13443 8 7
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Paul Cavalier
Cavalier's decision was greeted with a chorus of boos. New York Times
1941-04-14
137Billy Davis14113 7 3
Maple Grove Arena, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-03-13
Freddie Camuso25 15 5
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-02-14
140½Lou Ambers140½90 7 7
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-01-14
136Chalky Wright127105 28 17
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Quarles was down for a nine count in the 2nd.
1940-12-09
139½Sugar Ray Robinson1354 0 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/8
 L 
TKO
4/8
  
time: 0:56   referee: Leo Houck
1940-11-07
139Bob Montgomery13726 2 2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-10-28
141¼Joey Spangler14638 29 9
City Arena, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-09-21
140Harry Hurst140¼13 0 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Report states this in Hurst's 23rd consecutive victory.
1940-08-13
134½Herschel Joiner136½8 4 2
Parkway Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Pat Daly
1940-07-16
Billy Beauhuld51 10 8
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/0
 W  
TKO
4/0
  
Severe cut
1940-07-01
Herschel Joiner8 3 1
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W DQ3/10
 W  
DQ
3/10
  
referee: Earl Butler
Joiner was disqualified for several low blows.
1940-06-11
138Quentin Breese138½39 11 6
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Semi-final
1940-05-21
141Billy Mims141½9 10 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO2/8
 L 
KO
2/8
  
1940-04-25
139½Lou Ambers14089 6 7
Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Benny Leonard   judges: Gregory KrebsJohnny Norris
Main event of the first professional show in Charleston since 1936
1940-03-29
139Davey Day134¼58 7 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-02-26
139Lew Feldman134½111 48 18
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-02-15
139Willie Cheatum14210 18 5
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1940-01-12
139Jimmy Tygh13732 8 3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-12-14
135Charley Gomer13480 50 13
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
Halted because of eye injuries suffered by Quarles.
1939-11-28
138Jackie Sheppard13333 18 4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-11-09
Young Nelson1373 7 5
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
This entry is from Quarles's record, originally published in The 1940 Ringside Book of Records, but needs verification. Verified from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1939-11-02
137Paul Junior136¾71 8 2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1939-10-24
136¾Maxie Berger142½51 7 5
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-10-05
Young Nelson3 6 4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
This entry first appeared in The 1940 Ringside Book of Records, but needs verification.
1939-09-28
136Gus Kelly1374 3 3
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1939-09-12
137Maxie Berger140¾49 7 5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-07-31
138Charley Burns14039 27 6
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-07-21
138Mike Piskin14127 7 1
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-07-11
Lew Feldman104 46 17
Cedarhurst Stadium, Cedarhurst, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-06-26
141Pete Galiano13826 45 10
Cedarhurst Stadium, Cedarhurst, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-05-23
139Bob Montgomery13514 0 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
1939-05-02
139½Tommy Speigal131½58 13 5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Quarles "had to go all out" to win. (United Press)
1939-04-24
138Yucatan Kid133¾32 11 2
City Arena, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-03-28
140Al Roth13945 23 13
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-03-06
138Johnny Stevens138¼32 9 2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-02-28
138¾Lew Feldman134¾103 44 16
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
1939-02-21
139½Lew Feldman135102 44 16
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO5/8
 L 
TKO
5/8
  
time: 1:00   referee: Jack O'Sullivan
1939-02-06
139½Aldo Spoldi13661 18 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-01-20
Buck Faisondebut
Sportsrena, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1939-01-16
138Al Dunbar14043 46 5
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
time: 1:20
1939-01-10
136Joey Ferrando13353 8 3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-12-16
132Billy Dean133debut
Sportsrena, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
referee: Mitch Bell   judges: Irving SmithJimmy Williams
Dean was knocked down seven times.
1938-11-28
135½Joey Silva1296 4 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1938-11-14
135Sammy Angott13541 13 2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Sehrt
1938-11-01
Wally Hally28 16 4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Ray Bowen
This decision was reversed by the Athletic Commission to a five round decision for Quarles as they felt Bowen had unjustly halted the bout (Washington Post).
1938-10-10
136Lew Feldman134¾99 41 16
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-09-30
135Billy Bullock13225 12 3
Durham Armory, Durham, North Carolina, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Russ Criswell
1938-09-21
134Lou Gevinson1379 4 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-08-25
133½Jimmy Tygh13022 0 0
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-08-09
137¼Lloyd Pine132¾23 36 9
Mayo Island, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-06-29
Howard Scott57 26 10
Arena, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-06-16
135Yucatan Kid131¾25 7 2
City Stadium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-05-31
136½Davey Day136½50 5 4
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1938-05-09
132Jackie Wilson12665 13 7
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-04-11
135Charley Gomer132½69 42 10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1938-02-21
136Pedro Montanez13872 5 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-02-07
135Howard Scott13553 24 10
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-01-20
135½Tommy Cross13331 5 4
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1938-01-06
137Midget Wolgast139¾141 29 15
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS9/9
 L 
PTS
9/9
  
The nine rounds were agreed upon as a compromise, Wolgast contended he had agreed to fight only eight rounds and Quarles said he had signed to fight ten.
1937-12-27
Yucatan Kid16 6 2
Armory Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-12-14
136Chino Alvarez134106 32 14
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-11-16
135Carl Guggino13178 20 18
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-11-12
Al Dunbar43 40 5
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:30   referee: Check Jones
1937-11-08
137Freddie Cochrane137½29 23 5
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-10-11
Tommy Barton10 5 2
Arena, Park Springs, North Carolina, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1937-09-27
Johnny Halldebut
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1937-09-20
136Norman Cohen14213 12 3
Sportsrena, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Jimmy Bellevue
1937-09-15
135¾Tommy Speigal134½33 4 4
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-09-07
124Billy Bullock12120 9 3
Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Jimmy Swinson
1937-08-23
135Bobby Dechter13350 29 11
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1937-06-02
Howard Scott48 19 10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Muggsy Morris   judges: Dr. O.U. SingerFrank Schuyler
Singer and Schuyler voted for Quarles and Morris voted for Scott (Washington Post).
1937-04-15
137Johnny Mason135debut
Citadel Gymnasium, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1937-04-07
136½Johnny Stevens13519 6 1
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-03-22
135Freddie Miller126¾183 20 6
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-02-16
134Chino Alvarez13297 29 14
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-01-25
133½Tommy Speigal132½26 2 4
Armory Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-12-15
136¼Midget Wolgast133138 25 13
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-11-18
135¾Leonard Del Genio139½32 7 6
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-10-28
134Chino Alvarez131½94 27 14
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-10-05
131½George Esrick13918 11 3
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
According to Richmond newspapers (Laurence Fielding), this was an 8-rounder, not ten as previously shown here.
1936-08-31
134¼Baby Manuel127¼66 28 15
Mayo Island, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1936-08-27
Bobby Decker0 1 0
Newport News, Virginia, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
1936-08-03
Ernie Ratner12 25 6
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1936-07-15
Charley Gomer54 27 9
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-06-26
Pete Nebo49 41 10
North Carolina, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1936-06-17
Danny London53 33 15
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-39
1936-05-13
Howard Scott38 14 9
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-03-16
131Howard Scott13334 14 9
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1936-03-09
130Lew Feldman132½75 26 11
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-26
128¾Mike Belloise126½44 4 4
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-14
132Ray Ingram13227 10 6
Palace Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-39, Buddy Ey.
1936-01-27
131½Lew Feldman13473 26 11
Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan   judges: Primo ColumbusKarl Koern
1936-01-20
134½Joey Straiges134½15 7 4
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1935-12-09
131½Ray Ingram13126 7 6
City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-12-02
132½Steve Smith136¾54 73 23
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-11-18
130½Freddie Miller130165 14 6
Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: Karl KoernPrimo Columbus
This was a rousing, fast-paced fight.
1935-11-04
129½Ross Fields130½58 14 4
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: Stanley PhillipsGeorge Kutzbauer
1935-09-23
131Joey Temes128¼52 14 15
Virginia Sports Corp., Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-09-09
131½Chief Baby Miller13463 14 4
Virginia Sports Corp., Richmond, Virginia, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1935-08-05
Tootsie Bashara53 19 11
Bain Field, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-07-10
130Pete Galiano135½9 12 2
Bain Field, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1935-07-02
Tommy McGovern15 16 7
Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1935-06-24
132Stumpy Jacobs134½46 27 18
Bain Field, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-09
Steve Smith54 72 23
Durham, North Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-04-29
135¼Stumpy Jacobs13945 26 18
Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-04-15
135Stumpy Jacobs13745 26 17
Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Jacobs was announced as the winner, but an error in scoring was later detected, making the fight a draw.
1935-02-05
132Jimmy Wade13517 9 6
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-01-23
Billy Bullock15 4 2
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1935-01-15
131Snag Trowbridge13318 14 5
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-12-29
Eddie Burl59 45 11
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1934-12-10
128½Billy Bullock132¼15 4 1
Riding & Hunting Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Charley Reynolds   judges: Bob EllerFrancis Stan
Reynolds called a draw Eller voted for Quarles and Stan for Bullock (Washington Post).
1934-12-03
Calvin Calp131½7 8 1
Riding & Hunting Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-08-27
137Stumpy Jacobs13741 24 15
Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-07-30
133Luis Navarro1331 9 0
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1934-06-04
Al Beatty3 7 0
Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-06-01
134Steve Smith13453 71 23
Durham, North Carolina, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Curly Smith
Pro debut for Quarles
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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